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Demonstration wave stirs up Hungary! Protesters call for unity – PHOTOS, VIDEO

Speakers at a Saturday demonstration held in Budapest against the labour code amendments emphasised the importance of unity and they also spoke up for the…

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Polish artist captures Hungary on beautiful paintings – PHOTOS

Art is diverse and comes in different forms. Art can be found in many places, even on websites designed for (mostly) free photo sharing. Polish…

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Budapest uncovered: Stunning mansions and villas

Mansions first appeared in Hungary during the second half of the 19th century, stemming from the upper-middle class’ recently popped up need of being close…

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Nobu – The tasty form of self-gifting in Budapest

By now, after a number of visits to Nobu (each one more enchanting than the last), we have learned that to set foot inside downtown…

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Hungarian wine bottles with stories to tell

Following a year long collaboration between Vida Winery and a Spanish designer the launching of new labels, new image and a revised portfolio heralds a…

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Government: Convicted Syrian man, Ahmed H to remain in detention for time being

Ahmed H, the Syrian migrant who spent 40 months in prison for inciting a riot in 2015 on the Hungary-Serbia border, will remain in detention…

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The Hungarian café where robots serve your drink

Enjoy Budapest Café is not your ordinary café in Budapest. You might think that you are in the film Back to the Future when you…

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Survey: Majority of Hungarians against strike, ‘opposition pushing own agenda’

The majority of Hungarians does not support a strike and the “opposition pushing their own agenda” in connection with recent labour code amendments, a recent…

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Velvet Caviar is revolutionizing the phone case market

Each year, billions of smartphones are sold around the world. The market is a competitive one, but the offerings from Samsung and Apple are undoubtedly…

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Opposition files complaint on death of patient in Honvéd Hospital

The Socialist Party on Friday said it has filed a complaint with the chief public prosecutor’s office in the case of a woman who died…

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CNN: iconic buildings in Budapest by the ‘Hungarian Gaudi’

The Hungarian capital has a lot to offer, including the marvellous views and the amazing architecture. There was one man who especially contributed a lot…

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Indian education programme captivates Hungarian children – Interview

Who would have thought that the abacus would make such a return! You know, the noisy object with the beads that you learned to calculate…

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8 Hungarian rural sights on your bucket list

It is worth leaving Hungarian main roads and motorways and twist to the smaller towns and villages. Not only is it silent and peaceful, but…

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Brussels must be prevented from implementing UN migration compact, says FM

Brussels is doing all it can to implement the United Nations Global Migration Compact, Péter Szijjártó, the foreign minister, told public television on Friday. “But…

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Benefits of hiring naturalization attorney to complete naturalization application 

Naturalization is the procedure through which foreign-born individuals can acquire United States citizenship. Once a person is granted US citizenship, he gets the right to…

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How to lessen aches and pains naturally and safely

If you’re experiencing severe body pain, the first thought that comes to your mind is to take a tablet and get instant relief. However, too…

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Shocking! Rate of illegal employment close to 14% in Hungary

Workplace inspections by labour authorities showed the rate of illegal employment reached 13.62 percent in January-September last year, a report by the finance ministry shows….

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Visiting Phuket, Thailand, with the Kids? Here are fun things you absolutely have to do

For your first international holiday with the kids, there are few destinations that are better than Phuket, Thailand. You’ll be pretty much guaranteed hot, sunny…

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Latin America’s sweetheart comes to Budapest!

Maluma, the Latin Grammy Award winner singer comes to Budapest this June to entertain his Hungarian fans with his F.A.M.E. Tour, which he kicked off…

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Hungary’s vulnerability to cyber-attacks increases

Hungary’s vulnerability to cyber-attacks increased in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared with the third quarter, according to a report by Moscow-based company Kaspersky Lab….

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Fidesz: ‘Soros organisations all operate along same standards’

Organisations around the world linked to billionaire George Soros “all operate according to the same standards of aggression, violent protests and destabilisation”, Fidesz party director…

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Worrying future – Hungary buried under plastic?

The European Union has set 2020 as the deadline for member states from when they have to recycle half of their total waste. A recent…

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Jewish federation: Halt search for Holocaust victims’ Danube remains

Mazsihisz, the federation of Jewish communities in Hungary, has asked the Hungarian and Israeli governments to drop joint efforts to recover the remains of victims…

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POLL: Ruling alliance maintains lead, opposition unchanged

Hungary’s ruling parties maintained their lead over the opposition parties, which saw their support remaining basically unchanged, according to a fresh poll released by the…

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Foreign minister urges continued pushback against migration pressure

Contrary to the claims of United Nations and European Union officials, migration pressure on Europe has increased in the recent period, and the continent must…

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The best Hungarian memes – Video

Memes have certainly become internet sensations in the past years. In general, they transmit culutral information in a witty way. They remind us that sometimes…

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The story of Hollywood’s most successful Hungarian photographer – Photo Gallery

The Golden Age of Hollywood started somewhere in the 1920s and lasted till the 1960s. In 40 years many iconic movies were made, and actors…

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74th anniversary of the liberation of Budapest ghetto remembered

Hungarians must not forget the dark sins of the past and future generations must be taught that mutual respect and understanding is vital to the…

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Armed robbery and hostage-taking in Budapest

In January 2018, Gábor Sz. (51) has decided to rob a car dealer in order to be able to sustain himself. He took a revolver…

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Official: Wage increase shows improving economic performance

The 26 percent increase in average wages in the past two years has demonstrated Hungary’s improving economic performance, a finance ministry official said on Thursday….

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Portuguese fugitive behind Football Leaks arrested in Budapest

A Portuguese fugitive wanted under a European arrest warrant has been arrested in Budapest, the police headquarters said on its website on Thursday. Citing Portuguese…

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New Hungarian 3D Rubik’s cube presented in Las Vegas

Nokia introduced the digital Rubik’s cube to the great audience, at the CES exhibition in Las Vegas, the cube has one colour only, black or…

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Survey: Most Hungarians against ‘massive, uncontrolled’ migration

Two-thirds of respondents in a recent poll see illegal migration to Hungary as a worrying issue, while some 40 percent said that the problem was…

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Opposition parties stage anti-government demonstration in Central Hungary

Opposition parties staged a demonstration against the government’s policies in Székesfehérvár, in central Hungary, on Wednesday. Democratic Coalition (DK) board member Judit Földi Rácz told…

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The county deputy renounced after a body was left in a car, but then was appointed chief of police

Colonel Barnabás Balogh was appointed as the new chief of police of the town of Kisvárda, located in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, although previously he has renounced…

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Opposition to query state-owned firms on implementation of labour code amendment

Parliament’s opposition parties on Wednesday said they will ask state-owned companies whether they plan on implementing the labour code’s new rules on overtime. Ildikó Borbély…

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Let’s make Budapest Europe’s best tourist destination of 2019!

The Hungarian capital city is competing for the title of European Best Destination 2019 with the best twenty nominated cities. This is the eleventh time…

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Daily Mail: Married Hungarian man jailed for twenty-two sex attacks in the UK

In the city of Derby in the United Kingdom, Hungarian cyclist Csaba Kiss committed twenty-two sex attacks against twenty-one lone women. He has been jailed…

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Hungary urges Romania Hungarians to resubmit ethnic minority bill

Ethnic Hungarian organisations in Romania should jointly rework an ethnic minority bill that has been “stuck” in the Romanian parliament for over 10 years, Katalin…

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Austria re-opens four border crossings to Hungarian cars

Four border crossings have been re-opened between Austria and Hungary. Burgenland closed 35 out of its 60 border crossings to Hungary in October, 2018. Now,…

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Fidesz: ‘Soros’s people reveal themselves’ in EP

Billionaire George Soros’s “people have again revealed themselves” in the European parliament, ruling Fidesz group spokesman János Halász said on Wednesday. The commissioner for migration…

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Hungary’s guest nights performing better in November than Austria and the Czech Republic

Guest nights in Hungary rose by 3.7 percent year on year to 1,983,000 in November, data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) on Wednesday…

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Hungarian civil service workers to announce to go on major strike

The Union of Public Service Workers (MKKSZ) is planning to go on strike all over the country. According to their press release, approximately 200,000 workers…

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Currency exchnge – Hungarian Forint – 16 January 2019

16 January 2019 Currency Currency name Unit Value in HUF CHF Swiss Franc 1 286.90 EUR Euro 1 323.52 USD US Dollar 1 283.54 Here…

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Ceva-Phylaxia to build EUR 25.3m animal vaccine base in Hungary

French-owned veterinary company Ceva-Phylaxia Oltoanyagtermelo will spend 8.2 billion forints (EUR 25.3m) to build a vaccine plant and a research and development base in Monor,…

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Budapest spas attracted 4.5 million visitors last year

Budapest spas attracted 4.5 million visitors in 2017, an increase of 7.3 percent year on year, the marketing director for spa operator Budapest Gyógyfürdői és…

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Hungarian opposition complain over use of ‘Stop Soros’ campaign to influence election

The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) will file a criminal complaint for alleged disturbance of the order of elections based on a recent press report which…

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German journalist allegedly firebombed Hungarian Centre in Ukraine

Last year, a Polish man was accused of being involved in the firebombing of a Hungarian Cultural Centre located in Western-Ukraine. He said that he…

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Hungarian foreign minister holds talks with Turkic Council head

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó on Tuesday held talks with Baghdad Amreyev, Secretary General of the Turkic Council, the foreign ministry said. In its statement, the…

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Hungary to help Israelis search Danube for Holocaust victims’ remains

Hungary will assist Israel in a search for the remains of Holocaust victims in the Danube river, the interior ministry said on Tuesday, responding to…

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Fasten your seatbelts! Extraordinary Ferrari coming to Budapest

Josh Cartu, born on 11th March 1979, is a Canadian businessman, millionaire and luxurious car collector, who lives in Hungary. He used to be a…

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The minds behind Fidesz’s hate campaign: how Soros became enemy No. 1

American political consultant George Birnhaum gave an extensive interview to a Swiss magazine about how he and Arthur Finkelstein created the perfect political propaganda, and…

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Europe ‘must protect borders’, says Fidesz MEP Kinga Gál

The European Union “must protect its borders at sea and on land as expected by its voters,” Kinga Gál, MEP of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz, said…

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Tips to make a trip to Hungary by car

Hungary is an attractive destination among tourists for different reasons. Some visitors like it for Budapest’s beauty, some for the cheap and adventurous nightlife, maybe…

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Hungary CPI falls to 2.7 pc in Dec, under National Bank of Hungary mid-term target

Consumer prices in Hungary rose by 2.7 percent year-on-year in December, continuing to slow after an acceleration that lasted for much of the year. Headline…

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Budapest Airport is still the only carbon-neutral airport in the region

Budapest Airport has just received the official certificate attesting its carbon-neutrality, achieving this prestigious environmental accreditation for the second time after last year. Thus, in…

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Currency exchange – Hungarian Forint – 15 January 2019

15 January 2019 Currency Currency name Unit Value in HUF CHF Swiss Franc 1 285.76 EUR Euro 1 321.80 USD US Dollar 1 281.47 Here…

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Eight flights from Budapest cancelled due to German strikes

Eight flights from Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc Airport to Germany have been canceled due to strikes at German airports, the airport’s communications director told MTI on…

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Baroque frescoes fell victim to the renovation in Orbán’s new office?

News portal index reported earlier in the day that rare late Baroque frescoes in the refectory of the one-time Carmelite monastery “fell victim” to the…

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Hungary beats Qatar to 32:26 in Handball WC 2019

In yesterday’s matches in Group D, Hungary first beat Qatar courtesy to a great performance of the entire team. Hungary – Qatar 32:26 (16:11) Before…

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Hungary initiates infringement procedure against Austria over family benefits changes

Hungary’s government has turned to the European commissioner for employment and social affairs with a view to initiating an infringement procedure against Austria over the…

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Great results! Hungary organ transplants up 10 pc in 2018

Hungarian hospitals performed 10 percent more organ transplants last year than in 2017, the state secretary for health said on Monday. Hospitals saw increases in…

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LMP submits request for data of public interest on alleged Paks cost increase

The green opposition LMP party is submitting a request for data of public interest in order to discuss at parliament alleged cost increases related to…

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Opposition turns to top court over labour code amendment

The parliamentary opposition parties are turning to the Constitutional Court with a request for it to annul the recent amendments to the labour code. The…

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Hungarian Foreign Minister Szijjártó held talks in Belarus

Cooperation between East and West is in Hungary’s interest in terms of security as well as for political and economic reasons, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó…

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Pope Francis will visit Csíksomlyó in Szeklerland

The Vatican’s public relations office has confirmed that the Holy See will visit Romania between the 31st of May and 2nd of June. It is…

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Two Budapest downtown squares to get redesigned – VISUALS

Vörösmarty square (at the northern end of Váci street) and Podmaniczky square (near Arany János utca M3 metro station) located in downtown Budapest will be…

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Jobbik calls on government not to ‘sacrifice’ workers on capital’s altar

The conservative opposition Jobbik party has called on the government not to sacrifice Hungarian workers on the altar of capitalist interests, deputy leader Balázs Ander…

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The Vikings of the East: Hungarian invasions after the Hungarian Conquest

Hungarians were once one of the most feared people in Europe; their invasions were similar to that of the Vikings’, not only because they happened…

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What happened? Szombathely deputy mayor stripped of powers

Miklós Molnár, the deputy mayor of Szombathely, has been stripped of his powers, the communications chief of the municipal council told MTI on Monday. Molnár’s…

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Hungarian farm gate prices up 4.4 pc, industrial output up 4.0 pc in November 2018

Farm gate prices in Hungary were up by an annual 4.4 percent in November 2018, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Monday. The price…

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Hungarian state secretary discusses religious ties in Jerusalem

Miklós Soltész, a state secretary for religious affairs of the Prime Minister’s Office, discussed strengthening religious ties between Hungary and Israel at talks with Israel’s…

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HungaryTrends – Business and finance news from the previous week

See below MTI’s main business and financial news from the previous week: BUDAPEST IS THE THIRD CITY IN THE WORLD WITH THE HIGHEST FLAT PRICE…

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Currency exchange – Hungarian Forint – 14 January 2019

14 January 2019 Currency Currency name Unit Value in HUF CHF Swiss Franc 1 285.09 EUR Euro 1 321.17 USD US Dollar 1 280.16 Here…

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Handball WC 2019: Hungary got their first win against Angola

Angola’s goalkeeper Giovany Muachissengue got a great start with two big saves. Despite the good start in the Angolan goal, the team began rather messy…

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Employment rate among Hungarians with reduced work capacity reaches 40pc

The employment rate among Hungarians with reduced work capacity reached 40 percent at the end of last year, up from just 18 percent in 2011,…

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Great news! Hungarian startup might stop planes from delaying all the time

A Hungarian startup called AerinX can now help stop so many planes from being delayed. The company allows engineers responsible for plane check-ups to work…

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Hungary Rotary partners with regional peers

Hungarian, Romanian-Moldavian and Serbian-Montenegrin Rotary clubs signed an agreement on formulating and implementing joint humanitarian programmes in Szeged, in south-eastern Hungary, on Sunday. György Gondár,…

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Air pollution cause of premature mortality for thousands of Hungarians

Some 8,000-10,000 people die early in Hungary each year because of disease linked to air pollution, the National Public Health Centre (NNK) said on Sunday,…

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Shane Tusup waging a cyber war against Katinka Hosszú?

Not long after three-times Olympic champion Katinka Hosszú’s online shop has been shut down by the operator, it seems that her official webpage is unavailable…

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These videos show you all the secrets of Budapest

Everybody knows the most famous tourist attractions of Budapest by heart. Those that are included in every single guidebook you can find: the Parliament, Buda…

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The Hungarian State Audit Office continues to financially undermine the Opposition?

Opposition party Jobbik is once again threatened by a hundred million forints fine by the State Audit Office, but they are not the only ones…

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Recipe of the week: punch cake

Hungarian gastronomy has a number of different types of desserts. They often have many layers filled with rich buttercreams while other times they seem like…

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The Mummies of the World exhibition in Budapest – It can only be visited until 20 January

The exhibition presents fascinating mummies and artifacts on loan from world museums, universities, scientific organizations and private collections from around the world. IN EUROPE FOR…

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It turned out: PM Orbán’s annual state of the nation address will be on February

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is expected to unveil further government measures supporting families at an annual state of the nation address on February 10, daily…

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Hungarian El Caminos, Pilgrim routes in Hungary

In the recent years religious tourism seems to be in fashion, because more than 300 million people visit important sanctuaries in the world. Pilgrimage is…

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Fidesz: Soros’s people ‘pulling the strings of EC leaders’

Fidesz believes George Soros’s people “are pulling the strings of the European Commission’s leading politicians” and demands an explanation, Fidesz MEP Tamás Deutsch said at…

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Opposition holds anti-government protest in Békéscsaba

Opposition parties that do and do not have seats in parliament protested against the government as well as amendments to the labour code in Békéscsaba,…

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The most horrid floods in Hungarian history

The Danube is the second biggest river in Europe, and the possibility of floods still poses a threat today.  In the 19th century, hundreds of…

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Budapest is the third city in the world with the highest flat price growth

Knight Frank revealed its Global Residential Cities Index of 2018 to represent the price increase of flats and estates in major cities. The statistics revealed…

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Unexpected success! One of Slovakia’s top 10 restaurants is in Hungary

The Slovakian Trend magazine’s online issue recently collected the top ten restaurants in Slovakia. One fact about these restaurants is truly unexpected and a huge…

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Romanian minimum wage higher than Hungarian?

The Hungarian minimum wage has risen up to 149,000 Hungarian Forints gross (463 Euros)  – 99,085 HUF in net price (308 EUR). If we compare…

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The Don Disaster – 76 years since the destruction of the Hungarian Army

January 12, 1943 marks one of the most gruesome days in Hungarian history: 76 years ago, during World War II, Hungarian soldiers stationed along the…

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Socialists-Párbeszéd calls on government to pull out from EBRD agreement on FX loans

The opposition Socialist-Párbeszéd party alliance on Thursday called on the government to pull out from an agreement signed with the European Bank of Reconstruction and…

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LMP wants government to renegotiate eligibility criteria for increased home-care subsidy

Opposition LMP is calling on the human resources ministry to renegotiate the eligibility criteria for an increased subsidy for parents tending to permanently sick children…

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Bosch to invest EUR 43.8m at Hungary base

German engineering giant Robert Bosch will invest 14.1 billion forints (EUR 43.8m) at its automotive unit in the northeast Hungarian city of Miskolc, company executives…

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CNN: must-visit concert halls in Budapest

Budapest is an ideal travel destination, especially if you love music. The Hungarian capital perfectly combines its rich musical history involving world-renown composers like Franz…

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How to Play Sony PlayStation Portable Games on Android 

PlayStation Portable is a popular Sony handheld game console. As any handheld, it was designed to be convenient and easy to use. Presently, it’s not…

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Don disaster ‘black day of Hungarian army’, says government official

The Don disaster is remembered in history as “the black day of the Hungarian army”, a government official said on Friday at a commemoration held…

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Syrian sentenced for part in migrant riots to be expelled from Hungary

Ahmed H., earlier sentenced for his participation in illegal migrants’ clashing with police at the Röszke border station in 2015, will be put on probation…

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All the beauties of the Hungarian Parliament

If there is one thing (one building) Hungarians are proud of it is the Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest, where the National Assembly of Hungary…

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Budapest: the best budget destination ever?

Budapest has many aspects that attract tourists from all over the world. Whether you just want to relax for the weekend in one of the…

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These are the Europe’s Greenest Capital Cities

It’s vital, now more than ever, that countries establish their ‘green credentials’, from the use of public transport and cycling infrastructures to a high quality…

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Budapest’s best bars, ranging from ruin pubs to sky bars, according to CNN

One of the top draws for tourists besides the beautiful sights of Budapest are the city’s unique drinking venues. They bring people from all over…

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Hungary’s general government deficit narrows on EU transfers windfall

Hungary’s cash flow-based general government budget, excluding local councils, ran HUF 1,445.1 billion forints (EUR 4.5bn) deficit at the end of December, the Finance Ministry…

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May EP elections most important yet, says Hungarian foreign minister

Never have the stakes of European Parliamentary elections been as high as they will be this May, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Friday. As…

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Currency exchange – Hungarian forint – 11 January 2019

11 January 2019 Currency Currency name Unit Value in HUF CHF Swiss Franc 1 283.87 EUR Euro 1 321.40 USD US Dollar 1 278.99 Here…

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Fun stuff to do alone in Budapest – winter edition

The 2nd of January was World Introvert Day, so Funzine decided to share with you some useful tips that bored expats, locals, and solo travellers could…

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Austrian man attacks partner’s family, kills one, commits suicide in Hungary

An Austrian man shot dead the father of his common-law wife and injured three people in the same family before committing suicide in the western…

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Fidesz MEPs welcome EP committee vote on road legislation affecting haulage companies

Fidesz MEPs welcomed a vote on Thursday by the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee (TRAN) rejecting the draft report on legislation affecting the road…

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Strong central Europe in Hungary, Slovenia’s interest, says state secretary

Hungary and Slovenia have a shared interest in a politically and economically strong central Europe within the European Union that is pro- rather than anti-EU,…

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National Geographic’s picks for an authentic trip in Hungary – PHOTO GALLERY

Although Budapest is a sight for sore eyes, we cannot stop emphasising and praising the gastronomic and cultural values of the countryside along with how…

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Fidesz-KDNP only anti-migration force in Hungary, says Fidesz communication chief

Only Fidesz opposes migration in Hungary, the ruling party’s communications chief said on Thursday. Balázs Hidvéghi told a press conference that the “entire opposition, including…

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Opposition parties slam Orbán for ‘lying’

Opposition leaders have blasted Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for “lying about Hungary’s real situation” in an international press conference on Thursday. László Lóránt Keresztes, the…

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19 Photos that will make you regret you did not visit Budapest in the Winter

You can hear people say a lot of things about Budapest, the capital city of Hungary. It is famous for its baths and many unique…

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Is Germany the second home of Hungarians?

The number of Hungarians living in #Germany has increased dynamically, according to German statistical office ‘Destatis’. Although not Hungarians are the most common nationality to…

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Hungarian success at international spa awards

At the prestigious World Spa Awards programme, Aquaworld Resort Budapest Hotel and Spa was awarded ‘Hungary’s Best Resort Spa 2018’, while the spa at Four…

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Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity for the first time in Budapest – 13th of January, 2019

13th of January, the huge polish event is going to take place also in Budapest – the Grand Finale of 27th Orchestra of Christmas Charity. Auctions,…

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Orbán: Migration to be Europe’s defining issue in next 15-20 years – International press conference

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, at an international press conference on Thursday, named immigration as the defining issue of the next 15-20 years in Europe, arguing…

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The best Hungarian home delivery food services

According to Funzine, the delivery market is blooming more than ever. It’s your time to dial a number or hit up a website and get…

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