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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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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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Stricter Fines against MPs Violating House Rules

Parliament on Tuesday approvedamendments to the laws regulating its operation involving the introduction of stricter fines against MPs who violate house rules. The amendment was approved with 135 votes in support and 54 against. Two new disciplinary elements are included in the new law, one concerning those that blatantly disturb MPs’ speeches …

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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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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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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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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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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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