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Hungarian Tribute Band The Bits to Perform at World’s Biggest Beatles Festival

Hungarian Beatles tribute band The Bits will be performing at this year’s International Beatle Week, the world’s biggest Beatles festival, in Liverpool. The Bits were…

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Summer in Hungary: Lake Velence, the “Sunshine Lake”

Hungary Today’s new, recurring series ‘Summer in Hungary’ takes a look at some of the best places to enjoy the summer weather and spend your…

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Hungary’s July High Inflation Rate Only Second to Romania in EU

Romania is the only country where the statistical office of the European Union (Eurostat) measured a higher annual inflation rate in July than in Hungary. After Romania…

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Former PM Miklós Németh On Pan-European Picnic, Hungarian Memory Politics

Former Hungarian prime minister Miklós Németh gave an interview to Magyar Hang talking about the fall of the Iron Curtain and of his role in…

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Socialists Say They Are Ready for Local Election Campaign

The Socialist Party is ready for the local election campaign starting on Saturday and has a recipe to defeat “Fidesz’s little kings”, the opposition party’s…

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Orbán-Putin Meeting Planned for Later This Year

Hungary’s general foreign policy aim is to nurture good ties with the world’s leading powers, and the results of this year show that it has…

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ITM to Oversee Higher Education from Sept 1

The innovation and technology ministry (ITM) headed by László Palkovics will take over the management of higher education, Gergely Gulyás, the head of the prime…

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International Judo Federation Moves HQ to Budapest

It has been officially confirmed yesterday that the International Judo Federation (IJF) will move its headquarters to Budapest. For the relocation, IJF’s governing charter had to…

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LMP Lawmaker Márta Demeter Questioned on Charges of Abusing Office

The central bureau of investigation of the public prosecutor’s office has questioned Márta Demeter, a lawmaker of green opposition LMP, in relation to charges she…

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Government to Give Extra Money to Public Empoyees and Vouchers to Pensioners before Local Elections

Hungarian pensioners will receive vouchers worth 9,000 forints (EUR 27) by Sept. 30, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, Gergely Gulyás, told a news…

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PMO Head: Diaspora Hungarians Assets to Motherland

Hungary’s government considers ethnic Hungarians living abroad assets to the nation, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office said in Sátoraljaújhely, in north-eastern Hungary, on…

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Hundreds of Young People Flock to Hungary Over the Summer, Thanks to Rákóczi Association’s Birthright Programme

Hundreds of young people of Hungarian ancestry visited Hungary over the summer, having accepted Rákóczi Association’s invitation to spend a week in the country to…

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Special Prosecutor Janeva, Involved in Charging Gruevski, Arrested

In the umpteenth development of the long-lasting domestic political crisis of North Macedonia, Special Prosecutor for Organised Crime (SJO) Katica Janeva, who played a role in…

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Passengers Threaten MÁV With Demonstration Over Dreadful Train Conditions

Passengers sent a petition to the Hungarian national railway company, MÁV, on Wednesday morning, Index reports. The petitioners represent thousands of people who use the…

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Törökbálint Hosts Sports Day for Seriously Injured Former Footballer

An entire city, several football teams, and football fans will gather on August 31st in Törökbálint for a family sports day to support a great…

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PMO Head Urges Artists to Create Works about 1989 Regime Change

As the fall of communism in 1989 has not been sufficiently addressed in art, 21st-century media will be “indispensable” to help revive the memories of…

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Jewish Leader Thanks PM Orbán for Support of European Maccabi Games

András Heisler, president of Hungary’s Jewish federation Mazsihisz, has sent a letter to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán thanking him for the government’s backing of Hungary’s…

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Socialists Warn of Continued Sewage Sludge Imports

Sewage sludge imports continue to arrive in Hungary despite a promise by Gergely Gulyás, head of the Prime Minister’s Office, to stop them over a…

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New Kőrösi and Petőfi Scholarship Programmes to Start

The government’s Kőrösi Csoma Sándor and Petőfi Sándor programmes are exemplary and unique in global comparison, the state secretary for ethnic Hungarian communities abroad said…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: Chancellor Merkel Meets PM Orbán

A pro-government commentator takes Chancellor Merkel’s ‘placatory tone’ as an indication of Hungary’s increasing political weight and economic success. A left-wing pundit accuses Chancellor Merkel…

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Budapest Improving but Still Has Long Way to Go

Budapest became a real metropolis during the period of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and before World War I, as the city’s population reached one million. The…

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Did Merkel Really Praise Hungary for Use of EU Funds? Proof Ends Debate

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Sopron on the 30th anniversary of the Pan-European Picnic. Following the event in a press conference, she talked about Hungary making…

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Special Passengers on the Hungarian Railway: a Donkey and a Goat – Video!

During the long weekend, the Hungarian Railway had quite a surprising pair of passengers: a donkey and a goat. No, it is not the first…

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Samsara Festival 2019: Circles of Life – Gallery!

From August 3rd-11th, Hungary hosted the fifth edition of Samsara festival, a week-long celebration of the free spirit, love, peace, and unity near Töreki-Siófok by the Lake…

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First Time Ever: Hungarian Goal among Puskás Award’s Top Ten

For the first time since its foundation in 2009, a Hungarian goal made it among the ten nominees for the FIFA Puskás Award. Public can now…

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Amazing August 20th Fireworks in Pictures

The August 20th national holiday celebrating Hungary’s first Christian king, St. Stephen, and the founding of the Hungarian state, ended with a spectacular show yet…

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Hungary State Debt at 69 percent of GDP

Hungary’s state debt stood at 68.7 percent of GDP at the end of June, down from 70.0 percent of GDP at the end of March,…

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Hungary to Produce 3m Hectolitres of Wine in 2019

Hungarian vintners are expected to produce 2.8-3.2 million hectolitres of wine this year, the head of winegrowers’ association HNT said on public television on Sunday….

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Szombathely Hosts Savaria Historical Carnival

Szombathely will host its Savaria Historical Festival evoking the historical past ancient traditions of the city founded in the Roma times between August 22 and…

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Karácsony Calls for Barring Local Politicians from Renting Municipality-owned Housing

Opposition lawmakers will submit a bill to parliament barring elected local politicians from renting real estate owned by the local authority, Budapest mayoral candidate Gergely…

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Police Spend over HUF 400 bn on Border Control since 2015

Hungarian police spent 408 billion forints (EUR 1.26bn) for border control from 2015 until June 2019, daily Magyar Nemzet said on Saturday, citing National Police…

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August 20 – Saint Stephen Order Goes to Outstanding Neurobiologist Botond Roska

President János Áder decorated neurobiologist Botond Roska with the Hungarian Saint Stephen Order on Tuesday, Hungary’s national holiday. Hungarian-born Researcher Awarded for Helping People Regain…

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President Áder: ‘We Shape Our Own Laws and Expel Foreign, Barbaric Ideas” Thanks to 1989 Achievements

“After thirty years, we are rightly proud of our achievements in 1989”, President János Áder said in his address at the traditional oath taking ceremony…

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August 20 – US Government Sends Greetings to Hungary

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed his government’s greetings to Hungary marking the August 20 national holiday. “On the occasion of Saint Stephen’s Day,…

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Separated Siamese Twins: Rabeya Well and Smiling, Rokaiya Battling Viral Infection

Bangladeshi Siamese twins conjoined at the head who were successfully separated by a team of Hungarian doctors early in August have years of rehabilitation ahead…

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PMO Head: West Intolerant Towards Those Who Think Differently

Hungarian, Austrian and German politicians underlined the importance of understanding and tolerance in building a unified and successful Europe, at a conference ahead of the…

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Orbán Calls for even Stronger Hungarian-German Economic Ties

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán highlighted the necessity for stronger business relations between Hungary and Germany, after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Sopron, in…

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Merkel: Trade Ties with Hungary Important

German Chancellor Angela Merkel highlighted the importance of trade cooperation with Hungary in western Hungary’s Sopron on Monday, after talks with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán….

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Orbán: Europe ‘Has Always Been One’

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Monday said that even at times when the continent was divided “we knew there was always only one Europe,” at…

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Merkel Thanks Hungary for Its Role in German Unification

German Chancellor Angela Merkel thanked Hungary for the role it had played in the reunification of Germany, at an ecumenical service held in western Hungary’s…

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Pan-European Picnic: The First Bricks Knocked Out of the Wall

Exactly thirty years ago, on August 19, 1989, celebrating the bonds between Austria and Hungary, the Pan-European Picnic was organized on the Austrian-Hungarian border, near…

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New Science Research Network Head Meets University Reps

Miklós Maróth, head of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network (ELKH), has met with university representatives to begin talks on expectations and cooperation concerning the new…

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‘Hundreds of East Germans came to get through the border. I only had minutes to decide whether I would stop them or not. I think I made the right choice’

August 19, 1989. He stood at the temporary border in Sopronpuszta with a gun on his side. Lieutenant Colonel Árpád Bella was in charge of…

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Hungarian Roads Among the Most Dangerous in Europe

According to Pénzcentrum.hu, last year, there were 64 fatal accidents per million people in Hungary, which is 15 people more than the EU average of…

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Label of Hungarian Craft Gin Wins Prestigious Product Design Award

In the world of product design, the Red Dot Award is among the world’s largest and leading product design awards. The first Hungarian craft gin, Opera Gin Budapest…

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Summer in Hungary: Tihany

Hungary Today’s new, recurring series ‘Summer in Hungary’ takes a look at some of the best places to enjoy the summer weather and spend your…

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Ministry Puts Wheat Crop at 5 million Tonnes

Hungary’s Agriculture Ministry estimated this year’s wheat crop will reach 5 million tonnes in a statement issued on Thursday, at the end of the summer…

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Foster Parents to Receive Child Care Subsidy from 2020

The government will introduce child care subsidy (GYED) for foster parents from January 1, 2020, as an effort to strengthen the child protection system in…

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The Cimbalom Takes the Spotlight in Budapest for the First-Ever World Competition

Musician Miklós Lukács intends to set the world on fire with his charismatic instrument: the cimbalom. He has created a master plan to thrust it…

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Csángó Festival Opens in Budapest

House speaker László Kövér opened Budapest’s Csángó festival, dedicated to the culture of the 250,000-strong ethnic group living in Romania’s Moldavia region, on Thursday evening….

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Budapest-Reykjavik Flight Makes Unscheduled Landing due to Aggressive Passenger

A Budapest-Reykjavik Wizzair flight was forced to change its route and make an unscheduled landing in Stavanger, Norway, due to a man’s aggressive antics and…

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Brexit: 31,500 Hungarians Applied So Far to Stay in the UK

31,500 Hungarian citizens have already applied to stay in the United Kingdom following Brexit, UK’s Home Office revealed – an increase from last month’s 27,800. The British…

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Gov’t Attempt to Take Back Budapest Airport Failed So Far

The Hungarian government attempted to purchase Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc Airport but failed, Cabinet Minister Antal Rogán revealed at a committee meeting, economic site napi.hu reported. …

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Rubik’s Cube-Inspired Mascots Chosen for World Junior Swimming Championships in Budapest

The FINA World Junior Swimming Championships will be held in Budapest and the organizers chose mascots that both represent the country and can be recognized worldwide:…

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LMP Protests Oil, Gas Exploration Plans of Fields with ‘Negligible’ Potential

The opposition LMP party has called on the government to drop plans of opening new oil and gas fields and to scrap bids for oil…

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Two Arrested for Smuggling Children through Hungary

An Iraqi and a Syrian national have been arrested at Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport after they were caught attempting to smuggle four children through…

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Facebook Must Guarantee Users’ Privacy, Demands Data Protection Authority

Facebook must provide written guarantees that it would not disclose the transcripts of users’ voice calls to third parties, or else Hungary’s data protection authority…

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“Szitizen Ants” – Breathtaking Drone Photos From Sziget Festival!

Some incredible aerial pictures by Rockstar Photographers show how Budapest’s Hajógyári Island has been transformed, as hundreds of thousands of people arrived to Sziget Festival last…

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Hugwall at Sziget Festival: Everyone Needs a Hug

The Sziget Art Of Freedom project’s creators design the most amazing and unique buildings, statues, and installations, year after year. Hungary Today has checked out…

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Aug. 20 State Events to Be Held over 3 Days

State events marking the August 20 national holiday celebrating Hungary’s first Christian king, St Stephen, will be held over a period of three days, the…

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Police Impose Record Amount of Roadside Fines in First Half of the Year

Police imposed a record amount of roadside fines in the first half of the year. According to the National Police Headquarters (ORFK), a total worth of 9,393,095,000…

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Hungary Has the Most Jewish Descendants After Israel

In comparison to the number of residents, after Israel, Hungary has the most residents of Jewish origin, outnumbering even the United States, according to recent…

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Carpathian Basin Business Promotion Chamber Set Up

Fourteen private individuals and the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce (MKIK) have set up a new organisation to build economic cooperation between countries of the Carpathian…

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Man in Wheelchair Crowd-surfs to Stage During Foo Fighters Concert

Yesterday, Sziget Festival ended with Foo Fighter’s gigantic, two and a half hour long concert, which ended with lead singer Dave Grohl asking a man…

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Local Police Chief Resigns in Wake of Criticism for Discriminative Practices

Zoltán Teleki, the police chief of eastern Hungary’s Karcag, has resigned from his post, police.hu reported on Wednesday. On Tuesday, conservative Jobbik demanded Teleki’s removal…

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HT Vlog: Szitizens & the Longest Hungarian Word

In Hungary Today’s video series “HT Vlog”, our readers can get a virtual introduction to the most interesting public, cultural and lifestyle events in Budapest…

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Hungary’s GDP up 4.9 percent in Second Quarter

Hungary’s GDP rose by an annual 4.9 percent in the second quarter of 2019, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said in a first reading of…

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‘Forced Foreign Ideology Became Too Much for East Germans’ – Interview on the Pan-European Picnic with Father Imre Kozma

Tens of thousands of East Germans came to Hungary in the summer of 1989 because of the rumor spread in the German Democratic Republic (GDR)…

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Former Soviet Army Ground to Be Cleaned up

The Danube-Ipoly National Park Directorate (DINPI) will launch an environmental cleanup project to remove fuel and heavy metals from four ponds used by Soviet tanks…

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Coca-Cola’s Gay Acceptance Ads Taken Down But Still Stir Tension

More than one week after Coca-Cola’s advertisement campaign promoting gay acceptance was made public and drew controversies, it is still on the agenda in domestic politics. In…

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Hungary Gripens Alerted over 40 Times during Baltic Mission

Hungary’s Gripen fighters patrolling the airspace over the Baltic states have been alerted more than 40 times since starting their mission in May, the commander…

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Jobbik Demands Removal of Local Police Chief Who Instructed Officers Favouring Certain People

The opposition Jobbik party has demanded that the police chief of Karcag, in eastern Hungary, should be removed over reports about Zoltán Teleki’s instructing officers…

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Szitizens Make ‘Before I Die’ Wishes

In one of Sziget Festival’s most interesting and thought-provoking projects, Szitizens have the chance to write their wishes on a wall for what they’d like…

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It’s Official: Monday Has Been the Hottest Day This Summer

The National Weather Service measured a temperature of 38 degrees Celsius in Derekegyház, in southern Hungary, which is 0,5 degrees hotter than this year’s previous record,…

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East and West Met 30 Years Ago at Sopron

This year we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the dissolution of the Iron Curtain. 1989 was a life-changing year in the Eastern/Central European region,…

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Sziget to Go Greener In Line With Festival-Goers Expectations

Sziget, which on a sold-out day would be equal to Hungary’s 5th most populated city, year-to-year aims to emphasize the importance of sustainability, minimize waste,…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: More on the Coca-Cola Ad Skirmish

The debate about Coca-Cola’s billboards promoting acceptance of same-sex couples continues. A liberal and a pro-government weekly both link the dispute over Coke ads depicting gay…

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Average Temperature in Hungary Has Risen by over 1 C since 1901

Average temperatures in Hungary have risen by more than 1 degree Celsius and in Budapest by more than 1.5 C. since 1901, according to a…

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Socialists Call for Parlt Probe into State Purchases of Microsoft Software

The opposition Socialist Party has called on parliament to set up an investigative committee to examine the purchase of Microsoft software by state companies. Addressing…

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One of Separated Siamese Twins Already Awake

One of the recently separated three-year-old Bangladeshi Siamese twins conjoined at the head since birth, Rabeya, woke up, moved her limbs, recognized her mother, and…

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Hungary Wins Bid to Host Olympiad in Informatics

Hungary has won the bid to host the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) in Szeged in 2023, the innovation and technology ministry said on Monday….

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Wishing Tree at Sziget Festival: Does it Make Your Dreams Come True?

The Sziget Art Of Freedom project’s creators design the most amazing and unique buildings, statues, and installations, year after year. Hungary Today has checked out…

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Watch the Sky, The Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

The annual Perseid meteor shower is one of the most beloved meteor showers of the year, especially because it happens during the summer months. Tonight,…

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Construction Sector Output Climbs 20 pc in June

Output of Hungary’s construction sector climbed an annual 20.3 percent in June, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Monday. Output of the building segment…

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LMP Calls on Gov’t to Support Climate-friendly Farming Technologies

The green opposition LMP, citing a report by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is calling on the government to support climate-friendly farming technologies,…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: Brain Drain and Emigration to Western Europe Continues

Two independent economic analysts commenting on an EU report on the brain drain recommend that the Hungarian government consider targeted tax cuts for young Hungarians…

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Orbán Govt to ‘Regulate’ Facebook and Google to Stop ‘Censorship’

Finding ways to regulate the excessive power of multinational technology companies will be one of the biggest challenges of the coming decades, Justice Minister Judit…

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Warning: Hungary to Face Heatwave In Coming Days

From today on, constant sunny weather is expected across the country with little to no cumulus clouds and without rain, according to kiderül.hu. The weather…

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Warning: Hungary to Face Heatwave In Next Days

From today on, constant sunny weather is expected across the country with little to no cumulus clouds and without rain, according to kiderül.hu. The weather…

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Jobbik Calls on Govt to Follow Austrian Model for Resolving Housing Problems

The opposition Jobbik party has called on the government to follow the example of Austria in resolving Budapest’s housing problems caused by rising rents. Dániel…

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Teqball: The Latest Sporting Craze Taking the World by Storm, Invented by Hungarians

Teqball, the new football-based sport invented by Hungarians, an exciting and fast-paced cross between football and ping pong is taking Brazil and the whole world by…

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Sziget: Jane Goodall Inspires Festival-Goers to Change with Impressive Speech

This year’s Sziget Festival’s main message, ‘Love Revolution’ is about environmental consciousness and sustainable development. In this spirit, renowned primatologist, environmentalist, and UN Messenger of…

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Creche Subsidy Could Help 10,000 back to Work, says Govt

The government’s monthly creche subsidy of a maximum 40,000 forints (EUR 123) could help some 10,000 people return to the job market, a finance ministry…

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Viktor Orbán Third Most Popular Foreign Politician in Czech Republic

Prague based polling institute STEM has surveyed the popularity of certain foreign politicians and public figures in the Czech Republic. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán…

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Summer in Hungary: Sziget Festival

Hungary Today’s new, recurring series ‘Summer in Hungary’ takes a look at some of the best places to enjoy the summer weather and spend your…

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Panel Flat Prices Rose By 72 percent since 2015

Over the past four years, prices of flats in panel blocks have increased by 72 percent while houses by 14 percent. This has led to…

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Hungary Guest Nights Climb 4 percent in June

Guest nights at commercial accommodations in Hungary rose by 3.7 percent year-on-year to 3,067,000 in June, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Friday. The…

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Finance Ministry Urges Cashless Transactions to Whiten Economy

The finance ministry supports no-cash solutions, which have a crucial role in whitening the economy, a state secretary told a press conference held on the…

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American Airlines to Launch Direct Chicago-Budapest Flight Next Summer

American Airlines will launch a direct flight between Chicago and Budapest next summer, the company said on Thursday. Flights will operate four times a week…

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Mi Hazánk Calls for Boycott of Coca-Cola over Gay Acceptance Ads

Far-right Mi Hazánk is calling for a boycott of US soft drink maker Coca-Cola over the company’s recently-launched advertisement campaign promoting gay acceptance, party leader…

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New Retail Bond Already Sold in 1500 Billion Forints Worth

Hungarian citizens have already subscribed HUF 1,510.5 billion worth bond from the Hungarian Government Securities Plus (MÁP +) between the beginning of June and the…

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Police: Every Effort Made to Keep Sziget Festival Safe

Police will make every effort to ensure that visitors to the Sziget festival in Budapest feel completely safe, the Budapest police chief said on Thursday….

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Extra Low Watermelon Prices Tree Hungarian Farmers

The Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture (HCA) has called on Lidl to stop decreasing its watermelon prices because it threatens Hungarian watermelon production. According to HCA,…

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Police Investigating Sexual Harrasment Accusation of Pastor and Former Socialist MP

A staff member at the Gaudiopolis Lutheran nursing home has accused László Donáth Lutheran minister and father of opposition Momentum MEP Anna Donáth, of alleged…

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Sziget Started with Ed Sheeran Concert, Huge Crowd and Lines

The world-famous Sziget Festival kicked off yesterday in Budapest, and tens of thousands of visitors arrived at the Island of Freedom to listen to Kodaline, Jain, Ed…

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Ship Collision: Search for Missing Korean Victim Continues

Rescue dogs, drones and helicopters are being used by police in their continued search for the last missing victim of a boat collision that claimed…

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HUF 70 m Worth of Counterfeit Clothing Seized on M5 Motorway

Officials of Hungary’s National Tax and Customs Authority (NAV) have seized more than 70 million forints (EUR 215,000) worth of fake branded clothing from a…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: Dispute over Public Education

A left-wing columnist criticizes the government’s amendments to the public education act. A conservative pundit contends that bureaucratic efforts to integrate disadvantaged children are doomed…

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Industrial Output Falls by 1.4 percent in June

Industrial output in Hungary dropped by an annual 1.4 percent in June according to unadjusted data, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said in a first…

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Hungary to Become Country of Orchids?

In early July, botanists found a few rare orchids near Parádsasvár at the Bükk National Park. Upon receiving the news, conservation guards from the directorate…

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Coca-Cola Replaces Same-Sex Couple Ads to Rainbow-Colored Bottle Images

After outrage in Hungary, Coca-Cola is changing its current #loveislove ad campaign posters featuring same-sex couples, the company announced in a press release. The ads taking…

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Boy Reported Missing in Germany Found in Budapest

A twelve-year-old boy reported missing in Germany was found by Hungarian police at Budapest’s Keleti railway station late on Tuesday, the police said on its…

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Socialists Speak out for Hungarian Suzuki Factory Workers

The opposition Socialist Party (MSZP) has penned a letter to the president of Japanese automaker Suzuki with the aim of protecting the rights of workers…

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Brutal Animal Cruelty Cases Shock Hungary

A 68-year-old woman living in Balotaszállás was dragging a large dog tied to a car on the road, Kiskunhalas Police Department received a report on…

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Hungary Prepared to Host ‘Just about Any’ Sporting Event, Says Govt

Hungary’s sports facilities now make it possible for the country to host “just about any discipline of sport”, the state secretary for sports said on…

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Hungarian Paprika Products Awarded at ‘Oscar of the Food World’

The Great Taste Awards, described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world and the ‘epicurean equivalent of the Booker prize’, was held in the United Kingdom, where…

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Placido Domingo Concert to Inaugurate New Szeged Hall

World-renowned Spanish tenor Placido Domingo will appear on stage together with his son for the first time in Hungary on August 28, in Szeged, in…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: Skirmish over Coke Ads

A pro-government columnist accuses the Coca-Cola company of popularizing homosexuality with the aid of advertisements displaying gay people. A left-wing commentator finds such accusations absurd…

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Metro Cars: Karácsony Slams Govt, Deputy Mayor for Alleged Business Ties with Russian Group

Gergely Karácsony, opposition candidate for Budapest mayor, on Tuesday demanded that Alexandra Szalay-Bobrovniczky should be stripped of her post of deputy mayor, and quoted press…

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LMP Calls for Securing Healthy Drinking Water to All

The green opposition LMP demands that the government should increase support available to local councils for the purpose of securing drinking water, the party’s deputy…

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