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Operation Budapest: Documentary on the 1983 Fine Arts Museum Heist

In November 1983, prestigious Renaissance paintings, including two Raphael artworks, were stolen by a group of Italian and Hungarian thieves from the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest. The case kept the whole country excited for weeks, newspapers calling it the “theft of the century.” Now, Operation Budapest, an Italian-Hungarian co-produced documentary …

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President Áder Invites Pope Francis to Visit Hungary

President János Áder has invited Pope Francis to Hungary for the International Eucharistic Congressset to be held in Budapest later this year. Speaking to public media after an audience with Pope Francis, Áder saidhe had visited the Vatican with the intention of inviting the pope to the International Eucharistic Congress scheduled for …

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Jobbik Pledges to Fight for Tax Cuts, Pension Changes

The opposition Jobbik party will work to offer solutions to “people’s everyday problems” such as low incomes, Péter Jakab, the party’s new chairman and parliamentary leader, told a press conference after a meeting of the Jobbik group in Rácalmás, in central Hungary, on Friday. Jobbik will propose that pensions are raised in a differentiated …

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11 Billion Forints for Budapest Hospital Development Plans

A new infrastructure development scheme dubbed For Healthy Budapest has allocated 11 billion forints (EUR 33m) for the architectural and engineering plans to build and revamp hospital buildings, the human resources minister said on Friday. The planning contracts for buildings with a total floor space of 381,498 square metres were signed at …

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Hungarian Medical Chamber Proposes Criminalization of Tipping Doctors

The Hungarian Medical Chamber (MOK) has come up with a proposal urging for a significant salary raise of healthcare workers, and the criminalization for accepting and receiving tips for treatments. According to the government, the proposal is not clear enough and doctors should have a “broad consensus” on the subject …

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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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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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Hungary Sees Record Number of Heart Transplants in 2019

Hungary’s two heart transplantcentres performed a record 72 transplants last year, the National Blood Supply Service (OVSZ) said on Friday. Of the operations, 64 were carried out at the Budapest Semmelweis University’s Heart and Vascular Centre and eight at the Gottsegen György National Cardiology Institute. Overall, 440 organ transplants were performed in Hungary …

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Jobbik Slams Gov’t over ‘Wasteful’ Spending on Sports Funding

Opposition Jobbik party lawmaker Ádám Steinmetz, a former water polo player and Olympic champion, on Wednesday criticised the government for billions of forints of “wasteful spending” on sports projects in recent years. Problematic areas include how training programmes for young soccer players are implemented, the misguided creation of sports facility development projects in neighbouring countries in regions …

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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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