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Budapest Assembly Approves Homeless Winter Care Measures

Budapest’s new municipal assembly on Wednesday unanimously votedto support measures proposed by the mayor to improve winter care of the city’s homeless. The measures include the coordinated disinfection of night shelters, ensuring accessibility to care facilities and increasing the number of active recovery beds. The assembly has approved 47 million forints …

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New Budapest Mayor Sets Conditions for Consent to 2023 World Athletics Championships

Gergely Karácsony, the mayor of Budapest, has set conditions for going ahead with the 2023 World Athletics Championships and giving his consent to the construction of the stadium needed to host the event. One condition is that the government should increase the budget for the Healthy Budapest Programme by 50 billion forints (EUR …

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New Budapest Mayor Blocking Liget Project Forces PM Orbán to Change Plans

After the joint left-liberal opposition parties secured their majority in Budapest, the investments the previous city administration made with the government became a key question. One of the greatest debates has been the flagship development project in City Park. After the latest resolution of the General Assembly, and newly elected …

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Budapest Through an Italian World-Traveler’s Eyes

Italian world-traveler and photo enthusiast Marco DiLeo visited Budapest earlier this year and uploaded his photos of the stunning Hungarian capital to his flickr page. We have collected some of the best shots of the most spectacular sights and buildings of Budapest, including Parliament, Heroes Square, Buda Castle, and the Citadel …

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International coding school comes to Budapest

The international Wild Code School opens its 24th campus in the Hungarian capital. From January 2020 the institution will offer extraordinary and unique education. HVG reported that alongside international opportunities the school offers a 5-month-long intensive web developing course in English-language. According to the school’s owners, Budapest is an attractive …

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Govt Meets New Budapest Mayor: Partnership to Develop Budapest Common Cause

The government sees the new Budapest leadership as “partners”, Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, said after Wednesday’s cabinet meeting. Gergely Karácsony, the new mayor of Budapest who also attended the meeting at Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s invitation, told a joint press conference that it would be “much easier” to …

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New Mayor Karácsony Outlines ‘Fundamental Values’ for Budapest Leadership

Gergely Karácsony, Budapest’s new mayor, has set out the principleswhich he said would guide the city’s leadership in the next five-year municipal cycle. Speaking at the new municipal assembly’s first meeting after his oath-taking, Karácsony said there should not be any “second-class” citizens in the city. He said municipal leaders must …

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Hungarian Flag at Half-mast to Mark Crushing of 1956 Uprising

The Hungarian flag was hoisted in front of Parliament and lowered to half-mast on Monday morning, to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of Soviet forces crushing the 1956 uprising. Defence Minister Tibor Benkő attended the ceremony. Throughout the day, the public can light candles at the House of Terror museum and visit plot 301 …

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Putin in Budapest: Russia to further Deepen Ties with Hungary

Russia considers Hungary an important partner in supplying gas to Europe, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a joint news conference with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in Budapest on Wednesday. The mechanism allowing Hungary and Russia to cooperate at the highest level has been in place for several years now and has …

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Orbán after Putin Meeting: Russia, West Cooperation in Hungary’s Interest

Hungary’s interest lies in the improvement of cooperation between the West and Russia, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Budapest on Wednesday. Hungary also benefits if relations between western and eastern Europe, NATO, and Russia are good, the prime minister said. Orbán …

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municipal elections 2019 migration labour market tourism event Sport Full house: 68,000 tickets to Puskás Arena inaugural match sell out in days!

Tickets for the inaugural match at Budapest’s Puskas Ferenc Arena, a state-funded, UEFA category 4 stadium that can seat close to 68,000, sold out on Monday, hours after they went on sale to the general public, the Hungarian Football Association (MLSZ) said on Monday. Tickets for the friendly match between …

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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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Miraculous! Hungarians donated 2M EUR for a sick toddler to get the world’s most expensive medicine

His parents started a crowdfunding campaign for him aiming to collect 700 million HUF (more than 2 million EUR), which is the cost of the only medicine that can save the 19-month-old toddler. Zente is suffering from a rare genetic disorder which affects only one in eight to ten thousand …

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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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