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Drama in Fejér County as independent candidate wins by landslide in local elections »

Despite the overall success of Fidesz in Sunday’s local municipal elections, it wasn’t all plain sailing for Hungary’s governing party. In one small town in Fejér County on Sunday, the…

Oct 14 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Incumbent Mayor Candidate Tarlos Presents Developments Plans for Budapest »

The current mayor and Fidesz candidate Istvan Tarlon presented his plans for the development of the Magyar capital for the next six years, on Tuesday. If reelected, Mayor Tarlans has…

Oct 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Obama criticises Hungary over treatment of NGOs »

U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent criticism of the way in which Hungary treats its NGO’s has been rejected by Hungary’s newly appointed foreign minister Péter Szijjártó during his first day…

Sep 25 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Current Affairs

Drama in Fejér County as independent candidate wins by landslide in local elections »

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Despite the overall success of Fidesz in Sunday’s local municipal elections, it wasn’t all plain sailing for Hungary’s governing party.…

Oct 14 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Incumbent Mayor Candidate Tarlos Presents Developments Plans for Budapest »

Mayor Istvan Tarlos (Photo: tarlosistvan.hu)

The current mayor and Fidesz candidate Istvan Tarlon presented his plans for the development of the Magyar capital for the…

Oct 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

New Proposal to Prevent Child Abusers from Escaping Prosecution »

Gabriella Selmeczi (photo: MTI)

Majority party Fidesz is set to submit an amendment to the penal code to remove the ability of those who have…

Sep 15 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Germany expresses heartfelt gratitude to Hungary »

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‘Danke Ungarn’ on billboards throughout the country is the way Germany is expressing its gratitude to Hungary for opening up…

Sep 13 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Norway condemns Hungary’s crackdown on NGOs. »

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The Budapest offices of Ökotárs, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), were raided by Hungarian special police earlier this week as part…

Sep 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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PRETEXT – A new play from Budapest English Language Theatre »

Pretext featured English Theatre

PRETEXT by Virginia Proud Lucy, Cathy and Anne worry that their best years are nearly behind them, so they come up with a cunning plan to seduce hot, young men – while they still can. To their surprise it actually works. That is, until they…

Oct 8 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Hungary gets set for Eurovision 2015 »

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In preparation for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Vienna, ‘A Dal 2015′ has now opened for submissions. A Dal is Hungary’s national selection contest and due to its success in viewing figures and great results in the Eurovision Song Contest, looks…

Oct 3 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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4 Typical ‘Enviable’ Characteristics of Hungarians (just for fun!) »

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While Hungary has many unique characteristics and products often termed ‘Hungaricums’ or ‘Hungarikums’, these mostly refer to tangible goods such as pálinka, kalocsa folk art…

Sep 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

6 Tips for learning Hungarian (and preparing for an exam) »

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Okay, there is no quick fix to this one, and you might well be wondering why anyone would bother putting themselves through the hell of…

Aug 11 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Business Hungarian Forint

Hungary to Replace All Banknotes by 2018.

It was announced on Monday that new Hungarian banknotes will be printed and issued in the period 2014-2018, with the 10,000 forint banknote being the first to get a facelift. The new banknote will be legal…

Sep 2 2014 / Read More »
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Hungarian Unemployment Rate Decreases To 8%

The KSH, the Central Hungarian Statistical Office, released in a statement yesterday that in the period between March and May 2014 the unemployment rate dropped by 2.5%, to a total of 8%. Compared to the same…

Jun 29 2014 / Read More »
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Balatonfüred To Host Second World Junior Open Water Championship

Balatonfüred will host the 2nd World Junior Open Water Championship from September 5 to 7. The competition was originally supposed to take place in Eiliat, Israel, from August 28 to 30, however due to the unstable situation in…

Jul 29 2014 / Read More »
Puskas Stadium

New Puskas Stadium To Be Built By 2018

After many years of rumors, Government Commissioner László Vigh confirmed that the Puskas Ferenc Stadium will be finally rebuilt, starting from 2015. The present stadium can host 39,111 fans, while the new one will have a much…

Jun 27 2014 / Read More »
Foreign Affairs SONY DSC

Obama criticises Hungary over treatment of NGOs

U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent criticism of the way in which Hungary treats its NGO’s has been rejected by Hungary’s newly appointed foreign minister Péter Szijjártó during his first day in office. The criticism by the…

Sep 25 2014 / Read More »
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Germany expresses heartfelt gratitude to Hungary

‘Danke Ungarn’ on billboards throughout the country is the way Germany is expressing its gratitude to Hungary for opening up the Austrian-Hungarian border on 11 September 1989, thus opening the pathway to German unification. This historical…

Sep 13 2014 / Read More »
Features M4

M4 by a 4 year old

I thought it best not to jump on the band wagon and publish the Headline “New M4 open” until I had experienced it myself. After all, something which was first planned in 1974 and completed in…

Mar 30 2014 / Read More »
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Boo-bies for Everyone by April

For those of you who have seen some strange constructions appearing around town, don’t panic. They are not launch sites for patriot missiles set up in-case things go bad in our neighbouring country. They are in…

Mar 6 2014 / Read More »

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