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Summer in Hungary: Zamárdi

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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Szijjártó: Hungary, Italy Strategic Allies

Hungary and Italy are strategic allies because they share a vision for a European Union of strong nation states that insist on preserving their national…

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Hungary Signs Two Digital Cooperation Initiatives

Hungary has signed declarations on two European initiatives concerning digital cooperation, the European Commission said on Friday. Hungary is the 26th country to sign the…

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“I felt an overwhelming nostalgia for Hungary, which gave me the strength to work for Hungarians in Venezuela” – Interview with a Three-Generation Scout Family

How do three different generations experience the severe political and economic crisis in Venezuela? How can the Hungarian Scout Association help, and how can the…

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Six Opposition Parties to Field Joint Candidates in Budapest Election

The opposition Socialist, Párbeszéd, DK, Jobbik, LMP and Momentum parties have agreed to field joint candidates in all 23 districts of Budapest for the upcoming…

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Minor Incidents and Controversial Statements Preceed 24th Budapest Pride

After a number of scandals towards the end of the 2000s, Budapest Pride was held in relative peace over the past years. Lately, however, a small…

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Chief Prosecutor Seeks Lifting Demeter’s Immunity

Chief Prosecutor Péter Polt has requested that parliament lift the immunity of MP Márta Demeter, who is believed to have disclosed confidential military information on…

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Industrial Output Climbs 8.7 pc in May

Industrial output in Hungary rose by an annual 8.7 percent in May according to unadjusted data, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said in a first…

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Hungary Retail Tax Compatible with EU Rules, Says CJEU Official

Hungary’s progressive tax on retailers in Hungary is compatible with European Union rules, a Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) advocate general has…

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Szijjártó: Germany’s Deufol to Build Packaging Plant in Hungary

Germany’s Deufol is building in Debrecen, in eastern Hungary, one of Europe’s most cutting-edge packaging and logistics facilities, with 7 billion forints of government support,…

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Retail Sales Growth Slows Down

Retail sales in Hungary climbed 3.0 percent in May from the same month a year earlier, decelerating from a 8.5 percent growth in April, data…

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Logical to Put Judicial and EU Affairs under One Roof, Says Incoming Justice Minister

The recent summit of European Union leaders was a successful one for the Visegrad Group and central Europe, the incoming justice minister told a joint…

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Govt Spox: The Guardian Op-ed on Hungary Democracy ‘Doesn’t Square with Reality’

In a letter addressed to the editor of The Guardian, Zoltán Kovács, the state secretary for international communications and relations, said a recent article in…

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German Scientists to Orbán: Restructuring of Academy is not Based on German Model

The heads of Germany’s ten most prominent scientific research organizations wrote an open letter to Hungary’s government and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán a day before…

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PM Orbán Meets Audi Chairman

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met Bram Schot, chairman of the Audi board of management, on Thursday in Budapest, Orbán’s press chief told MTI. They discussed…

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Foreign Minister Szijjártó Opens Consulate in Vancouver

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó opened a Hungarian consulate in Vancouver on Wednesday local time. The consulate will facilitate relations with the local Hungarian community and…

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Pedestrians to Take Over Budapest’s Liberty Bridge on Weekends Once Again

Following the great success of Budapest’s Liberty Bridge’s transformation into an ad-hoc park in previous summers, this year it will once again be closed to…

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PMO Head: Civil Fund Negotiations with Norway Difficult Due to Soros’ NGOs

Talks are ongoing between Hungary and Norway on the distribution of funds to Hungarian civil groups from the Norwegian government under its Norway Grants scheme,…

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‘Hungary Is a Fascinating Region Trying to Stand Up For Its Identity’ – Interview with Christopher Ball, Honorary Consul of Hungary in Connecticut

American economist and businessman Christopher Ball, came to Budapest in 1994 after he was offered the chance to spend a year as an assistant economist…

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PMO Head on von der Leyen’s Pro-migration Views: ‘We Expect Tolerance’

The new leaders of the European Union’s institutions should be “granted trust in advance”, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office said at his weekly…

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Budapest Deputy Mayor: ‘Vienna Path to Follow’

Budapest, similarly to other large cities, is determined to become increasingly livable, deputy mayor Gábor Bagdy said on Wednesday at a conference dubbed Budapest and…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: Von der Leyen’s candidance for EC Presidency

Pro-government commentators describe the choice of German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen as the top candidate for European Commission President as a success for…

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Academics Lament MTA Law Vote, Minister Makes Promises and Reassurances

Following yesterday’s Fidesz-KDNP majority’s approval of the bill that redefines Hungarian academic and scientific life, the Forum of Academic Workers (ADF) held a protest in response, promising…

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The Victory Orbán Was Hoping for? Ursula von der Leyen Nominated EC President

Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, in a Twitter post announced on Tuesday that after three days of negotiations, the heads of state and government…

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Work Safety Campaign Launched

Hungary’s finance ministry launched a work safety campaign with the National Association of Construction Companies (EVOSZ) on Wednesday. The campaign, dubbed “Focus on the construction…

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Hungarian Catholic Church Donates $500,000 to Rebuild Homes in Iraq

Damaged homes will be rebuilt in Batnaya in northern Iraq with the help of 500,000 dollars in donations collected by the Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference,…

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Danube Beach May Open Next Year in Budapest After 47 Years

This past Saturday, on the 29th of June, it was once again possible to legally swim in the Danube in Budapest, on the shores of…

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Hungarian Govt to Propose to Ukraine Restoring Ties

Hungary will propose to Ukraine’s new president that bilateral relations should “return to the old path”, an era when the Hungarian community in the neighbouring…

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Budapest Festival Orchestra Brings the Healing Power of Music to Korea

“Ladies and gentlemen,” began the Maestro, with carefully measured tones to allow for a simultaneous onstage translation, “we come to you from the city of…

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Triathlon Week Expected to Draw Athletes from 43 Countries

The Triathlon Week, to be held between July 10 and 14 in Tiszaújvaros, northeast Hungary, is expected to draw athletes from 43 countries on 5…

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Fidesz-KDNP: Work in EP to Stop Migration Continues

The work to stop migration continues in the European Parliament according to the will of the Hungarian people, the European parliamentary group of Hungary’s ruling…

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Orbán on New EU Leaders: Important Victory but Future Still Holds Battles

Serious mistakes were made in the European Union in the past few years which will have to be set right, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán…

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Ruling Parties Vote to Restructure Science Academy, Academics Protest and Go to Court

Parliament, thanks to Fidesz-KDNP’s two-third majority, has voted for the much-debated MTA bill. This means that the state will strip Hungary’s no. 1. scientific institute…

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New Finnish EU Presidency Could Give Hard Time to Hungary’s Gov’t

Finland has taken over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union from Romania as of July 1st.  According to its recently published…

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Foreign Minister Calls for Action against ‘Anti-Hungarian Attacks’ in Romania

“Anti-Hungarian voices” have become louder and “attacks” on the Hungarian minority stronger within Romania’s political elite, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said in parliament on Tuesday…

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Partl Postpones Introduction of Public Admin Courts

Lawmakers on Tuesday decided in a unanimous vote to postpone the introduction of public administration courts for an indefinite period of time. A system of…

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Parlt Removes Immunity of Candidates Being Prosecuted

Parliament on Tuesday changed rules concerning the immunity of candidates running in national or European parliamentary elections. Under the new rules, candidates against whom legal…

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US Ambassador Welcomes US-Hungary Defence Agreement Parlt Approval

The US ambassador has welcomed parliament’s Tuesday adoption of a defence cooperation agreement between the US and Hungarian governments. “Parliament’s approval of the new Defense…

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Fascinating ‘Game of Thrones’-Style Video Commemorates Szeged’s Iconic Places

A recently published video presents the Hungarian sunshine capital‘s most iconic places and sights through a remake of the catchy opening theme of Game of…

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Parliament Elects New Fundamental Rights Ombudsman Kozma

Parliament on Tuesday approved Ákos Kozma as Hungary’s new ombudsman for fundamental rights. Kozma, nominated by President János Áder, was elected with 137 votes in…

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LMP: President Áder ‘Defends Indefensible Govt Climate Policy’

The green LMP party said on Monday that President János Áder was “defending the indefensible” by assisting to the government’s “insufficient” climate policy. In an…

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Finance Minister Varga: World Bank Can Help Hungarian Companies Expand

Finance Minister Mihály Varga on Monday held talks with Guenther Schoenleitner, an executive director at the Board of the World Bank Group, discussing ways the…

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Opposition Call on Courts to Suspend Forex Loan-related Procedures

Civil groups and the opposition Socialist (MSZP), Párbeszéd and Democratic Coalition (DK) parties have called on the courts to suspend all ongoing non-payment procedures, auctions…

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Banking Association Elects András Becsei Chairman

The board of the Hungarian Banking Association unanimously elected vice chairman András Becsei to head the professional body at an extraordinary meeting on Monday. Becsei,…

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Ombudsman Nominee Vows to Focus on Children’s Rights, Climate Protection, Biodiversity

Ákos Kozma, the nominee to become Hungary’s next ombudsman for fundamental rights, has vowed to focus on children’s rights, climate protection and biodiversity during his…

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Hungary’s Dobrev Nominated for EP Vice-president

The Socialists and Democrats group of the European Parliament has decided to nominate Klára Dobrev, MEP of Hungary’s Democratic Coalition (DK) party for the post…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: PM Orbán Opposes Timmermans’ Candidacy

Opposition outlets write that the Prime Minister is frightened by the prospect of Dutch Socialist Frans Timmermans being elected President of the European Commission, while…

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Orbán on Timmermans EC Nomination: ‘Soros’ Man, Who Can’t Accept Different Views’

The possible nomination of Frans Timmermans for European Commission president could be rejected solely because he is “George Soros’ man”, but the main reason for…

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Govt’s Family Protection Action Plan Comes into Force

Ever since the prime minister’s announcement in February, there has been constant interest in the “Family Protection Action Plan,” according to Secretary of State Katalin…

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If Not Timmermans, Then Who? EU Leaders Still Struggling to Find Bloc’s New Chief

EU leaders are still unable to reach a consensus over the distribution of top European jobs, after a plan endorsed by Angela Merkel that would…

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Foreign Minister: Anti-Hungarian Sentiments Could Affect Hungary’s Position on Romania

Increasing anti-Hungarian sentiments in Romania could also affect Hungary’s position and decisions affecting Romania, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Monday. Maintaining relations based on…

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Hungary’s Growing Role in the Balkans

The break-up of Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia modified the geopolitical situation in Central Europe to some extent, forming several small new states. The new situation is…

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Team Hungary Wins 4 Gold Medals in European Games

Hungary claimed 4 gold, 6 silver and 9 bronze medals, finishing 13th on the medal table of the second European Games held in Minsk.  Hungary…

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Hungary State Debt at 70.1 Percent

Hungary’s Maastricht state debt stood at 70.1 percent of GDP at the end of March 2019, down from 70.8 percent at the end of December…

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Orbán Praises Police Force at Graduation Ceremony

Hungary’s police force has proven on many occasions that it is capable of holding its own in any situation, the prime minister told a graduation…

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LMP Calls on Govt to Brief Public on Alleged Home-care Subsidy Abuses

Green opposition LMP has called on the government to reveal details about alleged abuses of subsidies for people tending to permanently sick family members at…

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Police Conclude Fenyő Murder Investigation, Suspect Media Mogul Gyárfás

Concluding their investigation into the 1998 murder of Hungarian media mogul János Fenyő, police said that there is a suspicion beyond reasonable doubt that Tamás…

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Áder Proposes Ákos Kozma for Ombudsman

President János Áder is proposing Ákos Kozma, the deputy head of the Independent Police Complaints Board, as the next ombudsman for basic human rights. The…

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Orbán: EPP Would Be Making ‘Historic Mistake’ by Backing Timmermans for EC President

The European People’s Party would be making a “historic mistake” in helping to elect Frans Timmermans as European Commission president, pro-Fidesz portal Origo cited Prime…

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Jobbik Accepts Outcome of Budapest Local Election Opposition Preselection

The opposition Jobbik party has said it accepts the outcome of the Budapest local election preselection and will support the winner, Gergely Karácsony, and no…

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Summer in Hungary: Balatonfenyves

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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Central Bank Proposes New Solution for Forex Debtors

There are still about 90,000 families in Hungary, threatened by eviction, unable to repay their debt from forex loans. The Central Bank of Hungary (MNB)…

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Socialist Board Suspends Former MEP Szanyi’s Membership

The national board of the opposition Socialists (MSZP) has suspended the memberships of Tibor Szanyi, outgoing MEP of the party, and Zoltán Fekete, Socialist leader…

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The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand: The Archduke Who Despised Hungarians

On this day, exactly one hundred and five years ago, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated. With tensions already running among Europe’s powers, this…

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Hungary Gross Wages Climb Annual 9 percent in April

The average gross monthly wage for full-time workers in Hungary rose by an annual 9.0 percent to 371,131 forints (EUR 1,150) in April, the Central…

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Volunteer Initiative Seeks to Gather More Photos of Holocaust

Six hundred thousand Hungarian Jews fell victim to the Holocaust, yet only about 900-1000 photographs are available from the era of their persecution, starting in…

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Foreign Minister Slams EU for Dragging Heels on Enlargement

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Thursday that the European Union’s decision to slow down the bloc’s enlargement in the Western Balkans by opening only…

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Anthony Radev Appointed President of Corvinus University

Anthony Radev, a former director of financial company McKinsey and Co. will be appointed president of Budapest’s Corvinus University, Zsolt Hernádi, the chairman of Corvinus’s…

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Foreign Minister: No More Than 6 Hungary-Austria Roads Face Traffic Restrictions

Austria is mulling restricting traffic on six roads between Austria and Hungary, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Thursday, calling reports that “a majority” of…

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President Áder: ‘Further Delays Could Make Climate Situation Much Worse in 5-10 Years’

Hungary will honour its climate protection commitments for 2030, President János Áder said in an interview broadcast on public Kossuth Radio on Friday morning. Citing…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: Karácsony Wins Opposition Budapest Mayoral Preselection

Pro-government analysts predict that the infighting which has plagued the opposition will continue beyond the Budapest mayoral primary. A left-wing and a liberal pundit, on…

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‘Hide the Pain Harold’ Finally Reveals the Recipe on Becoming Famous

In TEDx’s Kyiv edition, famed Hungarian meme star András Arató a.k.a. ‘Hide the Pain Harold‘ appeared, talking about his life, revealing how he became famous…

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Opposition DK’s Kálmán States Full Support for Karácsony

Olga Kálmán, the Democratic Coalition’s (DK) Budapest mayoral candidate defeated by Gergely Karacsony in the preselection process, said on Thursday she now fully backed her…

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Hungarian, Austrian Foreign Ministers Mark 30th Anniversary of Iron Curtain Opening

The foreign ministers of Hungary and Austria, Peter Szijjártó and Alexander Schallenberg, marked the 30th anniversary of the symbolic dismantling of the Iron Curtain in…

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Orbán Gov’t Supports EU Leaders ‘Not Motivated by Personal Ambitions for Power”

Prime Minister’s Office chief Gergely Gulyás, at a regular press briefing on Thursday, underlined the importance of electing new European Union leaders as quickly as…

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Chance of Weber Becoming Commission President Getting Slim

Manfred Weber remains confident that he’ll secure the presidency of the European Commission, as he’s still campaigning to gain the majority support of the European…

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Tests Prove Quality Differences in Food Products in EU but No Regional Pattern Found

There is no evidence of an East-West divide in the quality of food products, as a recently conducted test campaign by the European Commission did…

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Star Clubs Queue for Young Talent Szoboszlai

Following speculations about English star club Arsenal FC’s offer for Dominik Szoboszlai, Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona have also joined the already numerous scouts keeping an…

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Court Blocks ‘Refugee PM’ Gruevski’s Extradition

A Budapest court on Thursday rejected a request from North Macedonia for the extradition of former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, who has been granted…

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European Court Okays Hungary Advertisement Tax

The European Court of Justice on Thursday annulled a European Commission decision which had declared the Hungarian advertisement tax incompatible with the European Union’s restrictions…

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Hungary Jobless Rate Edges Down to 3.4 percent

Hungary’s three-month rolling average jobless rate was 3.4 percent in March-May, edging down from 3.5 percent in the previous three-month period and down from 3.7…

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Hungary to Host Women’s Tennis Fed Cup Finals in 2020-2022

Budapest has been selected to host the finals of the women’s tennis Fed Cup in 2020, 2021 and 2022, according to an announcement made at…

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Hungary and Romania Start Talks on Úzvölgye Cemetery

Talks on the Úzvölgye (Valea Uzului) memorial cemetery in Romania, a resting place of Hungarian WW1 soldiers, started between Hungarian and Romanian authorities, Colonel Vilmos…

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Paks Block 2 Resumes Operation after Electric Malfunction

The Paks nuclear power plant’s number two block started operating on Thursday morning after a malfunction in the external electricity network was fixed, the plant’s…

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Orbán to Nominate Judit Varga for Justice Minister

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is nominating Judit Varga, the state secretary in charge of European relations at the Prime Minister’s Office, for the post of…

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National Gallery Opens Exhibition on Surrealists

An exhibition featuring some 120 works by surrealist artists from the beginning of the 20th century opened at the Hungarian National Gallery (MNG) in Budapest…

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Foreign Minister: Hungary Wants Strong Economic Relations with Turkey

As an exporter, Hungary has a vital interest in boosting economic ties with Turkey, Péter Szijjártó, the minister of foreign affairs and trade, said on…

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Government Once Again Blocks CoE’s Report on Corruption

The Hungarian government once again blocked the publication of the Council of Europe’s (CoE) annual report (for 2018) on corruption, Euronews reported. Hungary joined the…

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Three Tons of Plastic Waste Removed From Tisza and Reservoir by PET Cup Participants

Competitors of the 1st Tisza Lake PET Cup collected and got rid of more than 3 tons of plastic waste from a 25km-long section of…

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LMP: Hungary’s Environmental Protection ‘Sliding Downhill’

Environmental protection in Hungary will continue to “slide downhill” next year, opposition LMP lawmaker Erzsébet Schmuck said on Wednesday, after parliament’s sustainable development committee voted…

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Migration Crisis Over? Asylum Applications in EU Fall to Pre-2015 Levels

After three years of continuous decline, the number of asylum applications lodged in the European Union has finally reached the level it was before the…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: Opposition Preselction in Budapest

A day before the closing of the Budapest mayoral preselection, a pro-government and a left-wing commentator offer diametrically opposed assessments of the candidates as well…

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Gov’t Would Welcome Russia’s Reinstatement to Council of Europe

Zsolt Németh, the head of parliament’s foreign affairs committee, on Tuesday expressed hope that Russia’s likely reinstatement to the Council of Europe will help restore the…

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Rate of Population Decline Increases in First Four Months

The rate of population decline increased in the first four months of 2019 after 2.7 percent fewer births and 0.8 percent more deaths were registered…

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Police Stop 50 Migrants in South Hungary

A total of fifty migrants travelling in three separate groups were stopped by police in Csongrád County, in southern Hungary, on Wednesday morning, the spokesman…

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Budapest Mayor Tarlós Slams Opposition Preselection in Open Letter

The preselection of opposition candidates ahead of the autumn local elections has not been organised according to the rules laid down in election law, incumbent…

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Mi Hazánk Demands Ban on Pride March

The far-right Mi Hazánk party has called on the interior minister and the police to ban this year’s Budapest Pride march set for July 6….

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Chernobyl-like Disaster ‘Impossible’ at Paks, Says Official

Hungary’s Paks nuclear power plant is not at risk of a Chernobyl-like disaster, the communications director of the company operating the plant said on Tuesday,…

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Hungary Central Bank Lifts Inflation Forecasts

Hungary’s central bank (MNB) has said inflation is likely to be higher in 2019 and the following two years than its earlier forecast. In a…

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Hungary’s New ‘Super Bond’ Remains Extremely Popular

After its strong launch, the new governement bond called the Hungarian Government Security Plus (MÁP Plusz), remains extremely popular, economic news site Portfolio reports. While the…

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Győr University, Audi Inaugurate HUF 14.25 Bn Research Centre

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó on Tuesday inaugurated a 14.25 billion forint (EUR 43.9m) Higher Education and Industry Cooperation Centre (FIEK) in Győr, in north-west Hungary,…

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Opera Star & Friends of Hungary Founder Éva Marton Receives Prestigious Kennedy Gold Medal

Last Tuesday, together with other famed Hungarian artists, opera star Éva Marton received this year’s Gold Medal in the Arts of the renowned Kennedy Center….

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LMP Demands Higher Wages in Public Sector

The opposition LMP has called for a wage hike in the public sector, warning that national, municipal and security systems could “collapse” due to a…

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Gulyás: EC Should Have Competent Leader

It is important for Hungary that “a competent politician” should be elected European Commission president, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office told parliament’s European…

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War of Words between Alex Soros and Gov’t about ‘Expulsion of CEU’

At the Palace of Arts in Budapest (Müpa) Alexander Soros, son of George Soros, addressed the graduating class of Central European University (CEU). In his…

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Hungary’s Gripens in Baltics NATO Exercise

A NATO air force exercise joined by the Hungarian army’s Gripen fighters has begun in Lithuania and two other Baltic states, the Lithuanian armed forces’…

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Parliament Extends Account ID Compliance Deadline

Lawmakers on Tuesday approved a bill on pushing back the deadline for complying with stricter rules on identifying account ownership from June 26 to October…

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Szijjártó: North Macedonia’s EU Integration European Interest

Europe as a whole has a vested interest in North Macedonia and other Western Balkans countries joining the European Union as soon as possible, Hungary’s…

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Nigeria Bishop Thanks Hungary for Donation

The Roman Catholic bishop of Nigeria’s Sokoto thanked Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in a letter for a donation of one million euros to his diocese,…

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Climate Goals and Hungary

The European Union intended to make a pledge to cut carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 at the summit meeting on June 20th. Poland,…

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OLAF Recommends Criminal Investigation of Roma Program

A government program for the Roma minority has essentially never worked and has not even partially reached its set goals, states the European Anti-Fraud Office…

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Budapest Mayor Slams Opposition Candidates for ‘Impossible’ Pledges

The candidates of the opposition parties for the mayor of Budapest have made campaign pledges that are “impossible to meet”, István Tarlós, the incumbent mayor,…

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Miss World Hungary 2019: Krisztina Nagypál Crowned Winner

Krisztina Nagypál has been crowned as Miss World Hungary of  2019. She edged out 15 fellow competitors Sunday night. The first runner-up was Tímea Gaál, the…

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Romania Finds the Idea of Year of National Cohesion “Unfounded”

The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs acknowledges, but claims it to be “unfounded” that the Hungarian Parliament declared 2020 a Year of National Cohesion to…

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Budapest Mayor Tarlós: ‘Opposition Has No Charismatic Candidate to Challange Me’

A refurbishment of Budapest’s iconic Chain Bridge with the two squares it spans over the Danube and the nearby tunnel under Buda Castle will get…

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Opposition Mayoral Candidate Karácsony Announces ‘Animal Protection Charter’

Gergely Karácsony, the Budapest mayoral candidate of the Socialist (MSZP)-Párbeszéd party alliance, pledged on Sunday to create an “Animal Protection Charter” to help the peaceful…

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Revamped Pécs Dóm Square Inaugurated

The state secretary in charge of church and civil affairs on Saturday inaugurated the Dóm Square in Pécs, southern Hungary, which was reconstructed with a…

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Foreign Minister: One Top EU Position For Central Europeans

The government does not support either Manfred Weber or Frans Timmermans, the lead candidates of the European People’s Party (EPP) and the European Socialists, to…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: the Chances of the Opposition

As opposition supporters cast their votes to decide on the challenger to Budapest Mayor István Tarlós in the local elections in the autumn, commentators ruminate…

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Govt-Opposition Debate on Climate Goals

It would be irresponsible to commit to climate goals for the long term without clearly defining the development projects and funding required for their implementation,…

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