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Verhofstadt to Strengthen Europol Against Orbán

Guy Verhofstadt, one of the loudest critics of Viktor Orbán, has published a long opinion piece in the Viennese conservative daily, Die Presse. He primarily…

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Orbán Discusses Need for Strong European People’s Party with Kelemen

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania leader Hunor Kelemen in Budapest on Monday and discussed joint development plans for Transylvania,…

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Temperature rises to record high for Oct. 29

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

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Parlt Suspends Fidesz MP’s Immunity Over Large-Scale Fraud Allegations

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

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Hungarian Press Roundup: Comments on the Departure of CEU

Left-wing commentators see a litmus test in the government’s handing of the CEU affair; one explains why the Prime Minister feels he cannot compromise on…

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DK Seeks to Prevent Dual Citizens from Voting in More than One Country

The leftist opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) has appealed to the European Commission to take measures to prevent people holding dual citizenship from casting their ballot…

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Renewed WWI Plot Inaugurated in Budapest Cemetery

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

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Hungarians Are the Least Satisfied with State Railways

The Eurobarometer surveyed more than 25,000 people from 26 EU Member States about the quality of national railways. Among Europeans, Austrians appear most satisfied: the…

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Two Hungarian Witnesses May Be Connected to Kuciak-Murder

Europe is in an uproar over the murder of Ján Kuciak and his fiancé. The case had international ties from the beginning, but now two…

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Foreign Minister Sends Condolences over Pittsburgh Shooting

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has sent a letter of “solidarity and support” to his US counterpart over a shooting on Saturday that claimed eleven lives…

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Hungarian Tennis Player Tímea Babos and French Partner Kristina Mladenovic Win WTA Doubles Championship

Playing in the Women’s Tennis Association’s WTA Finals in Singapore over the weekend, Hungarian tennis star Tímea Babos defended her WTA Final title, this year with French…

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Áder Commemorates 1956 Uprising, in Florida

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

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Fostered Workers’ Bonus for Getting Private Sector Jobs to Double

The government will double the monthly bonus for fostered workers who join the primary labour market to 45,600 forints (EUR 141) from November 1, Finance…

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Hungarian President Sends Message of Condolence after Pittsburgh Shooting

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

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Solidarity Demonstration for Central European University

Thousands gathered in central Budapest to express solidarity with the Central European University, in a demonstration staged by the Momentum Movement, on Friday. Momentum leader…

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House Speaker Initiates Probe of Opposition MP Márta Demeter

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

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Record Low Water Level on Danube – Hungary in Pictures

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

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Vidi Makes History with EL Win in Greece

Hungarian football teams have been underperforming in European competitions for many years. It took a shocking 14 years to secure an away win in the…

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Macron: “I Have a Good Relationship with Orbán”

Aside from expressing his concerns, Emmanuel Macron was discreet and moderate in his response when asked about Viktor Orbán in a joint interview with four…

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MEPs Protest Ukrainian Language Law

A group of 19 central European MEPs have sent an open letter to Andriy Parubiy, the chairman of Ukraine’s parliament, expressing concern over the country’s…

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Remains of Former Ferenc József Bridge Resurface from Danube

Remnants of the former Ferenc József (Franz Joseph) bridge blown up by the Germans during the siege of Budapest in World War II has resurfaced…

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Hungarian Railway Faces Another Challenge and Fails

In July a member of a local group known as MátészalkaLeaks decided to demonstrate just how slow the Hungarian State Railway (MÁV) is. Wearing a…

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Szijjártó: Central Europe Always Lost Out in Conflicts Between the East and the West

Europe’s central, eastern and southern regions must boost their cooperation in order to carry out projects that serve to improve the region’s energy security, Foreign…

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Romanian MEP: Juncker Confused and Historically Illiterate

Romanian MEPs from the Hungarian ethnic minority commented on Jean-Claude Juncker’s infamous Romania speech and claimed they don’t believe the commissioner intended to insult Hungarians…

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Hungarian Animation Film ‘Ruben Brandt, Collector’ Submitted Among 25 Features for Oscar

Milorad Krstić’s animated heist thriller Ruben Brandt, Collector is among 25 animated feature submissions competing for one of the five Oscar nominations at the 91st Academy…

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Govt Allocates More Funds for Mass Migration Management, Transylvania Programmes

Govt authorises HUF 24 bn extra spending on mass migration management Hungary’s government has authorised a budget overshoot of 24 billion forints (EUR 74m) in…

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Fidesz MP Launches ‘National Security Risk’ Probe into Opposition LMP’s Demeter

Ruling Fidesz lawmakers are launching a parliamentary investigation to determine whether LMP lawmaker Márta Demeter “poses a risk to national security”. Parliamentary scrutiny headed by…

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Hungary Urges EU to Open More Accession Chapters with Serbia This Year

Hungary urges the European Union to open in December all accession chapters that are technically ready, Peter Szijjarto, Hungary’s foreign minister, said on Thursday in…

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Hungary Population Decline Slows between Jan-Aug

Hungary’s population decline slowed in the first eight months of 2018 compared with the same period last year, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on…

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‘CEU Leaving Hurts Hungary’ – Reactions

US embassy: Ambassador working to resolve CEU impasse The US ambassador to Hungary is working to resolve the issue of the Central European University’s status…

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Govt Offers Guarantee to Support Budapest Bid for 2023 Athletics World Championships

The Hungarian government is offering a financial guarantee in support of Budapest’s bid to host the 2023 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships….

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István Mody Awarded the Prestigious Hungarian Order of Merit, Commander’s Cross on October 23

István Mody, one of the founders of the Friends of Hungary Foundation, has been awarded the Hungarian Order of Merit, Commander’s Cross. The 62nd anniversary…

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Vizi to Magyar Idők: Friends of Hungary Foundation Aims to Show the True Face of Hungary

“Tell the truth about the Hungarians and the truth to the Hungarians, this is what we want,” said E. Sylvester Vizi, the Chair of the…

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Ignorant Juncker Angers Hungarians with Romania Speech

Jean-Claude Juncker already wasn’t a popular politician among Hungarians and his recent speech definitely didn’t improve that reputation. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission,…

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CEU to Leave Budapest in a Month in Case of No-Agreement

The Board of Trustees of Central European University (CEU) announced today that incoming students for its U.S.-accredited masters and doctoral programs will study at a…

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Lost Gold Treasures of the Danube Found near Budapest

Gold coins and old weapons have been found in the Danube near Érd as the water level of the river has continued to drop to…

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Ukrainian Nationalist Group Claims They Stole Identification Documents of Hungarian Citizens from Russian Intelligence

A Ukrainian nationalist group claims they stole confidential identification documents listing the passport information of hundreds of Hungarian citizens from Russian intelligence. Diplomatic tension has been building…

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Lost Gold Treasures of the Danube Found in Érd

Gold coins and old weapons have been found in the Danube near Érd as the water level of the river has continued to drop to…

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Szijjártó: Hungary Ready to Increase Presence in NATO Missions

Hungary will “not only continue” its presence in NATO missions but “ready to take a larger role”, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said after talks with…

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Govt mulls appeal of ICSID voucher decision

Hungary’s government is weighing legal redress in the matter of a decision by the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) awarding compensation to…

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Govt official: Number of adoptions up by 36 pc since 2010

The number of adopted children in Hungary went up to 1,025 in 2017 from 754 in 2010, a 36 percent rise, Katalin Novák, the state…

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Sniper Shoots and Kills Transcarpathian Hungarian in the Donbass

Sándor Úr died at the age of 34 when shot by a sniper near Volnovakha in Eastern Ukraine on Tuesday. Úr served as a contracted…

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Szijjártó: Hungary, Poland Linked with ‘Unconditional’ Friendship

Hungary and Poland are not only strategic partners but they are also linked with a “true friendship”; the two countries can rely on one another…

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Govt to expand home purchase subsidies

The government has decided to raise the home purchase subsidies (CSOK) available for families raising two children to 10 million forints (EUR 31,000), the head…

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Paks Nuclear Power Plant to Reduce Performance of Two Blocks

Hungary’s Paks nuclear power plant will reduce the performance of two of its blocks by a combined 250MW on Wednesday because of a cleaning of…

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Hungary Focuses on Military Improvement to Meet NATO Requirements

Following much hesitation and procrastination, the government, left with no choice, embarked on a mission of military improvement last year. Experts and politicians alike agreed…

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Weber to Hungarian Govt: ‘Not Fair Politically” to Confuse Completely Separate Topics

Today, Euronews interviewed Manfred Weber, leader of the European People’s Party ( EPP). Weber is likely to become a candidate for the presidency of the Commission. Even…

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Hungarian Eurovision Star ByeAlex’s Song Appears in Michael Kors’s New Ad

A song by senkise (the new formation of Hungary’s 2013 Eurovision contestant, ByeAlex) and Hiro emerged this week in multinational fashion company Michael Kors’ new…

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German Far-Right Party Copied the Famous Hungarian Stop Soros Campaign

The German AfD started a campaign against the United Nation’s migration package. The party’s banner appeared on a weekly newspaper’s (Junge Freiheit) website. The paper’s…

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Socialists, Párbeszéd Submit Education Bill Aiming for Fairer System

The Socialist and Párbeszéd parties have submitted to parliament an education bill which aims for a fairer system, with the involvement of other opposition parties…

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Foreign Embassies and Politicians Commemorate the 1956 Revolution on Social Media

Yesterday, Hungarians and Hungarian politicians across the country and around the world commemorated the heroes of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and freedom fight. On 23 October…

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Govt, NGO Sets up ‘Crisis Clinics’ Nationwide to Help Victims of Domestic Violence

Seven “crisis clinics” are being set up nationwide to help victims of domestic violence. People will have the chance to turn to staff at the…

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New Attacks Have Occurred Against the Hungarian Community in Ukraine

Threatening posters appeared around several towns in Ukraine on Saturday, including Ungvár (Uzhhorod), Munkács (Mukachevo) and Beregszász (Berehove). These cities all happen to have significant…

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“We Will Defend Our Truth” – Interview with Judit Varga, the Minister of State for EU Relations

Our government has always been ready for compromise, but we will not concede our position on migration—said Judit Varga, the Minister of State for European…

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LMP Demonstrates for Tuition-Free Higher Education

The youth arm of green opposition LMP held a torch-lit demonstration demanding tuition-free higher education on the 62nd anniversary of Hungary’s 1956 anti-Soviet revolution on…

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Jobbik: No Compromise with ‘Orbán Regime’

Conservative opposition Jobbik rejects all compromise with the “regime” of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and will continue its fight to overthrow it, party leader Tamás…

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Opposition Parties Call for Joining European Prosecutor’s Office at Budapest Demo

Opposition parties and civil groups staged a demonstration in Budapest’s Bem József Square on Tuesday calling for Hungary to join the European Public Prosecutor’s Office…

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Orbán: ‘Choose Independence Over Global Governing and Control’

Orbán: Hungarians don’t gamble with their country Hungarians are not the type to gamble, they do not gamble with their country, but if necessary they…

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Opposition: Fight for Independent, Democratic State Still Needed

Socialists, Párbeszéd place wreath at Imre Nagy statue to mark 1956 anniversary The opposition Socialist and Párbeszéd parties laid a wreath at the statue of…

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Péter Szijjártó: Govt appreciates Czech PM standing up for Hungary

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó on Tuesday voiced the Hungarian government’s appreciation of Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis standing up for Hungary. In a statement, Szijjártó reacted to an…

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Torchlight march commemorating 1956 revolution held in Budapest

A torchlight march was held in Budapest on Monday to commemorate the Hungarian anti-Soviet revolution on October 23, 1956. The march started from the Budapest…

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Hungary commemorates 1956 uprising, flag hoisted at Parliament

Hungary’s national flag was hoisted in front of the Parliament building on Tuesday, in a state commemoration marking the 62nd anniversary of the anti-Soviet uprising…

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Best of Budapest: 6 Statues Commemorating the 1956 Revolution

We have compiled a list of statues and monuments commemorating the heroes of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and freedom fight. On 23rd of October 1956,…

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Then And Now – Iconic Scenes Of The 1956 Revolution Revisited

On the 23rd of October in 1956, Hungarian students and young workers staged a peaceful demonstration in Budapest to protest against the ruthless Communist dictatorship…

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LMP Loses MEP as Meszerics Quits Party

Tamás Meszerics, MEP of opposition LMP, has decided to quit his party. LMP lawmaker Erzsébet Schmuck confirmed press reports on Sunday. Hungarian news portal Index…

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Demeter Elected as LMP Co-Leader

The congress of green opposition party LMP (Politics Can Be Different) elected Márta Demeter as the co-leader of the party in Budapest this past Saturday….

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Paks Plant 2nd Block Shut Down Due to Technical Problem

The Paks nuclear plant’s 2nd block was shut down on Sunday to fix a backup generator, the Atomic Energy Office (OAH) told on Sunday. According…

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Breathe A Breath Of Fresh Air Into Your Days

We Budapestians love this city for its endless offer of activities, events and parties to attend, but what do we do when we feel tired…

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Friends of Hungary Foundation’s Hungary at First ‘Site’ Conference: National Sovereignty is Key

Hungary is not inferior to any other country and wants to fight for its interests; the ruling parties will not change their politics, but do want…

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Szijjártó: Migrant Quota Issue Now Off the Agenda

Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó on Friday called it “good news” that the question of mandatory migrant quotas was now off the European Union’s agenda…

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Where Are They Now: Inside the First Days of Hungary’s Homeless Ban

On Monday a law amendment prohibiting the use of public areas as living spaces came to pass. The original goal of the policymakers was to…

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Govt to Double Social Benefits for Transcarpathia Hungarians

Hungary’s government will double the amount of social benefits it provides to western Ukraine’s Transcarpathia region next year to almost 3 billion forints (EUR 9.3m),…

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Jobbik Complains Suffering ‘Biggest Smear Campaign of All Time’

Jobbik is suffering “the biggest smear campaign of all time”, the conservative opposition party’s communications director said on Friday. Ádám Mirkóczki told a news conference…

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Orbán Supports Weber After Everything

On the heels of Manfred Weber’s growing criticism and following “one night of deliberation,” Viktor Orbán has decided to support Weber as the lead candidate…

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Autumn in Budapest – Hungary in Pictures

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

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Socialists: EU Prosecutor’s Office Would Fight Orbán Regime’s Worst Excesses

If Hungary joined the European public prosecutor’s office, the worst excesses of the Orbán regime would be curbed, the opposition Socialists said on Friday. The…

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Gross Wage Growth Over 10 pc in August

The average gross monthly wage in Hungary stood at 321,200 forints (EUR 998) in August, up 10.1 percent compared with the same month in the…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: Government Scraps Home Savings Subsidies Scheme

A left-wing columnist lambasts the government for phasing out home savings subsidies. A pro-government commentator welcomes the decision as, in his view, the programme has…

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1956: Hungary UN Envoy Thanks Ban Ki-moon for Release of UN Documents

Katalin Bogyay, Hungary’s permanent representative to the United Nations, on Thursday hosted a banquet lunch in honour of former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in…

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Govt: Budget deficit on target despite EU Worries

There is no need for any additional measures to meet this year’s deficit target of 2.4 percent of GDP, the government said in a report…

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Govt: Lázár Floats Banning Post-2020 Generation from Smoking

A recent proposal floated by János Lázár, the prime minister’s commissioner for protecting non-smokers, to prohibit anyone born after January 1, 2020 from smoking, has…

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Govt Launching Series of Forums on Europe’s Future

The government is launching a series of forums to discuss the future of Europe with the participation of ministers and state secretaries, the Government Information…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: Ban on Living on the Streets Comes into Force

As the ban on habitual residence in public spaces comes into effect, left-wing and liberal commentators accuse the government of criminalizing homelessness. Pro-government pundits, on…

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Human Resources Minister: ‘Health Care is Not a Business’

The human resources minister has rejected suggestions that the government is intent on privatising health care, saying “the government’s position is clear: health care is…

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Hungary’s Geopilitical Situation and the Options in Foreign Policy

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a visit to Budapest last week. On this occasion, the Hungarian Prime Minister repeated the same principle he has…

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Fidesz: Verhofstadt’s ‘Vicious Attack’ Due to Hungary’s Stance on Migration

Fidesz has accused Guy Verhofstadt, the group leader of the Liberals in the European Parliament, of mounting “a vicious attack on Hungary due to its…

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LMP Responds After Demeter Comes Under Pressure to Quit

LMP has rebuffed a call on lawmaker Márta Demeter, who is running to co-lead the green opposition party, to resign after she claimed that Flóra…

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Danube Level at Record Low Again

The water level of the River Danube has continued to drop from a recent record low, dipping to 41 cm at Budapest, the water management…

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Vizi on Kossuth: Hungarian Reality and Success Stories Surprise Foreign Journalists

According to E. Sylvester Vizi, “Hungary has many friends around the world.” The Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Friends of Hungary Foundation…

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House of Terror Prison and Torture Cells Shock Foreign Journalists

This week, the Friends of Hungary Foundation, publisher of Hungary Today, hosted a three-day conference entitled “Hungary At First ‘Site’” for foreign journalists to get a…

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Orbán to Support Manfred Weber’s Candidacy in EPP

Ruling Fidesz and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will support the election of Manfred Weber as the lead candidate of the European People’s Party, of which…

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Gov’t to Cooperate with Cyprus on Energy

Cooperation between Hungary and Cyprus is increasingly important because as the disputes about the future of the European Union intensify, cooperation between countries that insist…

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Hungarian Border Police to Help in Macedonia, Serbia

Fifteen Hungarian police officers left for Serbia and thirty to Macedonia on Wednesday to participate in border protection operations in the receiving countries, the national…

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Fidesz Demands Demeter’s Removal from Parlt over Allegations Concerning PM’s Daughter

The parliamentary group of ruling Fidesz has called on LMP MP Márta Demeter to return her mandate for “disclosing classified information and slandering innocent people”,…

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Schmidt: Western Countries Want to ‘Civilize’ Central Europe in a Colonial Fashion

Hungary displays solidarity but cannot be forced by Western Countries to accept mass migration– this is the conclusion of the Hungary at First ‘Site’ conference’s…

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Central Govt to Reduce Headcount by 18 pc

Around 18 percent of central government jobs will be cut, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office announced on Wednesday. The job cull affects around…

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Szijjártó: Hungary-Slovakia Ties ‘at Their Best’

Ties between Hungary and Slovakia are “at their best” and based on mutual respect, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told a press conference in Pozsony (Bratislava)…

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Gov’t Officials at “Hungary At First ‘Site'”: Hungary’s Economy is a Success Story

Despite the crisis of 2008 and the poor management skills of previous governments, Hungary’s economy is now in good hands and the last eight years…

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EMMI: Govt to Appeal against Strasbourg Court Ruling over Textbook

The government is appealing against a Strasbourg court ruling concerning the right of publishers to distribute textbooks to the country’s schools. According to the non-final…

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Orbán: Hungary Borders Protected by Hungarian Forces

Hungary’s borders will continue to be protected by Hungarian soldiers and police, and the country will continue to reject migrant settlement schemes, Prime Minister Viktor…

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Trócsányi: Hungary Turns to EU Court over Sargentini Report

The government has turned to the European Court of Justice with the complaint that the European Parliament violated voting rules when adopting the Sargentini report…

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Police Take 14 People into Custody after Drug Raid

Police on Wednesday took 14 people into custody on suspicion of drug trafficking and abuse of a new psychoactive substance, the police website said on…

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Support for EU at Record High

There is clear and growing support for the European Union in member states, with 68 percent of respondents considering their country’s membership to be worthwhile,…

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Danube Level at Record Low, Continues to Drop

The water level of the River Danube has continued to drop from a recent record low, dipping to 43-44cm at Budapest, a water-management official said…

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Three Lawmakers Quit Jobbik

János Volner, a former deputy head of conservative Jobbik, announced on Tuesday that he would leave the party, along with lawmakers Erik Fülöp and István…

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Hungary is No Black Sheep and Wants to Make Change

Hungary is not inferior to any other country and wants to fight for its interests; the ruling parties will not change their politics, but do…

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Govt Mulls Rejoining Moscow-based IBEC Bank

The government has started talks on Hungary rejoining the Moscow-based International Bank for Economic Cooperation (IBEC), Péter Szijjártó, minister of foreign affairs and trade, said…

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Feared Raid Against the Homeless Not yet Enforced by Police

Yesterday, a new amendment making living on the street illegal went into full effect. According to Attila Fülöp, the state secretary for social affairs and…

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National Bank: Tenfold Increase of Gold Reserves

The National Bank of Hungary (NBH) on Tuesday said its policymakers decided to raise the central bank’s gold reserves from 3.1 tonnes to 31.5 tonnes,…

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Corvinus to Retain Free Courses

Budapest’s Corvinus University will retain free places in its courses “in the thousand range in each year”, Lívia Pavlik, ministerial commissioner and chancellor of the…

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Szijjártó: Hungary Interested in ‘Good Neighbourly Relations’ with Ukraine

Hungary is interested in nurturing “good neighbourly relations” with Ukraine and wishes for its eastern neighbour to be a strong and democratic country that respects…

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Ildikó Horváth Appointed State Secretary for Health

Ildikó Horváth, a pulmonologist, has been appointed state secretary for health. Horváth has been medical director of Budapest’s Korányi Institute of Tb and Pulmonology. Her…

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“A Lying Opponent Never Wins” K.O. King László Papp Died 15 Years Ago

“A Lying Opponent Never Wins.” These were the words he uttered to those who worried he would be cheated out of a match in an…

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Strasbourg Court: Hungary Violates Rules Through Monopolising School Textbook Distribution

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday ruled against Hungary in a suit initiated by Hungarian school textbook distributors and said that the Hungarian…

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Parlt votes to phase out subsidies on home savings bank deposits

Parliament on Tuesday voted to phase out the state subsidy on deposits with home savings banks. The motion was passed in an expedited procedure with a…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: Lessons of the Bavarian State Election

A pro-government and a conservative pundit agree that the Bavarian election result provides evidence of a systemic shift in German politics. They offer diametrically opposing…

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Bill Proposes to Phase Out Subsidy on Home Savings Bank Deposits

A bill, submitted by a Fidesz MP yesterday, seeks to phase out the state subsidy on deposits with home savings banks. The bill may be approved…

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Szijjártó Talks Migration and Hungarian-Ukrainian Relations in Luxembourg

Migration is not a human right and people do not have a fundamental right to cross borders illegally or arbitrarily select countries in which to…

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Orbán’s Government Launches European Campaign Against Migration

According to a new video released by the Hungarian government, “It’s time to shake up Brussels.” The video, recorded in English, was first shared on…

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Construction Sector Output Up 24 pc in August

Output of Hungary’s construction sector climbed 24.4 percent year-on-year in August, data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) on Monday show. Output of the…

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