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Public notaries: Majority of Hungarians make no will

One out of ten Hungarians do not have a will, and those people who wish to write one are not familiar with the rules, the…

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European liberals attack Hungary for immigration policy, says government spokesman

Leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe in the European Parliament Guy Verhofstadt and “his liberal pals are beating up on Hungary…

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Could the geographical midpoint of Europe be in Hungary?

According to hvg.hu, several towns and cities on the continent are campaigning for the title of Europe’s geographical midpoint including Hungarian town Tállya not far…

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Government parties propose declaring 2019 Rákóczi memorial year

Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén and Szilárd Németh, a lawmaker of ruling Fidesz, on Tuesday proposed to parliament that 2019 be declared a memorial year…

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Opposition DK wants distribution of fake news by government to become criminal act

The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) will propose amending the Penal Code in order to declare what it called “the distribution of fake news by government…

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Huawei signs Memorandum of Understanding with Hungarian government

Chinese telecommunications company Huawei has signed a memorandum of understanding on working to achieve broadband penetration goals set by Hungary’s government and building up 5G…

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Shocking data: Hungarians are among the laziest people in Europe

Referring to the study of Eurostat, Magyarországom.hu claims Hungarians are the laziest people all around Europe. But why exactly? The study examines the population of…

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What is the secret of the world famous Hungarian bitter, Unicum?

The history of the world-famous Unicum started in the royal court of Joseph II, Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary. They jealously guard their…

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What does Budapest mean to you? – ELTE Media and OSF are looking for the answer together

Everyone has a story about Budapest. It can be funny, shocking, sad or heart-warming. The ELTE BTK Department of Media and Communication Studies and Open…

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Recipe of the week: Hungarian goose liver

Culinary adventurers, Funzine has got something really exceptional for you. Please welcome the star of November, a real Hungarian delicacy, libamáj (goose liver), an easy…

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The Hungarian subsidiary of Rosatom installs a small hydroelectric power plant in South Africa

Ganz Engineering and Energy Production Machinery LLC, the Hungarian subsidiary of the Russian Rosatom Atom Energetic Group, concluded an agreement with the South African Blue…

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Budapest Frida Kahlo exhibition draws over 220,000 visitors

Attracting more than 220,000 visitors, an exhibition of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in the Hungarian National Gallery has been Hungary’s most successful show of the…

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Hungary’s booming leech business – even Napoleon bought Hungarian leeches for his army

Hungary had all the leech power back in the 19th century. Hungary exported millions of leeches all over Europe and even to the United States….

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Hungarian world record at the Short Track World Cup

The Olympic champion men short track speed skating team have won the speed skating series’ Calgary event with a world record. In addition, Shaoang Liu…

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Europe’s leading startup acceleration program to coach 15 teams next to the Hungarian border

10.000 € investment from Europe’s leading early stage investor Pioneers Ventures, access to the legendary Pioneers’19 in Vienna and media coverage – all those goodies…

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Orbán discusses bilateral ties with Chinese president

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed their countries’ relations at their meeting on the sidelines of the Chinese International Import…

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Hungary’s oldest citizen dies at the age of 112

According to hvg.hu, Jánosné Billik, Hungarian resident in Piliscsaba (North Hungarian region) died on 4th November at her age of 112. The beloved resident of…

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Opposition Socialists and Párbeszéd to prepare jointly for EP election

The opposition Socialists and Párbeszéd plan to prepare jointly for next year’s European Parliamentary elections and their campaign will focus on demanding Hungary’s accession to…

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Learning music for kids – the best ukulele for children

Children are natural learners, able to absorb new information and practical skills much faster than adults can, so introducing youngsters to music is a great…

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How to improve your credit score using personal loans

Personal loans can be used to fill financial gaps in case of emergencies since you don’t need any security to get them. However, a personal loan…

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Government launches national consultation on family policy measures

The government has launched a national consultation to gauge Hungarians’ views on family policy. Questionnaires will be sent by post in the coming days, and…

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Bugac: the home of Hungarian traditions

According to Cartour Magazine, Bugac is one of the typical Hungarian market towns. It is located in the Great Hungarian Plain between the two biggest…

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Hungarian chimney cake conquers the world – VIDEOS

Taiwan, Anaheim, Chicago, Toronto… people from all over the world love the Hungarian dessert. Chimney cake conquers not only the world but YouTube as well….

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Hungarian national monuments and the stories behind them

In October, Hungary commemorated two national events: the execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad on 6 October, and the start of the Revolution of…

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Currency exchange – Hungarian forint – 5 November 2018

05 November 2018 Currency Currency name Unit Value in HUF CHF Swiss Franc 1 281.95 EUR Euro 1 322.49 USD US Dollar 1 283.36 Here…

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Grand reopening of the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest

According to Hvg, it is worth to visit the renewed Museum of Fine Arts, even for those who already have seen it before the renovation…

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The Hungarian National Defence Force might collect biometric data from criminals and illegal immigrants

The Hungarian National Defence Force could start to collect biometric data in its area of operations and in connection with illegal migration. This data will…

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Hungarian delegation holds talks with Huawei chairman

A Hungarian delegation led by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held talks with Guo Ping, rotating chairman of Huawei, in Shanghai on Monday, on the sidelines…

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Orbán: China appreciates robust growth in Central Europe

China appreciates that economic growth in central and eastern Europe is twice the European average, the Hungarian prime minister said on Monday in his address…

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Foreign minister opens Hungarian trade centre in Shanghai

Hungary realised in time that the Chinese market offers great opportunities for high-quality Hungarian products and services, Péter Szijjártó, the foreign affairs and trade minister,…

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Huge investment: Chinese automotive company to open a factory in Hungary

Third of the most valuable Hungarian companies have some connections to the automotive industry and it seems another investment is to give a boost to…

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An American soldier suffers life-threatening injuries at Ferencváros railway station

An American soldier was electrocuted at the Ferencváros railway station when he climbed up to a cargo train transporting combat vehicles, reports ATV News. As…

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Hungary marks anniversary of 1956 Soviet reprisal – PHOTOS

Hungary’s flag was raised and then lowered to half-mast with military honours in front of Parliament on Sunday to mark the 62nd anniversary of the…

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Why drink Pálinka?

There are a lot of reasons for drinking pálinka. You may simply love it, it is a common feature of pig slaughterings, or you might…

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This is what happened on November 4, putting an end to the 1956 revolution

The 4th of November is here, a day of mourning for Hungarians, as we remember all the brave men and women who fought in the…

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A new Hungarian bar has opened up in Paris!

A new Hungarian bar has opened up in Paris, attracting French bohemians. The bar is called Bogibar after the founder, Boglárka Pálosi. According to Forbes, she…

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EU tests smart lie detectors at the Hungarian border

A newly developed EU-funded technology would require people crossing the borders to identify themselves, and they would have to pass a special lie detector test…

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Hungarian government prioritises family support policy, says finance ministry state secretary

Hungary’s government does not believe in immigration, but rather in supporting Hungarian families raising children, finance ministry state secretary András Tállai said in an interview…

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A desperate old lady throw herself into the Danube at Ráckeve

An old desperate lady jumped into the Danube in Ráckeve. The attempted suicide ultimately failed, because two policemen were able to rescue her from the…

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Stubb calls on EPP to consider expelling Fidesz from its ranks

Hungary’s government has hit back at Former Finnish prime minister Alexander Stubb’s call on the European People’s Party to consider expelling Fidesz from its ranks,…

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Hungarian Day in Africa: volunteer physicians visit Malawi

This is not the first time the Hungarian Day is organized by the Hungarian Trade and Cultural Center (HTCC) in Malawi. Volunteer physicians travelled to the…

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New record for mildest November 3 dawn in Budapest

Daily minimum temperatures were broken in Budapest and Hungary early on Saturday, the national weather service said. Until now, the mildest dawn on November 3…

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The Economist: video about the death of democracy, featuring PM Orbán!

As hvg.hu reports, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was featured in a video made by one of the most prestigious newspapers in the world. Unfortunately,…

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Life-threatening show: teen girls tram surfed in Budapest – photos, videos

“Tujázás” is the Hungarian slang word for this old custom people used to do for many decades, to travel on crowded trams or for free….

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Huge success: Hungarian swimmer crowned Swimmer of the Year 2018

Prestigious US magazine Swimming World crowns Hungarian Kristóf Rasovszky as the top open water swimmer in the world, Index reports. Rasovszky stole the title from Dutch…

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Hungarian Horror Story – The Hungarian countess who bathed in blood

It is the week of Halloween which is celebrated in several countries worldwide. This celebration has many traditional activities like trick-or-treating, costume parties, telling scary…

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Sas Hill: A piece of wildlife above Budapest’s city centre

Our everyday life has accelerated so much we tend to forget there are areas outside the concrete jungle. We do not really leave our (hopefully)…

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Hungarian town Tata receives international distinction

According to szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu, the delegations in support of the Ramsar Convention, a 1971 international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands, took part in an international…

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Orbán cabinet does not consider UN migration pact binding

The Hungarian government rejects the United Nations’ comprehensive pact on migration; it has left the negotiating table and will not consider its implementation binding, should…

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The last of a dying breed: Hungarian Calvinists in Romania – PART II

Magyarhang has gone to explore the furthest located Hungarian Calvinist communities in Europe, in Romania, more precisely in Galați, Braila, Ploiești and Constanța. Here, the…

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Jaguar to set up next development centre in Budapest

British car maker Jaguar will set up a new technical development centre in Budapest, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told public Kossuth Radio on Friday. The…

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Hungarian professor revealed the secret of the Mona Lisa

According to 24.hu, Dr Imre Gerlinger professor and director of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pécs recently reported his exploration in the…

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Do Americans like traditional Hungarian food like lángos or chimney cake?

Hvg.hu asked some Hungarian entrepreneurs and the economic attaché of the Consulate General of Hungary in New York whether it is worth to open a…

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The story of the sacred Chinese statue found in Budapest

Residents of a small Chinese village travelled to the Netherlands to get back an ancient Chinese statue with the remains of a thousand-year-old monk in…

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The top 100 biggest Hungarian businesses

This year too, Forbes.hu compiled their list of the 100 most valuable purely Hungarian businesses. It was a good year for the Hungarian economy; as…

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Wealthy Hungarians live in the following settlements: which one would you choose?

There are only two regions in Hungary where purchasing power per capita reaches half of the European average: Budapest (57%) and Komárom-Esztergom County (51%) –…

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Upgraded CSOK home purchase subsidy programme could attract twice as many, says expert

The government’s recently expanded CSOK home purchase subsidy programme could double the number of participants, a real estate expert told public television M1 on Thursday….

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Hungary gives something unique to the world

Zalaegerszeg’s test track, called Zala Zone, already has the first four contracts and more than another hundred companies are interested in the project. The Zala…

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Hungarian government offers help to Turkey’s judicial reform

Hungary is ready to provide Turkey with all assistance to that country’s efforts to reform the rule of law and its judiciary, Justice Minister László…

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The lasts of a dying breed: Hungarian Calvinists in Romania – PART I

Magyarhang has gone to explore the furthest located Hungarian Calvinist communities in Europe, in Romania, more exactly in Galați, Braila, Ploiești, Constanța. Here the number…

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Hungarian traditions on All Souls’ Day

In the Christian religion, All Souls’ Day commemorates the souls of Christians who have died. After Halloween and All Saints’ Day, this is the third…

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Budapest cemeteries expect hundreds of thousands on All Hallows – PHOTOS

Budapest cemeteries expect to have hundreds of thousands of visitors on All Hallows’ Day, similarly to earlier years, the Budapest Funeral Institute said on Thursday….

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A Czech movie shows scenes of shooting an Orbán statue – VIDEO!

Imagine what the illiberal democracy in Hungary looks like through the eyes of a foreigner and how this whole situation would work as a video…

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The nine best Hungarian products – Photos

In general, we are very picky when we are in a supermarket. We carefully take into consideration how much sugar or allergens a product contains,…

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Will they rebuild Budapest entirely until 2030?

Hvg suggests that people in the capital must anticipate costly public investments until 2030. Making Budapest liveable and healthier are considered little. A conference was held…

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Jobbik about the CEU-affair

Published on the Facebook account of Márton Gyöngyösi, the leader of Jobbik’s parliamentary group:  After everybody has expressed their opinions on the political implications of…

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Annual dynamics of house prices in Budapest grows

Press release – According to the latest National Bank of Hungary (NBH, in Hungarian: Magyar Nemzeti Bank – MNB) house price index, the annual growth…

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“The unburied man” screened in Egypt to commemorate 1956’s Revolution

To commemorate the Hungarian Revolution’s 62nd anniversary, the movie named “The Unburied Man” or in Hungarian “A Temetetlen Halott” was screened at Cairo’s Balassi Intézet…

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Hungarian success at the BBQ World Championship in the USA

For the first time in its history, Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue had a Hungarian team among its contestants this weekend, namely team KGB…

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Socialist MEP sends Juncker history book after Romania remark

István Ujhelyi, an MEP of the opposition Socialists, has sent a history book to the president of the European Commission after his recent remark concerning…

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Opposition DK slams raising VAT on new homes

The leftist Democratic Coalition has proposed that the government should drop plans to reintroduce a 27 percent VAT on new homes in 2020, and suggested…

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All saints’ day: Hungarian traditions you probably did not know

1st November is probably best known as All Saints’ Day around the world, at least in countries holding Christian traditions. Even though it is a…

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Orbán marks centenary of 20th century PM Tisza’s death

The strong country that is capable of standing up for itself which István Tisza, Hungary’s prime minister during the first world war, considered his most…

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This is how Hungarians use the internet

We manage almost everything on the Internet, but there are still many Hungarians who do not use it. The reason is simple; “I don’t understand how…

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Fun stuff to do in Budapest – Autumn edition

Autumn weather might be chilly at times in Hungary, but you can choose from an awful lot of opportunities in the capital city to fill…

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The new wellness centre at Csillaghegy spa in northern Budapest opens – Photos

Budapest Mayor István Tarlós on Wednesday opened a new wellness centre comprising 12 pools within the Csillaghegy open-air spa which occupies a total area of…

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Hungarian minimum wage soon to be below Romanian

It is not unlikely that starting from November, the Romanian minimum wage could surpass the Hungarian minimum wage. This has already been predicted two years ago,…

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Hungarian neurosurgeon mission in Malawi

The African Hungarian Union has once again sent out their medical missionaries to Malawi. The 19th mission lasts from October 26 until November 12, during…

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Budapest bids to host the World Urban Games

Hungary’s government has declared its support for a bid for Budapest to host the inaugural edition of the World Urban Games next year and earmarked…

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What happened to Hungarian sports? – Scandal about the Hungarian Tennis Association

The Prosecution Office of the 9th district ordered an investigation into the Hungarian Tennis Association because they found the accusation of one of the member associations…

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Hungarian opera roadshow premieres in New York

Hungarian President János Áder and his wife, Anita Herczegh, on Tuesday attended the premiere of Ferenc Erkel’s opera Bánk bán in New York’s Lincoln Centre,…

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61,690 Russian were issued a Schengen visa at Hungarian consulates, the highest among all

In 2017, 61,690 Russians applied for a Schengen short-stay visa to Hungarian embassies, most among other Hungary’s consulates. Schengen Visa applications at the Hungarian consulates…

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Is it OK for Hungarians to celebrate Halloween?

Since Halloween is becoming more and more popular among younger generations, there is a growing dispute among Hungarians: should we celebrate this Anglo-Saxon tradition? There…

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Opposition Párbeszéd files complaint over case of former Moscow attache

Opposition Párbeszéd is filing a criminal complaint for complicity and abuse of office against an unknown perpetrator after the chief prosecutor’s office ended an investigation…

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Hungary a European hub for development of driverless vehicle systems

Hungary is a European hub for the development of autonomous vehicle systems, the innovation and technology minister said after an informal meeting of European transportation…

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Octobeer – The best beer bars in Budapest

After more than four months spent in the grip of wine (first in the form of refreshing spritzer during the summer months, then by attending…

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Hungarian painting decorates the French President’s office

The official photographer of the French President posted a photo of the president’s office on Instagram, and Kálmán Makláry immediately noticed the Hungarian painting hanging…

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Prime minister Orbán opens renewed Fine Arts Museum

Hungary’s prime minister formally reopened Budapest’s renewed Museum of Fine Arts in a ceremony on Tuesday. In his address Viktor Orbán noted the importance of…

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Best of Budapest – Thai restaurants to check out

After last week’s post about a guide to Budapest’s doughnut scene, we are back with another edition, this time with Thai food in our focus….

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Steady labour shortage in Hungary: Jobless rate reaches 3.8 pc

Hungary’s rolling average three-month jobless rate reached 3.8 percent in September, edging up from 3.7 percent in the previous month, but falling from 4.1 percent…

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15th VERZIO Documentary Film Festival – 35 countries, 59 documentaries

According to Funzine, in a world of conspiracy theories and fake news it is a blast to experience something real: people telling their inspiring true…

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Readers’ letter: Kayaking through River Danube for 41 days

Francis did something amazing: he took off 41 days to kayak through River Danube from Ulm, Germany to Sulina, Romania. With 2600 kilometres behind his…

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Renewed Museum of Fine Arts to open tomorrow!

Budapest’s renewed Museum of Fine Arts will reopen on Wednesday with a temporary exhibition focusing on the art of Leonardo da Vinci. Museum director László…

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Norway’s Karl Ove Knausgaard guest of honour at 2019 Budapest international book festival

Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard will be the guest of honour at the 26th Budapest International Book Festival held between April 25 and 25, organisers…

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One of the most famous cafés in Budepest has been closed

Although their confectionery is still open for a few more days, Európa Coffeehouse, which is among the most famous cafés in Budapest was closed on…

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October heat record broken in Hungary

Hungary’s temperature rose to a record high on October 29 and the heat record was also broken for Budapest. The mercury hit 27.1 C. in…

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Parliament suspends Fidesz MP’s immunity over fraud allegations

Lawmakers on Monday suspended the immunity of Fidesz MP György Simonka, who is suspected of large-scale budgetary fraud. Hungary’s public prosecutor Péter Polt initiated the…

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Renewed WWI soldiers’ graves inaugurated in eastern Budapest’s cemetery

Szilárd Németh, state secretary at the defence ministry, on Monday attended the inauguration ceremony of a renewed plot in which soldiers of the first world…

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Budapest, the perfect autumn destination! – Daily Mail

Autumn is the perfect time to visit Budapest. With the summer heat gone, there are fewer and fewer tourist groups, so you can calmly explore…

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The All Time Favorite Products of Hungary

Hungary not only has many Nobel-prize Laureates, but has many retro snacks, drinks and cosmetics, as well. Manager Magazin of Világgazdaság has collected some of…

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Orbán: We need a strong European People’s Party

In the Parliament Building Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Hunor Kelemen had talks about the tasks related to the congress of the European People’s Party…

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Hungarians wake up earlier than Austrians and pray less than Romanians

The Hungarian Central Statistics Office has conducted a research in 17 countries on how people aged 10-84 actually spend their time, focusing on what they…

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English documentary to feature the diversity of Lake Balaton

We were recently approached by Sebastian Cooper, an English teacher, voice-over artist, narrator and radio presenter from England. He is currently working on a documentary about…

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The government’s national consultation on protection of families to start within days

The national consultation on the protection of families will start within days, the Parliamentary State Secretary of the Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister said…

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Hungarian success at the World Wrestling Championships

The biggest wrestling event began in Budapest on the 20th October – said Nenad Lalovics, President of the UWW, concerning this year’s championships. Nenad was…

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Hungarian President commemorates 1956 uprising in Florida

President János Áder attended a commemoration of Hungary’s failed anti-Soviet revolt in 1956, organised by expatriate Hungarians in Sarasota late on Sunday. In his address…

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Hungarian Fashion and Design Agency partners with Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana

The Hungarian Fashion and Design Agency has signed a strategic agreement with the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (National Chamber for Italian Fashion), the Hungarian…

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Fairytales and minimalism at the Budapest Fashion Week – PHOTO GALLERY

One of the most important fashion events, the Budapest Central European Fashion Week took place over this weekend, between the 25th and 27th of October…

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LMP seeks same growth-based premium for all pensioners

Opposition LMP wants to submit a bill to parliament that would ensure all pensioners get the same growth-based premium, the deputy head of the party’s…

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Jobbik: We don’t want to live in a dictatorship

Jobbik press release said, Jobbik has achieved its goals set for 23 October and got the message through: we don’t want to live in a…

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Hungary sends message of condolence after Pittsburgh shooting

Hungarian President János Áder has expressed condolences to the families of victims in a shooting on Saturday that claimed eleven in a Pittsburgh synagogue. Áder,…

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Amazing! Tímea Babos is once again a World Champion tennis player!

The Hungarian tennis star Tímea Babos competed alongside the French Kristina Mladenovic against the Czech Barbora Krejcíková and Katerina Siniaková at the WTA Finals. Nemzeti…

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Budapest then and now – photos, video of the 1956 revolution vs nowadays

The significance of the 1956 Hungarian revolution is undeniable. Besides reading about the memories and recollections of those who lived through the events, it is…

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Top 3 Faculties of the University of Pécs among foreign students

The University of Pécs is one of the finest institutions in Hungary. The original medieval institute was the first university of the country, founded in…

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All about the Hungarian fried wonder – Most viewed lángos videos on YouTube

Goulash might be the first food that people associate with the Hungarian cuisine, but lángos is by far the most beloved Hungarian food. It is…

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Tombstones emerged at the base of Petőfi Bridge in Budapest

Due to the extremely low water level of the Danube, many interesting things have been found; valuable historical artefacts, German frag grenade, wrecks of sunken ships…

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Hungarian animated movie competes for the Oscar – Trailer HERE!

Iván Kamarás has posted on his Facebook page that Milorad Krstic’s new movie is nominated for the Oscars. The new movie is titled Ruben Brandt,…

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Hungary 55th in latest FIFA men’s rankings

Belgium leads the rankings with World Cup winners France just one point behind them in second place. Hungary is in 55th spot ahead of their…

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7 places that are somewhat hidden but serve the most delicious foods in Sopron

If you visit the city and want to try out something special, whether it is modern and exciting food, or something delicious and traditional, you…

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House speaker initiates probe of Demeter

House Speaker László Kövér has initiated a national security probe of Márta Demeter, an MP of opposition LMP, with the Constitutional Defence Office Directorate for…

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