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Jobbik To Start Collecting Signatures For Wage Union Bid On Aug 20.

The leader of the radical nationalist Jobbik party, Gábor Vona, has called for non-partisan support for the party's initiative, launching on Aug. 20, to collect signatures for a wage union' within the EU. Speaking at a press conference in Eger, in north Hungary, Vona called it outrageous' that the party's political ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Renovation Of Metro Line 3 To Start In November.

It is expected that renovation work on Budapest's third metro line will begin by the start of November, business daily Világgazdaság said, citing Budapest transport company BKV. The 24.1 billion forint contract for the initial work is planned to be signed by the start of September.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

American Airlines To Launch Philadelphia-Budapest Daily Flights Next Year.

American Airlines will launch a daily service from Philadelphia to Budapest in its summer schedule next year, AA and Liszt Ferenc Airport operator, Budapest Airport said on Wednesday. The flights will operate between the 5th of May and the end of October.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Would You Like To Rent A Boat On Lake Balaton?.

According to magyarorszagkul.nlcafe.hu, if you're willing to pay a few hundred thousand forints for the deposit and insurance fee, then you can easily rent a boat on Lake Balaton for an otherwise affordable price. Thanks to Boatly, a Hungarian start-up, you don't even need a license to sail around the lake and enjoy the ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Amazing World Record By A 96-Year-Old Woman At FINA Masters World Championships In Budapest.

The American Maurine Emilie Kornfeld is the oldest female swimmer at the 2017 FINA Masters World Championships. She was the only one who entered the 800 m freestyle event in the 95-99 age group, and managed to set a new world record with an amazing performance.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

José Rizo's Exhibition In Dúzsi Budapest, 17 August.

"Whether it is about the design of a T-shirt, a house, a flat´s interior, a public space or an airport, every project should be conceived from scratch, intend to be unique as per its context, and comply in concept and scale, with only one entity: the user, the habitant, the person. The one who will give presence and ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Bulgaria will Collect BGN 1.5b per Year From Cargo Vehicles with the New Toll System.

A heavy truck passing through the territory of Bulgaria pays between eight and ten times less than in the rest of Europe," Bulgaria's Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski tol bTV this morning. In his words, all vehicles of over 3.5 tons in weight will have to pay a toll fee for using certain roads when passing through ...

- Novinite - BG

Gazprom Has Increased Its Supplies to Bulgaria by 11%.

In 2017 Russian gas Giant Gazprom has increased supplies to countries that may become natural gas consumers using the Turkish Stream pipeline in the future, reported Dnes.bg. For Bulgaria, the rise has reached 11.1%compared to January-August last year.  Exports to Turkey grew  by 22.4%, for Greece – by 13.2%, for ...

- Novinite - BG

28-Year-Old Hungarian Tourist Drowned Near Pomorie, Young Man Dissappeared into the Sea Near Nessebar.

A 28-year-old Hungarian tourist has drowned in the sea near Pomorie, reported bTV.  The signal was received at 1:50 at night. At the scene of the incident, a police team and fire brigade were sent to find the woman. The body was taken to forensic medicine for autopsy. Work on the case continues. Meanwhile, a 21-year-old ...

- Novinite - BG

Fresh Film In Budapest: 'The House'.

"After the town takes away their daughter's college scholarship, a couple start an illegal casino in their friend's house to make back the money."

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Annual 'Flower Carnival' In Debrecen, Now On Until 21 August.

The history of this festival of flowers dates back to the beginning of the last century: in September 1900 the Debreczen Civil Bicycle Association organised a bicycle competition on the association's new field. The highlight of the competition – reported the newspaper of the age – was a large-scale flower corso.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Robbie Williams Concert In Budapest, 23 August

Great news for Robbie fans, Budapest is on the list of twenty-nine shows in eighteen countries during Mr. Williams 2017 European stadium tour. Lovers of Erasure's tunes will also be happy to know they are appearing on the tour as special guests.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

International Extreme Sports Festival In Budapest, 18 - 20 August

The 'Festival International des Sports Extrêmes' will make a stop in Budapest so the greatest extreme sports professionals and amateurs can compete in Hungary - including BMX Freestyle Park, BMX Freestyle Flatland, Roller Freestyle and Wakesurfing.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

'Vodka Festival Budapest', Millenáris, 19 - 20 August

Vodka in the summer? Why not. The 2 days Vodka Festival in Millenáris brings you 40 different types of this drink, along with cocktails, two stages with Hungarian and international performers to entertain guests and the first Vodka Labyrinth.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

National Holiday Events, 19 & 20 August

Here's a quick summary of what's officially going on this Saturday & Sunday, the 'National Holiday of the Foundation of the Hungarian State'. Included is info about an 'Air and Water Parade' in the front of Parliament, a 'Street of Hungarian Flavours', concerts at Clark Ádám Square, and the ceremonial hoisting of the ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

12 commandments for living in Hungary

Thou shalt know your sausages.

- Matador Network - US

Numerous U.S. allies trust Putin more than Trump, survey finds

Citizens of U.S. allies — including Japan, South Korea, Germany, Greece, Turkey, Hungary, France, Spain, Italy, and Sweden — trust Russian President Vladimir Putin more than President Trump, a Pew Research Center survey released Wednesday revealed. Although citizens of these countries are leery of Putin, they have ...

- The Week - US

Hungary removes German egg imports

Hungary yesterday became the latest European country to withdraw egg products imported from Germany containing the insecticide fipronil.The European Union member state's food safety agency Nebih said it had ordered the withdrawal of Asian-style frozen foods imported from Germany by a Hungarian catering trade supplier.The ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Food Safety Authority Orders Removal Of Infected Egg Products

Food items from Germany containing eggs infected by insecticide fipronil have been transported to Hungary as well, according to media reports Tuesday afternoon.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

A Hungarian Micro-Party Calls For Boycott On Jobbik

The Liberal Party has called on Hungary's democratic' opposition not to cooperate with opposition Jobbik Party, which the Liberals see as gravely anti-democratic and racist'. Liberal executive Ádám Sermer told a press conference on Tuesday that Jobbik would not want to lose its far-right voters, and has helped establish ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Hungarian Daily Reports Gov't Phone Network Plans

Magyar Közlöny wrote in its Hivatalos Értesítõ on Monday that documents signed by deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén instruct all state administrative bodies, government offices, state hospitals, government-run public administration bodies, the National Judicial office and the National media and Communication ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

New Centre-Right Political Party Seeks To Win Over Disillusioned Fidesz Voters

A new centre-right political party called Polgári Világ launched its first political campaign, a referendum to introduce the euro in Hungary, reports Index.hu.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Most Popular Eastern European Hotels Are In Budapest

Vg.hu reports that in Eastern Europe only Austria is more popular than Hungary from the point of view of guest nights. Almost two million people lodged in commercial quarters in Budapest by the end of June, and domestic tourism is thriving as well.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Eurostat: Spending Of Hungarians On Holidays Below EU Average

Hungarians on average spent 130 euros on their holiday in 2015, followed by Czechs, Latvians and Romanians among European Union countries, the EU's statistics office has reported.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Jazz @ Mupa, 20 August

Every 20 August since it first opened, Müpa Budapest has celebrated Hungary's national holiday - as well as the coming concert season - with lively jazz music. As at the New Orleans Swing Festival a few days later, this afternoon and evening is given over to the traditional jazz beloved by every age group, with performers ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Facebook expands Marketplace trading service across Europe

Facebook is stepping up its moves into e-commerce by expanding its service for connecting local buyers and sellers into 17 new European markets, the US company said this week. Marketplace, which sits alongside Facebook's mainstay newsfeed, photo, video, messaging and other services, marks fresh competition for ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Hungary Pulls Tainted Egg Products From Shelves

Hungary on Tuesday became the latest European country to withdraw egg products imported from Germany containing the insecticide fipronil, Channel News Asia, reported.  The EU member state's food safety agency Nebih said it had ordered the withdrawal of Asian-style frozen foods imported from Germany by a Hungarian catering ...

- Novinite - BG

Hungary Sends Response To EC Regarding Infringement Procedures

Hungary has sent its response to the European Commission regarding the infringement procedures launched because of Hungary's laws on NGOs financed from abroad and on foreign universities, a justice ministry official said on Monday.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

No Major Increase In HIV Positive Cases In Hungary In Recent Years

No major increase has been registered in the number of HIV infections in Hungary in recent years, unlike in several other countries of the region, a doctor of infectology at the St. István and St. László hospital said on Tuesday.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Jazzy Festival Budapest, MOMKult, 13-14 October, 2017

From the organisers: 90.9 Jazzy Radio is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a huge two-day event that'll unite jazz music lovers from around the city and will combine the exciting sound of nu jazz with a variety of delicious cuisine to an unparalleled experience they simply call „jazzy'.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Azerbaijan, Hungary to jointly realize major agricultural project

- Today.Az - AZ

Facebook expands Marketplace across Europe

Looking to compete with the likes of eBay and Craigslist, Facebook's Marketplace serves as a place for people to go to buy and sell locally. Following on from success in the US, UK, Australia and other countries, the social network is expanding the exchange further into Europe. In total, Facebook's Marketplace is spreading ...

- BetaNews.Com - US

Hungary Continues Probe Into Terrorist Abdeslam's Local Ties

At France's request, Hungarian authorities are continuing an investigation into the local ties of terrorist Salah Abdeslam, who made several trips to Hungary in 2015, according to the daily Magyar Idők. Abdeslam was born in France and lived in Belgium.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

British, Hungarian Air Forces To Hold Joint Exercises

The British and Hungarian air forces are holding joint exercises from August 21 until August 25, the Hungarian ministry of defence said. The exercises dubbed Carpathian Hawk are being directed from the Hungarian airbase at Kecskemét.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Turkish Aircraft Makes Unscheduled Landing In Budapest After Passenger Dies

A Turkish aircraft made an unscheduled landing at Budapest's Liszt Ferenc International Airport on Sunday evening after a passenger died during the flight, airport operator Budapest Airport said.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

iHungary Announces Apple Maps Novelty

Apple Maps has added Hungarian public transport data to its services, Apple news website iHungary reports. Initially the application will only provide MÁV railway connections and timetables.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Super Hospital Missing Transport Links

The state purchased the site of the future super hospital in the 11th District in Budapest a month ago for Ft 4.4 billion but the area lacks transport connections, Fidesz mayor of the district Tamás Hoffmann said.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Divat Placc , Rácskert Budapest, 17 August

Divat Placc, the evening market brings fashion designers of various areas to one place where visitors can browse through an impressive selection of designer clothes, jewelry, and accessories.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

5 Top Late-Night Dining Dens In Budapest

There was a time when all Budapest had to offer after-hours was soggy gyros and 200ft pizza that you wouldn't dare eat when sober. Thankfully those days are over, so if you're heading home when it's late and fancy a delicious bite - like a surprising 'Potato & Rocket Pizza' or the 'World's Greatest Sandwich' - just pop in ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

National Holiday Events Program, 19 & 20 August

Here's a quick summary of what's officially going on this Saturday & Sunday, the 'National Holiday of the Foundation of the Hungarian State'. Firstly for interest, a few facts about 'King Stephen the State Founder':

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Hungary Sends Response To EC Regarding Infringement Procedures

 Hungary has sent its response to the European Commission regarding the infringement procedures launched because of Hungary's laws on NGOs financed from abroad and on foreign universities, a justice ministry official said on Monday. Last month, the EC stepped up an infringement procedure against Hungary for failing to ...

- Novinite - BG

Ghanaian students starving in Hungary

Ghanaian students benefiting from a Hungarian government scholarship have been compelled to call on the government for support to cater for their basic needs because their stipends are inadequate. These students, numbering over 40, are beneficiaries of the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship for 2016/2017. The beneficiaries ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Former PM Gyurcsány's DK To Start Election Campaign In September

The leftist opposition Democratic Coalition will launch its campaign for the 2018 general election with an assembly in Budapest on September 2, the party's spokesman said on Sunday. The assembly will take place in the capital's Nyugati Square, which is fitting as Hungarians will decide for either Orbán or Europe' in the ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

'Pro-Migration' Interpreters Sacked

The Immigration and Refugees Office has fired ten interpreters for misusing their position' by trying to extend help to potential migrants who are awaiting the evaluation of their applications, Magyar Idõk reports based on information obtained from the Interior Ministry.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Hungary PM Viktor Orban aims to militarize the school system

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is moving to introduce compulsory military training in schools. It is a grim reminder of the country's totalitarian past that has raised fears of 'idealogical indoctrination.'

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Official: Brussels Wants To Ratchet Up Tensions

It appears that Brussels is intent on ratcheting up tensions with Hungary and is uninterested in finding a solution to differences between the European Commission and the country, a justice ministry official said in an interview published by news site Origo on Saturday.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Art Market Budapest, 12 – 15 October 2017

Art Market Budapest, the international art fair established in 2011 presents a unique artistic composition in perhaps the most exciting exhibition halls and in one of the culturally most attractive cities in Europe, that, while it features some of the exhibitors welcomed even by the oldest art fairs, gives an emphasized ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Venice Commission: Hungary's Higher Education Act 'Problematic'

Hungary's higher education act is overall in line with existing European norms, but its amended version tightening rules on foreign universities already present in the country contain some highly problematic' requirements, the Venice Commission said in a preliminary opinion on the law published on Friday.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Kósa: Some In Venice Commission Sponsored By Soros

The parliamentary group leader of governing Fidesz said there are people in the Venice Commission who are sponsored by Hungarian-born American financier George Soros in an interview with public radio broadcast on Sunday.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Proportion Of Hungarian Youth Neither Studying Nor Employed Falls

The proportion of young Hungarians aged 20-24 neither in employment nor in education or training has fallen about one-sixth in the past ten years, even as the ratio increased for the European Union as a whole, state secretary Bence Rétvári told MTI, citing data compiled by Eurostat on the occasion of International Youth ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

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