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Hungarian Racing Driver Norbert Michelisz Wins WTCR World Champion Title

Hungarian driver Norbert Michelisz made racing historyyesterday as he won the inaugural WTCR (FIA World Touring Car Cup)/OSCARO World Champion title at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia. The Hyundai driver started the super final of the race as one of the four contenders for the title and eventually became the best …

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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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Construction sector output up 20.5% in October

Output of Hungaryʼs construction sector climbed 20.5% year-on-year in October, Hungarian news agency MTI says, citing unadjusted data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH). Output of the buildings segment was up 18.8%, lifted by construction of residential, cultural and industrial buildings, KSH said. Civil engineering output rose 22.3%, helped …

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“I Opposed Bolsheviks from The First Moment I Had the Chance,” Interview with Former US Air Force Doctor László Varjú

Well before the 1956 HungarianRevolution, László Varjú, as a highschool student, was jailed for anti-communist activities. Then, in 1957 he risked his life to leave the country, later joining a lesser-known Hungarian paramilitary organization in the US. All this before becoming a successful physician in adulthood. On the occasion of the publication of the third edition of Visszidensek(Remigrates), Hungary Today interviewed Dr. László Varjú, a former doctor-soldier …

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Selection of Hungarian Astronaut to Begin for 2024 Hungary-Russia Space Project

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó on Friday signed agreements with the director of Russian state space research company Roscosmos about the launch of Hungary-Russia space research projects and the selection and training of a Hungarian astronaut to be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2024-2025. “Ongoing space projects that …

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Spectacular Photos from the Hungary 365 Photography Competition Winners

The winners of the “Hungary 365” photo competition were announced on Wednesday in Budapest. Photographers could apply to three categories: nature and landscape, built and material heritage, urban and rural community and everyday life. The jury awarded three prizes in each of the three categories. The Hungary 365 photo competition’s aim is …

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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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Ruling Parties to Change Culture Bill after Harassment Case, Actors Protests against ‘Kulturkampf’

In the past few days the Hungarian cultural world has been talking the new draft bill on changes in cultural funding. The original draft included that directors of theaters, which are run by the municipal government but supported by government funds, could only be appointed with ministerial approval, and the subsidies of independent …

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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 Commission Voted In, Várhelyi Officially Becomes Commissioner

As the European Parliament votedtoday to approve Ursula von der Leyen’s Commission, it is now official that Olivér Várhelyi has become Hungary’s next Commissioner and will lead the EC’s Neighborhood and Enlargement portfolio. The new Commission was approved with 461 votes in favor, 157 against, and 89 abstentions. According to Euronews, …

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Marina Gera Bags First Ever Hungarian Emmy Award for Role in ‘Eternal Winter’

Hungarian actor Marina Gera won an International Emmy Award, the ‘Oscar of television films,’  for the Best Performance by an Actress for her role in Hungarian television drama Eternal Winter at the 47th International Emmy Awards yesterday, on the Memorial Day for the Victims of Communism. She dedicated the award to “all the Hungarian victims …

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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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EP Committee Approves Hungary Commissioner Candidate Várhelyi

The European Parliament’s (EP) Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) did not declare a conflict of interest for the new French, Hungarian, and Romanian Commissioner designates at its meeting on Tuesday, according to Hungarian Fidesz MEP József Szájer, the only Hungarian member of the committee in Brussels. Thus, the approval process for Olivár Várhelyi …

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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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Past Champions Lobby for 2023 World Athletics Championships to Be Held in Budapest

Prominent Hungarian champions of the past holding the title of Athlete of the Nation have asked Budapest’s new leaders that the city should remain the host of the 2023 World Athletics Championships, one of them, Pál Schmitt, told MTI on Saturday. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) granted Budapest the right …

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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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Szijjártó: EU Enlargement ‘in Good Hands’ with Hungarian 

European Union enlargement “is in good hands”, Péter Szijjártó, the minister of foreign affairs and trade, said during a World Economic Forum event in Geneva on Friday, insisting that the enlargement and neighborhood portfolio would be “the Hungarian commissioner’s responsibility”. Szijjártó told a forum on the Western Balkans attended by leaders and …

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Orbán: Pro-migration Forces Interested in Removing Erdogan

Turkey is instrumental in stopping the “wave of millions of migrants” on their way towards Hungary and Europe, although the Hungarian opposition cannot or will not understand that, Prime minister Viktor Orbán told public Kossuth Radio on Friday. Any attempt to remove Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s from office would be in …

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