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Gyurcsány claimed in a press conference Monday that he has personally seen documents he claims are being used by Russia to blackmail Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Gyurcsány called on Orbán to either credibly clear himself of suspicion or to sue him within 72 hours for defamation.
The Central Chief Prosecution Office of Investigation has pressed charges against ruling Fidesz lawmaker Roland Mengyi and six others, the head of the office said on Tuesday. The lawmaker is charged with attempting to misappropriate public funds and abusing the powers of his office, Imre Keresztes said in a statement.
President and Rector of the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Michael Ignatieff, met European Union commissioners in Brussels on Monday and discussed the recent amendment of Hungary’s higher education law, which some critics of the government say could result in the closure of the CEU.
Last year, fewer Hungarians emigrated to work abroad than in previous years but many young people still fancy their chances in another country, business daily Világgazdaság said on Tuesday. Based on Central Statistical Office (KSH) data, the paper said 29,400 Hungarians emigrated last year, 10 percent less than in the previous year.
The Chinese Film Festival opened in Budapest’s Uránia National Film Theatre on Sunday, where guest of honour Oscar-winning martial arts expert and film star Jackie Chan met Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog.
Three men were attacked at a club in Budapest’s Seventh District on Saturday evening, apparently because one of them wore a badge expressing support for the CEU.
Race cars, motorbikes and trucks in the heart of Budapest on May 1st 2017 from 10am until 4:30pm.This event is been known as the Great Run, which apart from being a fantastic and spectacular event for the spectators, has the explicit aim of bringing the motorsport closer to the people. This event has become a tradition in the Hungarian capital, allowing fans as close to the race cars, motorbikes, trucks and drivers as could never come true in a closed circuit.
Now on until 2 July. The exhibition featuring Georg Baselitz, one of the most famous and sought-after contemporary German artists. The show, staged by the Museum of Fine Arts – Hungarian National Gallery in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut in Budapest, will comprise more than eighty works selected from international and Hungarian public and private collections, while eight lesser-known large-format paintings and a sculpture will arrive directly from the artist’s studio.
Now on until 14 May. Over the last four decades, Sándor Kardos cinematographer’s amateur and private photo collection has become the home of almost one and a half million photo-objects: a unique combination of photographs, negatives, glass plates, and various technical images.
Now on until 4 June. The art deco architect István Sajó was born in Debrecen, in Eastern Hungary. Despite a successful career in America, he returned home to the great Hungarian plain, where he built modern, exciting and spacious art deco buildings among the traditional, mostly single-storey, neo-classical houses lining the city’s streets. Sajó’s heart and soul belonged to Debrecen.
Around 10,000 people cruised along Budapest's major boulevards and bridges before gathering in City Park during the now traditional springtime 'I Bike Budapest' event. As usual it attracted masses of cyclists who pedal together on this annual occasion to draw attention to the need for more bike routes in town. Also this year some attendees joined in with different sorts of human-powered vehicles, as this fun video shows.
The Hungarian language edition of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s “The Governance of China” was presented at an event organised by the Antall József Knowledge Centre, the China International Publishing Group and the Chinese embassy in Budapest.
Home furnishings giant IKEA will open its third store in Budapest on June 14, the company told MTI. The 34,000sqm store, which cost almost 17 billion forints to build, will open in the south of city. IKEA’s other two stores are in the east of Budapest and in the west, on the capital’s outskirts.
After the deduction of accommodation and other costs, inmates are left with almost no money, and this is generating tensions in prison life, Magyar Nemzet said, citing a recent report by the ombudsman. Visiting the Sátoraljaújhely Detention Centre, in northern Hungary, as part of a series of reviews within the UN’s Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) review system, the ombudsman, László Székely, concluded that prison inmates in Hungary are often left with abysmally low amounts of money, which leads to massive work-shirking.
The opposition Socialists will elect a prime ministerial candidate at the party congress on May 27, chairman Gyula Molnár said on Monday. Mayor of Szeged László Botka has accepted the nomination for the post, he told a press conference after the party’s board meeting.
Demonstrators gathered near the Russian embassy in Budapest on Monday evening and speakers said the increase in Moscow’s influence over Hungary in the past few years was reason for concern. Writer and philosopher András Lányi said the government was gradually moving closer to dictatorships where opponents are killed off or imprisoned.
The 24th Budapest International Book Festival was attended by more than 60,000 people, some 4-5 percent more than last year, the organisers told MTI on Sunday.
Billionaire George Soros has “pumped” 1.2 billion forints (EUR 3.8m) into his “agencies” in Hungary to “create a new, alternative opposition organisation to keep the legitimate Hungarian government under attack”, Balázs Hidvéghi, communications director of ruling Fidesz, told a press conference on Saturday.
The Transport Museum has brought to Budapest the last model of the Ikarus 489 Polaris designed in Hungary and released from service in Britain, the museum told MTI on Friday. The model was manufactured in 2001 in the Mátyásföld factory of the iconic Hungarian bus manufacturer in eastern Budapest and eleven of it supplied to be in service for the past 15 years in cities across Britain, the museum said.
Hungary’s prime minister will not move to the Buda Castle as he has a family home of his own and does not use a residence either, the prime minister’s press chief told MTI on Friday.