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PM Orbán meets US ambassador for religious freedom

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met Sam Brownback, US Ambassador for International Religious Freedom, for talks in Budapest on Thursday on joint efforts to protect persecuted…

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California wildfire: Hungarian residents speak about the crisis

It is a shocking experience to see the flames and the horrific devastation caused by the wildfire in California, even for those who are living…

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Prosecution investigators question Fidesz MP suspected of graft

Hungary’s investigative prosecution service (KNYF) has questioned Fidesz MP György Simonka as a suspect in connection with its probe of organised crime that caused big…

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Hungarian photographer won Nature Photographer of the Year

Hungarian nature photographer Bence Máté’s photography won the category of birds at the ‘Nature Photographer of the Year’ competition. More than 10,000 photographs took part…

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A Chinese child solved 3 Rubik’s Cubes at once, he did not even use his hand for one of them! – VIDEO

Que Jianyu, the Chinese child who is only 13 years old, performed an unbelievable trick. He solved three Rubik’s Cubes at the same time –…

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Shocking teacher shortage in Hungary: Maths is taught by arts teachers

Although the Klebelsberg Institution Maintenance Centre (KLIK) claims that only natural fluctuation exists in the Hungarian education system, according to a survey, the lack of…

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Documentary film commemorates the legendary Hungarian cinematographer

A documentary film which commemorates Vilmos Zsigmond, the world-famous Hungarian cinematographer, received exemplary reviews and was a huge success at the International Film Festival of…

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Hungary to be among top 5 EU countries by 2030, says Orbán

Hungary should be among the five best and most competitive countries of the European Union by 2030, a country in which “it is best to…

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Recirquel Contemporary Circus Company in Budapest: The Naked Clown – On this weekend

The Clown’s life is coming to an end. He is about to enter the unknown, but before the ‘final curtain call’ he needs to leave…

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Hungarian government to turn to EU, UN over ‘migrant cards’

The government will ask the EU and the United Nations for clarification concerning “the rather unclear circumstances” surrounding debit cards issued to migrants, the head…

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Currency exchange – Hungarian forint – 15 November 2018

15 November 2018 Currency Currency name Unit Value in HUF CHF Swiss Franc 1 283.93 EUR Euro 1 322.65 USD US Dollar 1 285.89 Here…

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’Nagy Lépés’ courier company – entirely unique in Europe – works with disabled people in Budapest

The courier company’s employees are autists, people with Asperger Syndrome and someone with a slight degree of intellectual disability, too. “It was not a conscious…

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The Seuso treasure exhibition in the Hungarian National Museum until January 31, 2019

The Seuso treasure, the most significant silver find from the period of the later Roman Empire is exhibited in the Hungarian National Museum. According to…

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Orbán cabinet informs Macedonia on Gruevski asylum request

Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó and Nikola Dimitrov, his Macedonian counterpart, have had telephone talks requested by the latter party, the Hungarian foreign ministry told…

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Convicted former Macedonian PM Gruevski was in PM Orbán’s house yesterday?

Nikola Gruevski fled from his country on Tuesday and asked for political asylum in Hungary. Macedonian 1TV reported that he spent his first night in…

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The number of Hungarians suffering from diabetes is on a steep rise

Even though the disease concerns 10 pc of the population, most people do not even know that they are ill. Furthermore, many are not aware…

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Foreign minister inaugurates EUR 15.5m Teva unit

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó inaugurated a 5-billion forint (EUR 15.5m) unit of Israeli-owned drug maker Teva in Debrecen, in eastern Hungary, on Wednesday. Teva ranked…

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Hungary to expand transport links with Croatia

The Hungarian government aims to expand the number of border crossing points and transport links between Hungary and Croatia, a foreign ministry official said on…

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Digitalisation to add EUR 9 bn to Hungary’s GDP by 2025

Digitalisation could add up to 9 billion euros to the output of the Hungarian economy by 2025, according to a fresh survey by McKinsey &…

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Sting and Shaggy to conquer Heroes’ Square in a free concert

Sting and Shaggy will play a free gig at Heroes’ Square on 24th November, announced Szerencsejáték Ltd. The concert is to celebrate the 30th birthday…

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The history of Christmas fairs and Vörösmarty Square – Photos

Europe’s most beautiful Christmas fair in Budapest is held at Vörösmarty Square every year since 1998. This unique and spectacular fair attracts approximately 800 thousand…

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The best autumn farmers markets in Budapest

With autumn in full swing and the freezing winter season peaking over the leaf-covered horizon, now is the time to stock up on Mother Nature’s…

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Hungarian extreme athlete to walk 980 km to the South Pole!

Gábor Rakonczay is no ordinary man, that is for sure. He likes extreme challenges, and he seems to conquer whatever he tackles. This time, he…

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Foreign minister: Hungary in favour of boosting EU defence

Hungary is in favour of boosting the European Union’s defence capabilities and urges the continent to do more in this respect, the foreign minister said…

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Opposition Jobbik moves to declare 2020 Trianon memorial year

Opposition party Jobbik has proposed that the Budapest Metropolitan Assembly should declare 2020 Trianon Memorial Year on the occasion of the centenary of the Trianon…

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Exhibiton about Hungary’s legendary Golden Team opens in Barcelona

A monumental exhibition at the Institute of Physical Education at the University of Barcelona opened to commemorate Hungarian football’s golden age, the legendary Hungarian Golden…

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List of banned designer drugs to be extended in Hungary

The government is stepping up its fight against designer drugs and has added 11 new items to the list of 74 banned psychoactive substances, the…

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Hungary and Poland bound by true friendship

Hungary and Poland today continue to be bound by true friendship and both countries can count on each other’s unconditional support, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó…

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US & Hungary urge diversification of Central Europe’s energy supply together

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó urged the diversification of central Europe’s energy supply at a joint press conference they…

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Backstreet Boys to play in Hungary next summer!

Backstreet Boys’ new album will be out in January, and they will go on a tour promoting it, with Budapest being among the destinations as…

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Hungary, Bulgaria bound by similar views on migration, says Orbán’s cabinet

Hungary and Bulgaria are bound by their similar views on the issue of migration, Zsolt Németh, the head of parliament’s foreign affairs committee, said after…

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Infrastructure projects bridge to closer ties between Hungary and Lithuania

Infrastructure projects can serve as a bridge to closer ties between Hungary and Lithuania, President János Áder said in Vilnius after talks with his Lithuanian…

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Supermodel alert in Budapest!

Gigi Hadid, the 23 years old model was on the catwalk of Victoria’s Secret a few days ago in New York, but she is now…

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Hungarian Rhapsody: the secrets of The Queen’s magical visit – VIDEO

It was a kind of magic when people of the communist Hungary found out that the Queen is coming to Budapest. The world-famous band visited…

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Budapest through the fog – Stunning photo gallery

One thing we adore about Budapest is how its atmosphere transforms as the seasons change. This autumn has been surprisingly mild, but it seems like…

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The graduates of this Hungarian university earn the highest income

Corvinus Business School, the business faculty of the famous Corvinus University of Budapest was officially declared as the best business faculty in the country according…

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Opposition LMP calls for day of debate in parliament on climate change

Green opposition LMP has initiated a day of debate in parliament on climate change, with the support of the opposition party groups and independent lawmakers,…

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Parliament approves tax package reducing bank levy and grandfather provision

Hungarian lawmakers on Tuesday approved a package of tax changes that reduce the bank levy and introduce a grandfather provision allowing the continued application of…

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Why did Hungarians stop choosing higher level education?

The Hungarian Central Statistics Office recently reported that it is no longer a tendency among Hungarian residents to choose the opportunity to take higher level…

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Orbán’s Fidesz not concerned about calls for expulsion from EPP

Government spokesman Zoltán Kovács on Monday rejected calls for Hungary’s ruling Fidesz to be expelled from the European People’s Party, according to Austrian news agency…

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Government: Hungary won’t budge on migration

Hungary is at the receiving end of a smear campaign due to its firm stance on migration, but the government will make no compromise on…

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World Record: the Hungarian government spent the most on advertising

According to the CANnual Report yearly advertising market report, last year, the largest client of the Hungarian advertisement market was its own government. The report…

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Preparations for the 2019 Maccabi Europe Games in Budapest under way

The Patrons’ Council of the 15th Maccabi Europe Games to be hosted by Budapest next year held its founding session on Monday to discuss preparations…

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Hungary signs anti-terrorism cooperation agreement with UAE

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó signed a security cooperation agreement to promote the fight against terrorism with his counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan in…

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Orbán’s cabinet: Pro-migration politicians in Brussels continue attacks against Hungary

Pro-migration politicians in Brussels have continued their attacks against Hungary and Hungarian citizens, as demonstrated by Monday’s hearing at the General Affairs Council (GAC) of…

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Sopron, the Hungarian city that is full

A city that grows like the ‘kisgömböc’ in Hungarian folk tales. In recent years, Sopron became popular among those economic migrants who would like to…

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TripAdvisor’s 10+1 top tourist attractions in Budapest!

Fancy coming to the Hungarian capital for a few days? Or just interested in what is worth visiting if you ever get to Budapest? We…

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Hungarian State Folk Ensemble: Wonderful Nativity

As the holidays are approaching, Hungarian theatres and cultural institutuions start sharing their Christmas offers. Let us highlight a fascinating family and youth event by…

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A new bath-therapy centre to visit in Budapest

Turizmus.com reported that SmileyMed, the first private bath-therapy centre has opened its gates in the Hungarian Capital in Danubius Hotel Helia. In Danubius Hotel Helia,…

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Hungary marks Social Work Day

Sándor Lezsák, Hungary’s deputy house speaker, on Monday paid a tribute of recognition to people employed in social services and to the “tens of thousands”…

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Hungary calls for restoring EU-Russia economic cooperation

Restoring economic cooperation with Russia is “clearly in the economic interests of Europe” in light of an “emerging global trade war”, Hungary’s foreign minister told…

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A new hotel to be built in Budapest near Keleti railway station

According to realista.hu, DVM Group have entered into a contract with the German B&L group about the construction of a new hotel in Baross tér….

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Hungary’s construction sector on a rise

Output of Hungary’s construction sector climbed 25.8 percent year-on-year in September, data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) on Monday show. Output of the…

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Memorial dedicated to the Hungarian heroes of WWI unveiled in Budapest

A memorial dedicated to the Hungarian heroes of the first world war was inaugurated in Budapest’s Fiumei Street cemetery on Sunday. No war in Hungary’s…

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Weekly programme guide for Hungary: November 12-18

Hungary may be a small country in the heart of Europe, but there is no shortage of excellent programmes to enjoy each week. As a…

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Opposition Párbeszéd re-elects Szabó, Karácsony as co-leaders

Tímea Szabó and Gergely Karácsony were both re-elected unchallenged for another 18 months as the liberal opposition Párbeszéd party’s co-leaders at a party meeting on…

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Hungarian House Speaker on official visit to Peru

Hungary’s House Speaker László Kövér held talks in Peru. Yesterday he inaugurated a memorial plaque dedicated to “the innocent victims of Hungary’s 1956 revolution and…

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Scandal! Luggage theft on a Rome-Budapest flight, thieves caught in Italy

Bags and suitcases are often searched and stolen from on the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. In order to stop these, the Airport Police Directorate…

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Hungarian Aszú on YouTube: learn about the most expensive wine of the 19th century – VIDEOS

Have you always been interested in wine-making but you never had the time to actually learn the ins and outs of the business? Pour yourself…

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Was Dracula really a Hungarian Count? – photos, video

Bram Stoker’s world-famous blood-sucker is introduced in the novel as a Hungarian (Szekler) count, living in his castle in the Tihuța Pass of the Carpathian…

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Hungary has one of the biggest Olympic gold collections – VIDEO

It might come as a surprise, but even though Hungary is smaller and less densely populated than its rivals were at each Olympic Games, it…

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X – the eXploited in Cinemas with English Subtitles from November – Trailer

Károly Ujj Mészáros caught the attention of the audience with his first movie, the romantic comedy of Liza, the Fox Fairy that became a blockbuster…

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Plan your next year: holidays, long weekends and working Saturdays in 2019

There is so much to do on a long weekend; go hiking, pamper ourselves in fabulous hotels, or exploring new cities near and far. Here…

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Hungarian ruling parties call on EC to explain prepaid debit cards issued for migrants

The ruling Fidesz and Christian Democrat (KDNP) parties call on the European Commission to answer some questions regarding prepaid debit cards reportedly issued for migrants,…

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Müpa Winter Open Air 2018: lights, ice rink and a bunch of special winter programmes

From 2 December this year, for the third time, Müpa Winter Open Air, with its lights, ice rink and a bunch of special winter programmes,…

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Socialists, Párbeszéd to run joint list for EP elections

The opposition Socialist and Párbeszéd parties will set up a joint list for next May’s European parliamentary elections, the leader of the Socialist Party said…

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Hungarian traditions of Saint Martin’s day

Saint Martin’s day is the 11th of November which in Hungarian folklore traditions signals the end of agricultural work and the coming of advent. This…

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This is a Hungarian virtue! An amazing flashmob in Debrecen – VIDEO

Three Hungarian cities, Debrecen, Győr and Veszprém have submitted bids for Europe’s 2023 Cultural Capital title. The three cities in the east, northwest and west,…

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Several Hungarian cities plagued by poor air quality!

The air quality in the cities of Budapest, Kecskemét and Nyíregyháza has deteriorated to unhealthy levels, a post on the chief medical officer’s Facebook page…

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Hungarian population decreasing while the number of foreigners increasing

Despite the Hungarian government’s efforts, the number emigration between 2001 and 2017 kept on increasing. According to the Hungarian Central Statistical Office’s data, nearly 400.000…

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Hungarian wines of Eger are among the top 11 in Europe

Every climate produces different tasting wines, so the travel website European Best Destinations has collected the best wine destinations in Europe, among which Eger is…

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This means war: Katinka Hosszú and other swimmers risk being banned

FINA warned Katinka Hosszú and other world-class swimmers not to take part in the International Swimming League (ISL) set to be launched in Turin on…

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Fun facts about Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that tend to revolve around family and food. While those are definitely two of our favorite components, the important…

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The legendary glove manufactoring in Pécs

If someone mentions fashion, the first thing that comes to our mind is Paris. It is frequently forgotten that Hungary also played a significant role…

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Hungary to expand economic development scheme to Szeklerland, says foreign minister in Transylvania

Hungary will expand its cross-border economic development scheme aimed at helping ethnic Hungarian communities beyond the border to Szeklerland, Romania, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said…

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Europe’s biggest handball stadium to be built in Budapest!

Máté Kocsis, president of the Hungarian Handball Federation, recently reported at the federation’s exceptional conference that Europe’s biggest handball stadium would be built in the…

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Orbán cabinet to participate in debate on Article 7 procedure

Although the Hungarian government sees the EP’s approval of the Sargentini report as illegitimate, it will participate in a General Affairs Council debate on launching…

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Let’s get goosy – Budapest’s best restaurants for St. Martin’s Day

According to Funzine, foie gras (French for goose liver) is unlike most luxury foods. As the world’s second largest goose liver producer, we Hungarians have…

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Austrian authorities hand over Afghan rape suspect to Hungary – VIDEO

An Afghan man suspected of raping a woman in Budapest earlier this year has been handed over to Hungarian investigators by the Austrian police, the…

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Hungarian foreign minister held talks in Romania

Good Hungary-Romania relations clearly serve the interests of Hungarians and ethnic Hungarians in Romania, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Friday after meeting counterpart Teodor…

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Meeting of central bank governors of China and the 16 countries of CEE held in Budapest

The ‘16+1’, a summit of central bank governors from China and the Central and Eastern European countries, was held in Budapest for the first time….

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Hungarian counter-terrorism center to be added to the database of Russian Federal Security Service

János Hajdú, director of the Hungarian Counter-terrorism Center, is also attending the FSB conference in Moscow, where he agreed to join the database of the…

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The foundation-stone of Budapest’s first smart mall has been laid! – Photos

According to magyarepitok.hu, the new shopping mall called Etele Mall will have approximately 180 stores and will attract 40 thousand customers every day. We have…

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From today: One of Europe’s most beautiful Christmas markets returns to Budapest!

The Budapest Advent and Christmas Fair welcome visitors from the 9th of November 2018 to the 1st of January 2019. You can get a taste of the…

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Hungarian woman caught in Britain for going the wrong way on the motorway

According to the Derbyshire Times, a Hungarian woman got onto the wrong side of an M1 motorway slip road near South Normanton. She realised her mistake…

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Ruling Fidesz commands support of 3 million, Jobbik is the strongest opposition party

Fully 38 percent of Hungarian voters, or around 3 million people, support the ruling Fidesz-led alliance, according to a fresh poll by the Nézőpont Institute….

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Evosoft Hungary EUR 16m investment to create 125 jobs

Evosoft Hungary is investing 5.2 billion forints (EUR 16m) in two projects creating 125 new jobs for highly qualified IT professionals. At a press conference,…

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Currency exchange – Hungarian forint – 9 November 2018

09 November 2018 Currency Currency name Unit Value in HUF CHF Swiss Franc 1 281.21 EUR Euro 1 321.42 USD US Dollar 1 283.49 Here…

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Hungarian police catch a big fish: a group of four running prostitutes in Iceland

Four people were arrested by the police in Szeged for human trafficking, laundering and procuring, says HVG.hu. The National Bureau of Investigation and the Police…

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Interview – Orbán: Nation to benefit from ‘even stronger’ family policy

The government’s enhanced support for families will “benefit the whole nation, including young people” in the long run, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told public Kossuth…

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French football player Loic Nego to become Hungarian citizen

According to hvg.hu, Hungarian town, Székesfehérvár’s MOL Vidi FC player will become an official member of the Hungarian National Football Team and also will be…

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Hungarian election body rejects opposition plebiscite bids

The National Election Committee (NVB) on Thursday rejected referendum bids submitted by two opposition parties on university tuition and scrapping health-care privileges for top government…

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This is what Hungarians really excel at

Distilling Pálinka is soaring in Hungary. Not only the commission brewers’ production increased, but the popularity of home brewing is also on the rise. According…

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Sout Korean Doosan invests EUR 100m in battery copper foil plant in Hungary

South Korean conglomerate company Doosan is investing 32 billion forints (EUR 100m) in a battery copper foil plant in Tatabanya, in western Hungary, the foreign…

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Vidi beat PAOK for the second time – Europa League – HIGHLIGHTS

Another great battling display earned Vidi a 1-0 win over PAOK on Thursday evening in Budapest. Vidi FC 1-0 (0-0) PAOK FCGoal: Milanov 50 Vidi…

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European Commission raises Hungary GDP growth projections

The European Commission raised its projections for Hungary’s GDP this year and next to 4.3 percent and 3.4 percent, respectively, in a biannual forecast released…

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The sexiest German policewoman is… Hungarian!

Szeretlek Magyarország reports about a policewoman with Hungarian origins with whom Instagram is obsessed. Even a German daily magazine, Bild, noticed her fame and beauty….

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The end of WWI in Hungary: the war minister did not want to see soldiers anymore – photos, video

After Austria-Hungary’s defeat in the Battle of Vittorio Veneto, many soldiers tried to get home as soon as possible since they knew the war was…

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Hungary CPI rises to 3.8 pc in October

Consumer prices in Hungary rose by an annual 3.8 percent in October, accelerating from a 3.6 percent increase in the previous month, the Central Statistical…

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Hungarian winemaker becomes member of a French knighthood

According to hvg.hu, Csaba Koch winemaker in Baja (South Hungarian region) is the first Hungarian who has been dubbed a knight and became the member…

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EPP congress in Helsinki – Orbán: Europe cannot exist without nations

Without its nations, Europe would lose its spiritual and cultural identity, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said, addressing a European People’s Party (EPP) congress in Helsinki…

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Ecuador stable regional partner, says Hungarian house speaker in Quito

Hungary sees Ecuador as a stable regional partner, László Kövér, the speaker of the Hungarian parliament, said in his address to the ceremonial session of…

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Currency exchange – Hungarian forint – 8 November 2018

08 November 2018 Currency Currency name Unit Value in HUF CHF Swiss Franc 1 280.72 EUR Euro 1 321.53 USD US Dollar 1 281.45 Here…

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Animal testing to be banned in Hungary?

Biggest opposition party Jobbik submitted a draft resolution which aims to ban animal testing from 2022 on – hvg.hu writes. Current regulation is not deterrent enough Lajos Kepli, MP…

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CEU-affair: Audio recording reveals CEU offers no post-grad courses at Bard College

The Central European University (CEU) offers no post-graduate courses at Bard College (BC) in the United States, daily Magyar Idők said on Thursday citing an…

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Orbán cabinet: ‘We are the European People’s Party’

“We are the European People’s Party because we continue to represent the heritage of one-time German Chancellor Helmut Kohl,” government spokesman Zoltán Kovács said in…

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UN migration package ‘Europe’s betrayal’, says Hungarian foreign minister in Vienna

The United Nations’ migration package equals to “betraying Europe” because the plan is “in conflict with the interests of the people”, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó…

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Tonight: Vidi take on PAOK in match 4 of the EL group stage

Today’s game will kick off at the Groupama Arena, Budapest at 18.55pm. Vidi switch their attention back to the Europa League as they take on…

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Financial Times: President Trump copies PM Orbán

The leading British financial paper stresses that Hungarian-born American billionaire Soros has become a hate figure on the right in both Europe and the USA. Conspiracy…

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PM’s security adviser: Situation in Bihac immigration camp ‘untenable’

Crimes committed by migrants in an immigration camp in Bihac, in northern Bosnia, have made the “situation there untenable”, György Bakondi, the prime minister’s domestic…

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Russian art focus of Budapest Spring Festival

Russian art will be the focal point of the 39th Budapest Spring Festival held between April 5 and 22, the organisers told a press conference…

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Hungary, Croatia PMs discuss ties, EPP cooperation

The prime ministers of Hungary and Croatia discussed bilateral ties and challenges faced by Europe at their meeting on the sidelines of a European People’s…

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Social Report 2018: Hungarians are frustrated and withdrawn

The report studies the situation of men and women, emigration patterns and data from the Hungarian educational system – explains the article of Szeretlek Magyarország….

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WOW! Six Hungarian universities among the top ones of Europe and Central Asia

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) published its 2019 regional university ranking of Emerging Europe and Central Asia (EECA region) in which there are 11 Hungarian institutions. Six…

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Thousands of Hungarian people die due to infections in hospitals

Last year, hospitals in Hungary treated 4935 people infected with multiresistant bacteria, meaning the pathogen is impervious to several antibiotics. The report was stealthily published…

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Hungarian girl among the best e-Sportswomen in the world

21-year-old Anna Ráhel Vácz represents Hungary in the upcoming PUBG world tournament in Shanghai, hvg reports. She is the only Hungarian woman among the contestants….

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Orbán’s cabinet: EPP shifting towards Christian democracy

There is a clear and definite shift in the European People’s Party towards Christian democracy, which is the direction that Fidesz-KDNP represents, MEP Tamás Deutsch…

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Hungarian FM in talks with Austrian officials on moves to tighten border controls

Hungary’s foreign minister met leaders of Austrian towns located along the Hungary-Austria border and discussed their plans to introduce border restrictions. At the meeting in…

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The homeless Hungarian hero of a UK town dies

István Kakas died from leukaemia at the age of 52 last month. He lived in Bath, a town in the UK where people are now…

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Colombian-Hungarian bilateral ties to be strengthened

Hungarian Speaker of Parliament László Kövér discussed strengthening Colombian-Hungarian bilateral ties with senior officials in Bogota on Wednesday. Hungary aims to boost diplomatic, economic, cultural…

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