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The will of the people and national sovereignty – day one of the “Hungary at first site” Conference

To show the true face of Hungarians, strengthen Hungary’s image, and provide journalists with genuine information on what is actually happening in Hungary, this our aims with the event –E. Sylvester Vizi, the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Friends of Hungary Foundation, said at the opening of the …

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Time Machine: Radio Free Europe’s 1956 Broadcast Available from Saturday

From October 19th until November 12th, Radio Free Europe‘s (RFE) Hungarian broadcast recorded around and during the 1956 Revolution can be listened to online, exactly how it was aired 63 years ago minute by minute, HVG reported. The Hungarian broadcast of RFE’s 1956 program that was aired on shortwave, through foreign transmitters, was …

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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 that he would ask for a personal meeting with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán after he enters office on Friday. Karácsony also said that he would invite all …

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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 of the National Bank of Hungary touches on many issues from the (still non-existent) Ferihegy high-speed railway, to solving the problems of women wanting babies, to the sugar …

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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 surprising victory. Analysts agree this might bring a new era in domestic politics. No pollster predicted Gergely Karácsony’s victory. What is more, his triumph was rather …

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Guinness Record in Budapest!!! – Two Frenchmen cycled 4,000 km, drawing ‘LOVE’ on the map

Budapest has been chosen as the final destination of the two French cyclists who accomplished their ‘LOVE’ tour, finishing at Kossuth Square. The two adventurers started their trip in Nancy and cycled through Europe in a way that their itinerary sketched the word ‘love,’ reported France Info. The meaningful word …

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More than 70,000 Attend Free Bryan Adams Concert in Budapest

More than 70,000 people attended the free Bryan Adams concert at Budapest’s Heroes’ Square on Saturday. The event, organized by Szerencsejáték Zrt., the largest gambling service provider in Hungary, cost nearly half a billion forints, and according to organizers, was the most popular concert in the capital in the past 7 years. …

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Comfy parking: A Hungarian start-up won an international award in Vienna

The Budapest-based Rollet has been prized and praised to be the most promising start-up enterprise of 2019. The ceremony took place at the Property Forum of Vienna, the most prestigious real-estate conference in the region where the top 100 most influential companies represent themselves from all over Central Europe. According …

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Will Smith: “Budapest is a Gemstone, a Wonderful Blend of a Thousand Years of History”

As part of the promotion of Will Smith’s new film, ‘Gemini Man’ in Hungary, after Wednesday’s birthday concert in downtown Budapest, Ang Lee, the director of the film, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and the Hollywood actor held a joint press conference for the Hungarian international press on Thursday afternoon. In Gemini Man, Will Smith plays …

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New Terminal to Replace Low Cost ‘Container Building’ at Budapest Airport

Budapest Airport is building a new wing to serve low-cost airline passengers at Liszt Ferenc International Airport, according to information from Magyar Nemzet. The news was confirmed by Budapest Airport. According to current information, the construction of the one-story facility is currently underway on the site of the previously planned Ferihegy 2C terminal. …

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Fire Breaks out at High-Rise Building in Budapest

The insulation used in the roof structure of a seven-story, uninhabited building under construction was caught on fire in Gidófalvy Lajos Street in the 13th district on Thursday. The fire was extinguished shortly after 5 pm. Nobody was injured. A fire occurred in the roof structure of a seven-story high-rise building in …

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It’s Official: Monday Has Been the Hottest Day This Summer

The National Weather Service measured a temperature of 38 degrees Celsius in Derekegyház, in southern Hungary, which is 0,5 degrees hotter than this year’s previous record, with 37.5 degrees Celsius measured in Tiszaalpár in early July. It was hot all through the country as they measured around 35 degrees everywhere. However, the daily …

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