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Hungarian foreign minister urges global effort to combat new security risks

A new world order is taking shape, bringing with it new security risks which Europe and the world must be ready to tackle, Foreign Minister…

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Price tag of the new Ferrari? Billionaire from Budapest already has one

Josh Cartu, Canadian billionaire residing in Hungary, has already bought the latest Ferrari model from the Icona family, as hvg.hu reports. The most famous businessman…

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The Black Army of Hungary, the most powerful European army of its time

While world history tends to focus more on the Western European scene, War History Online argues that there was another kingdom in Europe that should…

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Ministry confirms EUR 5.1bn deficit at the end of August

Hungary’s cash flow-based budget, excluding local councils, ran a 1,646.2 billion forint (EUR 5.1bn) deficit at the end of August, the Finance Ministry confirmed in…

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What to do if you get injured in Hungary – a guide for tourists and foreigners

There are lots of reasons why you should visit Hungary. The amazing capital, the beautiful buildings and sights and the numerous cultural programs all make…

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Opposition Jobbik submits bill against ‘state-sponsored fake news’

Jobbik lawmaker Péter Jakab on Monday submitted to parliament a draft legislation proposing that media organisations convicted for providing false information should be stripped of…

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Museum of Fine Arts to open after renovation in October

Budapest’s Museum of Fine Arts is to open after a three-year renovation on 31 October, the human resources ministry’s state secretary for culture said on…

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The ever-growing financial divide in Hungary

According to portfolio.hu, the most commonly used indicator of welfare, GDP, is 4.7 times greater in Budapest than in Nógrád County, and 3.6 times greater…

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Hungarian foreign minister urges UN guarantees to help persecuted Christians

The United Nations should provide “legal and security guarantees” to ensure that persecuted Christian communities could “return to their homelands of centuries”, Foreign Minister Péter…

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Schwarzenegger wished his son a happy birthday from Budapest! – photos, videos

The Terminator had a difficult childhood which explains why he was overcome by emotion. Patrick Schwarzenegger turned 25 on 18 September, and since his dad…

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Hungary will retaliate in kind if Ukraine expels consul, says foreign minister

Hungary will retaliate in kind if Ukraine expels one of its consuls, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Sunday but voiced hope that the two…

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Orbán cabinet: Border protection cannot be left those who would be happy to tear down the fence

Border protection and security cannot be assigned to those who would be happy to tear down the border fence, the state secretary of the Cabinet…

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Ukrainian far-right site puts Hungarians on public blacklist!

A Ukrainian site, connected to the far-right, started to list Hungarians with dual citizenship on their public Facebook page, as 444.hu reports. The last few…

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U2 frontman Bono just called PM Orbán the Devil’s friend

It seems as though the whole world is concerned with the current political situation in Hungary, as the lead singer of U2, Bono, heavily criticised…

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Scandal! Hungarian women and children attacked by Slovakian fans at hockey match

A shocking event took place in Miskolc, at a hockey match of the DVTK Polar Bears where they played against the team called HKM Zvole…

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The Hungarian ‘suicide song’: Gloomy Sunday

Many say that Hungarian folk songs are more melancholic and even sometimes sadder than the similar songs of other nations. Even though I do not share…

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I bet you have not heard Jacko’s ‘Beat it’ like this before! – VIDEO

A Hungarian pianist, Péter Bence likes reimagining famous songs on his piano – Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat it’ is the latest hit of the artist, as…

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Szekler Safari – Bears within arm’s reach

According to Tropical Magazine, in nearly all Székely jokes, or even on the most popular Romanian beer, we come across one of the country’s symbols,…

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Recipe of the week: Beetroot soup with grape must and caramelized grapes

Ingredients: 4 medium sized beetroots 1 small onion 2 tablespoon butter ½ teaspoon cumin a pinch cayenne pepper salt, black pepper 40 cl grape must…

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Hungarian government falsifying statistics to cover up poverty, Socialists claim

The opposition Socialists claim the government is trying to cover up “severe poverty” and growing regional inequalities by falsifying statistics. Speaking at a press conference…

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Orbán no longer fit to represent Hungary on migration, says green opposition party LMP

The green opposition party LMP believes Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is no longer fit to represent Hungary’s position on migration at a European level since…

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Exclusive Synchronized Swimming World Cup finales in Budapest, 2019!

As 2019 approaches, Budapest can once again prepare for hosting a prestigious event in the Danube Arena: the Superfinal of the Synchronized Swimming World Cup….

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Glass blowing in the 21st century? Here is an original Hungarian glass blowing master

The glass we use day by day has a long history behind. As Caius Plinius – Roman author and polyhistor – said the glass was…

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Jobbik to submit draft resolution on Hungary joining European Public Prosecutor’s Office

The conservative Jobbik party will submit a draft resolution to parliament for Hungary to join the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO), party lawmaker Tibor Bana…

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Flavours of Transylvania – Khurut soup, buffalo milk and summer savoury

It is hard to imagine a more enjoyable thing than sitting on a swaying wagon and getting ready to eat barbequed meat grilled on a…

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The most popular Hungarian TV shows on IMDb

Daily News Hungary recently published a list of the most popular Hungarian movies on IMDb. The present article, as a sort of continuation of that,…

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Foreigners love Hungary! here’s why

Hungary is a beloved tourist spot for both those who know the country very well and those who have only visited it once. Now, Femina.hu published…

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Emmy 2018: Hollywood actress speaks Hungarian! – VIDEO

Alex Borstein, Hollywood actress, won the Best Supporting Actress Emmy, as hvg.hu reports. In her acceptance speech, she thanked her mother in Hungarian, as fans…

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News from Szeklerland: Interview with Sándor Balogh, Economic Ambassador of Gyergyószentmiklós

According to Tropical Magazine, Sándor Balogh feels at home in the international business world. He is a businessman, chairman, and founder of the African-Hungarian Union…

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The 15th Hungarian Restaurant Week: 7 days under a culinary sky

The coming of the autumn signs the beginning of the National Restaurant Week that sees its 15th installment this year. The event welcomes quality food…

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Hungarian-Ugandan economic ties strengthened over dinner

A successful work dinner has recently been organised by the Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and…

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Budapest Airport: modern cargo facilities are needed, construction of the Cargo City commences

A new, state-of-the-art air cargo handling facility will be available to Budapest Airport’s logistics partners as of the second half of next year, when the…

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Budapest to host World Tourism Day celebrations

Budapest has been selected to host the official celebrations of this year’s World Tourism Day on Sept. 27, under a decision of the United Nations’…

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These are the best ways to spend your money

Money affects everything you do in life, but it is also up to you how you spend it. The average person tends to have some type of…

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Hungarian FM visits Bavaria – Hungarian consulate general opens in the new building in Munich

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó on Friday attended a ceremony to inaugurate the new building of Hungary’s consulate general in Munich. In his address, Szijjártó said…

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Hungarian autumn flavours to accompany rosés

Autumn is here and though the season of summer heat and ice cold drinks is over there is no reason why the popularity of rosés…

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Jobbik calls on government to withdraw ‘muzzle order’

The conservative opposition Jobbik on Friday called on the government to withdraw a reported “muzzle order” which bans all state-run cultural institutions from holding press…

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You only need a suitcase to move into an apartment that is a real gem in Budapest

Even though apartments that need to be renovated are cheaper, everybody is looking for a flat they can move to immediately, as nobody wants to…

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Hungarian DJ the latest catch of prestigious American record company! Check out the Tequila song HERE!

A young Hungarian talent caught the eye of one of the biggest record companies in the United States. Ultra Records offered a contract of four…

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Lake Balaton through Belgian eyes – VIDEO

We were recently approached by a kind reader, who sent us a little summary and a video of his adventure at Lake Balaton. We are…

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Retail sales growth slows to 5.4 pc in July – KSH 2nd reading

Retail sales in Hungary grew by an annual 5.4 percent in July, slowing from 6.8 percent in June, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on…

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Hungarian president Áder: Irrigation water should be used sparingly

It is inevitable that the area of irrigated farmland will increase but clean water should only be used to the extent that nature can replace…

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Audi will also be manufacturing electric vehicles in Hungary

“Hungary has become a European automotive industry superpower”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said at an event on Thursday to mark the…

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Currency exchange – Hungarian Forint – 21 September 2018

21 September 2018 Currency Currency name Unit Value in HUF CHF Swiss Franc 1 287.02 EUR Euro 1 323.42 USD US Dollar 1 274.25 Here…

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Which is the most instagrammed Hungarian food?

Instagramming your food has become a worldwide trend by now, with solid roots even in Hungary, where you can use the #mutimiteszel hashtag. But what…

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Most EU countries reject proposal for enhanced Frontex role in Salzburg, says Orbán cabinet

The majority of European Union member states rejected the latest proposal to enhance the role of EU border agency Frontex in controlling the bloc’s external…

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The historic Rác Baths planning to reopen in 2019

Municipal spa manager Budapest Gyógyfürdői és Hévizei is planning to reopen the Rác Baths next year, according to a proposal before the city assembly. According…

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Europa League: Vidi went down 0-2 to Belarusian side BATE

Europa League Group Stage begins with a defeat, MOL Vidi FC went down 0-2 to Belarusian side BATE on Thursday evening. Vidi FC 0-2 (0-1)…

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Hungary’s supreme court to assess CJEU ruling on forex borrowers

Hungary’s Kúria (supreme court) is assessing Thursday’s ruling of the European Union’s Court of Justice (CJEU) affecting forex borrowers, the Kúria said in a statement….

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Hungary condemns Ukraine’s attempt to ‘intimidate’ Transcarpathia Hungarians

The Hungarian government condemns in the strongest terms the Ukrainian leadership’s attempt to “intimidate” the ethnic Hungarian community in Transcarpathia/Kárpátalja, Hungary’s foreign minister said on…

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This is how Budapest’s first smart mall will look like – PHOTOS

According to szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu, the construction of Buda’s biggest shopping centre, Etele Plaza, is already on its way. The owners hope to welcome 40 thousand visitors/day…

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New musical programme series for foreign students in Hungary

Are you a foreign student at a Hungarian university? Are you here on Erasmus? Do you want to learn about the Hungarian culture? Are you…

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Hungarian wage growth reaches 12.8 pc, average net wage was 672 euros

The average gross monthly wage in Hungary stood at 326,724 forints (EUR 1,010) in July, up 12.8 percent year-on-year, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said…

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Great! Ed Sheeran to headline Sziget Festival 2019!

Attended by over 565,000 people last year, Europe’s answer to Glastonbury welcomes the biggest male pop star on the planet as its first headliner Date:…

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Ahmed H, a Syrian man charged with complicity in “acts of terrorism”

The Szeged court of appeal on Thursday sentenced Ahmed H, a Syrian man charged with illegal border crossing and complicity in “acts of terrorism”, to…

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Orbán: ‘No need for Frontex to protect border for us’ – EU summit in Salzburg

“There is no need for Frontex to protect the Hungarian border in our place,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in Salzburg on Thursday. Arriving at…

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Currency exchange – Hungarian Forint – 20 September 2018

20 September 2018 Currency Currency name Unit Value in HUF CHF Swiss Franc 1 286.47 EUR Euro 1 323.65 USD US Dollar 1 276.84 Here…

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World Press Photo Exhibition opens today in Budapest!

The World Press Photo exhibition opens today in the Hungarian National Museum in Budapest. View the entire collection of winning images from the 61st World…

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‘Unfortunate’ that MOL-INA dispute ‘overshadows’ Hungary-Croatia cooperation, says Hungarian FM

Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó, in an interview to Croatian public service television HRT broadcast late on Wednesday, called it “unfortunate” that the dispute surrounding…

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Summit of EU leaders in Salzburg – Orbán: Hungary insists on right to protect border

Hungary insists on its right to protect its borders, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told reporters ahead of an informal summit of EU leaders in Salzburg…

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Today: UEFA Europa League match in Budapest – MOL Vidi FC vs BATE Borisov

MOL Vidi FC faces BATE Borisov on Thursday evening in the Europa League Group Stage. The first group game will be played at Groupama Arena…

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Readers’ letter: Sargentini debate – Demolishing unbiased news from Hungarian media

The vote regarding the Sargentini-report on the Hungarian government took place last week. I would like to emphasise the ‘government’ word here, as many MEPs…

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Hungary summons Spanish ambassador over minister’s remarks

Hungary’s foreign ministry has summoned the Spanish ambassador over the Spanish foreign minister’s recent critical remarks concerning Hungary. Foreign ministry state secretary Levente Magyar told…

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Szentkirályi-Kékkúti Ásványvíz inaugurates EUR 7m expansion

Mineral water and soft drinks company Szentkirályi-Kékkúti Ásványvíz on Wednesday inaugurated a EUR 7m plant and bottling line in Szentkirály, central Hungary. The new line…

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Hungary tells European Commission it won’t withdraw ‘Stop Soros’ laws

Hungary will not withdraw its “Stop Soros” package of laws or its related constitutional amendment, according to the government’s response to the European Commission regarding…

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How did Hungarians and a Hungarian village look like in A.D. 895? – videos

You probably heard about the Conquest of the Carpathian Basin in 895-896 and it might happen that you even know that the Heroes Square, Andrássy Street…

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Cleveland, America mourns Hungarian pastry expert

The founder of the American Farkas Pastry Shop passed away to the greatest dismay of the community, as Szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu reports. Attila Farkas, 83, was one…

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FINA Swimming World Cup 2018 in budapest – By the numbers

This year’s FINA Swimming World Cup has recently started in Kazan, Russia, but we are more excited about the fourth stop, which will be Budapest….

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WOW! Terence Hill comes to Budapest on Thursday and anybody can meet him! – videos

He published a video on his Facebook page in which he says in Hungarian that he comes to Budapest. According to his post, his fans…

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Helsinki Committee turns to top court, Strasbourg over drastic Hungarian law

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee has turned to the Constitutional Court and the human rights court in Strasbourg over a new law in Hungary that could…

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Foreign minister at China-CEE conference: Hungary aims to boost tourism

Tourism is adding more and more to Hungary’s GDP, Péter Szijjártó, the foreign affairs and trade minister, said on the sidelines of the Dubrovnik ministerial…

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Work at a Christmas fair, earn 3500 Euros

Where Christmas is celebrated, the Christmas fairs are always beloved and full of visitors each year. Employers have started to look for this year’s employees…

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Orbán calls Hungary-Russia ties ‘stable, dependable’

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán called Hungary’s ties with Russia “stable and dependable” after talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Tuesday. Putin welcomed…

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Fidesz: European Court wants to keep criminals in Hungary

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) wants to keep criminals in Hungary instead of expelling them, ruling Fidesz said on Tuesday in…

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Hungarian Passport Joins the Most Powerful in Europe

According to prnewswire.co.uk, Hungary joins the list of Europe’s most powerful ranking passports with a visa-free score of 163 – ahead of Cyprus, Malta and…

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Parliament speaker praises Hungary, Cyprus ties

Hungary and Cyprus have maintained friendly and smooth ties over the past several decades and strengthening those further is their mutual interest, the house speaker…

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Former PM Gyurcsány calls for resistance to government

The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) staged a demonstration urging “resistance” to government policies on Tuesday afternoon, in the aftermath of the European Parliament adopting the…

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The whole world admires the Hungarian wonder-horse!

Caccho Blue II, a Hungarian horse, travelled as far as America with the competitor Szabolcs Krucsó to show an outstanding performance at the showjumping world…

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Hungarian girl with leukaemia wins Huawei photo contest

As Szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu reports, Réka Pávó won the jury’s heart with her heart-stirring and emotional piece at the international photo competition. ‘Art & Leukaemia’ is the…

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Hungarian startup Xeropan makes learning languages fun

Xeropan that offers language learning through fun and play, raised almost 800 000 EUR from Hiventures. Xeropan’s mission is to teach practical language skills to…

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Hungary to excel in gin, whisky and rum production?

If you think of Hungarian alcoholic beverages, the first thing that comes to your mind is probably pálinka or unicum, not whisky or rum. But…

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Foreign minister: Cooperation with Russia in Hungary’s economic, security interest

Cooperation with Russia is in Hungary’s economic and national security interests, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told public media in Moscow on Tuesday, ahead of a…

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Legendary swimmer Eric the eel to compete in Hungary

Although the 4th stop of the FINA Swimming World Cup would be a star parade in itself, the organisers came up with two extra events to…

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CoE anti-torture committee calls on Hungary to review transit zone rules

The Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee (CPT) has called on Hungary to review its treatment of migrants in transit zones. The report covers the committee’s…

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Hungarian government to challenge Sargentini vote in EU court

Hungary’s government is taking its challenge against the European Parliament’s (EP) vote on the Sargentini report to the European Court of Justice, Gergely Gulyás, the…

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Orbán: Hungary won’t give up border control rights

The Hungarian government will not give up its right to control the country’s borders, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in his address at the opening…

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Budapest’s City Park to be transformed into a modern smart park

Wifi, apps for the visually impaired, chargers for electric cars – just a few of the features of the new smart park that is planned…

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Laos strategic partner in south-east Asia, says speaker of parliament

Hungary considers Laos more than a friendly country but also a strategic partner in the south-east Asian region, László Kövér, the speaker of parliament, said…

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Opposition parties blast Orbán’s opening address

Group leaders of Hungary’s opposition parties on Monday slammed Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s speech opening the autumn session of parliament, accusing him of misrepresenting the…

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Orbán calls on opposition to ‘side with nation’ on ‘national affairs’

When it comes to “national affairs”, opposition parties should never vote against Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in parliament on Monday. Addressing lawmakers on…

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Get to know the Kuruc rebels who almost broke Habsburg rule in Hungary

While the Hussars are the most popular group of fighters in Hungarian history, there is another small organization who dedicated their lives to the fight…

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Hollywood stars wear Hungarian designers’ dresses! – PHOTOS

Besides the incredible success of Hungarian movies, fashion designers also have amazing achievements. We have already written about a more down-to-earth approach to Hungarian fashion…

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Hungarian foreign minister: Ties with Russia increasingly beneficial to Hungary

Growing economic cooperation between Hungary and Russia is increasingly beneficial to the Hungarian economy, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told public media by phone from Moscow…

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This is how the 2018 National Gallop went – Photos

The tradition of the biggest equestrian event in Hungary continued last weekend. According to szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu, the main title for the fastest equestrian of 2018 was…

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Central and eastern Europe’s largest startup centre opens in Budapest – PHOTOS

Central and eastern Europe’s largest startup centre was opened in Budapest’s Millenáris Park as the first project in a 5 billion forint (EUR 15.3) programme,…

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Government to raise plastic bag product fee from 2019, plans ban from 2021

The innovation and technology ministry plans to raise product fees for disposable plastic bags from next year and aims to introduce a ban on the…

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These are the most popular English videos about Hungary – watch them HERE!

Over the last decade or so, YouTube conquered the world and became an integral part of the life of children and adults alike, all over…

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Hungary’s men water polo team enjoys World Cup glory after a 19-year hiatus

Hungary Men cruised past Australia 10-4 in the FINA World Cup final in Berlin to secure their first title in this competition since 1999. FINA…

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Budapest’s Invisible Exhibition is awaiting you

Imagine all the lights go out… Interesting? Strange? Weird? Or… perhaps feels natural? Could an hour of blindness open your eyes? – Funzine report. Invisible Exhibition (in Hungarian: Láthatatlan Kiállítás) is…

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EuroSkills Budapest 2018 set to draw almost 100,000

EuroSkills, a biannual competition that showcases the best young skilled professionals on the continent, is expected to draw almost 100,000 visitors on September 26-28, Hungexpo,…

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Left-wing opposition politicians call for solidarity, protests at the demonstration

Politicians of the left-wing opposition Socialist-Párbeszéd and Democratic Coalition (DK) called for solidarity and street protests to overturn the Orbán government at a demonstration in…

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Hungarian Academy of Sciences reaches agreement with ministry

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) and the innovation and technology ministry (ITM) have reached a detailed agreement on the legal and financial foundations for…

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Weekly nostalgia: retro cars that ruled Hungary between the 1960s-1980s – Photo Gallery

If you have ever sat in a Lada or Trabant, you know the comfort level and the feeling of safety and reliability the peak of…

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The best business lunches in Budapest

Many times the highlight of a 9-to-5 workday is the lunch break. For one hour, you can forget about deadlines and meetings, and just kick…

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Michelin-stars in Budapest: Costes

Not long ago Funzine got the chance to test Hungary’s very first Michelin-star winner, the alpha and omega of world-class gastronomy: Costes. It was opened in…

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Hungarian movie receives a Student Oscar after 27 years!

After 27 years, a Hungarian movie and its director were awarded a Student Oscar by the Academy, thus becoming eligible to compete for the Oscars…

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Another national consultation will launch in just a couple of weeks in Hungary

Hungary’s government will survey citizens on family policy in a national consultation that will launch in just a couple of weeks, state secretary Csaba Dömötör…

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Work, chance to buy a home and education keys to keeping young people in Hungary – Economy minisiter

Work, the chance to buy a home and favourable conditions for education are the keys to keeping young Hungarians in the country, Finance Minister Mihály…

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Former PM Gyurcsány calls for extra-parliamentary opposition

Ferenc Gyurcsány, the head of the opposition Democratic Coalition (DK), on Saturday called on voters “committed to freedom and democracy” to organise an extra-parliamentary opposition…

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Chinese poet awarded Janus Pannonius Prize

Yang Lian, a Chinese poet who lives in Berlin, was presented the Janus Pannonius Grand Prize for Poetry at a ceremony in Pécs, southern Hungary,…

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Outrage! – 11-year-old raped by water polo players

According to the developing story, an 11-year-old girl was a victim of sexual abuse by two star water polo players. The girl’s parents reported the…

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Two-thirds of Hungarians support Orbán cabinet migration policy

Two-thirds of Hungarian voters support the government’s migration policy, a survey conducted by the Nézőpont Institute for daily Magyar Idők shows. Of the voting age…

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Great! Budapest Airport expanded by more than 10,000 square meters – Photos

Pier B, a brand new passenger terminal section of more than 10 000 square meters adjoining Terminal 2B, was inaugurated yesterday at Budapest Airport. Going…

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Hungary, what will become of you? Extreme rise in the price of pálinka!

As we all know, the traditional Hungarian alcoholic drink, pálinka, is beneficial for us in many ways. That is why it is horrific that the…

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More and more luxury hotels open in Budapest

It seems like a new luxury hotel will be opened on the famous Andrássy Avenue in Budapest. The designated spot- home to the old library –…

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Socialists: ‘EP is defending Hungarian citizens’

By approving the Sargentini report criticising the rule of law in Hungary, the European Parliament has defended Hungarian citizens against their own government, the leader…

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Miskolc new plant constructed by large tool design and manufacturing company Spinto

“It is highly welcome that there are more and more Hungarian investors in the country, and that while in 2016 German and American companies were…

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4 events you don’t want to miss this autumn in Hungary

Autumn is finally here! The end of summer didn’t leave us upset by any means, because a very exciting, beautiful season is ahead of us….

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Readers’ letter/video: Street Magic at the Hungarian Parliament – VIDEO

Readers letter from Yahya Dridi:   Hello there ^^ I’m an international student in Budapest, Hungary, and recently I started a Youtube channel where I…

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Hungarian bridge wins prestigeous award! – Photos, Videos HERE!

The bridge in question is the Mosoni Duna Bridge, realised by the Hódút construction company. It is not only famous for its remarkably good looks…

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