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EP Committee Approves Hungary Commissioner Candidate Várhelyi

The European Parliament’s (EP) Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) did not declare a conflict of interest for the new French, Hungarian, and Romanian Commissioner designates at its meeting on Tuesday, according to Hungarian Fidesz MEP József Szájer, the only Hungarian member of the committee in Brussels. Thus, the approval process for Olivár Várhelyi …

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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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Past Champions Lobby for 2023 World Athletics Championships to Be Held in Budapest

Prominent Hungarian champions of the past holding the title of Athlete of the Nation have asked Budapest’s new leaders that the city should remain the host of the 2023 World Athletics Championships, one of them, Pál Schmitt, told MTI on Saturday. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) granted Budapest the right …

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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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Szijjártó: EU Enlargement ‘in Good Hands’ with Hungarian 

European Union enlargement “is in good hands”, Péter Szijjártó, the minister of foreign affairs and trade, said during a World Economic Forum event in Geneva on Friday, insisting that the enlargement and neighborhood portfolio would be “the Hungarian commissioner’s responsibility”. Szijjártó told a forum on the Western Balkans attended by leaders and …

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Orbán: Pro-migration Forces Interested in Removing Erdogan

Turkey is instrumental in stopping the “wave of millions of migrants” on their way towards Hungary and Europe, although the Hungarian opposition cannot or will not understand that, Prime minister Viktor Orbán told public Kossuth Radio on Friday. Any attempt to remove Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s from office would be in …

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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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Fate of Budapest’s ‘Super-Hospital’ in Doubt

By 2023, three “super-hospitals” are to be developed by the government in Budapest. One of them, referred to as the last hundred year’s biggest healthcare investment project – a huge, state-of-the-art complex dubbed South-Buda Central Hospital (DBC) is planned to be built. Budapest’s new opposition leadership, however, insists that this …

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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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Tennis History: Babos Wins Doubles World Champion Title Third Time in a Row

Hungarian tennis player Tímea Babos and her partner French Kristina Mladenovic defended their doubles world champion title in the final of the WTA Tournament with a great game, defeating the pair of 2nd seeded Taiwanese Hsie Suwei and Czech Barbora Strýcová 6: 1, 6: 3 in Shenzhen. Babos even made tennis history, winning her …

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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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Von der Leyen okays Hungaryʼs candidate for commissioner

European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen has approved Thierry Breton and Olivér Várhelyi as the nominees for her administration from France and Hungary, respectively, after previous candidates were vetoed by European lawmakers, euronews.com reported Tuesday. EC President-elect Ursula von der Leyen (photo: Olaf Kosinsky / Wikipedia) The French businessman …

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Halloween, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day – Can We Celebrate them all?

Nowadays, Halloween has become increasingly fashionable even in Hungary: Halloween greetings on social media sites, Halloween parties and costumes, and sometimes even Hungarian children follow the American tradition and go ‘trick or treating’ on October 31st. However, many people argue that Halloween is a foreign holiday, and Hungarians shouldn’t follow …

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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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Russian-Hungarian Summit: Gazprom, Rosatom leaders held talks in Budapest

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó met leaders of Russia’s national gas company Gazprom and Russian nuclear energy giant Rosatom for talks in Budapest on Wednesday. After talks with Gazprom’s chief executive Alexei Miller, Szijjarto said that Hungary’s gas supplies had “never been this secure” and added that “for the first time …

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Hungarian Ultra-Triathlete Ferenc Szőnyi First Ever to Complete 20x Ironman Twice

Hungarian ultra-triathlete Ferenc Szőnyi, also known as the ‘Racemachine’ by fellow sportsmen, has completed the Double Deca Ironman race this weekend in Mexico for the second time, which made him the first person in the world to complete the distance twice. Following his first place win in 2010, this time …

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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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