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David Lynch in Hungary – Budapest Photo Festival 2019 opening exhibition at Műcsarnok

The BUDAPEST PHOTO FESTIVAL is the biggest photography event in Hungary. In its’ third year in 2019, it opens with a real gem on the…

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Jobbik executive vice president: 2019 – Fight or reconcile?

Jobbik executive vice president Márton Gyöngyösi posted an interesting discussion on Facebook about the new year: Meeting with citizens, we are often asked: What does…

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Transylvanian program offers free land and Wi-Fi for young people to return home

Emigration of the workforce represented by young people is becoming such a difficult problem to tackle in Transylvania that the city of Sepsiszentgyörgy (Sfântu Gheorghe)…

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Hungary posts EUR 496 m trade surplus in November

Hungary posted a 496 million euro trade surplus in November, down by 186 million from the same month a year earlier, the Central Statistical Office…

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Government buys legendary Hungarian painter Munkacsy’s Golgotha

The Hungarian government has purchased 19th-century painter Mihály Munkácsy’s monumental piece Golgotha, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office said on Wednesday. The government paid…

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Amazing! Rakonczay becomes the first Hungarian to walk to the South Pole!

Gábor Rakonczay became the first Hungarian ever to walk to the South Pole on 7 January, when his team finished the 44-day-long expedition. The team…

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Traditional Hungarian card games you might not have known

The Hungarian card or Tell card has played an important role in the childhood of many Hungarians, especially in the 19th and 20th centuries. An…

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Record year at Budapest Airport: 14.9 million passengers in 2018

Double-digit passenger traffic growth in 2018 resulted in approximately 14.9 million passengers in total at Budapest Airport, making the capital city airport of Hungary the…

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The most stolen cars of 2018 in Hungary

According to data published by the International Car Hunting Association, in Hungary, the most stolen car models are those that were imported from the west….

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Orbán’s cabinet: Brussels demonstration work of ‘Soros network’

A demonstration in Brussels by the Radical European Democrats (RED) dubbed “Stop Orbán” is not about Hungary’s new labor code, the judicial system or the…

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European and Hungarian opposition stage anti-government demonstration in Brussels

Dutch Green MEP Judith Sargentini, author of a report critical of the state of the rule of law in Hungary approved by the European Parliament…

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A legendary Hungarian restaurant will cook for the Prime Minister in the castle

The legendary Hungarian Gundel Restaurant will provide all catering services in the new residency of Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán. The restaurant won the tender,…

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Trade unions submit list of demands to government

Trade unions demand the withdrawal of labour code amendments, changes to the strike law, fair wages and a flexible pension system in a letter addressed…

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Socialist candidate for Budapest mayor announces programme

The opposition Socialists’ candidate for Budapest mayor Csaba Horváth announced his programme on Tuesday, promising to address the city’s main problem which he defined as…

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Hungary purchases a brutal military beast that can eliminate targets from over 60 kilometres

The Hungarian National Defence Force announced right before Christmas that they are not only going to purchase 44 new Leopard 2A7+ tanks but also 24…

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Government official: Hungary won’t become ‘immigrant country’

Hungary has again made it clear that it does not want to become a country of immigrants and insists that the direction of the European…

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UN migration package ‘peril for world’, says Hungarian foreign minister

The United Nations Global Migration Compact is “clearly a peril for the whole world”, which could trigger further waves of migration, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó…

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Hungary sends police units to Serbia and Macedonia

Hungary is sending new police contingents to help patrol the Macedonian-Greek and Serbian-Macedonian borders, the national police said on its website on Tuesday. The national…

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Celebrity alert! Henry Cavill is working on his new lead role in Hungary

Henry Cavill has arrived in Hungary because of his lead role in the new Netflix series, The Witcher, which is at least partially shot here….

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CNN reveals secrets of the famous Hungarian cake, Dobos

Are you familiar with the most-known Hungarian cake in the world? You may not be acquainted with József Dobos’s name in itself, but Dobos cake…

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Free Hungarian stew in Rome

On Sunday (6th of January 2018), a group of Hungarian cooks have made some dishes to people in Rome, as a charity gift. All the…

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Hungary’s industrial output on the rise

Industrial output in Hungary grew by an annual 4 percent in November, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said in a first reading of data on…

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Online invoicing system contributes to whitening economy, says finance minister

Hungary’s comprehensive online invoicing system has been operating seamlessly since its introduction in July 2018 and has contributed to a 403 billion forint jump (EUR…

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B&B Hotels to open first unit in Hungary

WING sold the former Angel Office (Angyal Irodaház) to B&B Hotels, and they will turn it into an economy hotel for the French company. B&B…

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Political commentator: no “mood for striking” in Hungary

There is no “mood for striking” in Hungary and support for protests has not grown in the past few weeks, political scientist Zoltán Kiszelly told…

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Hungarian president urges turning point in fight against climate change

The year ahead could see a turning point in the fight against climate change and this opportunity must not be wasted, President János Áder said…

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Shocking! Most people die of chronic diseases in Hungarian region

The internationally known European Statistics Office – Eurostat – recently revealed their statistics about the situation of the continent’s health and healthcare. The results, unfortunately,…

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Commission preparing beatification of János Esterházy sworn in

The commission of Hungarian, Slovak, Polish and Czech historians preparing the beatification process of János Esterházy, a leader of Slovakia’s ethnic Hungarian community between the…

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Liberals: Broad opposition cooperation formulating

An anti-government cooperation is formulating in Hungarian politics that includes beyond opposition parties trade unions and civil groups, the Hungarian Liberal Party’s candidate for Budapest…

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Hungary benefits from EUR 4.4 bn EU funding in 2018

The European Commission paid out a total 4.4 billion euros (over 1,400 billion forints) in development subsidies to Hungary in the course of 2018, Tamás…

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This Hungarian model is the most beautiful chef in New York

It is quite unusual to mention modelling and culinary delights on the same page, but Nelli Tombor is one of the fortunate exceptions. Besides her…

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Recipe of the week: cream cake / krémes

Hungarian gastronomy is famous for a number of things. Whether you like meat dishes, are a fan of the famous sour cream or have a…

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What’s new in Budapest: 8 places worth visiting in January

Scroll down for the coolest newly-opened places in Budapest – collected by Funzine.  Ne pazarolj! 1027 Budapest, Fő utca 79. As we’re faced with more…

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The long awaited modernization of the railway stations in Budapest might be underway

They will modernise the historical buildings of the Nyugati railway station, but the railway technology is yet to be improved upon. It was time that…

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Government forms strategic partnership with Tungsram

The Hungarian government signed a strategic partnership agreement with lighting company Tungsram on Monday. The agreement was signed by Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó and Tungsram…

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Exhibition about the Hungarian hussars opens in London

From flamboyant uniforms to fast horses, this exhibition looks at the shared heritage between the Hungarian and British hussars. Hussars were often the eyes and…

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Washington Post: Orbán’s Hungary is becoming a rogue state

Hungary has met with a tremendous amount of both national and international criticism in the past nine years, especially targeting the Prime Minister’s attitude towards…

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2018 was the hottest year in Hungary

The analysis of the Hungarian National Meteorological Service states that according to the recorded measurements since 1901, 2018 was the hottest year ever in Hungary…

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Hungarian government committed to strengthening national cohesion

Hungary’s government is committed to strengthening national cohesion among all Hungarians, regardless of whether they live in the Carpathian Basin or in any other part…

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Most modern retail and entertainment centre to be built in Budapest

The so-called Mundo project is finally about to start in Budapest’s 14th District, Zugló. Mundo will be a multi-functional shopping and entertainment centre. The project…

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Fidesz: Anti-government protesters on Soros’s payroll

Among the participants in recent demonstrations against new overtime regulations were organisations on US billionaire George Soros’s payroll, the parliamentary group leader of ruling Fidesz…

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CNN’s guide to the best cakes and confectioneries in Budapest

Budapest is an ideal travel destination no matter what your motives are. Whether you want to experience the culture and explore all the sights or…

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Sensational! Siamese Bangladeshi twins arrive in Budapest for treatment

The conjoined Bangladeshi twins joined at the skull, whose separation the Hungarian surgeon team of the Action for Defenceless People Foundation was the only one…

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The best videos about the Hungarian language

It is pretty apparent at this point that the Hungarian language is one of our most popular topics on this site. It is definitely a…

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The Red Wedding from Game of Thrones has happened in the past in Hungary

There is no need to introduce one of the most iconic scenes in Game of Thrones, where the Freys and the traitor Boltons massacre Robb…

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10+1 reasons that will make you want to visit Szeged!

Szeged is a gem in the south-eastern part of Hungary.  It is sometimes called the city of sunshine as it is the place where the…

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Hungarian government marks memorial day of Saint Thomas of Canterbury

For Hungarians Christianity means not only theological traditions but also a social setting which has determined the conditions for human dignity, the family, the nation,…

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Hungarian built bamboo chapels saved lives in Ecuador

Hungary reopened its embassy in Ecuador in 2015 and Lilla Kántor, who is a Hungarian architect from the city of Veszprém (Veszprém County), applied for…

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Hungarian built bamboo chapels saved lifes in Ecuador

Hungary reopened its embassy in Ecuador in 2015 and Lilla Kántor, who is a Hungarian architect from the city of Veszprém (Veszprém County), applied for…

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Protests held in Szolnok, Debrecen against labour code changes

Opposition parties and trade unions protested against the amendments to the labour code in Szolnok in central Hungary and Debrecen in eastern Hungary on Saturday….

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Jobbik to appeal election cttee rejection of referendum initiatives linked to ‘slave law’

The conservative opposition Jobbik party will submit an appeal to the Kúria, Hungary’s supreme court, against a decision by the National Election Committee, which rejected…

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Ralph Fiennes portrayed him on screen but who was the real English patient, László Almásy? – video

In the world-known 1996 movie winning 9 Academy Awards, László Almásy is portrayed as an English pilot who is wounded in a plane crash and is…

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Trade unions and oppositions held anti-government demonstration in Budapest – Photos

An anti-government demonstration started on Heroes’ Square in Budapest today afternoon, with the participants moving through Andrássy Avenue towards the Parliament building. Opposition parties called…

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The American Bar Association is concerned that Hungary’s creation of a parallel court system

The American Bar Association is concerned that Hungary’s creation of a parallel court system overseen by a politically appointed justice minister threatens to further erode…

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Hungary owns Europe’s most beautiful tram – Photo Gallery

Hungarian town Miskolc’s (Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County) Tatra 202-type tram successfully kept the title of Europe’s most beautiful Advent tram. The competition started on the 13th of…

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Here is the design of the new hospital centre in Budapest – VISUALS

The hospital centre at Nagyvárad Square will be able to serve a quarter of the capital and will be directly connected to a metro station….

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Hungarian IKEA to resell no-longer-used furniture in the future

Swedish-founded multinational company IKEA announced that this year, they would like to broaden their ‘IKEA Second Chance’ program to Hungary as well. The exact date…

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5 must see castles in Hungary you must put on your bucket list – photos

We already reported about the most beautiful castles HERE and HERE. We also wrote about the best castle hotels HERE. Now here are five additional…

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Hungary PPI up 5.1pc yr/yr in November

Industrial producer prices rose by 5.1 percent in November from the same month a year earlier, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Friday. Prices…

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Hungary’s tallest building – an architectural phenomenon

Hungary has several beautiful buildings including historical ones like the Buda Castle, the Castle of Gödöllő and the Firewatch Tower in Sopron. The country will…

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Money, money, money! Advice for international students

Studying abroad is a great opportunity from many perspectives. You can travel the world, get acquainted with different cultures, meet people from all over the…

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Protests staged against labour changes in Pécs, Szombathely

Opposition parties and civil groups staged demonstrations to protest against recent changes to the labour code in Pécs (S) and Szombathely (W) on Friday evening….

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Socialists accuse Orbán cabinet of lying in Sargentini report rebuttal

The opposition Socialist Party has accused the government of lying in a written rebuttal of the so-called Sargentini report. Socialist MEP István Ujhelyi told a…

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CNN: The history of Unicum, the famous Hungarian bitter

Something unique started at the end of the 18th century: Dr Zwack created a mixture for medical purposes, even getting the attention of the likes…

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Orbán’s letter posted to Fidesz supporters

A letter written by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to supporters of the ruling Fidesz party, noting the importance of the May European parliamentary elections, has…

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World’s greatest caviar establishment born at Hungarian farm

There was a man who came from a family which used to earn a living out of corn planting, but he wanted more. Since then he worked…

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Going to Budapest Airport by train – will it ever happen?

We have been waiting for a long time to finally be able to get to Budapest Airport by train. Unfortunately, it seems like we still…

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Between the United States of Austria and Greater Romania

In 2018 it was the 100th anniversary of Transylvania becoming part of the entity today called Great Romania. As a Romanian and Transylvanian, I have…

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On next week: English stand up comedy in Budapest

Let’s start the year with the comedic capers at The Studios as Laugh Budapest Laugh delivers the best of English language comedy in the city….

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Orbán cabinet sets up Institute for Hungarian Studies

The government has set up an institute specialising in the research of Hungarian history and the development of tourism and education. The institute, known as…

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LMP to take part in Saturday opposition demonstration

Opposition LMP members and supporters will take part in Saturday’s opposition demonstration in Heroes’ Square, moving on to Kossuth Square, an LMP official has said….

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Currency exchange – Hungarian Forint – 4 January 2018

04 January 2019 Currency Currency name Unit Value in HUF CHF Swiss Franc 1 285.43 EUR Euro 1 321.25 USD US Dollar 1 281.72 Here…

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Best countries for business: Hungary in the lead again in terms of monetary freedom

Even Brexit could not dethrone the United Kingdom, leading the Forbes list of investment-friendly countries in the last few years. Their secret is innovation, excellent…

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Hungary household energy prices among lowest in Europe

Retail energy prices in Hungary are among the lowest in Europe, business daily Világgazdaság said on Friday, citing a survey of 29 European countries carried…

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Anti-government demonstration held in Szeged

Opposition parties, civil organisations and trade unions held an anti-government protest in Szeged, in southern Hungary, on Thursday. The protesters almost filled Dugonics Square in…

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Hungary poised to play lead role in Western Balkan climate protection, says state secretary

With a view to implementation of the Paris climate accord, an environmental non-profit will be established in the Western Balkans and Hungary is poised to…

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Number of Hungarians working abroad increased

Between September and November 2018, unfortunately, the number of employed people in Hungary – approximately 4.8 million – started to decrease again, but this is…

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Fidesz would fit better in the European Conservatives and Reformists group, says Zahradil

Azonnali met Jan Zahradil, MEP and Spitzenkandidat of European Conservatives and Reformists in his office in the European Parliament last December, where we asked him…

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Afghan refugee sentenced to community service for assault in Budapest

An Afghan refugee has been sentenced in an accelerated procedure to community service for assaulting a couple near Budapest’s Keleti railway station on New Year’s…

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Passenger dies on plane before unscheduled landing in Budapest

The Antalya – Berlin flight of Sun Express landed at Budapest Airport after one of their passengers indicated she feels bad. Staff of flight XQ…

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How much do you know about the Hungarian language? – QUIZ

To welcome the New Year, we compiled a quiz for you about the Hungarian language. Go ahead and answer the following 13 questions and test…

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Awful! Only 5 countries in the EU spend more on alcoholic drinks than Hungary

Hungarian households spend almost twice as much on alcoholic drinks than the EU average. This means that we spend the most in the region and…

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Budapest Zoo’s collection among most diverse in Europe!

The Budapest Zoo is home to 8,807 animals of 856 species, which makes the collection one of Europe’s most diverse, the zoo said in a…

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Four places in Budapest you cannot see anymore

Budapest is famous for its architecture. We can find several buildings which commemorate the old city’s look back in the past of the Hungarian capital….

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2018 year of record-breaking investments, says Hungarian foreign minister

Government efforts to boost investment set new records in 2018 both in terms of the number of projects and their combined value, the foreign minister…

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Currency exchange – Hungarian Forint – 3 January 2019

03 January 2019 Currency Currency name Unit Value in HUF CHF Swiss Franc 1 287.45 EUR Euro 1 322.55 USD US Dollar 1 283.54 Here…

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Extraordinary parliament session lacks quorum

A special session of parliament lacked quorum on Thursday because ruling party lawmakers stayed away from it. The event had been initiated by parties of…

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The greatest Hungarian sports achievements of 2018

Hungary was not only the host of several prestigious sports events in 2018 but was successful both at home and at foreign fields. Let us…

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What to consider before buying a new home

There may be many reasons as to why you’re considering picking up and moving homes. No matter why you’re choosing to start looking around so you…

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Here are current exhibitions of the Hungarian National Gallery

The Hungarian National Gallery (in Hungarian: Magyar Nemzeti Galéria) collections cover Hungarian art in all genres, including the works of many nineteenth- and twentieth-century Hungarian…

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Millions of Chinese know the works of this Hungarian poet by heart – video

There was a cult in China at the beginning of the 20th century around Hungarian poet Sándor Petőfi because of his poems about national freedom…

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Hungary jobless rate falls to 3.6 pc at the end of the year

Hungary’s rolling average three-month jobless rate was 3.6 percent in November, down from 3.7 percent in the previous month, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said…

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Jobbik accuses government of imposing ‘comprehensive austerity package’

Conservative opposition Jobbik on Wednesday accused the government of having imposed a “comprehensive austerity package” which it has attempted to sell to the public through…

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Orbán holds talks with Bolsonaro

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held bilateral talks with new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during his working visit to Brazil on Wednesday, Orban’s press chief said….

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5 legendary Hungarian athletes

We tend to say Hungarians are good at everything. A little bit of this, a little bit of that – the famous Hungarian ingenuity. Joking…

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The 11 best festivals in Budapest according to CNN

The Pearl of the Danube is the perfect place for a wide variety of festivals, both in style and theme, and the fact that Hungarians…

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Opposition: New PM’s office ‘overpriced prestige investment’

The new premises of the Prime Minister’s Office in the Buda castle district are an overpriced prestige investment and a display of lavish extravagance, the…

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Outrageous! A girl tried to burn the Hungarian flag in Nagyvárad (Oradea), Romania – video

A young girl tried to ignite the Hungarian national flag above the entrance of the regional headquarter of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (RMDSZ)…

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Hungarian soldiers to receive higher pay rise than planned

Soldiers and other employees of the military will receive a 7.4 percent pay rise in January, as opposed to an originally planned 5 percent, Szilárd…

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Government to raise maternity benefits, introduce new home-care subsidy in 2019

Hungary’s government will increase general maternity benefits as well as maternity benefits for university students or graduates and introduce a new subsidy for parents tending…

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5 of the best Hungarian cures against a (New Year’s Eve) hangover

We have all been there: the New Year’s Eve party went “too” well, had one drink more than you needed, or you just got the dirty…

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Ambulance service responds to 3,000 emergencies over New Year’s Eve

Hungary’s ambulance service responded to 2,890 emergencies during New Year’s Eve celebrations, 830 of which were called in from Budapest, the service’s communications chief said…

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Hungarian President Áder delivers New Year’s address

János Áder, Hungary’s president, addressed fellow citizens on New Year’s Day in a public media broadcast just after midnight, wishing them a happy New Year…

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This is how Hungary celebrated New Year’s Eve – PHOTOS

New Year’s Eve was, yet again, quite eventful in Hungary. People were celebrating all over the country, and luckily, MTI captured many of those wonderful…

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Secrets of the 100-year-old Gellért Hotel – what’s underneath it?

Gellért Hill, together with the Liberty Statue and the Citadella on top, is a sight not to be missed by tourists visiting Hungary. The Hotel…

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All the concerts you’ll want to attend in Budapest in 2019

2019 is packed with major headliners! World-famous musicians from all over the world will visit our beloved capital next year. There will be a concert…

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Video of Hungarian teenage girl reaches more than a million views on Facebook

The girl used the successor of Musical.ly app, TikTok, to create her video. Then it was posted to Facebook and went viral immediately. Musical.ly was…

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Budapest as you have never seen it before – Amazaing infrared photos!

Milán Rácmolnár is a talented, young Hungarian photographer who always dazzles his audience with his new perspectives and creative ideas. His latest publication features Christmastime…

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Orbán’s cabinet: Government aims to maintain Hungary’s security

The Hungarian government’s main aim in 2019 is to maintain a strengthening and thriving Hungary that retains its security, a Cabinet Office official said on…

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This is how Hungarians celebrated New Year’s Eve through the 20th century

Thanks to Fortepan, we are able to travel back in time to some extent and get a glimpse of how our ancestors celebrated the New…

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The most incredible scandals of the Hungarian healthcare in 2018

If we wanted to rate the hospitals according to which one is the worst, we would have problems choosing categories to rate them accordingly. Should…

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Modern Cities scheme doles out EUR 465 m in 2018

Hungarian cities with county status this year have tapped a total 150 billion forints (EUR 465m) for development projects under the government’s Modern Cities scheme,…

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Hungarians only like the Pope more than Putin

An interesting duality can be observed in the Hungarian public opinion concerning the country’s foreign affairs. Although Hungarians had a pro-Western attitude for decades, yet…

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Juncker ‘no longer’ Christian Democrat, says Hungarian foreign minister

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s “lecturing” others about Christian Democracy “is a bad joke”, the Hungarian foreign minister said on Sunday. Péter Szijjártó insisted that…

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Weather forecast – first week of the year comes with wind, clouds and rain

For the last day of this year and the first week of the next, the weather seems to bring clouds, winds and rain, occasionally mixed…

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Hungarian government announces 8 pc minimum wage hike for 2019, 2020

The minimum wage in Hungary will increase by 8 percent on Jan. 1, the finance minister announced on Sunday. It will go up by another…

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One of the best restaurants in the world is just around Hungary’s border

Since Michelin Guide does not travel around in the countryside of Austria, the Taubenknobel, which was formerly awarded two Michelin stars is now a place…

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Hungary’s number one influencer: PM Orbán

Influencers are essential on social media sites and for the advertisement market. They are available on the most popular social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram,…

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Sensational! the most beautiful sights of Hungary in 360-degree photos

Hungary is a little gem in the heart of Central Europe. More and more people have been discovering the country as an excellent tourist destination…

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They are the richest Hungarians in 2018! – Forbes

Forbes Hungary collected the wealthiest people of the country for the fifth time in 2018. The first has never been this rich. Nobody ever had…

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