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A Hungarian witch murdered an old lady in Austria

In Villach, Austria, a barn had burst into flames for the second time within a short period of time, and an apartment also burnt down….

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Independent MPs: New media foundation to create a “fake news factory”

Two independent MPs, Bernadett Szél and Szabolcs Szabó, have asked the Constitutional Court to annul a government decision granting “strategic national significance” status to the…

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Hungary & Slovakia to build two new bridges

Representatives of Hungary and Slovakia signed an agreement in Bratislava on Tuesday to construct two new bridges to link the two countries, one across a…

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France & Hungary conclude military, nuclear energy agreements

France and Hungary have concluded a deal on military cooperation and an agreement on nuclear energy. Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó announced the deals on…

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Legendary Hungarian silent movie actresses – Part 1

In the 1920s, after a successful period, the Hungarian film industry suddenly broke down and stopped making new movies. Talented and unique Hungarian actors, actresses and…

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The 10 best ways to spend the winter holidays in Budapest

Hungary is often referred to as the ‘heart of Europe’, and it will surely make your heart tender and joyful if you visit the heart…

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Wow! Advent Feast at the Basilica voted second best Christmas Market in Europe!

In 2 years’ time, the Advent Feast at the Basilica has climed up to the second place at the Best Christmas Market online competition organized…

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Land of wine: The best sommeliers of Hungary

The Hungarian Sommelier Association have awarded its Par Excellence profession award in five categories. The Association have been giving out these awards for the fifth…

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Cradle of the world-famous Hungarian salami closes

Pick Museum in Szeged officially closes after 22 December. Pick Szeged Ltd. has various reasons for closing up shop; such as the pretty bad condition…

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5 useful writing tips for children

Writing is a powerful impact method and essential skill. It’s a lot more than just putting words on paper. Writing is a means of communication…

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Orbán commemorates Hungary’s first freely elected PM Antall

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán addressed a conference marking the 25th death anniversary of József Antall, Hungary’s first freely elected prime minister after four decades of…

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The 7 best menus for lunch in Budapest

Lunch is one of the most important dishes of the day. Be it a quick lunch in your break, a business meeting or a casual…

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Number of Starbucks in Hungary set to increase

US coffee shop chain Starbucks is opening three more units in Hungary this year, bringing the total number to 27, the company told MTI. Starbucks…

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Defence minister: Western Balkans’ security Hungary’s priority

The security of the western Balkans is highly important for Hungary, the defence minister told public TV channel M1 on Monday, after returning from a…

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Hungarian scientist among the best ones in Europe

The American Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which was selected the fifth best university in the world, made its annual list (MIT Technology Review) where the…

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Anti-corruption fight successful in Hungary, says Interior Minister

Hungarian Interior Minister Sándor Pintér said on Monday that Hungary had made successful efforts to stifle corruption. Pintér addressed an event marking the seventh anniversary…

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Hungarian FM: Brussels, UN share goal to legalise illegal migration

Brussels and the United Nations clearly share the goal of legalising illegal migration, Péter Szijjártó, Hungary’s foreign minister, said after a meeting of European Union…

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The best Hungarian baths to visit this winter

The good news is that according to the statistics of KSH, every county in Hungary does have at least a few baths open even during…

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6 free ice skating rinks in Budapest

The capital provides more and more opportunities for ice skating every year, which is good for families and couples as well if they want to…

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What a session! Whistles and shouts in the parliament

Opposition MPs disrupted Monday’s plenary session of parliament with whistles and shouts after MPs voted down a package of 2,925 amendment proposals submitted by the…

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A businessman from Qatar buys the luxury hotel of the Jordanians in Budapest

The company of a 54-year-old Qatar businessman, although was only funded one week ago, already signed up for purchasing the building of the Buddha-Bar luxury…

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Opposition parties to filibuster parliament vote on ‘slave law’

Opposition parties announced on Monday that they will move to filibuster a final vote on a government bill submitted to parliament on overtime rules. The…

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HR minister: Government to launch hospital consolidation, wage hike

The government will raise trained hospital workers’ wages by 72 percent over a period of four years and launch a consolidation scheme to tackle hospitals’…

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The Hungarian wanderer was run over by a drunk driver in France

Balázs Gecse, a young Hungarian, who has decided to roam and explore the world alongside his animals, has departed due to a careless driver running…

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Budapest Airport in China: new cargo opportunities

Budapest Airport’s cargo experts discussed the opening of new market opportunities in Shanghai. The Hungarian capital city airport was the only main sponsor from the…

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Weather forecast: expect cold and snow for most of the week!

For the third week of the Advent period, it seems like winter weather will finally have arrived. For the most part of the week, expect the…

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Opposition slams goverment’s ‘anti-homeless’ measures

Referring to Human Rights Day to be marked on Monday, the opposition Párbeszéd party vowed to continue its protest against government measures outlawing sleeping rough….

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Must-visit lookout towers perfect for the wintertime!

Going on excursions and visiting lookout towers are activities typically associated with the warmer months. Most people like getting cosy inside, with blankets and a hot beverage…

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Hungarian Puli: the strangest looking dog ever – VIDEOS

Puli is one of the most famous Hungarian dog breeds. Puli is a well-liked dog breed due to its unique appearance and sweet nature. Puli…

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Katinka Hosszú and other swimmers sue FINA

They initiated the legal procedure due to the International Swimming Federation’s prohibition threat to sanction every swimmer who takes part in the competition of the…

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Deputy leader: Fidesz is all for a strong European People’s Party

Fidesz is all for a strong European People’s Party and the EPP needs a strong Fidesz, Katalin Novák, the ruling party’s deputy leader, said after…

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Study at CEU’s School of Public Policy: Let us conceive a better world together!

The School of Public Policy (SPP) at Central European University (CEU) is a leading global institution, which is committed to inspire and empower its diverse student body and equip…

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George Clooney’s wife has just compared Hungary to North Korea

Amal Clooney criticised Donald Trump for labelling the press “enemy of the people” and pointed out the harmful effects his rhetoric has had in autocratic…

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Centenary of Polish independence celebrated in Budapest

The 100th anniversary of Poland’s restoration of independence was celebrated in Hungary’s Parliament on Saturday. László Kövér, Hungary’s speaker, said the existence of a strong,…

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These are the closest skiing destinations to Hungary

If you are bored with Eplény and the other Hungarian ski trails, but do not want to travel a lot or book accommodation for a…

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La Liste 2019: 4 Hungarian among the 1,000 best restaurants in the world!

The most prestigious gastro list for 2019 is done: La Liste 2019 – the world’s best restaurant selection. Not only one, but four Hungarian restaurants…

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Trade unions protest over proposed overtime regulations – PHOTOS, VIDEOS

Trade unions mounted a protest on Saturday in central Budapest against the planned change to the labour code that envisages increasing annual overtime from 250…

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Do you know how many Hungarian PMs were executed? – videos

Great-Britain executed one of their kings but none of their Prime Ministers. France executed a king, a queen and a Prime Minister. However, Hungary is somewhere…

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International Property Awards: new building of Budapest Zoo wins Best Leisure Architecture of Europe award

Pannonia Park Biodome, the new building of Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden, was awarded the Best Leisure Architecture of Europe at this year’s International Property…

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Tragedy! woman dies because of radiologist shortage in Hungary

Labour shortage, in general, has become a serious problem in Hungary in the past years. Lots of people move West in the hopes of better salaries…

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Reconstruction of square near Parliament gets preliminary consent

Hungary’s committee in charge of major memorial sites on Friday gave its preliminary consent to the reconstruction of Vértanúk tere (Martyrs’ Square) near Parliament, involving…

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Pre-financing for EU-funded project lifts Hungarian government deficit to 135 pc of full-year target

Hungary’s cash flow-based budget, excluding local councils, ran a 1,842.4 billion forint (EUR 5.7m) deficit at the end of November, the Finance Ministry said in…

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Hungary trade surplus narrows to EUR 293 m in October

Hungary had a 293 million euro trade surplus in October, narrowing by 232 million euros from the same month a year earlier, the Central Statistical…

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Hungarian architects design award winning new quarter in Moscow

After the success of the new Ethnographic Museum and the Pannon Park Biodome, the plans of Group Dryer were awarded, too, at the International Property…

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The greatest Hungarians – myth, literature, history; part 4

Our candidates for today’s article are those Hungarians, who helped to develop our country, either by establishing institutions or by leading and thinking. The names on…

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National Council for Sustainable Development marking its 10th anniversary

Economic growth and sustainability are not mutually exclusive, the president said on Friday, arguing that climate change could also be seen as an opportunity. Addressing…

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Balaton Sound 2019 has revealed the eclectic Phase One line-up: Marshmello, Armin Van Buuren, DJ Snake & Paul Kalkbrenner

Beach festival reveals massive cast with Future, Hernan Cattaneo, NERVO, Don Diablo & more all confirmed for Hungary event. Balaton Sound, the 5-day non-stop beach…

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Exciting! Today Hungarian Advent festival opens in New York!

The New York Hungarian Advent Festival starts on December 7th and lasts until December 9th. Both the Hungarian House in New York and the open-air…

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“This knife will find you” – brutal horror video in a Budapest elementary, students are scared

“Do you fear death?” – asks a deformed voice on a video that went viral among the students of a Budapest elementary. A man sitting…

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The most delicious Hungarian cakes in the world – Photos

Christmas is not only the season of celebrating and gifting but cooking and baking, as well. This is the feast when Hungarian residents spend a…

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Macedonian PM Zaev on the Gruevski case: Hungary should show us the importance of the rule of law – VIDEO

The Hungarian online newspaper Azonnali visited Skopje, Macedonia this week and managed to ask PM Zoran Zaev about the Gruevski case after his speech at FON…

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Hungarian Android apps among Google’s best picks

Google has just published its list of the Best Apps of 2018, where two Hungarian applications for Android operating systems are featured. Index reports that…

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Five classic desserts to be savoured with Tokaj aszú

Candle light, warm blanket and celebratory cakes to bring back memories of our childhood – those special unforgettable moments of the year. If one were…

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Orbán: ‘New blood’ needed in European Parliament – Interview

New blood is needed in the European Parliament, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Friday referring to the European parliamentary elections of 2019. “I can…

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Currency exchange – Hungarian Forint – 7 December 2018

07 December 2018 Currency Currency name Unit Value in HUF CHF Swiss Franc 1 286.01 EUR Euro 1 323.10 USD US Dollar 1 284.29 Here…

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Hungarians developing a better app for sending large files

The Hungarian and Swiss company Tresorit, which specialises in the field of sending different kind of file attachments securely, is developing a brand new classified…

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Hungarian government: Fight waged with EU over migration, for sovereignty

Hungary’s fight with the European Union for sovereignty in the area of migration is underway, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office told a conference…

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Il Volo’s first concert in Budapest – December 10

In 2009, three fresh-faced teenagers, tenors Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto and baritone Gianluca Ginoble, appeared on the popular Italian talent show ‘Ti Lascio Una…

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Orbán cabinet mobile ad campaign in Brussels ‘censored’, says government

Efforts in Brussels are underway to ban a Hungarian government mobile advertisement campaign, Csaba Dömötör, state secretary at the Cabinet Office, said in a video…

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Budapest among the best cities for shopping in Europe

As the Christmas season approaches, many of us start to plan festive shopping trips or a last minute getaway. This is always a time-consuming process…

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Jobbik calls on governemnt to confirm reports of household utility increases

Opposition Jobbik has called on the government to confirm the veracity of reports that centrally mandated cuts to household utility bills would be axed after…

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Orbán writes message of condolence at US embassy

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán wrote a message of condolence in a book opened for President George H.W. Bush at the US embassy in Budapest on…

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UN ‘making same mistake’ with migration compact as EU with quotas, says Hungarian foreign minister

The United Nations is making the same mistake with its Global Migration Compact as the European Union made with mandatory migrant settlement quotas, Foreign Minister…

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PM Orbán to president of the World Jewish Congress Lauder: ‘You’re asking me to limit press freedom’

The Government of Hungary pursues a policy of zero tolerance regarding anti-Semitism. The actions and decisions of my government leave no doubt as to the…

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Things to keep in mind when booking a flight to Hungary

When you mention Hungary, one of the first things that comes to someone’s mind is invariably the Grand Budapest Hotel. And while that iconic film…

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British woman dies as a result of plastic surgery in Budapest

49 years old British woman Tryce Harry, who was the mother of two children, died from buttocks lift surgery. The surgical procedure was performed at…

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From this week Santa Claus’s bus and trolley in Budapest will cheer you up

No doubt: this bus and trolley are going to be the superstar of Budapest’s streets in the next few weeks. This is the fourth time…

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Nearly 70,000 Hungarian students are on the brink of dropping out

The Hungarian Educational Authority has published the data of the second school year of 2017/2018 concerning the rates of students who are likely to drop…

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The story of Santa Claus’s dreadful sidekick – the Krampus

Advent’s first day is already behind our back and the countdown until the Holy Night began. But before that, the day of Santa Claus (6th…

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8 things to remember when shopping online

E-commerce has made its way into people’s lives and has spread like fire over the past few years. Online shopping is a fun activity, which…

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Socialists to sue media council over Central European Press and Media Foundation’s acquisitions

The opposition Socialist Party on Thursday said it will sue Hungary’s Media Council over its failure to act against the acquisition of Echo TV, Magyar…

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End the year on a high note – Exclusive dining offers in Budapest

Eating out in the holiday season has multiple advantages: it helps you get into the holiday spirit, inspires your own festive menu, and takes the…

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Hungary’s industrial output up 5.9 pc in October

Hungary’s industrial output rose by an annual 5.9 percent in October, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said in the first reading of data on Thursday….

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Currency exchange – Hungarian Forint – 6 December 2019

06 December 2018 Currency Currency name Unit Value in HUF CHF Swiss Franc 1 286.21 EUR Euro 1 323.66 USD US Dollar 1 285.41 Here…

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Hungary to open comics library for the first time

The history of comics has followed different paths in different cultures. In the 1930s, the first modern comics were released in the United States and…

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In agreement about migration issues with Lombardy leader, says Hungarian foreign minister

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said late on Wednesday that he was in agreement with Attilio Fontana, president of the Italian region of Lombardy and a…

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Jobbik, LMP back ‘Stop fraud and abuse of EU funds’ citizens’ initiative

The opposition LMP and Jobbik parties on Wednesday declared their support for a European citizens’ initiative aimed at combatting the misuse of European Union funds….

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Sports Events 365 launches Hungarian website – Tickets for football and sporting events worldwide

Sports Events 365, the international provider of tickets to sports and music events worldwide, has launched its service in Hungary. In August Sports Events 365…

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You better watch out, you better not cry : Santa Claus is coming to Hungary today!

Perhaps you are all familiar with the good old man wearing a red cape, giving presents to everyone around the world, riding his sleigh with the…

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House speakers mark anniversary of Hungarian-Croatian Compromise

House Speaker László Kövér and his Croatian counterpart, Gordan Jandrokovic, marked the 150th anniversary of the Hungarian-Croatian Compromise at a conference in Budapest on Wednesday….

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Government Info Centre: Saving print media is of public interest

Saving the print media in Hungary is of public interest, the Government Information Centre (KTK) said on Wednesday, referring to the government decision to grant…

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Hungarian szaloncukor: Who sneaks the candy from its wrapping?

For centuries, Hungarians have decorated their Christmas trees by hanging so-called szaloncukor (‘salon candy’), a traditionally fondant-based candy coated in chocolate that is wrapped in…

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Worth to watch! Hungarian language through the eyes of a foreigner – video

Paul Jorgensen has been publishing videos on his Langfocus Youtube Channel since 2015. He describes himself as a language enthusiast, avid traveller, and obsessive creator….

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Only for 18 and above: a Hungarian landlord leases room for sex

Rental prices in Hungary are at a record high at present; that is something nobody would doubt. This is probably why a man in his forties thought that…

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Hungary to boost role in Afghanistan, Kosovo, says foreign minister

Hungary will take a larger role in NATO missions in Afghanistan and Kosovo, in line with its pledge made to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, the…

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These are the most popular hungaricums abroad

The Hungarian Agricultural Marketing Center (AMC) took part in 14 international exhibitions, where Hungarian producers could introduce their products including hungaricums as well, with the…

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Apartment prices continue to rise in Hungary

According to the experts of the Rock Home real estate agency, the increasing of the apartment prices will continue in the next year, thus, small…

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Opposition calls on speaker not to ban journalists from parliament

The opposition Democratic Coalition has initiated a law amendment proposing that the speaker of parliament should not be allowed to deny journalists entry to Parliament….

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The Hungarian who will shape Europe in 2019

According to the American political journal Politico, Márta Pardavi, the biggest “enemy” of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, will “shape, shake and stir Europe” in 2019….

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Mayor: Budapest e-ticket system to be completed jointly by 2021

The Hungarian government and the Budapest city council will complete Budapest’s e-ticket system jointly by 2021, Mayor István Tarlós told commercial television late on Tuesday….

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Hungary has ‘no alternative’ to building nuclear plant, says minister

Given the security of Hungary’s energy supply as well as economic and climate protection considerations, Hungary has “no alternative” to building a nuclear plant, the…

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Hungary to keep monitoring Ukraine minority policies, says foreign minister

Hungary takes a stand for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and independence but will keep monitoring its policies affecting minorities, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Tuesday….

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Single Hungarians earn twice as more than families with three or more children

According to the Hungarian Central Statistical Office, the income situation of Hungarian families improved in 2017. However, the subjective requirements suggest that the better financial…

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Hungarian government lacks policy for women?

The government still lacks a comprehensive policy for women, the leader of the opposition Socialist Party said on Tuesday. “Its family policy is questionable and…

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Bosch to upgrade its North Hungarian base

Robert Bosch Power Tool, a Hungarian unit of German engineering giant Bosch, is investing 14 billion forints (EUR 43m) to set up a European battery…

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Pest-buda or Budapest? The birth of a capital city

Although today it would be challenging to imagine Buda without Pest and the other way around, the two parts of the Hungarian capital were actually…

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Hungarian wine among the sexiest Christmas presents according to The Guardian

The Food section of The Guardian regularly publishes different lists of their favourite wines. These lists are extremely popular, especially during the period leading up…

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The Czech economy is about to develop. Purchasing a hotel as the brilliant investment

The Czech economy shows rapid development therefore the Czech market becomes attractive for foreign investors. The Czech economy is expected to become the most progressive…

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Budapest Uncovered: Movie Theatres

The holiday movie season is upon us: although this winter we’ll have to do without a new Star Wars film (we’ll let you decide if…

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Which Christmas market is the cheaper; Budapest or Wien? Let’s see!

Mulled wine, lángos, chimney cake, chestnut, delicious smells and a lot of people. This is probably what most people imagine when they think about the…

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What’s new in Budapest: 8 places to visit this December

Let us introduce you to a stylish wine bar, the newly reopened Museum of Fine Arts, a sweaty CrossFit gym, and 5 other places we…

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The construction of Hungary’s most innovative bath has started

The rebuilding of the Bath at Nagyerdő started in September, but the foundation stone was ceremoniously laid last Friday, which means that the construction of the…

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POLL – Fidesz’s popularity rises, Jobbik weakens

The ruling Fidesz-led alliance’s base has strengthened while the fortunes of its main right-wing political foe, the Jobbik party, have waned in the latest poll…

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Hungary opposes separate euro zone budget, says finance minister

Hungary does not support the proposal to create a separate euro zone budget, as such a concept would be against the country’s interests, Finance Minister…

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Hungarian beer among the best three in Europe

At the most significant and famous beer competition, called Brussels Beer Challenge, the Hungarian Kőszegi Beer’s product (Kőszeg is a town located in Vas County)…

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Foreign minister: Hungary, Croatia should further boost economic cooperation

Economic cooperation between Hungary and Croatia benefits both countries overall, but there are areas where ties could be further boosted, the foreign minister said in…

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Szputnyik: Ugly sweaters, it is time to take over Hungary!

As Szputnyik has been saying it for years, you shouldn’t take life too seriously, especially around Christmas, the celebration of happiness and unconditional love. According…

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Government spokesman: CEU move to Vienna ‘political bluff’

Hungary’s government spokesman called the Central European University’s Monday announcement to move courses to Vienna “a political bluff”. The George Soros-founded university will keep several…

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Orbán: No economic issue more important than Hungarian-Croatian friendship

Addressing a joint press conference with his Croatian counterpart Andrej Plenkovic in Zagreb on Monday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said he did not know of…

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Respectable husband or successful porn star? A hungarian father does both

Attila Csáky is a loving, caring husband and father, well respected among the parent community where his children go to school. He has learnt many…

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The funniest Hungarian commercials – VIDEOS

I do not like watching commercials at all, but I will appreciate a funny one. It is a win-win situation: you get a moment of…

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Decision has been made: CEU to launch all US-accredited degree programs in Vienna in 2019

Budapest’s Central European University (CEU) will launch all US-accredited degree programs in Vienna in September 2019, the university said on Monday. CEU said in a…

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Let Budapest Christmas Feast be Europe’s best!

The Christmas Feast at the Basilica has a great chance this year to be Europe’s best Cristmas market. Last year it won the classy 4th…

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Fifty Pairs of Shoes
 – The story of one of Hungary’s most influental blogs

Vivien Nagy started off her blog (fiftypairsofshoes.com) in 2013, and has since been steadily editing and building it up. Currently, in addition to her own…

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Vestfrost to spend EUR 13.6m on expansion in Southeast Hungary

Danish refrigerator manufacturer Vestfrost is investing 4.4 billion forints (EUR 13.6m) to expand its production and storage capacity in Csongrád, southeast Hungary, Foreign Minister Péter…

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A corpse went unnoticed for days in a police department in East Hungary

The news took off about a body found in a car’s trunk at a police department in Hungary. The case originates from an attempted robbery;…

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Mayor: Anti-Semitism has no real base in Budapest

Anti-Semitism has no real base in Budapest, István Tarlós, the city’s mayor, said on the first day of Hanukkah in Budapest’s Nyugati Square on Sunday…

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EU to launch probe into Austrian family benefits thanks to joint action by V4 countries

Due to a joint action by the Visegrád Four member states, the European Union will launch a probe into rules adopted by Austria reducing family…

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Hungarian Village programme to increase populations in rural areas

The government will spend at least 150 billion forints (EUR 464m) on developments as part of the Hungarian Village programme in 2019 in order to…

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Weather forecast – one more day of cold, then it will turn milder in Hungary

It seems like winter has really come. The cold weather will remain in Hungary this week, with lots of grey clouds and the occasional downpour….

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