Home / Tag Archives: Budapesty

Tag Archives: Budapesty

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 …

Read More »

Hungarians Evacuated from Wuhan Released from Coronavirus Hospital Quarantine

Hungarians evacuated from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, earlier this month were discharged from a Budapest hospital quarantine on Sunday, the head of the National Institute of Hematology and Infectology at South Pest Central Hospital toldMTI. The six men and one woman were symptom-free for the entire duration of their quarantine …

Read More »

Orbán: Hungary’s Last Ten Years Most Successful Decade of Past Century

“The facts show that the last ten years were the most successful ten years in Hungary’s last 100 years,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in his state-of-the-nation address on Sunday. Orbán: Hungary ‘still here’ 100 years after WWI Trianon Peace Treaty One hundred years after the “death sentence” that was the WWI …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

‘I Dance Hungary’: New Folk Dance Tutorials From Szatmár to Learn!

I Dance Hungary is a website providing tutorials led by dance experts, along with original footage for those wanting to learn Hungarian folk dance. Its new tutorial series, the ‘Dances of Szatmár,’ was filmed at the summer diaspora camp of the Rákóczi Association, with the support and contribution of the association. The website is …

Read More »

Storm Ciara Sweeps Across Hungary, Causing Fallen Trees and Travel Disruptions

The storm Ciara, which has been battling Western Europe, reached Hungary yesterday evening with extreme winds, with gusts up to 90-100 km/h. Roofs, trees, and chimneys were damaged by the storm, also causing travel disruptions in train and air travel. The strongest gust of wind was measured at Kékestető, measuring 111 kilometers per hour. …

Read More »

Director With Hungarian Roots Wins Oscar for Best Documentary Feature

American-Hungarian filmmaker Steven Bognar has won the award for Best Documentary Feature, together with Julia Reichert at the 92nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles for his film ‘American Factory.’  With this win, even though the Hungarian post-Holocaust drama ‘Those Who Remained’, which has been included in the International Feature Film category, was unfortunately unable …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Serbian Authorities’ Intervention Ends Migrant Camping at Hungarian Border

Yesterday, a group of refugees and migrants set off from Serbia and reached Hungary’s southern border at Tompa-Kelebija to go on to Western Europe. The peaceful crowd, following hours of stalemate, was transported away by Serbian authorities. The group, consisting mostly of Syrians and Afghans, was planning to head to the …

Read More »

Coronavirus Prevention: Wuhan Hungarians Feel Healthy after Return, says Chief Medical Officer

Hungarians who have returned home from Wuhan in China feel healthy but for the sake of safety they will remain quarantined for two weeks, the chief medical officer said on Monday. No one in Hungary is carrying coronavirus, but the seven people quarantined will undergo several tests, Cecília Müller told public news channel M1. …

Read More »

Orbán Calls for EU Budget to be Put on ‘Fair Footing’

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Monday called for the European Union budget to be put on a “fair footing”, adding that the current concept includes amendments that shift monies from poorer countries to richer ones. After meeting European Council President Charles Michel in Brussels, Orbán told Hungarian journalists that he foresaw a …

Read More »

Coronavirus: Hungary – China Direct Flights to be Suspended ‘If Necessary’

If necessary, the government might suspend direct flights between China and Hungary, head of the Prime Minister’s Office, Gergely Gulyás said at his regular weekly press conference on Thursday. During his press briefing, Gulyás said the most important topic of Wednesday’s cabinet meeting was the coronavirus. The government was also briefed …

Read More »

Number of Soldiers Protecting Border to be Doubled after Attempted Break-through at Röszke

The government has decided to double the number of soldiers protecting Hungary’s southern border, the head of the prime minister’s office said on Thursday. The pressure of migration has increased on the border section in question, with an attempt by 80 migrants to break through on Tuesday, Gergely Gulyás said. Five of …

Read More »

Chinese Pilot with Fever Transported to Budapest Hospital, but No Sign of Coronavirus, says Ministry

A Chinese pilot who is being treated in a Budapest hospital shows no sign of being infected with coronavirus, the Ministry of Human Resources (Emmi) said in a statement on Wednesday. The pilot was transported from Liszt Ferenc International Airport to a city hospital on Tuesday evening with a fever and was put …

Read More »

New Video Footage Shows Migrant Attempt to Breach Border at Röszke

A new security camera footage shows how a group of migrants tried to illegally enter Hungary at Röszke on Tuesday dawn. As we have previously reported, dozens of people made an attempt to break through the southern border fence at Röszke, on the Serbian-Hungarian border, early on Tuesday. One of the armed guards on duty even …

Read More »

Ambulance Service’s New App Becomes Most Downloaded Program in Hungary

The spokesman of national ambulance service OMSZ thanked everyone in a Facebook video who has downloaded the new Életmentő (Lifesaver) app to their mobile phone. Pál Győrfi revealed that in only one day, more than 120,000 people downloaded the application, making it the most downloaded free mobile app in Hungary. However, …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Coronavirus: As of Now, Hungary Not Affected

More and more airports around the world are taking preventative safety measures against the rapidly spreading coronavirus in China, but for now, Hungarian authorities don’t think these actions are necessary at Budapest Airport (Liszt Ferenc International). Also, at a press conference, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó emphasized there have been no reports of …

Read More »