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Soros Foundation Appeals to Strasbourg Court Over “Stop Soros” Laws

The Open Society Foundations is turning to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (ECtHR) to appeal against Hungary’s “Stop Soros” laws, the organisation…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: Debate on Fidesz and EPP, Macron

Commentators right across the political spectrum ponder the implications of the European People’s Party’s decision to keep Fidesz within its ranks, and French President Macron’s…

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Hungarian-Ukrainian Relations: How Much Worse Can It Get?

Hungary will retaliate in kind if Ukraine expels one of its consuls, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Sunday, but voiced hope that the two…

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Museum of Fine Arts Set to Open After Renovation in October

The Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest is set to open after a three-year renovation on 31 October, according to the state secretary for culture…

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Szijjarto Urges Un Guarantees to Help Persecuted Christians

The United Nations should provide “legal and security guarantees” to ensure that persecuted Christian communities could “return to their homelands of centuries”, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó…

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Jobbik Submits Bill Against ‘State-Sponsored Fake News’

Jobbik lawmaker Péter Jakab submitted to parliament a draft legislation proposing that media organisations convicted for providing false information should be stripped of any form…

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Famous Hungarian Nomad Gergő Balázs Gecse Killed While Traveling in France

Gergő Balázs Gecse has died in a road accident as a result of being struck by a 90-year-old driver in France. According to the French press,…

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Around 30,000 People Expected to Attend Budapest Marathon

The 33rd SPAR Budapest Marathon Festival, a two-day event to be held on October 6-7, is expected to draw 30,000 people, organizers told a press…

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Govt falsifying statistics to cover up poverty, Socialists claim

The opposition Socialists claim the government is trying to cover up “severe poverty” and growing regional inequalities by falsifying statistics. Speaking at a press conference…

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Govt to support network of special colleges for Roma with HUF 550m next year

Government funding for the network of special colleges for Roma students will be raised from 140 million forints (EUR 430,000) this year to 550 million…

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Individuals behind Pro-Govt Site Hang Puppet of Socialist MEP by Its Leg

Individuals behind the openly pro-Orbán site ‘Vadhajtások’ (Wild shoots) hung a puppet of Socialist MEP István Ujhelyi by its leg following an opposition rally. The…

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Hungarian Recipients of the European Citizen’s Prizes

The European Citizen’s Prizes were handed out to their Hungarian recipients: the National Association of Large Families (NOE), singer Katalin Szvorák and fashion designer Erika…

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Pannonhalma – Hungary in Pictures

In our weekly Instagram compilation, we are exploring a Hungarian city every Friday, to show you the most beautiful places outside Budapest. This time, we…

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Hungarian Govt Side with Car Industry Against Environmental Targets

Hungary will not back proposed European Union rules on pollution that would harm Germany and Bavaria’s car industry, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said. Hungarian and…

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Sobering Slap from the Belorussian Boogeyman

MOL Vidi began its Europa League group stage campaign with a sobering defeat by Belorussian BATE Borisov. Although the two teams were reportedly close in…

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Paulo Coelho Posts Photo of Hungarian Rapper Ganxsta Zolee

Brazilian-born novelist, UN Messenger of Peace and one of the most widely read authors of recent times, Paulo Coelho, posted a picture of Hungarian rapper…

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Jobbik Calls on Govt to Withdraw ‘Muzzle Order’

The conservative opposition Jobbik called on the government to withdraw a reported “muzzle order” which bans all state-run cultural institutions from holding press conferences or…

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Rogán: Juncker Wanted to Expel Fidesz from the EPP

The leaders of European Union member states have sent back for reconsideration the part of the EU’s border control proposal that Hungary objects to, Antal…

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Judicial System Change: Public Admin Courts to Be Set Up by 2020

The justice ministry plans to set up public administration courts, a new structure within the judicial system to deal with legal disputes in public administration,…

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Forex Borrowers: Kuria to Assess CJEU ruling

Hungary’s Kuria (supreme court) is assessing Thursday’s ruling of the European Union’s Court of Justice (CJEU) affecting forex borrowers, the Kuria said in a statement….

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Demo in Prague to Support Hungarian Govt’s Policies on EU, Migration

Several hundred demonstrators gathered in front of the Hungarian embassy in Prague to express their support for Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his policies in…

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Govt spox: Most EU Countries Reject Proposal for Enhanced Frontex Role

The majority of European Union member states rejected the latest proposal to enhance the role of EU border agency Frontex in controlling the bloc’s external…

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Opposition MEP, Ákos Hadházy Launches Signature Drive for the European Public Prosecutor’s Office

Independent MEP Ákos Hadházy launched today a signature drive aiming to force the government to join Hungary the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO).  Hadházy’s target…

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Preserving the Jewish Identity: Museum Displays Cookbooks Written by Hungarian Women During the Holocaust

One of the most treasured artifacts found in the Sydney Jewish Museum is a handmade cookbook written in resilience by a Hungarian Jewish woman in Ravensbrück Concentration…

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The European Leaders Support Who Orbán in the Article Seven Debate

Following the EU’s plenary session, many politicians have raised concerns about launching Article Seven. The Deputy Speaker of the Czech Parliament, Petr Fiala, explained how…

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Győző Kulcsár ‘Paganini of Épée’ Dies at 77

Legendary fencer and trainer, sportsman of the nation, and four-time Olympic champion, Győző Kulcsár has died at the age of 77. As Index notes, for…

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Govt Condemns Ukraine’s Attempt to ‘Intimidate’ Transcarpathia Hungarians

The Hungarian government condemns in the strongest terms the Ukrainian leadership’s attempt to “intimidate” the ethnic Hungarian community in Transcarpathia, Hungary’s foreign minister said on…

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Sziget Announces Ed Sheeran as Headliner of Its 2019 Line-Up

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has been announced as the headliner of Hungary’s 2019 Sziget Festival. Sheeran will open the six-day festival on 7 August. Tamás…

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Röszke Rioter Ahmed H Sentenced to Five Years in Jail

The Szeged court of appeal sentenced Ahmed H, a Syrian man charged with illegal border crossing and complicity in “acts of terrorism”, to five years…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: Coming or Going? Net Loss from Emigration Discussed

A pro-government columnist contends that emigration trends are reversing and an increasing number of Hungarians are returning home. The leading online financial journal suggests that…

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Orbán: ‘No Need for Frontex to Protect Border for Us’

“There is no need for Frontex to protect the Hungarian border in our place,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in Salzburg on Thursday. Arriving at…

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DK: Orbán is Lying about the Migrant Crisis and Frontex

The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) continued its demonstration urging “resistance” to government policies on Wednesday. DK leader Ferenc Gyurcsány called the on-end demonstration in the…

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Gross Wage Growth Reaches 12.8 pc in July

The average gross monthly wage in Hungary stood at 326,724 forints (EUR 1,010) in July, up 12.8 percent year-on-year, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said…

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Szijjártó to UN: Stop Lying about Hungary

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó on Wednesday rejected criticism levelled at Hungary in a report drafted by the UN Human Rights Council (OHCHR), which blacklisted Hungary…

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This is What DK’s Pro-Europe Demonstrations Look Like

Some of the few hundred followers of ex-Prime minister, Ferenc Gyurcsány, gathered last weekend in protest. His most fanatic supporters plan to camp out in…

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This is What Pro-Europe Demonstrations Look Like

Some of the few hundred followers of ex-Prime minister, Ferenc Gyurcsány, gathered last weekend in protest. His most fanatic supporters plan to camp out in…

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In the Wake of the Sargentini Report, Govt Launches New Campaign

Aside from the legal procedure, the Hungarian government has once again launched an “information campaign” focusing on the Sargentini report, which is, according to them,…

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Sargentini Vote: Not Only Numbers Matter But How You Count Them

Right before the vote, many Fidesz members and experts concluded that abstention votes should be included in the final results. Fidesz also criticized liberals and…

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New Dinosaur Remains Discovered in Famous Villány Wine Region

Although Villány is primarily known for its wines, the newest Mesozoic repository in Hungary can also be found here. Hundreds of small dinosaur bone fragments…

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Hungary Will Not Withdraw ‘Stop Soros’ Laws

Hungary will not withdraw its “Stop Soros” package of laws or its related constitutional amendment, according to the government’s response to the European Commission regarding…

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Hospital launches streaming programme for parents of premature children

The St. János Hospital in Budapest is the first in Hungary to launch a streaming service for parents of prematurely born children from the children’s…

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Párbeszéd calls Paks upgrade ‘debt trap’

The opposition Párbeszéd party has called for the contract for the upgrade of the Paks nuclear plant to be scrapped. Referring to recent talks in…

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Prison for Helping Refugees? Helsinki Committee Turns to Strasbourg Court

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee has turned to the Constitutional Court and the human rights court in Strasbourg over a new law in Hungary that could…

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Hungary Aims to Boost Tourism from China

Tourism is adding more and more to Hungary’s GDP, Péter Szijjártó, the foreign affairs and trade minister, said on the sidelines of the Dubrovnik ministerial…

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AI Submits Petition to Justice Ministry about Ahmed H

Two representatives of the human rights organisation Amnesty International (AI) submitted a petition to the justice ministry on Tuesday asking for a change in the…

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Hungarian Govt Calls for Closing Article 7 Procedure against Poland

The ongoing Article 7 procedure against Poland should be closed, state secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office Szabolcs Takács said on Tuesday after an EU…

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European Commission Rejects Orbán’s Claims that Frontex Would Takeover National Responsibilities

In a message posted to its Twitter channel, the European Commission’s Budapest office denies the Hungarian government’s allegations that the EU intends to take over…

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Orbán: Hungary Appreciates Russia Ties

Hungary appreciates its relations with Russia and both countries “have an interest in maximising shared achievements”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said after talks with Russian…

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One Million New Jobs: The Truth Behind the Numbers

For many years, Central and Eastern European countries have suffered from high unemployment rates and, as a result, their governments have tried to attract foreign…

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American Comedian Alex Borstein Thanks her Mom in Hungarian in Emmy Acceptance Speech

Alex Borstein – best known for being the voice behind Lois Griffin and a number of other characters on Family Guy – won an Emmy yesterday for Best…

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Fidesz Submits Resolution Proposal Condemning ‘Defamatory’ Sargentini Report

Fidesz and the government have submitted a resolution proposal to lawmakers that calls on the government “not to give into blackmail” when it comes to…

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Hungary Govt to Challenge Sargentini Vote in EU Court

Hungary’s government is taking its challenge against the European Parliament’s (EP) vote on the Sargentini report to the European Court of Justice, Gergely Gulyás, the head…

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Food Safety Authority Warns of West Nile Virus Affecting Horses

Hungary’s national food safety authority (Nébih) has warned that West Nile virus has affected horses in the country after the virus was detected at 64…

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“National Gallop” Held For The 11th Time At Budapest’s Heroes’ Square

Last weekend, Budapest’s iconic Heroes’ Square was once again taken over by jockeys and horses on the 11th National Gallop. Arnold Nagy and his horse…

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Third Éva Marton International Singing Competition Held in Budapest

The III. Éva Marton International Singing Competition was held in the Liszt Academy, Budapest between 10-16 September. Mexican-American tenor, Galeano Salas, was awarded a Grand…

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Govt Spox Derides Western Leftists ‘Lecturing’ Hungary

Government spokesman Zoltan Kovács has derided western European leftists for “lecturing” Hungary and other countries in eastern Europe. These countries “fought against Communism to secure…

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Fidesz Wins its First Election in Tiszavasvári

After the Socialist Party’s reign in the area came to an end, the town in North-East Hungary functioned as one of Jobbik’s strongholds – especially…

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Orbán: Migration national, not partisan issue

The Hungarian government will not give up its right to control the country’s borders, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in his address at the opening…

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Hungary Wins 2018 Men’s Water Polo World Cup

After 19 years, the Hungarian men’s water polo team won the gold medal at the FINA Men’s Water Polo World Cup held in Berlin, Germany…

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Szijjártó: Ties with Russia Increasingly Beneficial to Hungary

Growing economic cooperation between Hungary and Russia is increasingly beneficial to the Hungarian economy, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó told public media by phone from Moscow…

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Frontex Extension: External Borders

In his state of the union speech, the president of the European Committee, Jean-Claude Juncker, presented a plan which would strengthen the EU’s external borders by…

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65th Anniversary of Recsk Labour Camp Closure Marked

A commemoration was held on Saturday to mark the 65th anniversary of the closing of the Recsk labour camp, also known as the “Hungarian Gulag”,…

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Govt Plans Plastic Bag Ban from 2021

The Ministry For Innovation and Technology plans to raise product fees for disposable plastic bags from next year and aims to introduce a ban on…

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Left-Wing Opposition Politicians Call for Solidarity at Demonstration

Politicians of the left-wing opposition Socialist-Parbeszed and Democratic Coalition (DK) called for solidarity and street protests to overturn the Orban government at a demonstration in…

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Checked in Budapest

Good afternoon, Erasmus students! This is the pre-boarding announcement for your flight to Budapest, Hungary. We are now inviting passengers and students with adventurous spirits,…

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Hollókő, the Living Village – Hungary in Pictures

In our weekly Instagram compilation, we are exploring a Hungarian city every Friday, to show you the most beautiful places outside Budapest. This time, we…

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Hungarian Fashion Brand Nanushka Debuted at New York Fashion Week

Hungarian fashion brand Nanushka debuted its 2019 spring/summer collection at NYFW on 12 September in front of models, bloggers and the fashion director of Net-a-porter, Lisa Aiken…

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Draft resolution against the Sargentini report, demonstration against Orbán

Hungary’s ruling parties will next week submit a draft resolution to parliament declaring the Sargentini report a “deceitful” document which the European Parliament “had to…

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Manfred Weber and Fidesz in the European Parliament

Tension has been increasing in recent years in the European People’s Party (EEP), a conservative, centre-right group of parties which make up the biggest faction…

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Hungary Builds: Construction Output in July Up by 38 pc

Hungarian construction output increased by an annual 38 percent in July, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Friday. Output rose by 4.5 percent from…

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Hungary Receives US Recognition for Helping Persecuted Christians

The Washington-based Center for Security Policy has awarded the Hungarian nation for its efforts to help persecuted Christian communities. The award was received by Tristan…

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‘National consultation’ to be held on family benefits

The government will hold a “national consultation” public survey on the topic of family benefits, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office told. Gergely Gulyás…

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Orbán: Brussels wants to strip Hungary of right to control border

The European Union is seeking to strip Hungary of its right to protect its borders, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in an interview to public…

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The Sargentini Report: What’s Next for Hungary and the EU?

The results from last week’s vote on the Sargentini Report are surprising considering how apathetic many of Fidesz’s prominent leaders appeared about the plenary session….

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X-Files Actor David Duchovny Announces Budapest Concert

Award-winning actor David Duchovny – best known for his roles in X-Files, Aquarius, Californication and Twin Peaks – is coming to Budapest in February during his 2019 tour with…

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Hungarian Short Film ‘A Siege’ Wins Student Academy Award

In this year’s 45th Student Academy Awards, 19 student movies were chosen, including István Kovács’s new Hungarian film A Siege – the winner of the International…

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Hungary Contests Sargentini Report’s Voting Rule

The government’s assessment is that the Sargentini report did not receive the required two-thirds majority, citing the issue of whether abstentions were counted or disregarded under European…

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“We bring our personalities to the covers”: Hungarian Duo Translates Popular Hungarian Songs into English

Have you ever wondered how your favorite Hungarian pop songs would sound translated into English? Well, a young Hungarian crew living in England translates some…

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Audit Office reveals ‘serious irregularities’ in hospitals’ finances

Hungary’s State Audit Office (ÁSZ) has found “serious irregularities” in the management of five hospitals across Hungary, ÁSZ’s PR department announced. ÁSZ’s audits revealed irregularities…

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Szijjártó: UN Criticising Hungary is ‘Revenge’

The United Nations’ recent blacklisting of Hungary for its treatment of human rights activists has been an “act of revenge” by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres,…

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It Costs Much More to Build a House in Hungary

Home construction costs rose by almost 8 percent last year, daily Magyar Idők said on Thursday, citing annual data compiled by statistics office KSH. The…

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Opposition Parties Blame Orbán or Hail EP for Sargentini Vote Outcome

Jobbik: Fidesz sacrifices Hungary for ‘arrogance of power’ Ruling Fidesz has sacrificed Hungary for its arrogance of power, no-compromise policies and unbridled hunger for money,…

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Áder Calls for Cooperation between Hungarian Scientists in US, Hungary

Cooperation between Hungarian scientists of the Silicon Valley and Hungary’s “dynamically developing” digital economy could be beneficial for both parties, President Janos Ader said on…

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MEPs Back Orbán, criticize EP and EPP

The European Parliament’s approval of the Sargentini report “condemning Hungary” is “one of the biggest mistakes” the legislative body has ever made, Arnold Vaatz, deputy…

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Balog Resigns Seat in Parliament

Zoltán Balog, former human resources minister, has announced that he would return his mandate as MP of ruling Fidesz. Balog said late on Wednesday that…

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Hungary Listed as the Fifth Worst City for Over-Tourism in Europe

While BBC named the Hungarian capital one of the most livable cities, according to statistical portal statista.com, Budapest is the fifth touristically overcrowded city in…

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Szijjártó: Sargentini Vote ‘Petty Revenge’, Fidesz MEP: Approval ‘Legally Invalid’

The European Parliament’s adopting the Sargentini report has been a “petty revenge by pro-migration politicians”, the Hungarian foreign minister told a press conference in Budapest…

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Following Saturday’s Disappointment, the National Team Triumphs with an Outstanding Performance

Following a disappointing defeat on Saturday in Finland, the Hungarian national team improved and beat the group favourite, Greece, in the UEFA Nations League yesterday….

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Creating Tradition: Dessert of Budapest Awarded for the First Time

In a competition held for the first time this year, a grapey white chocolate confection was awarded The Dessert of Budapest. The dessert can be…

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EP approves Sargentini report on Hungary

Members of the European Parliament approved the Sargentini report that finds the rule of law in Hungary wanting. The report authored by Green MEP Judith…

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Jobbik to Abstain from Vote on Sargentini Report

The conservative opposition Jobbik party said that it will abstain from the European parliamentary vote on the Sargentini report, a review of the rule of…

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GlovEye wins prize for entrepreneurs founded by Prince Andrew

GlovEye, a Hungarian startup that makes a device that “translates” printed text into Braille, has won Pitch at Palace Hungary 1.0, a networking platform for…

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DK: EP Debate on Sargentini Report Showed Deal with Orbán Impossible

The European Parliamentary debate about Hungary on Tuesday was disappointing because it made it obvious that a deal or a compromise with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán…

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Szijjártó: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Attacks Hungary Over Illegal Migration

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is doing the same thing as Dutch green MEP Judith Sargentini and other pro-migration…

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Orbán: Fidesz wants to reform EPP

Hungary’s ruling Fidesz is a loyal member of the European People’s Party (EPP) but is working to reform it, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said…

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Orbán: Sargentini Report Dishonours Hungary and the Hungarian People

Judith Sargentini gave her much-anticipated speech today in the European Parliament. The Green MEP stressed that nothing has improved since the committees voted about her…

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LMP to vote against Sargentini report

The Hungarian people should not be punished for the government’s grave mistakes; for this reason, the green opposition LMP will vote against the Sargentini report…

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Schwarzenegger Explores Budapest as He Begins Filming Sixth Terminator Film

Hungary has become very popular with the Hollywood film industry, and in the past few months, it seems there’s always at least one American movie…

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Circumstances Have Drastically Changed in the Final Minutes: Will Article Seven Be Launched Against Hungary?

The stakes are high, and invoking the article seven procedure could end in a suspension of Hungary’s voting rights in the EU. However, the process…

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It’s Getting Better and Better to Live in Budapest

According to the latest article from BBC, the Hungarian capital has become one of the most liveable cities over the past decade. Contrary to the…

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Govt official: OECD report on Hungarian education ‘positive’

The report of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on the situation of Hungarian education is “positive” and comes as little surprise to…

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Prince Andrew: UK continuing to strive for close bilateral ties

Though the status of the United Kingdom will change in the near future, it will go on building tight bilateral relations with its European counterparts,…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: EP to Vote on the Sargentini Report

Ahead of this week’s expected vote in the European Parliament on the document condemning the Hungarian government, commentators are becoming increasingly emotional. Hungarian press roundup…

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Govt to Provide HUF 1,000 Bn Development Funding for 23 Cities Next Year

The government will provide 1,000 billion forints (EUR 3.1bn) in development funding to 23 cities with county seat status next year under the arrangements of…

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László Nemes Jeles’ Sunset Selected as the Hungarian Entry for the Academy Award

The Hungarian National Film Fund has announced today that Oscar-winning director László Nemes Jeles’ new film, Sunset has been selected as the Hungarian entry for…

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Socialists to Vote in Support of Sargentini Report which ‘Condemns Orbán Govt’

Opposition Socialist MEPs will vote for the findings of the Sargentini report in the European Parliament because they see it as a document that condemns…

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Afghan rape suspect arrested in Austria

An Afghan man suspected of raping a woman in Budapest was arrested under an European warrant in Austria late on Monday, the Budapest police (BRFK)…

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Budapest Police Hunt for Man Accused of Sexual Assault

A European warrant has been issued for an 18-year-old Afghan refugee under suspicion of rape, a police spokesperson revealed during a press conference Sunday. According…

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A War of Words and Visions Erupts Between Hungary and France

Tomorrow’s plenary session gives both sides the opportunity to aggravate already existing, ideologically-rooted, conflicts. The relationship between the two leaders has always been strained; however,…

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Hungarian Tímea Babos and French Mladovic Defeated in Close Match at the US Open Final

Ashleigh Barty and CoCo Vandeweghe won the U.S. Open women’s doubles final, beating Hungarian Tímea Babos and French Kristina Mladenovic 3-6, 7-6 and 7-6 at…

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Oscar-Winning Director László Nemes Jeles’ ’Sunset’ Awarded Critics’ Prize at Venice International Film Festival

László Nemes Jeles’ Sunset (Napszállta) debuted at the 75th Venice International Film Festival last week. The film – which is the first Hungarian film in 24 years to be…

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Ruling parties call on opposition MEPs to reject Sargentini report

The allied ruling Fidesz and Christian Democratic (KDNP) parties have called on Hungarian opposition MEPs to reject the Sargentini report in the European Parliament this…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: debate about education and children’s needs

A pro-government commentator criticizes liberal education norms that put individual liberty first. A liberal teacher accuses the government of ignoring the needs of poor children….

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Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater to Host First Ever Operetta Gala in Honour of Hungarian Composer Imre Kálmán

Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater will host an operetta gala to honor renowned Hungarian composer Imre Kálmán for the first time in its history on Sunday, organizers said on Friday….

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US ambassador calls for vigilance against terrorism on Sept. 11 anniversary

September 11 has become a day to “renew our resolve to keep our people safe and be vigilant against the threat of terrorism,” David B….

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Opposition parties demand hearings on govt residency bond scheme

The opposition Párbeszéd and LMP parties called for convening parliament’s national security committee in connection with recent reports on the government’s residency bond scheme. Speaking…

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Szijjártó Celebrates Reopening of Târgu Mureș High School Following Two-Year Suspension

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó welcomed reports that a recently reopened Catholic high school, attended mainly by Hungarian students,  started its school year…

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Párbeszéd, LMP demand hearings on govt residency bond scheme

The opposition Párbeszéd and LMP parties called for convening parliament’s national security committee in connection with recent reports on the government’s residency bond scheme. Speaking…

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The Environmental Dilemmas of the Paks 2 Project

The Paks 2 project has generated one of the fiercest public debates in Hungary in recent years. The nuclear power station at Paks, a small…

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Mr. WYSIWYG

Charles Simonyi reached widespread fame when he became the second Hungarian to travel in space. However, he made a fortune and also a name for…

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