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Solzhenitsyn exhibition opens in Budapest’s House of Terror

“Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn did not simply unveil the brutality of the communist terror, but became the chronicler of millions of victims, including hundreds of thousands of Hungarians, who were not given the opportunity to tell their story”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at the opening of the exhibition entitled „A Russian Patriot – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008)” in Budapest’s House of Terror Museum. At the ceremony, the Prime Minister recalled that the samizdat editions of Solzhenitsyn’s books were passed in secret from hand to hand in the 70s and 80s. Upon reading them „we felt that we had woken up from...

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Music in Szentbékkálla

Surrounded by the low but beautiful scenic mountains of the Balaton-Highland, Szentbékkálla is a picturesque village in Káli-basin, Hungary. The entire population of the village consists of two hundred residents although visitors seeking a peaceful rest or scenic mountain-walks swell this number from time to time. It is in this village that a series of chamber music concerts – by now in their sixth weekly concerts from the end of June to the end of August – produce the almost unbelievable: high quality classical music in high quality performances for all. Although organised and delivered impeccably by professionals, the...

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Budget 2014: inflation projected at 2.4% and budget deficit at 2.9%

The Ministry for National Economy drafted next year’s budget with a deficit of 2.9 percent and an inflation rate of 2.4 percent, Minister Mihály Varga stated on Sunday. The Minister also disclosed that the Ministry calculated the 2014 Budget without revenues from the advertisement tax and the below 3 percent deficit target will be attainable even without that. “I anticipate only slight modifications in tax regulations, and such which do not impact large items or new types of taxes,” the Minister said. Accordingly, private persons and enterprises shall plan their next year’s tax liabilities on the basis of the...

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Video message: Viktor Orbán congratulates Angela Merkel on German election result

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán congratulated the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its leader Chancellor Angela Merkel on their success in the German parliamentary elections on Sunday. In a video message posted on his Facebook page, Prime Minister Orbán said the news about the victory achieved in the elections was greatly welcome in Budapest. He called it an important victory for the CDU, which also provides encouragement for the Hungarian government as it shows that the trust of voters can be won by pursuing courageous policies, even amid a serious European crisis. Viktor Orbán said he trusted that in the...

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Mobile internet subscriptions up 1.9% m/m in August 2013

The number of mobile Internet subscriptions in Hungary increased by 1.9% m/m to 3.74mn in August 2013, the communications watchdog said. The growth eased from 3.5% m/m in July. The number of subscriptions with data transfer rose 2.6% m/m to 2.84mn. The volume of transferred data went up 2.4% m/m to 2.55mn gigabytes in August. In terms of market distribution, T-Mobile was still the market leader with a 46.58% share (down by 0.11pps m/m). Telenor came second with a share of 31.28%, up by 0.28pps m/m. Vodafone was third as its share increased by 0.17pps to 22.14% of all...

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Goulash

Goulash (Hungarian: gulyás) is a soup or stew of meat, noodles and vegetables (especially potato), seasoned with paprika and other spices. Originating within the historical Hungarian ethnic area, goulash is also a popular meal in Scandinavia and in Central and Southern Europe. The name originates from the Hungarian “gulyás” [ˈɡujaːʃ]. The word “gulya” means “herd of cattle” in Hungarian, and “gulyás” means “herdsman”. Etymology The word gulyás originally meant only “herdsman”, but over time the dish became gulyáshús (goulash meat) – that is to say, a meat dish which was prepared by herdsmen. Today, gulyás refers both to the herdsmen,...

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MOL opens new filling stations in Romania

Oil and gas company MOL Romania recently opened three new filling stations across the country, following investments of some EUR 3 million, the company has announced, romania-insider.com reports. After the opening of the new stations located in Iasi, Cluj and Arges counties, MOL’s retail network in Romania reached 141 stations. MOL’s new filling station in Floresti is located on the E60 road and has a total area of 3,300 sqm. It is the 11th filling station the oil company has in Romania’s Cluj county. The station in Iasi county is located on Nicolina street, on a 2,733 sqm plot, while the one...

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Hungary is in the least-fertile countries group

The story of the 21st century has been one of falling birth rates, rising standards of living and a revolution in food production. But the global picture is uneven: As populations decline in wealthier nations, in other countries — particularly in Africa, says a new report — “they are rising at rates that may mire their people in poverty.” In the slowest group, the leader is Bosnia-Herzegovina, with 1.2 children per woman. The others in the top 10 least-fertile countries average 1.3 children: Hungary, Singapore, South Korea, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia and Taiwan. Several nations are worried about...

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WTCC: RACE 1 – MICHELISZ WINS, MULLER IS CHAMPION

Norbert Michelisz converted his pole position into his first victory for Honda, giving the Japanese manufacturer a special triumph on its own playground. Yvan Muller finished the race in third position, behind the Yokohama Trophy winner Alex MacDowall, and clinched his fourth WTCC title. The first race at Suzuka was split in three parts: the early laps were full of action with close fights for the point position between several group of cars; halfway through the 26-lap distance drivers adopted a more conservative pace; the in the final laps the battle intensified again with plenty of contacts and overtaking....

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World Press Photo exhibition in Budapest

Locality: Museum of Ethnography Address: 1055 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 12. Type: exhibition, indoor Start of event: 2013-09-27 00:00:00 End of event: 2013-10-27 00:00:00 Admission: Ticket: 2100 Ft Discount price: 1000 Ft Family ticket: 4400 Ft Festival`s target group: anybody, young people, middle-aged people More information: Phone number: +3613364000 Email: mail@worldpressphotohu.info Web:...

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TODAY: Ferencvárosi TC–Újpest FC derby!

The fixture between Ferencvárosi TC and Újpest FC is a local derby in Budapest, Hungary and a fierce rivalry. The two clubs are the most popular clubs in the country and two of the most successful ones. The two teams played the first league match against each other in 1905. This is the 210th derby! Location: Puskas Stadion Start: 16:30 Expected fans: 15-20.000 Fans Besides the district of Ferencváros Ferencvárosi TC have a large fan base in the countryside, while the fans of Újpest FC are mainly based in the fourth district of Budapest that is Újpest and other...

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Bundesliga: Huszti was the star as Hannover 96 against FC Augsburg

Hannover – Szabolcs Huszti was the star as Hannover 96 came from behind to record a late 2-1 victory at home against FC Augsburg. Augsburg’s attempt to record a fourth straight Bundesliga win started brightly as they look assured in possession during the opening stages against a Hannover 96 side, without star striker Mame Diouf. His replacement up front, Didier Ya Konan, spearheaded the Reds’ response to the visitors’ possession-based start as he, along with midfield duo Lars Stindl and Leon Andreasen, began to pepper the Augsburg goal with shots. The two midfielders were key as the home side...

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Croatia and Hungary absorb EUR 47 mln from IPA cross-border program

Croatian and Hungarian partners together have drawn 47 million euros from the IPA cross-border programme Croatia-Hungary, a conference marking European Cooperation Day said in the eastern Croatian town of Vukovar on Friday. The conference was attended by some 200 Croatian and Hungarian experts working on EU territorial cooperation projects. The head of the Croatian delegation and Assistant Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds, Helga Bubanovic-Devcic, said 240 Croatian and Hungarian partners had absorbed a total of 47 million euros from 2007 to 2013, of which Croatia had absorbed 23 million and Hungary 24 million, for 140 selected projects...

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New Minsk-Budapest-Belgrade flight to boost exports of services

A new flight by the national air carrier Belavia to Belgrade via Budapest, which opened on 19 September, will make its contribution to the expansion of the exports of services, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Serbia Vladimir Chushev told BelTA. “I think the new flight will contribute to an increase in the exports of services as the air carrier is Belarusian. The head of state has given instructions to increase trade between Belarus and Serbia to $500 million, which is three times higher than we have in mutual trade today. We see encouraging results this year,” Vladimir...

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Pope meets with president of Hungary

Pope Francis spoke with the president of Hungary on September 20. With President Janos Ader of Hungary, the Pope spoke on the effects of the continuing economic crisis within the European Union, the defense of the environment, and the cause of peace in the Middle East, especially in Syria. The Pope also spoke about Church-state relations in Hungary and the defense of family...

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Defence Minister to leave hospital after car crash

Defence Minister Csaba Hende will on Friday leave the Budapest hospital he was flown to by helicopter after a car accident on Thursday afternoon, a commander of the Hungarian Army’s Health Centre told public TV on Friday morning. The car transporting Hende collided head-on with another car and a total of five people were injured. Hende suffered a fracture in his right shoulder in the accident on road 2122 between Szécsény and Hollókő in northern Hungary. Another person, also injured in the car crash, was the driver of the other car. The young man suffered abdominal injuries. The accident...

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Search for Suleiman’s heart leads to big find in Hungary

Hungarian scientists said Friday they have found the remains of an Ottoman-era town in the area in southern Hungary where the heart of Suleiman the Magnificent is believed to have been buried in the 16th century, The Windsor Star reports. The sultan died in Szigetvar in 1566 while his troops besieged its fortress, defended by locals led by Croatian-Hungarian nobleman Miklos Zrinyi. His death was kept a secret from his troops for some 48 days. The siege was a pyrrhic victory for the Turks and delayed their ultimately unsuccessful advance toward Vienna for decades. Historians believe Suleiman’s heart and internal organs were...

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Michelisz claims pole as others fail

“I know that at Suzuka overdriving is punishing!” said Norbert Michelisz after claiming his second pole position in WTCC after Slovakia Ring last year. And his words clearly explained why a few top guns failed today during their last attempt in Q2. It doesn’t happen very often to see Yvan Muller, Gabriele Tarquini and Tiago Monteiro committing mistakes all in the space of a few seconds. But they overdrove and paid it dearly. Michelisz gave Honda pole position on its home circuit, beating a quartet of Chevrolet cars that was led by Alex MacDowall – the fastest in the...

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Wrestling World Championships in Budapest: Hungary For Gold and Bronze medal

The home crowd showed up on the fourth day of competition in Budapest to support their fast-improving women’s team. If they were hoping for an impressive show of strength by their home team, they certainly weren’t disappointed. In the first match of the final session, Emese Barka got the home crowd cheering and chanting with her first period fall over Mimi Nikolova Hristova of Bulgaria. But it was the second match of the finals that nudged the already jovial crowd to the edge of a riot. Marianna Sastin wrestled for Hungary’s first gold medal in 59kg women’s wrestling against...

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