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6 Great Things You Can Still Do in Hungary »

While Hungary may sometimes get a bit of a bad press elsewhere in the world, there are still plenty of things you can do in Hungary which are becoming increasingly…

Mar 10 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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6 Fun and Interesting Things About Hungary’s Carnival Season (Farsang) »

If you thought carnivals were just for Rio, Notting Hill, or New Orleans then think again.  Hungary also has its own carnival season (Farsang) which starts on January 6th (Epiphany)…

Feb 7 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
Current Affairs

The Curse of M4 »

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The European Commission has rejected Hungary’s new M4 motorway proposal, which would have connected Budapest to the Romanian border. The…

Mar 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Brussels Opposes Hungary’s Nuclear Plant Deal »

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The European Commission has made a stance against the Hungary-Russia multibillion euro nuclear plant deal, according to EU sources. Moscow’s…

Mar 13 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

U Turn on New Road Toll System »

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The government has made some changes to the new road toll system which came into effect on 1 January 2015.…

Jan 23 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Hungary votes to remain GMO free »

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The European Parliament this week passed a vote which allowed individual member states to ban the cultivation of GMO (Genetically…

Jan 21 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Beyond Budapest: Discover Dreamy Bory Castle (Bory vár) »

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As the warm weather approaches we will be taking you on a mini tour of Hungary in our Beyond Budapest series of articles featuring interesting places to visit and fun things to do beyond the capital. Situated in Székesfehérvár, Bory Castle is an absolute delight…

Mar 26 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

6 Fun and Interesting Things About Hungary’s Carnival Season (Farsang) »

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If you thought carnivals were just for Rio, Notting Hill, or New Orleans then think again.  Hungary also has its own carnival season (Farsang) which starts on January 6th (Epiphany) and ends on Ash Wednesday (Feb 18th this year).  During this period there are many…

Feb 7 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
Politics

Hungary votes to remain GMO free »

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The European Parliament this week passed a vote which allowed individual member states to ban the cultivation of GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) crops. The new…

Jan 21 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

New trading law will force supermarkets to close on Sundays »

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A new law passed earlier this week will see mostly large retail stores no longer being able to trade on Sundays. The new law, which…

Dec 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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New trading law will force supermarkets to close on Sundays

A new law passed earlier this week will see mostly large retail stores no longer being able to trade on Sundays. The new law, which takes effect from 15 March 2015, will apply to retail activity…

Dec 17 2014 / Read More »
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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Blood in the Water – A Hungarian fight for freedom

‘Blood in the Water’ or the ‘Blood Bath of Melbourne’ was a fiercely fought out water polo match between Hungary and the USSR in the 1956 Olympics. What made it so symbolic (and bloody) was that…

Oct 22 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 »
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US Senator McCain sparks anger by describing Orban as a ’neo-fascist dictator’

The US chargé d’affaires, André Goodfriend, has been summoned to Hungary’s foreign ministry following comments made by Republican US Senator John McCain in the US Senate on Tuesday . When speaking before a vote on the appointment of…

Dec 4 2014 / 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 in office. The criticism by the…

Sep 25 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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