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‘Public Outrage Day’ protest takes place across Hungary »

Following October’s protests against the Government’s proposed internet tax which has since been withdrawn, further protests took place across Hungary on Monday; this time it was a general rally against…

Nov 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Further mass demonstration takes place in Budapest »

Following Sunday’s protests a further mass demonstration took place in Budapest on Tuesday night, this time drawing much bigger crowds of up to 100,000 protesters, the largest since Orban and…

Oct 29 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Thousands take to streets against world’s first internet tax »

Thousands of people took to the streets in Budapest on Sunday to protest against Hungary’s proposed internet tax. Although there were conflicting reports of the precise numbers involved, according to…

Oct 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Police in Hungary criticised following the release of rape prevention video »

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Police in Hungary have come under criticism after releasing a public safety video about rape prevention which appeared to partially…

Nov 26 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

New Beauty Salon Offers free treatments at Open Day »

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A new beauty salon has opened in the spectacular surroundings of Rose Hill Palace, in Budapest’s district 2. Close to…

Nov 26 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Further mass demonstration takes place in Budapest »

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Following Sunday’s protests a further mass demonstration took place in Budapest on Tuesday night, this time drawing much bigger crowds…

Oct 29 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Blood in the Water – A Hungarian fight for freedom »

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‘Blood in the Water’ or the ‘Blood Bath of Melbourne’ was a fiercely fought out water polo match between Hungary…

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Hungary plans to impose internet tax »

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As part of the 2015 tax bill it has been revealed that Hungary plans to tax internet use. The proposed…

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Top Australian Comedian to perform in Budapest »

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Live English Comedy returns to Budapest this week, as Baby Blue Banana presents Australia’s Benny Boot, live at the new PRLMNT club on Teréz korut, opposite Nyugati Station. Opening the show will be one of the rising stars of the British comedy circuit, Freddy Quinne.…

Nov 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

PRETEXT – A new play from Budapest English Language Theatre »

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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…

Nov 7 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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New Beauty Salon Offers free treatments at Open Day »

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A new beauty salon has opened in the spectacular surroundings of Rose Hill Palace, in Budapest’s district 2. Close to the popular Rozsadomb Center, the…

Nov 26 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

British “Guy Fawkes Night” holiday to be celebrated on the Danube »

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The traditional British “Guy Fawkes” celebration, commemorating a failed attempt to blow up the British King and Parliament in the 17th Century, is to be…

Oct 29 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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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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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 »
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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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