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Messi on Zsóri’s Puskás Victory: “Stunning Goal, Deserved Award”

At this year’s Golden Shoe award, where Lionel Messi was decorated with the prize for the sixth time in his career, Nemzeti Sport had the…

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Tarlós to be Orbán’s Chief Adviser but Not in Budapest Matters

István Tarlós will be a chief adviser to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. But he does not want to deal with current political issues or matters of…

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Liget Building Permits Obtained, Museums Quarter on Track, says Project Company

Városliget, the state-owned company in charge of transforming Budapest’s City Park into a museums quarter, on Thursday said the project is moving forward as planned,…

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New Situation in Hungarian Politics after Local Elections

An unexpected political situation has developed in Hungary after the local elections, where the united Opposition attained considerably stronger positions than predicted. Fidesz has remained…

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Hungary and Japan to Mark 150th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations

Hungary and Japan will mark the 150th anniversary of their diplomatic relations with a sheet of ten commemorative stamps to be issued by their national…

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Jobbik’s Sneider Won’t Re-run for Presidency, Party to Elect New Leader in November

Tamás Sneider, leader of nationalist opposition Jobbik, on Thursday said he will not seek re-election as his party’s leader at its upcoming congress. Addressing a…

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Karácsony Proposes Honorary Citizen’s Title to Former Budapest Mayors Tarlós and Demszky

Mayor-elect of Budapest Gergely Karácsony proposed on Thursday to grant the title of honorary citizen to predecessors Gábor Demszky and István Tarlós next year when…

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Hungary Hosts Int’l Military Exercise Aimed at Managing Migrant Crisis

Hungary has been selected to host the Central European Defence Cooperation’s international military exercise aimed at managing the migrant crisis. Speaking to MTI on Thursday,…

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Drones Cause Disruptions at Budapest Airport

Liszt Ferenc International’s airspace was shut down for brief periods on Monday night and Tuesday night because of drones, operator Budapest Airport said on Wednesday….

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Socialist Lawmaker Tóbiás to Return Mandate

Opposition Socialist (MSZP) lawmaker József Tóbiás, a former party leader, will return his mandate effective November 1, Socialist leader Bertalan Tóth said on Wednesday. Tóbiás…

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New Budapest Leadership Seeks Partnership with Gov’t, says Karácsony

Budapest’s new leadership is ready to develop a partnership with the Orbán government, mayor-elect Gergely Karácsony said on Wednesday. Karácsony told an international press conference…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: Budapest Elected a Liberal Mayor

A pro-government commentator attributes Gergely Karácsony’s victory in the Budapest Mayoral election to what he calls the ‘rootless globalist’ values of urban voters. A liberal…

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Orbán: Deals Made with Outgoing Budapest Mayor Remain Valid

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said he considered the deals made with outgoing Budapest Mayor István Tarlós to remain valid without changes. Orbán, who is also…

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Borkai to Also Face Non-Political Consequences

Although politically, Győr mayor Zsolt Borkai seems to get away with rather modest consequences– for now- his case doesn’t end here and will probably be…

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Average New Home Prices Close to 1 million/sqm in Budapest

Amid a persistently strong demand, Budapest’s newly built home prices have continued to increase in the 3rd quarter of 2019. The average price per square…

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City Park: New Mayor Karácsony Vows to Block Further Construction Projects

One of the new Budapest municipal assembly’s first decisions will be to block any future construction permits for new buildings in Budapest’s City Park, Gergely…

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Hungary, Russia to Sign Key Agreements during Putin’s Budapest Visit

Hungary and Russia will sign several important economic, social security and sports-related agreements when Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Budapest on Oct. 30, Foreign Minister…

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#GodisLove: Catholic ‘Response’ to Coca-Cola’s #LoveisLove Campaign

The concept of the Church-friendly response to Coca Cola’s short-term campaign featuring same-sex couples promoting acceptance, which stirred controversy after its launch in early August,…

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Budapest’s New Mayor Promises Greener, Freer, and More Transparent Capital

On Sunday, Budapest elected a new mayor. The program of Gergely Karácsony, dubbed ‘Let’s take back Budapest‘ very much focuses on green spaces, climate change,…

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Construction Sector Output Climbs 6 percent

Output of Hungary’s construction sector grew by an annual 5.9 percent in August, data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) on Wednesday show. Output…

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Foreign Ministry: EU Postponement of Albania, North Macedonia Accession Talks ‘Disastrous’

It is “disastrous” that the European Union has decided to further postpone opening accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia, the Hungarian foreign ministry’s state…

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Serbian Arms Smuggler Arrested in Hungary

A Serbian national attempting to smuggle 30 guns as well as silencers and ammunition into Hungary, was arrested at Röszke border station, national tax authority…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: The Political Landscape after the Local Elections

Pundits from right across the political spectrum wonder whether Sunday’s election marks a new beginning and the return of a two-party system in Hungary. Hungarian…

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Hungary’s 10 Major Problem Areas, Listed by National Bank Governor Matolcsy

György Matolcsy wrote a ten-point list of major areas in need of improvement and development in Hungary. In his article published on Novekedes.hu, the Governor…

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Győr Mayor Borkai ‘Wins Opposition Gold’, says PMO Head Gulyás

Parties of the opposition won Sunday’s local elections in several cities and Budapest districts because of a recent scandal around Zsolt Borkai, the (re-elected) mayor…

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IMF Raises 2019 GDP Growth Forecast for Hungary

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) raised its projection for Hungary’s GDP growth this year to 4.6 percent in its fresh World Economic Outlook published on…

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End of an Era? Parties React to Local Elections Results

The outcome of Sunday’s municipal election has surprised many, both on the governing and the opposition side. Opposition parties emphasized the key role of their…

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President Áder: ‘Drama’ of Scarce, Polluted Water ‘Unfolding before Our Eyes’

President János Áder said at the opening ceremony of the international Budapest Water Summit on Tuesday that “the drama of scarce water, too much water…

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Győr Mayor Borkai Quits Fidesz after Scandal

Zsolt Borkai, head of the Fidesz party’s organisation in Győr, who was narrowly re-elected on Sunday as the western Hungarian city’s mayor, has announced that…

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Outgoing Mayor Tarlós Waives Mandate to Budapest Assembly

István Tarlós, Budapest’s outgoing mayor, has decided not to take his seat in the city’s next municipal assembly. Tarlós is entitled to the seat because…

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Foreign Minister: Hungary’s National Interest for Turkey to Solve Syria Migration Issue

It is in Hungary’s national interest that Turkey resolve the migration issue in the direction of Syria rather than in the direction of Europe, Foreign…

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Mayor of Vienna Congratulates Karácsony on Election Victory

Michael Ludwig, the Mayor of Vienna, congratulated Gergely Karácsony, the newly elected mayor of Budapest on his official Facebook page yesterday.  In his post, the…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: Opposition Breakthrough in Local Elections

In their snap assessments on Sunday’s municipal elections, the leading pro-government daily and a liberal commentator both point out that while the opposition has captured…

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Erdogan Meets Orbán, Thanks Support on International Stage

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán discussed bilateral and international affairs with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Baku on Monday, the PM’s press chief said….

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One Month to Go Until the Opening of Puskás Aréna

Exactly one month later, the Hungarian national team will clash with two-time World Champion Uruguay to open Hungary’s brand new, super expensive and state-of-the-art stadium,…

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Gyurcsány: Election Outcome ‘Beginning of Fidesz’s Waterloo’

Commenting on the outcome of Hungary’s 2019 local elections, Ferenc Gyurcsány, leader of the leftist Democratic Coalition (DK), on Monday said there was “no alternative”…

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Mohács: Invalid Ballots Outstrip Valid Ones in Protest against Lone Candidate

Socialist mayoral candidate Ferenc Csorbai, who was also the only candidate running for office in Mohács, has won the local election with far more invalid…

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EC to Investigate Hungary State Support to Samsung Investment

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether Hungary’s plans to grant state support worth 108 million euros to Samsung SDI’s investment…

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Gov’t Supports Development Everywhere Irrespective of Election Outcome, says Fidesz Vice-president

Lajos Kósa, Fidesz’s campaign manager for the local elections, was a guest at M1 on Monday morning, commenting on the outcome of Sunday’s vote. The…

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Fidesz Losing Total Dominance Gives Opposition Hope

The 2019 municipal elections brought great surprises.  Although Fidesz won the majority of the municipals, they lost Budapest and a great number of Hungary’s largest…

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The Left-liberal Opposition Takes Over Budapest

Apart from certain important cities, the country remained orange in general, while in Budapest, the joint opposition scored a much-awaited and in certain districts, a very…

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Hollywood Star Mark Ruffalo, “the Hulk”, Congratulates Budapest Opposition

Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo, who plays the Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has once again posted on his Facebook page about the Hungarian political…

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Tetris Challenge Continues: Operating Room, Ambassador, and Champions Post Photos

Ever since the Tetris Challenge pictures have flooded social media sites, we have seen some really great and creative pictures from Hungary, including a team…

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New Opposition Pécs Mayor Says City Has Chance to Develop

Attila Péterffy, the newly elected opposition mayor of the southern Hungarian city of Pécs, on Sunday said that with an opposition majority in the city…

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New Opposition Miskolc Mayor Vows to Cooperate with Everyone in City’s Interest

Pál Veres, the newly elected opposition mayor of north-eastern Hungary’s Miskolc, on Sunday vowed to work together with “everyone who represents the interests of the…

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Opposition Péter Márki-Zay Reelected as Hódmezővásárhely Mayor

Péter Márki-Zay has been reelected as the mayor of Hódmezővásárhely with all the votes counted, according to the National Election Office. Péter Márki-Zay (EVERYONE’S HUNGARY…

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Opposition’s Botka: Community of Szeged Won

László Botka, reelected for the fifth time as the mayor of the city of Szeged in Sunday’s local elections — this time as a joint…

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Debrecen Mayor Hails ‘Another Breakthrough Victory’

Ruling Fidesz’s László Papp attributed his reelection as the mayor of eastern Hungary’s Debrecen on Sunday to “the serious, diligent work carried out over the…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: Borkai Scandal Affect Local Election

Commentators see the case of the Fidesz mayor of the western city of Győr as particularly harmful for the government side, although sex videos and…

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Foreign Minister Welcomes Polish Ruling Party’s Election Victory

The victory of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party at Sunday’s general election is of great importance “and the best of news” to Hungary,…

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Local Elections – Fidesz’s Borkai Re-elected Mayor of Győr Despite Scandal

Fidesz’s Zsolt Borkai, who is at the center of media attention for more than one week due to his sex-tape scandal, has been re-elected Mayor…

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Local Elections – Fidesz’s Borkai Re-elected Mayor of Győr

Candidates for the mayor of Győr, in north-western Hungary, have garnered the following percentage of votes with 100 percent of the votes counted, the National…

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Karácsony Budapest’s New Mayor

Gergely Karácsony, the joint candidate of the left-liberal opposition parties, has won the Budapest mayoral election. Fidesz-KDNP backed István Tarlós, who had been the mayor…

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Puzsér: ‘Elections Becoming Less about Country or City more about Tribal Warfare’

Publicist Róbert Puzsér, an independent Budapest mayoral candidate, has declared his campaign a “success”. Addressing a press conference after polling stations in Hungary’s local elections…

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Opposition Politicians Trust in Victory amid High Turnout

Opposition politicians competing in Sunday’s local elections praised the high turnout and said they trusted that this would translate into a victory for Gergely Karácsony,…

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Local Elections – Turnout 47.20 percent at 6.30pm

By 6.30pm on Sunday, 47.20 percent of the around 8.025 million eligible voters had cast their ballots in Hungary’s local elections, the National Election Office…

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Local Elections – Turnout 42.69 pc at 5pm

By 5pm on Sunday, 42.69 percent of the around 8 million eligible voters had cast their ballots in Hungary’s local elections, the National Election Office…

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Local Elections – Turnout 34.69 pc at 3pm

By 3pm on Sunday, 34.69 percent of the around 8 million eligible voters had cast their ballots in Hungary’s local elections, the National Election Office…

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Local elections – Opposition Leaders Cast Ballot

Opposition party leaders cast their votes in the local elections on Sunday. Bertalan Tóth, leader of the Socialist Party, said opposition parties were fighting in…

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Local Elections – Local Fidesz to File Criminal Complaint over Alleged Violation of Rules

The local chapter of ruling Fidesz in Érd, outside Budapest, will file a criminal complaint over what they regard as the opposition’s violating election rules….

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Local Elections – Tarlós Aims to Build ‘Liveable, Prosperous, Peaceful’ City

István Tarlós, incumbent mayor of Budapest and candidate of the ruling parties to continue in the post, cast his ballot in the local elections in…

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Local Elections – Turnout 26.6 pc at 1pm

By 1pm on Sunday, 26.6 percent of the around 8 million eligible voters had cast their ballots in Hungary’s local elections, the National Election Office…

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Local Elections – Karácsony Casts Vote in Budapest District 14

Sunday’s local elections offer an opportunity to Budapest residents “to recapture their city”, Gergely Karácsony, the opposition’s candidate for Budapest mayor, said after he cast…

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Local Elections – Turnout 18.25 pc at 11am

By 11am on Sunday, 18.25 percent of the around 8 million eligible voters had cast their ballots in Hungary’s local elections, the National Election Office…

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Local Elections – Orbán Casts Ballot

Voters will decide in Sunday’s local elections if their towns and cities have able leaders, the prime minister said on Sunday, after he cast his…

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Local Elections – Polls Open

A total of 10,278 polling stations opened in Hungary’s over 3,100 cities, towns and villages at 6am local time on Sunday. Some 8 million voters…

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Orbán on Macron: ‘Highly Respected Leader with Vision’

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán called for unity and cooperation between the eastern and western member states of the European Union ahead of a working…

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Hungary in Pictures – Hungarian Architecture

This week in Hungary Today’s weekly Instagram compilation, Hungary in Pictures, we have collected some of our favourite pictures from Instagram of Hungarian castles, churches,…

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Budapest: Tarlós Leads but Close Finish Expected by Pollsters

While pro-Fidesz pollsters are convinced about Fidesz’s candidate István Tarlós‘s victory in Budapest, opposition-linked and independent ones predict a tough battle and close results in…

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Centrist Democrat International to Establish Budapest Institute

The Centrist Democrat International (CDI), a Christian democratic political formation, will set up an institute in Budapest with the aim of “providing political and intellectual…

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Is It True that Fidesz Municipalities Get More Money?

A recurring message of the government parties during the local election campaign: if an opposition mayoral candidate wins, the municipality may lose significant government funds….

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President Áder: Limits of Accepting Migrants Should Be Discussed Openly

EU member states’ capacity to accept migrants, as well as the distribution of tasks among developed countries, should be a subject of open debate, Hungarian…

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Global Chess Festival Highlights Diverse Nature of Chess in Budapest This Saturday

This weekend Budapest will host the annual Global Chess Festival, held for the fifth time on the second Saturday of October. This year the festival,…

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Foreign Minister Admits Hungary Blocked EU Resolution on Turkey

Following yesterday’s news in several European news outlets, claiming that the Hungarian government vetoed a joint resolution by the EU in which the EU wanted…

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Hungary Alone Would Not Veto Brexit Extension Request, says PMO Head

Replying to a question at a government briefing on Thursday, the chief of the Prime Minister’s Office, Gergely Gulyás, said that no request in any form had…

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Karácsony Promises to Free Budapest from ‘NER captivity’

The opposition’s joint candidate for Budapest mayor, Gergely Karacsony, promised on Thursday to free Budapest from the “captivity” of ruling Fidesz’s scheme dubbed system of…

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Hungary: 4,6 Million Guest Nights in August

Guest nights at commercial accommodations in Hungary rose 1.6 percent year on year to 4,634,000 in August, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Friday….

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Samsung SDI Expands Battery Plant

Samsung SDI will carry out a 390 billion forint (EUR 1.17m) expansion of its battery plant in Göd near Budapest, creating 1,200 new jobs, Foreign…

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Orbán on Fidesz EPP Membership: ‘We Will Decide in a Few Weeks’

Ruling Fidesz and Silvio Berlusconi’s party Forza Italia will continue to work closely together, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told public media on Thursday. Orbán held…

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Budapest Mayor on Borkai Scandal: Győr Mayor Unworthy of Title

Budapest Mayor István Tarlós, the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrats candidate running to remain in the post, said on Thursday that the current (Fidesz) mayor of Győr…

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54,000 Hungarian Citizens Applied to Stay in the UK So Far

Recent figures released by the Home Office of the United Kingdom on Wednesday showed the number of foreign EU citizens who applied to the British…

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Local Elections: The Main Battles to Pay Attention To

This year’s municipal elections promise to be exciting in many ways. The government parties intend to win everywhere in the country, but for the first…

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Over 400 Unfilled GP Practices in Hungary

Management portal mfor.hu collected the figures from budget closure accounts showing how the number of vacant GP practices in Hungary has changed since 2010. According to…

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EC Refers Hungary to CJEU over Too Low Cigarette Excise Tax

The European Commission on Thursday announced to refer Hungary to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for failing to reach the minimum…

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Hungary Reportedly Opposed EU Declaration on Turkey At First

According to der Spiegel and other media outlets, Hungary first torpedoed the European Union’s declaration condemning the Turkish military intervention in north-east Syria. While Hungarian diplomats…

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Hungarian Sues Marvel for Ripping Off Hungarian Series ‘Linda’s’ Opening Theme

According to information on TMZ tabloid news site, a Hungarian man, Zoltán Kriskó, is suing several media giants, including Marvel, Disney, FOX, Apple, and Amazon for…

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EC Commissioner Nominee Várhelyi Skills Cannot be Questioned, says PMO Head

The government supports Olivér Várhelyi’s nomination for the next European Commission, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office told his regular press conference on Thursday….

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PM Orbán: US-Hungarian Business Cooperation Success Story

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met Eric Stewart, the head of the US-Hungarian Business Council, and the members of a US business delegation in Budapest on…

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PM Orbán to Visit Rome before Paris This Week

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will travel to Rome for a conference of the Centrist Democrat International (CDI) on Thursday, before visiting Paris for talks with…

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Will Smith Promotes Széchenyi Baths in Good Morning America TV Show

Will Smith, who recently visited Hungary to promote his new film, ‘Gemini Man,’ filmed a video along with the film’s director Ang Lee, for Good Morning…

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The Stakes of Upcoming Local Elections Through Experts’ Eyes

According to political analysts, the upcoming municipal election might have the highest stakes out of all the local elections since the regime change in Hungary. …

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Guerrilla Statue Made of Driftwood Appears in Budapest

Following the hidden miniature sculptures across Budapest, another example of guerrilla artwork can be spotted in the capital, this time made of driftwood. The sculpture, depicting a…

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Candidates Free to Make Statements Based on Opinion and not Facts, says Constitutional Court

Despite a Fidesz candidate’s statement contradicting the facts, the Constitutional Court (AB) has rejected a Socialist complaint, considering the statement in question an opinion that is…

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Four Hungarian Hotels Among the Top 20 in Central Europe

Condé Nast Traveler, one of the world’s leading tourism magazines, announced the results of this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards, in which their readers rated their…

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Hungary Wants ‘Closest Ever’ Ties with Brazil, says Foreign Minister

Hungary wants to develop “the closest ever” ties with Brazil since the two countries’ leaders share very similar approaches to global politics, and “this exceptional…

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4.7 Million Passengers at Budapest Airport in 9 Months

Passenger numbers at Liszt Ferenc International airport rose by an annual 6.8 percent to 4.7 million in the third quarter of the year, airport operator…

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Prosecutor’s Office: Fraud Proceedings Dropped if Funds Repaid

The Budapest public prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday that in cases involving minor budget fraud, the authority may consider dropping the proceedings if damages are…

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Liget Cultural and Recreational Space to be ‘Unmatched in Europe,’ says Project Commissioner

The project to transform Budapest’s City Park (Liget) into “a cultural and recreational space unmatched in the whole of Europe” is proceeding apace, László Baán,…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: Migration Card in Local Election Campaign

As the Prime Minister includes the migration issue in his pre-electoral address, a pro-government pundit castigates the planned European refugee redistribution scheme, while a conservative…

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Erasmus Days to Offer Some 80 Programmes Nationwide

Erasmus days, running from Thursday through Sunday, will offer some 80 programmes nationwide promoting the European Union’s Erasmus+ student exchange programme, organisers told MTI on…

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Hungary Moves Up 1 Spot, Ranked 47th on WEF Global Competitiveness Index

Hungary has placed 47th among 141 countries in an annual competitiveness ranking compiled by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Hungary moved up one spot on…

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Orbán – Macron Meeting: An Occasional Marriage of Convience with Diverse Political Views

Orbán and Macron will hold a meeting this Friday. Although there’s not a lot of information about what topics they will be discussing, given the…

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Győr Mayor’s Sex Scandal Private Matter, says Fidesz

As an unknown blogger is still revealing recordings about the sex scandal of Győr’s incumbent Fidesz mayor Zsolt Borkai, most of the political reactions are…

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Hortobágy National Park Among CNN’s Most Beautiful Places in Europe

CNN has compiled a list of 20 of the most beautiful places in Europe with the aim to inspire readers’ travels. They have collected wonderful sights…

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Svetlana Alexievich to Visit Budapest International Book Festival as Guest of Honor

Svetlana Alexievich, Nobel-laureate Belarusian writer and investigative journalist, will be the guest of honor next year at the 27th International Book Festival in Budapest, according to…

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Budget Deficit only 30 Percent of Full-Year Target in 9 Months

Hungary’s cash flow-based budget, excluding local councils, ran a 303.6 billion forint deficit at the end of September, reaching 30.4 percent of the 998.4 billion…

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Local Elections: PM Orbán Sends Letter to Voters

According to Hungarian news portal Index.hu, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has yet again sent letters to Hungarian voters in the finish of the local elections which…

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Hungary Industrial Output Stagnates in August

Output of Hungary’s industrial sector edged up 0.3 percent annually in August, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said in a first reading of data on…

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Chief Vet: Thousands of Wild boars Have Contracted Swine Flu since April 2018

Some 2,000 wild boars have contracted African swine fever (ASF) in Hungary since the disease was detected in the country in April 2018, the chief…

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Local Elections – Opposition Mulling ‘Alternative’ Vote Counting

The opposition is planning to set up an “alternative” vote-counting system for the municipal elections set for Sunday, Gergely Karácsony, the opposition’s candidate for Budapest…

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Quo Vadis Hungarian Self-Governments?

The appropriate ratio between centralization and decentralization has always been and probably will invariably remain a dilemma for any society. Although it seems obvious that…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: Dispute over Paks and Carbon Neutrality

A left-wing commentator dismisses the government’s argument that nuclear power helps Hungary reduce carbon dioxide emissions. A pro-government columnist finds such criticism ideologically motivated, short-sighted…

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Victims of Hableány Ship Collision Honored with Traditional Korean Memorial Service

Victims of the tragic Hableány (Mermaid) boat accident were bid farewell with a traditional South Korean memorial service and Korean musical piece written specifically for…

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Magnus Aircraft Inaugurates Huge Production Hall in Pécs

Hungary’s Magnus Aircraft on Monday inaugurated a 5,100sqm production hall at its base at an airport on the outskirts of Pécs (SW Hungary). Magnus Aircraft…

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Orbán to Meet Macron in Paris on Friday

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is scheduled to hold talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Friday, according to Magyar Hírlap online. The two…

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Győr Mayor on Scandalous Leaks: “I Apologize but I Won’t Resign”

Zsolt Borkai, the mayor of Győr, has admitted that he is in the sex video and photos that were leaked by an unknown person through…

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Monty Python 50: Celebrate with Their Famous Hungarian Sketch!

50 years ago, on October 5th, the BBC broadcast the first episode of ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus.’ The iconic series lasted for a total of…

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Natural Gas Compressor Station Inaugurated near Romanian Border

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó inaugurated a compressor station operated by Hungary’s FSZG Ltd. gas delivery company at Csanádpalota near the Romanian border on Monday. The…

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Hungarians in Race for Nobel Prize in Literature

Two Hungarian writers, Péter Nádas and László Krasznahorkai, have been among the favorites to win the Nobel Prize for Literature for years. Last year, no…

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Karácsony: Only Local Council Autonomy ‘Can Counterbalance Govt Powers’

It is only local councils based on the power of local communities that will be able to counterbalance the central government’s concentration of powers, Gergely…

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