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Hungarian Leaders Express Condolences Over Barcelona Attack - 2 hours 18 min ago
Hungary’s president, prime minister and parliamentary speaker have expressed their condolences to their Spanish counterparts over the terror attack in Barcelona on Thursday afternoon.

President Calls For Including ‘Subnational’ Actors In Paris Climate Pact In Letter To Macron - 4 hours 18 min ago
Hungarian President János Áder has proposed that the Paris climate accord should be expanded to include “subnational” organisations, in a letter written to Emmanuel Macron, his French counterpart. In his letter, Áder asked Macron to help create the conditions for the potential new partners to participate in this year’s international climate summits such as COP23, the UN’s next climate change meeting, and a Paris summit convened by the French president for December.

Thai Festival 2017, Vajdahunyad Castle Budapest, 10 September - 4 hours 18 min ago
From the organisers: Join us in celebrating Thai culture in Hungary with authentic Thai food, cultural performances, shops and much more.

Government Steadfast Amid Mounting Pressure On Hungary To Comply With EU Migration Policy - 4 hours 18 min ago
The Hungarian government is steadfast in its opposition to EU mandatory migrant quotas in the face of mounting pressure on the country, including the European Union infringement procedure initiated in June and threats to curb funding unless Hungary falls in line, a cabinet official said on Thursday.

Busho International Short Film Festival, Budapest, 29 August - 3 September - 5 hours 18 min ago
From the organisers: Since the cessation of „Off” and „Escape to Short film” there has been a gap on the palette of the filmfestivals in Hungary.

Local Opinion: Hungarian GDP Grows By 0.9 Per Cent In Q1 - 5 hours 32 min ago
Although the growth rate for the first quarter of 2017 is slightly beneath the expectation of experts, analysts agree that the government’s objective of 4.1 per cent growth can still be achieved in 2017.

First Hungarian Street Food Cookbook Out In September - 5 hours 32 min ago
Steak sandwiches, salty waffles and Angus burgers, as well as homemade beer recipes, will all be available to food enthusiasts from September 1 in the Food Truck Cookbook (in Hungarian).

Hungary Spends Above EU Average On Public Order, Safety - 5 hours 36 min ago
Hungary’s central government spending on public order and safety stands at 2.1% in proportion to GDP, over the 1.8% average for the European Union as a whole, reveal data compiled by Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office.

Socialists Voice Conditional Support For Probe Into Fidesz’s 2010 Campaign Spending - 5 hours 40 min ago
The Socialist Party has said it is prepared to back radical nationalist Jobbik’s call for an investigation into ruling Fidesz’s spending during the 2010 election campaign on the condition that it can preside over the parliamentary committee examining the case.

25 Young Roma To Represent Hungary At Varna Forum Of Phiren Amenca - 5 hours 44 min ago
Some 25 young Roma will represent Hungary at a social forum of the Budapest-based Phiren Amenca network of Roma and non-Roma volunteers to be held in Varna in Bulgaria as part of the European Youth Capital program series on August 24- 30, the organisers said.

Nézőpont: Most Central Europeans Believe Hungary Right On Migration - 5 hours 48 min ago
A survey by the Nézőpont Institute suggests that nearly one and a half times more central and eastern Europeans believe that Hungary is right about migration than the number of those who think the opposite, daily Magyar Idők said.

José Rizo's Exhibition In Dúzsi Budapest, 17 August - Thu, 2017-08-17 18:00
"Whether it is about the design of a T-shirt, a house, a flat´s interior, a public space or an airport, every project should be conceived from scratch, intend to be unique as per its context, and comply in concept and scale, with only one entity: the user, the habitant, the person. The one who will give presence and personality to that piece of world, the one who will write the story of every day; the one who will leave there, the footprint of his existence."-José

Amazing World Record By A 96-Year-Old Woman At FINA Masters World Championships In Budapest - Thu, 2017-08-17 17:40
The American Maurine Emilie Kornfeld is the oldest female swimmer at the 2017 FINA Masters World Championships. She was the only one who entered the 800 m freestyle event in the 95-99 age group, and managed to set a new world record with an amazing performance.

American Airlines To Launch Philadelphia-Budapest Daily Flights Next Year - Thu, 2017-08-17 17:00
American Airlines (AA) will launch a daily service from Philadelphia to Budapest in its summer schedule next year, AA and Liszt Ferenc Airport operator, Budapest Airport said on Wednesday. The flights will operate between the 5th of May and the end of October.

Tech Makes It Easy To Rent A Boat On Lake Balaton - Thu, 2017-08-17 17:00
According to, if you’re willing to pay a few hundred thousand forints for the deposit and insurance fee, then you can easily rent a boat on Lake Balaton for an otherwise affordable price. Thanks to Boatly, a Hungarian start-up, you don’t even need a license to sail around the lake and enjoy the panorama.

State Support For New Ski Resorts - Thu, 2017-08-17 13:24
The state is providing Ft 150 million each for the development of ski resorts in Eplény, Veszprém county and Mátraszentistván, Heves county, government commissioner for the promotion of active relaxation Máriusz Révész announced on Wednesday.

Renovation Of Metro Line 3 To Start In November - Thu, 2017-08-17 13:18
It is expected that renovation work on Budapest’s third metro line will begin by the start of November, business daily Világgazdaság said, citing Budapest transport company BKV. The 24.1 billion forint (EUR 80m) contract for the initial work is planned to be signed by the start of September.

Local Opinion: Jobbik Leader Ready To Apologize To Jews & Roma - Thu, 2017-08-17 13:00
Both a pro-government commentator and a liberal analyst doubt if Jobbik leader Gábor Vona can convincingly distance himself and his party from Jobbik’s earlier extremist statements concerning Jews and Roma.

Jobbik To Start Collecting Signatures For Wage Union Bid On Aug 20 - Thu, 2017-08-17 13:00
The leader of the radical nationalist Jobbik party, Gábor Vona, has called for non-partisan support for the party’s initiative, launching on Aug. 20, to collect signatures for a “wage union” within the EU. Speaking at a press conference in Eger, in north Hungary, Vona called it “outrageous” that the party’s political opponents “are politicising the issue of a wage union”.

National Holiday Events, 19 & 20 August - Thu, 2017-08-17 09:50
Here's a quick summary of what's officially going on this Saturday & Sunday, the 'National Holiday of the Foundation of the Hungarian State'. Included is info about an 'Air and Water Parade' in the front of Parliament, a 'Street of Hungarian Flavours', concerts at Clark Ádám Square, and the ceremonial hoisting of the national flag, plus a fair few fireworks.

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