Author: Alpár Kató

Centenary of Polish independence celebrated in Budapest

The 100th anniversary of Poland's restoration of independence was celebrated in Hungary

Trade unions protest over proposed overtime regulations – PHOTOS, VIDEOS

"Together against the slavery law!" The crowd managed to break through the police lines and stormed Kossuth Square #Budapest #Hungary #demonstration

Reconstruction of square near Parliament gets preliminary consent

The memorial of Imre Nagy will be relocated to nearby Jászai Mari Square #budapest #hungary

Pre-financing for EU-funded project lifts Hungarian government deficit to 135 pc of full-year target

#Hungary's cash flow-based budget, excluding local councils, ran a EUR 5.7m deficit at the end of November

Hungary trade surplus narrows to EUR 293 m in October

Exports were up 4.5 percent - #hungary #hungarian #economy

National Council for Sustainable Development marking its 10th anniversary

National Council for Sustainable Development (#NFFT, in Hungarian: Nemzeti Fenntartható Fejlődési Tanács) marking its 10th anniversary

Balaton Sound 2019 has revealed the eclectic Phase One line-up: Marshmello, Armin Van Buuren, DJ Snake & Paul Kalkbrenner

Beach festival reveals massive cast with Future, Hernan Cattaneo, NERVO, Don Diablo & more all confirmed for Hungary event. Balaton Sound, the 5-day non-stop beach themed music festival situated on the stunning Lake Balaton, has revealed the eclectic Phase One line-up, set to play the Hungarian festival between 3rd – 7th July 2019. Platinum-selling Mellogang leader Marshmello will head up a huge cast, which also includes Armada label boss Armin van Buuren, and Pardon My French superstar, DJ Snake. The trio will be joined at Balaton by Atlanta’s forward-looking rapper Future, and Berlin’s unique international artist Paul Kalkbrenner, plus production ... Read more

Macedonian PM Zaev on the Gruevski case: Hungary should show us the importance of the rule of law – VIDEO

The Hungarian online newspaper Azonnali visited Skopje, Macedonia this week and managed to ask PM Zoran Zaev about the Gruevski case after his speech at FON University on Thursday. Key points from the Azonnali interview:  Macedonian government haven’t received a formal answer from Hungary about the extradition of Mr. Gruevski yet, but Macedonian and Hungarian FM had a meeting. Mr. Zaev hopes they don’t have to wait too much for Mr. Gruevski’s extradition. He also said, that Macedonian citizens want Hungary – as an EU and NATO member – to show the importance of the rule of law for candidate countries ... Read more

Five classic desserts to be savoured with Tokaj aszú

It is widely known that #Tokaj #Aszú is a wine for special occasions, and there is no occasion more befitting than Christmas :) #KoccintsAszuval

Orbán: ‘New blood’ needed in European Parliament – Interview

"No democracy is perfect, including the one in #Hungary, but democracy in Brussels (#EU) is even further away from perfect" - PM #Orbán #hungarian #europeanunion

Currency exchange – Hungarian Forint – 7 December 2018

Currency exchange - #Hungarian #forint - #TODAY

Il Volo’s first concert in Budapest – December 10

Only a few days left - #IlVolo in #Budapest, #Hungary

Orbán cabinet mobile ad campaign in Brussels ‘censored’, says government

"In Brussels, the van was stopped by #police and they "forced" the driver to remove the billboard" #eu #hungary #europeanunion #migration #belgium

Jobbik calls on governemnt to confirm reports of household utility increases

Opposition #Jobbik has called on the government to confirm the veracity of reports

Orbán writes message of condolence at US embassy

After expressing his condolences, #Orbán and US ambassador #Cornstein held talks

UN ‘making same mistake’ with migration compact as EU with quotas, says Hungarian foreign minister

The #UN is making the same mistake with its #Global #Migration #Compact as the #EU made with mandatory migrant settlement quotas - Hungarian foreign minister #italy #milan #unitednations #europeanunion

PM Orbán to president of the World Jewish Congress Lauder: ‘You’re asking me to limit press freedom’

"It is hard to comprehend the clear left-wing and liberal bias that you demonstrate in Hungarian public affairs" - PM #Orbán #wjc #WorldJewishCongress

Things to keep in mind when booking a flight to Hungary

When you mention Hungary, one of the first things that comes to someone’s mind is invariably the Grand Budapest Hotel. And while that iconic film (and the hotel within) references the Hungarian capital nominally, the film actually takes place in the fictional nation of Zubrowka. However, just because the film itself doesn’t take place, in reality, doesn’t mean that Hungary (or Budapest for that matter) is a place that should be overlooked when planning a trip. In fact, the country is a European hotspot of culture, world-class festivals, music, education and business. However, there are certain misconceptions that travellers have about Hungary, ... Read more

8 things to remember when shopping online

E-commerce has made its way into people’s lives and has spread like fire over the past few years. Online shopping is a fun activity, which is why the number of buyers on the internet is on a constant rise. People enjoy clicking away sitting in their armchairs and buying things they need or want. They don’t have to step out of their homes to get what they want. They can order it with just a few clicks and the items are delivered to them within a few days. The ease is unmatchable. However, not everyone enjoys their online shopping experience. ... Read more

Socialists to sue media council over Central European Press and Media Foundation’s acquisitions

"Orbán's media mafia was in breach of not just democratic decency but also the EU's founding treaty" - Socialists #MSZP