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Heineken may lose its red star logo over Hungary’s fight with ‘symbols of tyranny’

Brewer Heineken’s trademark red star may become a victim of the Hungarian government’s attempts to ban the use of “totalitarian symbols” related to years of Nazi occupation and the communist era. On Monday, the country’s parliament began discussing a bill which, from next year, would make it a criminal offense …

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About The Hungarian National Holiday of March 15

Hungarianambiance.com Reported: Twenty thousand people celebrated the national holiday at “Múzeum kert” in Budapest; a few dozen fifth column activists tried to disrupt the event, but police and organizers managed to contain the provocation and preserve the dignity of the national celebration writes the ministry of defense website. Supporters of …

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International Food Companies Sell Lower Quality products to Central/Eastern European Countries

International food companies supply different quality products to Western Europe than to central and Eastern European countries, daily Magyar Idők reported. The paper referred to a recent survey by Hungary’s food administration Nébih, focusing on 24 brands in terms of product taste and smell, composition and labeling. The right-wing newspaper …

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Hungary Ties With Middle East Superpower Iran

The meeting, which was also attended by Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó, was focused on the financing of the Hungarian-Iranian economic programs , which involves developing cooperation in interbank crediting and making import licensing more flexible.  The sides confirmed decisions made at the inaugural meeting of the Hungarian-Iranian economic mixed committee earlier …

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Hungary’s Bookseller Empire Goes Bankrupt

As Hungary’s biggest bookseller goes bankrupt, a conservative author thinks the authorities should have intervened years ago to prevent Alaxendra’s debt to publishers accumulating. In Magyar Nemzet, Zsuzsanna Körmendy describes how publishers have continued feeding the already insolvent book trading chain with their products. That seemed the only way for …

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Bus carrying Hungarian schoolchildren crashes and bursts into flames, killing at least 16

A school bus carrying Hungarian children returning from a trip to France has crashed in northern Italy, killing at least 16 people. The vehicle, which was carrying teenage students, teachers and parents, slammed into a highway barrier, then burst into flames near Verona. Emergency services said 39 people were injured, …

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Slovak/Afghan Human Trafficker Gang Arrested

Hungarytoday.hu: A Hungarian-Slovak team of investigators has uncovered a 19-member international gang that smuggled illegal migrants from Greece to western Europe, the website police.hu said. Proceedings are under way against a Slovak citizen named Józef S and his associates suspected of operating an organised peoplesmuggling ring. The Slovak and Afghan …

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Even With Fence, 100s Of Migrants Cross Border Every Day

Hungarytoday.hu : “There is noticeably continuous and increasing migrating pressure along the Hungarian-Serbian border”, the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Chief Advisor on Homeland Security György Bakondi told reporters on Monday. Illegal attempts to cross the border, which cause damage to the border security fence, are typical, he said. According to the table shown …

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77% of Hungarians Estimated to Vote “NO” to Migrants

Vast Majority Of Hungarians Will Say No To Mandatory Migrant Quotas, Fresh Poll Reveals Hungary’s quota referendum could be a success comparable to the 2008 “social referendum”, according to pollster Nézőpont Institute. The Budapest-based think tank representative public opinion poll completed on behalf of conservative weekly Heti Válasz shows that …

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Let’s tell Brussels so they understand it, too!

The government campaign to bolster the public’s awareness of a referendum against the EU’s refugee settlement quota has been under way for months. Hungary’s highest court, the Curia, recently approved the referendum and the Fidesz-dominated National Assembly also signed off on it shortly thereafter. As part of the government’s campaign, billboards …

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Hungary to be Fined 500 Million Euros

Brussels Threatens To Fine Hungary €500M Over Reluctance To Relocate 2000 Migrants. 250,000 Euros Per Migrant. The European Commission (EC) has proposed a new system for enforcing resettlement of migrants among EU member states, politico.eu reported. The measure would set a price of €250,000 per migrant for countries that want to avoid mandatory quotas …

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