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US Hungary Business Council Brings Second Annual Mission To Budapest

XPatLoop.com - 13 hours 37 min ago
The US Hungary Business Council (USHBC) brought its second annual business mission to Budapest on Tuesday. Hungary aims to strengthen its economic ties with the United States, state secretary for economic diplomacy Levente Magyar said after meeting with the USHBC mission. USHBC chairman Eric Stewart noted that the US is the second-biggest foreign investor in Hungary after Germany, adding that American companies want to take the top position.

Hungary Jobless Rate Falls To 4.4 Pc

XPatLoop.com - 13 hours 37 min ago
Hungary’s rolling average three-month jobless rate fell to 4.4 percent in March-May from 4.6 percent in the previous period, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Wednesday. The rate which covers unemployment among 15-74 year-olds was lower than 5.5 percent in the same period a year earlier. In absolute terms, there were 203,100 unemployed in Hungary in March-May, 5,900 less than in February-April and 47,600 less than in the same period a year earlier.

World Bank: Hungary Business Environments Competitive With Rest Of EU

XPatLoop.com - 14 hours 37 min ago
Hungarian cities outperform the European Union average in a number of areas of doing business, according to new a report by the World Bank presented in Székesfehérvár, in central Hungary.

Repertoire Of Musical Fountain On Margaret Island Renewed

XPatLoop.com - 17 hours 35 min ago
The repertoire of the musical fountain on Margaret Island has been renewed again. Starting at 11 am. until 9 p.m. popular pieces are played every hour.

Római Dam Construction To Start

XPatLoop.com - 18 hours 37 min ago
The construction of a flood dam on the Római part Danube riverside in the Third District will probably begin this year, the office of Budapest mayor István Tarlós announced on Monday.

Ninety-One In Hungary-Bound Truck

XPatLoop.com - 18 hours 53 min ago
Romanian border guards prevented 91 people from trying to illegally enter Hungary at the Nagylak-Csanádpalota border station hidden in a Turkish truck, Magyar Hírlap writes.

Orbán: Migration, EU Direction Testing Bloc’s Unity

XPatLoop.com - 18 hours 55 min ago
The two issues putting Europe’s unity to the test today are migration and the direction the European Union is headed in, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at Fidesz’s “national consultation” campaign closing event in Budapest.

Heat Alert: Extreme Heat Continues In Hungary

XPatLoop.com - 19 hours 27 min ago
The National Meteorology Service (OMSZ) has issued a first grade alert for the whole territory of Hungary due to the extreme heat apart from four counties in the Northeast.

Kúria Turns Down DK Appeal Concerning Higher Education Law

XPatLoop.com - 19 hours 37 min ago
The Kúria turned down an appeal by the leftist opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) against the National Election Committee’s (NVB) decision to reject the party’s referendum initiative in connection with the higher education law affecting the Central European University (CEU).

Hungarian State Opera Closing For One And A Half Year

XPatLoop.com - 19 hours 37 min ago
The building will be under renewal until 2019, so it will not be open for the audience. The stage mechanism, the auditorium, the orchestra pit, the workshops and some other rooms will be renovated, according to PestBuda.hu.

Competition Programme, Busho Festival, Budapest

XPatLoop.com - Tue, 2017-06-27 12:00
Our updated pre-jury has finished their selection process – involving a brand new and an old/new member – as a result of which 75 shorts are in competition for the 3 main prizes and 8 category prizes due at the 13th BuSho Festival. The screening time is 15 hours alltogether - as usual, 17 animation, 9 experimental and 49 fiction films, however the number of Hungarian short films will be 17 this year (unlike earlier when there was 1 Hungarian short in each screening block).

FINA World Championships, Budapest, 14 - 30 July

XPatLoop.com - Tue, 2017-06-27 11:24
Hungary is the host country of this FINA World Championship between 14- 30 July with swimming, diving, high diving, open water swimming, synchronized swimming, and water-polo contests held in Budapest and Balatonfüred.

Natl Health Insurance Fund Pays Out More Than HUF 7 Bn For Treatment, Care Abroad In 2016

XPatLoop.com - Tue, 2017-06-27 11:00
Hungary’s National Health Insurance Fund Manager (NEAK) paid out more than 7 billion forints (EUR 22.6m) to finance treatments abroad last year, daily Magyar Idők said. NEAK paid about 5.2 billion of the amount to cover emergency care for Hungarians abroad.

MTel, Telenor, Vodafone Make Contingency Plans For Pre-Paid Subscribers In Hungary

XPatLoop.com - Tue, 2017-06-27 10:52
Telcos Magyar Telekom and Telenor have said they will allow pre-paid subscribers who fail to reconcile their data by the deadline on Friday to keep their telephone numbers and balances if they sign new contracts. Hungarian lawmakers tightened rules on pre-paid SIM cards last year amid concerns they could be easily resold to criminals or terrorists.

Now On: Elliott Erwitt - Retrospective, Capa Center

XPatLoop.com - Tue, 2017-06-27 10:48
Now on until: 10 September.“When photography is good, it’s pretty interesting, and when it is very good, it is irrational and even magical… it has nothing to do with the photographer’s conscious will or desire.” (Elliott Erwitt)

Anti-Hungarian Hate Speech Have Risen To Alarming Proportions In Romania

XPatLoop.com - Tue, 2017-06-27 10:30
Anti-Hungarian sentiment and hate speech have risen to alarming proportions in recent days in Romania, as social media and news channels have been overflooded with nationalistic messages directed against the Hungarian community by Romanian politicians, journalists, social media influencers and opinion-makers.

Upcoming Concert: Beach Fossils, A38 Ship, 9 September

XPatLoop.com - Tue, 2017-06-27 10:22
One of the best and loveliest bands on the underground-pop scene Beach Fossils from New York continues the line started by Lou Redd, continued by the Talking Heads and now flourished again by them.

Annual All American Independence Day Picnic, Romkert, 2 July

XPatLoop.com - Tue, 2017-06-27 10:04
All Americans, friends, and families are invited to join the annual Democrats Abroad. Independence Day Picnic and Live Music celebration at Romkert (by Rudas Baths at Elisabeth bridge).

Hungarian Recipe Of The Week: Tomatoes Filled With Mushroom

XPatLoop.com - Tue, 2017-06-27 10:00
Summer colors and aroma to brighten your days.

Budapest Rooftop Cinema Presents: Dirty Dancing, 3 July

XPatLoop.com - Tue, 2017-06-27 10:00
From the organisers: Terrace. Starry sky. Cinema, cinema, cinema. It’s unbelievable, but the romance between Jennifer Gray and Patrick Swayze is already 30 years old! That’s the reason why we screen Dirty Dancing on the rooftop on 3rd of July.

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