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Migration Not Needed for Successful Economic Policy, says Foreign Minister Szijjártó

The policies pursued by Hungary over the past ten years have demonstrated that migration is not a necessity for a successful economic policy, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said at an OECD ministerial meeting in Paris on Friday. In his address to the session centred on the integration of immigrants, Szijjártó warned against …

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75th Anniversary of Budapest Ghetto Liberation Commemorated by Survivors, Jewish Leaders, Politicians

Hate should not be commemorated with more hatred but with dignity, Slomó Köves, the head rabbi of the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation (EMIH), said on Friday at a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Jewish ghetto in Budapest. “The question is not who our parents were, …

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Hungarian Handball Team Lands in Euro 2020 Main Round With Sensational Victory

The Hungarian handball team advanced to the next, main round of the European Championship with a sensational victory over Iceland and pushed Denmark out of the group E. Hungarians beat the strong Icelandic team 24-18 in the qualification round, moving forward first of their group.  The Hungarian team took a great start, with a 3-0 …

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Police Concludes Probe into Dutch Drug Suspects at Sziget Festival

Police have concluded an investigation into two Dutch citizens who were arrested for selling drugs at Sziget Festival in Budapest last summer, the head of the criminal department of the Budapest police headquarters said on Wednesday. Police have raised charges against two aged 21 and 22 for dealing a significant volume of …

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New Terminal Building Handed Over at Budapest Airport Replacing Low Cost ‘Container Building’

A new addition opened at Budapest Airport to serve low-cost airline passengers. The new wing of the Liszt Ferenc Airport was handed over on Wednesday, where low-cost airline passengers can wait before boarding their aircraft. At the same time, the so-called ‘container building’ is being demolished by the airport operator. As we …

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Government to Punish Budapest for Local Election Results?

After their local election defeat, the government wants to punish Budapest by not allocating money for the capital in the next EU funding period, leftist daily Népszava writes, referencing government documents. The government denies any allegations, calling it fake news.  Meanwhile, economic news portal Portfolio states that Budapest receiving structural and investment …

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Hungaricum Manufacturing Hollóháza Porcelain Factory to be Sold

The Hungarian National Asset Management Inc. (MNV) has announced the sale of the 240-year-old Hollóháza porcelain factory, responsible for the manufacturing of the illustrious Hungaricum, Napi.hu reports. According to the announcement, buyers will have to pay at least HUF 175 million for the 100% holding of the Hollóházi Porcelángyár Ltd. Bidding will be …

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Hungarian Gingerbread tram retains its title as Europe’s most beautiful Advent tram for the third time

The Tatra 202-type Gingerbread tram of Miskolc successfully retained its title as Europe’s most beautiful Advent tram. The competition started in the middle of December 2019. Another victory The competition is organised each year by the Czech MHD86 online portal. Twenty-three cars entered the competition this year. The voting period …

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Orbán: Polluters Should Pay for Climate Protection

The price of climate protection must be paid by those destroying the climate, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in an interviewpublished by pro-Fidesz daily Magyar Nemzet on Tuesday. The largest, richest states and the largest international companies are primarily responsible for the climate crisis, Orbán said in his interview. “They must …

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Hungarian Racing Driver Norbert Michelisz Wins WTCR World Champion Title

Hungarian driver Norbert Michelisz made racing historyyesterday as he won the inaugural WTCR (FIA World Touring Car Cup)/OSCARO World Champion title at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia. The Hyundai driver started the super final of the race as one of the four contenders for the title and eventually became the best …

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Advent in Eger: Christmas market with many programs to do

Hungary officially started to prepare for Christmas, as the capital and many other major cities opened up their Christmas markets. Eger is no exception, and with sparkling lights, exciting programs, and delicious food and drinks, the city’s Christmas market is a must. Szeretlek Magyarország reported that the Christmas market of …

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Selection of Hungarian Astronaut to Begin for 2024 Hungary-Russia Space Project

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó on Friday signed agreements with the director of Russian state space research company Roscosmos about the launch of Hungary-Russia space research projects and the selection and training of a Hungarian astronaut to be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2024-2025. “Ongoing space projects that …

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Advent Feast at the Basilica Wins Best Christmas Market in Europe Title

The Advent Feast at the Basilica, Budapest’s most festive Christmas market, has been voted first on the list of Best Christmas Markets in Europe in 2020, organized by European Best Destinations. More than 280,000 people have voted for the best Christmas markets in Europe, and Budapest finished first, preceding Vienna, Gdansk, and Brussels. photo: Advent Feast at the Basilica …

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Ruling Parties to Change Culture Bill after Harassment Case, Actors Protests against ‘Kulturkampf’

In the past few days the Hungarian cultural world has been talking the new draft bill on changes in cultural funding. The original draft included that directors of theaters, which are run by the municipal government but supported by government funds, could only be appointed with ministerial approval, and the subsidies of independent …

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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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