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Cosy urban hideouts for chilly weather in Budapest

We are slowly leaving behind the last rays of sunshine of Indian summer just to find ourselves in the middle of foggy October. There’s no…

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October 23 – Hungary commemorates 1956 uprising – Photo gallery

Hungary’s national flag was hoisted in front of the Parliament building on Tuesday, in a state commemoration marking the 62nd anniversary of the anti-Soviet uprising…

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Why is there a hole in the centre of the Hungarian flag today? – photos, video

Have you ever asked yourself why there is a hole in the centre of the Hungarian flag on October 23rd? Now we give you the…

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The Oreo-filled creation of a Hungarian ex-model is all the craze in California

Five years ago, Szandra visited her uncle and some of her relatives, who immigrated to the United States in the 60s. She enjoyed her stay…

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A mother from Makó has conquered the world’s 8th highest summit

Reaching the summit was successful, Éva Kerekes and Angelika Herczeg have conquered the world’s 8th highest peak – as stated in Délmagyar. In 2015, Éva…

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More visitors to Lake Balaton – New plans ahead

Next year’s developments would like to increase the number of visitors to Lake Balaton. For this approximately 370 billion Hungarian forints are available which equal…

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Shocking news: the government makes medical care subject to payment

The government plans to levy the cost of medical treatment from those, whose social security is not paid – reports Népszava.  To this day, people…

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The 8 strongest international reactions to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 is an event of crucial importance for Hungarians, as, during its thirteen days, the nation united as one force against…

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Parliamentary Speaker: EP elections could launch new phase in life of EU

Next year’s European parliamentary elections could bring about the start of a new phase in the life of the European Union, Parliamentary Speaker László Kövér…

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Programme guide for 23 October celebrations in Hungary

The 23rd of October is a national holiday in Hungary; when Hungarians commemorate the revolution of 1956. The revolution was a nationwide uprising against the government…

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Every inch a modern winery: Etyeki Kúria

According to Funzine, there’s a lovely village only 30 kilometres away from the capital city, where innovative winemaking is taken to a whole new level….

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Hungary a guest of honour at first Chinese International Import Expo

Hungary will be one of the 12 guests of honour at the first Chinese International Import Expo, held between November 5 and 10 in Shanghai….

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October 23 – Commemorations get under way in Budapest

Commemorations of Hungary’s 1956 anti-Soviet uprising got under way in Budapest on Monday, the eve of the national holiday. Addressing commemorators at the Budapest University…

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Wellspring of Wonders – The new, impressive image film of Hungary

The Hungarian Tourism Agency unveiled a new country logo and slogan – “Wellspring of Wonders” – for an international ad campaign at the 2018 Tourism…

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Best of Budapest – doughnut places to check out

Budapest, the beautiful Hungarian capital city, has a lot to offer. From beautiful buildings, fascinating exhibitions and amazing cultural programmes, all the way to relaxing…

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Hungary’s longest and most expensive bridge – Megyeri Bridge is 10 years old!

A spectacular bridge at the outskirts of Budapest is helping to put traffic into circulation over the river Danube. This is Hungary’s longest bridge with…

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Eternal Winter wins Prix Europa Best European TV Movie or Mini-Series of the Year

The movie, directed by Attila Szász based on Norbert Köbli’s script, commemorates those sent to Russian gulags – says Szeretlek Magyarország. Hungarian success at Prix…

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WOW! Two police officers saved the life of a drowning woman on their day-off! – photos

The officer saw a woman struggling in the water 3-4 metres away from the Pest bank of the Danube. He did not hesitate to jump…

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Common EU border control ‘unacceptable’, says Orbán cabinet

Government spokesman Zoltán Kovács has dismissed proposals to set up EU-level controls for the community’s external borders or introduce a European immigration agency and called…

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Anti-Hungarian posters appear in Ukraine

Giant anti-Hungarian posters appeared in the area of several Transcarpathian settlements, reports Index. Among others, these white posters include pictures of László Brenzovics, president of…

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Interactive adventures at the mysterious György Ráth Villa

As Funzine reports, besides their permanent and temporary exhibitions, the recently renovated György Ráth Villa, which opened on 13 September, offers family-oriented events and some others…

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Budapest Airport among exhibitors at one of the world’s largest cargo forums

“Connect differently!” – this is the motto of the joint cargo strategy with which Budapest, Düsseldorf and Hamburg Airport have been appearing jointly for more…

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Over 100 pornographic images were found, yet the perpetrator did not go to prison

One of the convicts has recorded pornographic materials of a juvenile and sent it to the other convict, who wanted to engage in a sexual…

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The police asks a passenger to leave as Wizz Air sells to many tickets for their flight to Barcelona

A passenger had to leave the Budapest to Barcelona flight of Wizz Air on Thursday, reports Azonnali, whose colleague boarded the same plane that night. The airline…

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Climate change in Hungary? Record low water levels hinder shipping on the Danube

Companies lose 500-1500 EUR per day because shipping cargo after sunset is forbidden on different parts of the Danube in Hungary. According to vg.hu, 2/3rd…

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Lego’s methodology is even used at the University of Nyíregyháza

Central Eastern Europe’s first Lego Education Innovation Studio has been opened at the University of Nyíregyháza. The new classroom and methodology centre focusing on the…

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Spacecraft developed with the help of Hungarians blasts off to its mission to Mercury

The mission blasted off on an Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou at 03:45 CET 20th October. The 6.4 meters high and 4.1 ton…

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Demeter elected LMP co-leader

The congress of green opposition LMP elected Márta Demeter as the co-leader of the party in Budapest on Saturday. Demeter, who ran alone for the…

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Air quality deteriorates to unhealthy levels in several Hungarian cities

The air quality in the cities of Dunaújváros and Kecskemét and the town of Sajószentpéter has deteriorated to unhealthy levels, Hungary’s national environmental health institute…

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More than half of the teachers resigned because of the new headmaster

Even the porter quitted from the Weöres Sándor Elementary and Secondary School of Budapest, 9th district – reports 168 óra. Finding new teachers will be difficult because…

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Tourist buses to be banned from one of the most beautiful places in Budapest

The aim of the investment is to free Gellért Hill from the emission of the intense bus transport – replied the Centre for Budapest Transport (BKK)…

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Hungarian baker makes the finest bread in Great Britain

István Nádházi’s (Moby) bakery won two categories at the World Bread Award. He graduated from a commercial high school in Hungary. After his mother got…

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How poor Hungarian people are

According to hvg.hu, Eurostat has revealed its statistics about poverty in the European Union’s countries. Almost a quarter (25.6%) of Hungarians are threatened by poverty…

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How did Budapest become the Capital of Dental Tourism?

Do you know someone who was in Budapest for dental care and returned to home proudly with a brand new smile? Every year thousands of dental…

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Dutch Film festival Go Short 2019 focuses on Hungarian film talent  

Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen has been the international stage for short film and young talent in the Netherlands for over ten…

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Hungarian President Áder held talks in Slovenia

Europe’s external borders must be protected while the internal borders should be kept open, President János Áder said in Ljubljana on Friday after talks with…

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Shocking gasworks poisoning in Budapest appears in the Danube

According to index.hu, the hiding canals of Óbuda Gasworks came into sight, due to the Danube’s low water levels. It is possible that several poisonous…

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ASEM summit in Brussels – Hungarian minister: Forging closer ties with Asia in Europe’s interest

Europe has a clear interest in forging closer ties with Asia in light of the unfolding global trade war, Hungary’s foreign minister said on the…

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ASEM summit in Brussels – Orbán: Hungary committed to building closer cooperation within ASEM

Hungary will maintain its commitment to building closer cooperation within the Asia-Europe Meeting, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told an ASEM summit in Brussels on Friday…

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Jobbik complains party suffering ‘biggest smear campaign of all time’

Jobbik is suffering “the biggest smear campaign of all time”, the conservative opposition party’s communications director said on Friday. Ádám Mirkoczki told a news conference…

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Giant spiders on the front door in Hungary

Pictures of Russian spiders have been seen coming from several towns and villages. According to kisalfold.hu, Győr and its outskirts have also been affected. After Győr, Rábaköz was…

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American Olympic silver medalist John-Henry Krueger now a Hungarian citizen!

John-Henry Krueger, Olympic silver medalist short track speed skater, was born in the US but is by now a Hungarian citizen – reports 24.hu. Krueger…

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Credit Suisse: For the first time in history, Romanians are wealthier than Hungarians – Survey

Romanians are now, for the first time in history, wealthier than any neighboring nations, including Hungarians, according to a fresh Credit Suisse report consulted by…

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The runner who had a heart attack at Budapest Marathon can leave hospital care

The 64-year-old man’s life was saved by three physicians who were taking part in the race as well – he can consider himself lucky. The…

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Hungary thanks former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for release of UN documents on 1956

Katalin Bogyay, Hungary’s permanent representative to the United Nations, yesterday, hosted a banquet lunch in honour of former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New…

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Hungary’s average net monthly wage was 663 euros in August

The average gross monthly wage in Hungary stood at 321,200 forints (EUR 998) in August, up 10.1 percent compared with the same month in the…

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Orbán cabinet: Austria migration proposal ‘more realistic’

The migration proposal by European Union presidency-holder Austria is “more realistic” but is still far from “having an acceptable outline”, government spokesman Zoltán Kovács said,…

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Currency exchange – Hungarian Forint -19 October 2018

19 October 2018 Currency Currency name Unit Value in HUF CHF Swiss Franc 1 283.60 EUR Euro 1 323.51 USD US Dollar 1 282.52 Here…

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The government’s homeless ban claims its first victim in Gödöllő

The man was “caught red-handed” by the police while sitting on a bench in Kossuth Lajos Street, reports 444. “He is well-known here, some locals…

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No-deal Brexit would hurt EU, says Hungarian foreign minister – BBC News

A no-deal Brexit would seriously hurt the European Union’s remaining member states given that the United Kingdom is the bloc’s second and the world’s fifth…

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Hungarian government: Healthcare is not a business

The human resources minister has rejected suggestions that the government is intent on privatising health care, saying “the government’s position is clear: healthcare is not…

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Verhofstadt’s ‘vicious attack’ due to Hungary’s stance on migration, says ruling party Fidesz

Fidesz has accused Guy Verhofstadt, the group leader of the Liberals in the European Parliament, of mounting “a vicious attack on Hungary due to its…

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Great Hungarian results at the 2018 Youth Olympics – 12 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals

The 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games were held in Buenos Aires, between 6 and 18 October – origo.hu reports. Although the event officially ended Thursday…

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Orbán cabinet prohibits anyone born after January 1, 2020 from smoking?

A recent proposal floated by János Lázár, the prime minister’s commissioner for protecting non-smokers, to prohibit anyone born after January 1, 2020, from smoking, has…

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Orbán: ‘We successfully defended Hungary’s right to border protection’

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, in a video posted on his Facebook page on Thursday, said Hungary had “successfully defended” its right to protect its borders…

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Traditional Hungarian folk dance types – VIDEOS

Like many other nations, Hungarians have always been very proud of their traditional folk dance. Every year, there are folk dance festivals organised all over…

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Chuck Norris is coming to Hungary

According to Magyar Hang, the legendary American actor, screenwriter and martial artist is soon going to visit Hungary for the very first time.  78-year-old Chuck…

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Hungarian Trade and Cultural Center fights climate change in Africa -3rd Sahara Scientists Summit

The third Sahara Scientists Summit took place on the 27th and the 28th of September in Dakhla, Morocco. The event was organised by the Agrarian…

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Danube level at another record low in Hungary

The water level of the River Danube has continued to drop from a recent record low, dipping to 41 cm at Budapest, the water management…

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Cooperation with Cyprus increasingly important, says Hungarian foreign minister in Nicosia

Cooperation between Hungary and Cyprus is increasingly important because as the disputes about the future of the European Union intensify, cooperation between countries that insist…

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Hungary’s gold reserves increase tenfold, reaching historical levels!

Taking into account the country’s long-term national and economic policy strategy objectives, the National Bank of Hungary’s (NBH – Magyar Nemzeti Bank) Monetary Council has…

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Currency exchange – Hungarian Forint – 18 October 2018

18 October 2018 Currency Currency name Unit Value in HUF CHF Swiss Franc 1 281.35 EUR Euro 1 322.02 USD US Dollar 1 279.58 Here…

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Fidesz demands MP Demeter’s removal from parliament over allegations concerning PM’s daughter

The parliamentary group of ruling Fidesz has called on LMP MP Márta Demeter to return her mandate for “disclosing classified information and slandering innocent people”,…

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Self-service parcel terminal business expands in Hungary

Companies that operate self-service parcel terminals in Hungary are expanding, business daily Világgazdaság said on Thursday. Magyar Posta added significant capacity to its ten busiest…

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Hungarian scientists are working on a cure against stink bugs

Stink bug invasion no longer needs to be introduced: these bugs can be found everywhere we go. Unfortunately, experts still do not know those natural…

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Rail transport to restart at Déli after two-week maintenance

Rail transport will be restarted at Budapest’s Déli railway station on Thursday after two weeks of general maintenance works and testing, state railways MÁV said….

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Hungarian foreign minister: Hungary-Slovakia ties ‘at their best’

Ties between Hungary and Slovakia are “at their best” and based on mutual respect, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told a press conference in Bratislava on…

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Orbán’s cabinet: Border protection ‘duty’ of EU member states, not Frontex

Border protection is both a “national and European duty” and it is not only national laws but the Schengen pact, too, that defines this duty,…

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Mashable interviews the mind behind the Rubik’s Cube

If you have been following us for a while, you are well aware that we are big fans of Hungarian inventions. And when it comes…

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The best low-budget destinations from Budapest – PART II

Travelling cheap is not as hard as one would imagine, you just have to be patient. Travel blog Magical Europe has collected the best destinations…

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Danube level at record low, continues to drop – PHOTOS

The water level of the River Danube has continued to drop from a recent record low, dipping to 43-44cm at Budapest, a water-management official said…

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Jet2 lanuches new flight between Budapest and Birmingham for winter 19/20

Just a week after putting their Winter Sun 19/20 programme on sale, Jet2 is announcing more fantastic news for holidaymakers with the launch of their biggest…

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Eurobarometer: Support for EU at record high, 60% of Hungarians back membership

There is clear and growing support for the European Union in member states, with 68 percent of respondents considering their country’s membership to be worthwhile,…

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Autumn bucket list: 8 things to do in Budapest

We are half way through autumn, but the weather is still protesting. However, even the lovely sunshine cannot stop the leaves from turning brown, orange,…

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Hungary not to support sanctions against Poland

Hungary will not vote for any EU sanctions against Poland, and can in return count on Polish support in the Article 7 procedure launched against…

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Orbán: Tourism success thanks to security

Tourism has become one of Hungary’s most successful economic sectors because the country is one of the safest in Europe, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said…

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Dry November calls on Hungarian women to quit drinking for a month

This November, the Hungarian Blue Point Foundation organises their annual Dry November for the third time. The foci of this year’s campaign are women and…

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Companies collect 30 tonnes of food for needy families on World Food Day

Twenty-one Hungarian and international companies have collected food donations amounting to 30 tonnes on the occasion of World Food Day, to be distributed among needy…

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Three lawmakers quit opposition Jobbik party

János Volner, a former deputy head of conservative Jobbik, announced on Tuesday that he would leave the party, along with lawmakers Erik Fülöp and István…

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Parliament votes to phase out subsidies on home savings bank deposits

Parliament on Tuesday voted to phase out the state subsidy on deposits with home savings banks. The motion was passed in an expedited procedure with…

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What a selfie! The Terminator feat. PM Viktor Orbán feat. Media Guru Andy Vajna

As you might know, Budapest has become the temporary home of everyone’s terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger. He arrived a few months ago and has been enjoying…

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Hungarian parliament passes resolution condemning Sargentini report

Lawmakers on Tuesday passed a resolution that calls on the government “not to give into blackmail” when it comes to the Sargentini report that concludes…

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The best low-budget destinations from Budapest – PART I

Traveling cheap is not as hard as one would imagine, you just have to be patient. Travel blog Magical Europe has collected the best destinations…

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Hungary’s squad proves its point in Estonia – Nations League

According to mlsz.hu, a rollercoaster UEFA Nations League fixture in Tallin on Monday evening saw Hungary remind everyone of their determination to avoid a second…

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More than 100,000 young Hungarians in employment promotion scheme

More than 100,000 young Hungarians not employed or in education have taken part in the government’s Youth Guarantee jobs programme, the finance minister said on…

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Outrageous: hospitals have the most expensive parking fees in the country

Zoltán Dézsi L. from ATV conducted a thorough report about the parking fees of hospitals from all over the country. As it turns out, people…

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Corvinus University of Budapest to retain free courses

Budapest’s Corvinus University will retain free places in its courses “in the thousand range in each year”, Lívia Pavlik, ministerial commissioner and chancellor of the…

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Hungary interested in ‘good neighbourly relations’ with Ukraine, says Hungarain FM

Hungary is interested in nurturing “good neighbourly relations” with Ukraine and wishes for its eastern neighbour to be a strong and democratic country that respects…

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Budapest flooded by Asian tourists

Foreign tourists have spent more than 6,000,000 nights in Budapest in the first eight months of 2018, Turizmus.com reports. This number shows a great trend,…

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Government official marks International White Cane Day

The greatest help for people with disabilities is providing a life as independent as possible, also for those living with impaired vision or blindness, a…

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Hungary’s construction sector output up 24.4 pc in August

Output of Hungary’s construction sector climbed 24.4 percent year-on-year in August, data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) on Monday show. Output of the…

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Hungarian foreign minister: Migration and illegal border crossing are not human rights

Migration is not a human right and people do not have a fundamental right to cross borders illegally or arbitrarily select countries in which to…

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Hungarian language – the “top product of human logic”?

Opinions on the Hungarian language are very divided. Some say all our words are loanwords and the entire language is just a mess, compiled of…

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Bill would phase out subsidy on home savings bank deposits

A bill submitted by a Fidesz MP seeks to phase out the state subsidy on deposits with home savings banks. Erik Bánki, the bill’s sponsor,…

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A guide to the world of Hungarian pastry II. – savoury edition

Just stop for a minute and imagine this: you are walking on the street – maybe you have an important appointment to get to, perhaps…

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Finance Minister inaugurates Fintelligence Lab in Debrecen

Finance Minister Mihály Varga on Monday inaugurated a financial laboratory at the University of Debrecen, in eastern Hungary, funded jointly by the Hungarian government and…

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Orbán’s cabinet: Homeless ban aimed at ‘saving lives’

Regulations banning rough sleepers from public areas, effective from Monday, are aimed at “saving lives”, a state secretary of the human resources ministry told public…

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It’s official! These are the most beautiful Hungarian restaurants and hotels

According to forbes.hu, a record amount of applicants entered this year’s Gastro & Hotel Design competition. The jury had to face a strong field of…

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Demonstration held in Budapest against new law banning homelessness

A protest against a Hungarian law amendment that bans anyone from living and sleeping in a public space was held on Sunday. A few hundred…

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This Hungarian start-up will make you drop your driving license

According to GLOBS Magazine, imagine a regular start of the day. You wake up, brush your teeth, dress and walk into the kitchen. You simply tell…

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Central Europe expects Commission to conclude Brexit deal, says Hungarian foreign minister in UK

Central European countries expect the European Commission and other relevant EU institutions to make every effort to reach an agreement on the terms of Brexit,…

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Wizzair Rome flight makes unscheduled landing in Budapest

A Wizzair plane flying from Cluj-Napoca to Rome made an unscheduled landing at Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport on Sunday due to an unspecified technical…

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Did the Hungarian Boxing Federation become bankrupt?

According to sportmindig.hu, the news of the Hungarian Boxing Federation’s bankruptcy due to the expenses of the Junior World Championships held in Budapest shocked the…

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Budapest Bistro in Laos – Gundel Pacakes of the shores of Lake Mekong!

According to GLOBS Magazine, the Laotian capital of Vientián, located on the shores of Lake Mekong, despite not being a busy metropolis, is becoming increasingly popular…

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Around 17 pc of Hungarians always look for cheapest products – survey

When making a standard purchase around 50 percent of Hungarians focus on the price to value ratio, 25 percent look for discounted items and 17…

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Over 100 demonstrate for European unity, against nationalism in Budapest

Over 100 people gathered on Saturday in Budapest’s Szabadság square to demonstrate against nationalism and for European unity. Addressing the crowd carrying EU flags, journalist…

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The Hungarian city of arts – Szentendre

Two long weekends are just around the corner (between 20-23 October and 1-4 November), which is the ideal time for some travelling and exploring new…

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Greening the desert and Moroccan-Hungarian model of progressive climate protection

According to GLOBS Magazine, while the heat is still unbearable in Hungary, the forests are on fire in Sweden as well. We feel that climate change…

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Air quality deteriorates to unhealthy levels in two Hungarian cities

The air quality in the cities of Dunaújváros and Szeged has deteriorated to unhealthy levels, Hungary’s national environmental health institute (OKI) said on Saturday. In…

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Brexit poses extra tasks for tax and customs authorities, says Hungarian finance ministry

Brexit will pose significant extra tasks for tax and customs office NAV and preparations for these are already underway, the finance ministry’s deputy state secretary…

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Orbán cabinet to issue English-language video responses to ‘attacks’ against Hungary – Watch HERE!

The government will issue English-language online video responses addressing “attacks” directed at Hungary, the government spokesman said on Saturday. The government cannot “let it go…

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Stink bug invasion in Hungary gets unbearable

It is stink bug season, people. Stink bugs come in all shapes and sizes but oh boy, there are a lot of them, and they…

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Budapest Uncovered: Medieval Monasteries

After Hungary took up Christianity as the state religion in AD 1000, it became mandatory for every ten villages to build a church. In subsequent…

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Orbán “no longer has a place” in EPP, says Juncker

Government spokesman Zoltán Kovács on Friday dismissed European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s recent remark that Hungary’s prime minister “no longer has a place” in the…

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Air pollution alert issued for several Hungarian cities

Hungary’s national environmental health institute (OKI) on Friday issued air quality alerts for several cities in the country. On Thursday, concentrations of particulate matter (PM10)…

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UK Hungarians’ rights safe even if Brexit deal falls through?

The British government will guarantee the rights of Hungarians living in the United Kingdom even if the country fails to secure a deal with the…

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Hundreds of Szeklers singing in the Vatican – VIDEO

Hargitanépe reports that a choir representing the Upper Ciuc region of Transylvania sang on Monday at the Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. The choir…

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Hungarian economy minister sees growing opportunities for Hungarian firms in Asia

More and more Hungarian companies will be doing business in Asia, Finance Minister Mihály Varga said on Friday in Bali on the sidelines of an…

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Hungary signing the grant agreement with BMW in Debrecen

Hungarian government’s 12.3 billion forints (EUR 38.5m) support for BMW’s investment in Debrecen, in eastern Hungary, will reap many times that amount in dividends for…

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Trump criticised because of Hungary!

A letter has been going around recently, criticising Donald Trump’s stance towards Hungary – reports index.hu. 22 Democrats have signed the letter, and its main…

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