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EU Investigates Hungarian Government Suspension of Access to Transit Zones due to Coronavirus Threat

The European Commission is examining a measure announced this weekend concerning the transit zone, which states that Hungary will suspend asylum seekers’ access to transit zones indefinitely because of the risk of coronavirus infection, daily Népszava writes. Adalbert Jahnz, European Commission spokesperson for migration, home affairs, and citizenship explained to the leftist …

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Hungarians Quarantined in Tenerife Virus-hit Hotel May Come Home Soon

Non-Spanish nationals may be allowed to leave the virus-hit hotel in Tenerife, Spain has told Hungary’s foreign ministry, an official said on Thursday. Tamás Menczer, state secretary for communications and international representation, said the honorary consul in Tenerife and the consul from Madrid have been instructed to coordinate with representatives of neighboring countries …

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Hungarians Emptying Shelves of Supermarkets Although No Coronavirus Case Confirmed in Country

Although there are no confirmed cases of the Chinese coronavirus in Hungary yet, and only two Hungarian citizens are infected, both abroad in Japan and Austria,Hungarians have started to accumulate food with long shelf lives, such as rice, pasta, flour, and sugar as well as canned goods in fear of …

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Coronavirus: Hungarian Students Back from Italy Quarantined, Airport Screening Arrivals from Italy

The new Chinese coronavirus has been spreading to more and more countries in recent days. By Sunday morning, the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus in Northern Italy had risen to around one hundred and three people had already been confirmed dead because of the disease. Due to the epidemic in …

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Hungarian Tests Positive for Coronavirus in Japan

A Hungarian national has tested positive for coronavirus in Japan, a government official said on Monday. The patient is one of the crew members of a cruise ship stranded off the country’s coast because of a coronavirus outbreak, state secretary for communications and international representation Tamás Menczer said, citing Japanese authorities. The …

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US Ambassador Cornstein: Hungarian Gov’t Wants to Loosen Ties with Russia

In an interview with Hungarian news portal 24.hu, David B. Cornstein, US Ambassador to Hungary, discussed his views of how the Hungarian government stands up against antisemitism, loosening ties with Russia, and that the Soros-Orbán contradiction is actually based on a personal conflict. Cornstein, whose maternal grandparents emigrated from Hungary, said …

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EU Budget: Orbán Calls Net Contributors’ 1% Offer ‘Unacceptable

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has called it “unacceptable” that four EU member states – Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden – rejected European Council President Charles Michel’s proposal for each member contributing 1.074 percent of their gross national income (GNI) to the EU budget running from 2021 to 2027, and insisted that their …

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‘Prison Business’ Plenary Debate: Gov’t Sets Deadline to Reduce Average Occupancy Rate to 100% or Below

The government aims to put a stop to the “prison business” which has grown into a billion-forint “industry”, Justice Minister Judit Varga said in parliament on Thursday, at a plenary debate over compensation payments for poor prison conditions in Hungary. The bill proposes suspending the payments with immediate effect until June 15, when the …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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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‘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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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