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Indian mission in Hungary hosts 3-day "Ganga-Danube: Cultural Festival of India".

, June 23 : The Embassy of India is hosting a three-day second edition of the "Ganga-Danube: Cultural Festival of India" and Third International Day of Yoga in 15 cities of Hungary from June 23 to June 25.The cities where this festival is being showcased are Budapest, Balatonfured, Debrecen, Eger, Esztergom, Gyor, ...

- Sify - IN

UK lacks support of EU countries in UN vote.

The United Nations' General Assembly on Thursday referred Mauritius' claim that Britain illegally maintains sovereignty of the Chagos archipelago in the Indian Ocean to the International Court of Justice. Cyprus voted in favour of the referral and 22 EU nations, including Germany, France and Italy, abstained. Only Bulgaria, ...

- EU Observer - EU

These Are Lake Balaton's Most Popular Places Among Property Buyers.

For me, Lake Balaton is the Riviéra', reads the old Hungarian song. Indeed, as the summer season is here, market demand for lakeside resort houses at Lake Balaton increasingly grows, news portal reported.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

European Court Rules Hungary Online Gambling Legislation Violates EU Principle.

The Hungarian legislation on the authorisation of online games of chance is not compatible with the principle of the freedom to provide services, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on Thursday.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

New Budapest Sports Park Named After Legendary Footballer Kubala.

Work has started to build a sports park named after football legend Lászlo Kubala in Budapest's 13th district. Lászlo Kubala was a forward who played for clubs in Czechoslovakia and Spain. FC Barcelona's fans elected Kubala, who died in 2000, as the club's best player of all time.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Lázár: Migration At Heart Of Hungary's V4 Presidency.

Speaking about the Visegrad Group, whose rotating presidency Hungary will take over on July 1, Lázár said Hungary has a serious responsibility to clearly flag the interests of the Visegrad Group during its V4 presidency.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Hungary Must Not Give Up Euro-Zone Aspirations, Says Varga.

Hungary's economic policy cannot lose sight of its long-term goal to enable the country to eventually join the euro zone, the economy minister said on Thursday. Addressing a business lunch organised by the Joint Venture Alliance, Mihály Varga insisted at the same time that Hungary was in no rush to adopt the euro.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Fidesz Calls On LMP To Voice Stance On 'Migrant Villages' In Hungary.

Ruling Fidesz has reached out to the green opposition LMP party asking them to clearly state whether they support setting up migrant villages' in Hungary, the party's communications director said. Balázs Hidvéghi cited a recent proposal by the Greens' European parliamentary group leader to relocate whole Syrian villages' ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Local Opinion: 1.2 Million Planning To Work Abroad?.

A pro-government columnist has doubts about the figures released on the number of Hungarians contemplating emigration.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

PM Orbán: EU Member States At Odds Over Migrant Redistribution.

European Union member states disagree on how migrants should be distributed across the continent, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told Hungarian reporters ahead of a two-day EU summit in Brussels on Thursday. Western European member states want to get rid of the migrants they unjustifiably let in' by distributing them among ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

WWF Big Jump 2017: Let's Jump Together For The Living Rivers On 9 July.

On the 9th of July, at 3pm Hungary joins the celebrations of Big Jump with the biggest splash in the region. Big Jump aims at reconciliating people with their rivers. This project will induce the citizens to reconquer their rivers and wetlands and will revive the powerful links that used to bind people to these spaces.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

What to do when Viktor Orban erodes democracy

IN 1989, during the dying days of the Soviet Union, a long-haired 26-year-old dissident called Viktor Orban addressed a crowd in Budapest's Heroes' Square. The charismatic young liberal told the Russians to withdraw from Hungary. He rejected the dictatorship of a single party'. He called for free elections. How things ...

- - UK

Hungary is Taking European Values for a Ride

Expand Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban takes part in a European People Party summit in St Julian's, Malta, March 30, 2017. © 2017 Reuters Manfred Weber, the chair of the European People's Party , took part in a live Facebook Q&A session earlier this week. I took the chance to ask Weber what the EPP, the biggest ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

EU migration to Britain falls sharply: study

The number of people moving to Britain from Eastern Europe has fallen by around a third since the Brexit vote, according to a study released Wednesday that suggested the plunge in the pound could be to blame. The study focused on eight countries that became part of the EU in 2004: Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Hungary's First 'Victim Help Centre' Opens In Central Budapest

This new 'help centre for victims' is located in Wesselényi Street in Budapest's 7th district, and was recently opened after a launch event attended by Justice Minister László Trócsányi. The centre's mission is to offer personalised help to all victims, he said. Help will be offered by way of providing protection, ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Coming Up: Gateway To Space Expo @ Millenáris

After one and a half years orbiting around the Earth, the world's largest travelling 'space collection, the Gateway to Space exhibition about the history of space missions returns to Budapest. The expo introducing the biggest adventures of mankind welcomes visitors from July 1 to September 11 – this time offering a larger ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Junior Azerbaijani gymnasts bring home eight medals from Budapest

- Today.Az - AZ

Kuchma says US must implement Budapest protocol

Representative of Ukraine in the Trilateral Contact Group for the settlement of the situation in Donbas, former President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma believes that the countries that, according to the Budapest memorandum, should guarantee the security of Ukraine, in particular the United States, must fulfill their obligations. ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

India to hold yoga, cultural fest in Hungary

New Delhi, June 22 Promoting ancient Indian tradition of de-stressing though control of the body and mind, the Indian Embassy is hosting a three-day yoga and cultural festival across 15 cities in Hungary this week, an official said on Thursday. "We are organising the second edition of Ganges-Danube Cultural Festival of ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Trial Of Men Charged With Smuggling And Killing 71 Migrants Starts

The trial of suspected smugglers involved in the deaths of 71 migrants who suffocated in a refrigerated lorry which passed through Hungary and was discovered in Austria in 2015 started in Kecskemét, in central Hungary, on Wednesday.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Formula1, Hungarian Grand Prix, 28 – 30 July

Classical. This is what it has become over the past years, the race track Hungaroring. It was built almost three decades ago as a rarity, the first one beyond the Iron Curtain, and now it is still special as the third behind Monte-Carlo and Monza to have continuously featured in the race calendar.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Vambo, Gozsdu Mano Club, 24 June

Vambo are a London based rock band and are playing two shows in Hungary in June to co-incide with the release of their debut single, "Now You See Me".

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Hungary's First Victim Help Centre Opens In Central Budapest

Hungary's first victim help centre opened in Wesselényi Street in Budapest's 7th district with a celebratory event attended by Justice Minister László Trócsányi.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Opposition DK Calls On Parliament Speaker 'To Stop Lying' About Hungarian Health Care

The opposition Democratic Coalition has called on the parliamentary speaker to stop lying' about a high standard of Hungarian health care. Party lawmaker Lajos Oláh responded to Kövér speaking about the world class potential' of Hungary's health care at a gala dinner opening a conference of health ministers from central ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Debrecen University To Start Hungarian-Mongolian Dual Accreditation Course

The University of Debrecen in eastern Hungary signed an agreement on Tuesday with the Mongolian University of Life Sciences to launch a dual accreditation course that will issue both Hungarian and Mongolian degrees, the Hungarian university's press office said.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

National Bank Of Hungary Lowers Inflation Forecast To 2.4pc For 2017

The National Bank of Hungary lowered its inflation forecast for this year in a quarterly forecast released on Tuesday. The central bank lowered its CPI forecast for 2017 to 2.4 percent in its quarterly Inflation Report from 2.6 percent in the previous report published in March.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Hungary Is Already In The International Vanguard In 5G

5G technology in telecommunications opens new dimensions in economic and industrial development, László Parragh, head of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce said on Monday in Budapest. He addressed a conference held on the launch of the Hungarian 5G coalition' which comprises nearly fifty governmental, administrative and ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Sága Foods To Spend 1.9 Million Euros On Developments

Sága Foods, the Hungarian unit of British turkey processing company the Bernard Matthews group, plans to spend 600 million forints on development this year, mainly on upgrading packaging and the manufacturing of ham products, CEO Zsolt Keleti told MTI.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

PM Orbán Inaugurates Renovated Klebelsberg Castle In Budapest

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán inaugurated the renovated Klebelsberg Castle in Budapest's second district. Speaking at the ceremony, Orbán said that the more Europe gives up of its faith and culture, the weaker it will become politically and economically.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Night Of Museums 2017 @ Museum Of Applied Arts, 24 June

Museum of Applied Arts Budapest overview the 121 year old history of the museum from the opening ceremony in 1896 to nowadays and even try to look out to the future,, beyond the reconstruction of the building. What was the Museum of Applied Arts back then and what will it be like in the future?

- The Budapest Sun - HU

The EU's Mafia State

Following the collapse of communism, many people in Central and Eastern Europe had hoped that the region would steadily move toward liberal democracy, and that any obstacles en route could be overcome. But as Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's regime shows, older systems of patronage and corruption have survived.

- Project Syndicate - US

Daily Beast: FBI fired Trump adviser and frequent Fox News guest Sebastian Gorka for “anti-Muslim diatribes”

Donald Trump adviser, frequent Fox News guest, and former Breitbart editor Sebastian Gorka was fired by the FBI, who was paying him to give lectures on counterterrorism issues, due to “his over-the-top Islamophobic rhetoric.” Gorka, who has come under fire for being a “sworn member” of a ...

- Media Matters for America - US

Hungary court tries accused Afghan mastermind of migrant trafficking ring after truck yields 71 corpses

The handcuffed Afghan flashed a boyish smile at the cameras as he entered the packed Hungarian courtroom on Wednesday to stand trial over the deaths ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Moves against Polish museum and Hungarian university stir fears of censorship

In both countries, concerns are being raised about the health of an open society, as one government makes changes at a war museum and the other threatens to close a university.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Moves against Polish museum and Hungarian university stir fears of censorship

Housed in a $134-million, state-of-the-art building, Poland's Museum of the Second World War opened early this spring. The museum, which took more than five years to construct, tells the story of Poland's war experiences, which – given the way the country is sandwiched between Germany and Russia – are among the most ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Four on trial in Hungary over murder of 71 refugees

Four men have gone on trial in Hungary charged with murdering 71 refugees found suffocated to death in the back of a lorry at the height of Europe's migrant crisis in 2015.

- RTE - IE

Dacic travels to Minsk for CEI meeting

Acting PM and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic will attend the annual meeting of foreign ministers of the Central European Initiative in Minsk on Thursday. The Serbian government announced this on Wednesday, noting that the CEI was established in 1989 through cooperation of four countries - Italy, Austria, the Socialist Federal ...

- B92 - SK

EU migration to Britain falls sharply: study

THE number of people moving to Britain from Eastern Europe has fallen by around a third since the Brexit vote, according to a study released?Wednesday that suggested the plunge in the pound could be to blame. The study focused on eight countries that became part of the EU in 2004: Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Romanian Parliament to Hold No-Confidence Vote

Parliament is to vote on a Social Democratic Party motion of no confidence in its own government after a week of political turmoil and a nationalist backlash over a failed deal with an ethnic Hungarian party.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Migrant death truck trial opens in Hungary

Kecskemét, Hungary, Jun 21 - Eleven men went on trial on Wednesday over the deaths of 71 migrants found in an abandoned truck in Austria nearly two years ago, in one of the most disturbing cases marking Europe's migration crisis. The gruesome discovery of 59 men, eight women and four children crammed inside a refrigerated

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Four face murder charges in Hungary migrant death truck trial

KECSKEMET, Hungary - Four men went on trial in Hungary on Wednesday charged with murdering 71 refugees found suffocated to death in the back of a lorry at the height of Europe's migrant crisis in 2015.

- Reuters - US

Four face murder charges in Hungary migrant death truck trial

Four men went on trial in Hungary on Wednesday charged with murdering 71 refugees found suffocated to death in the back of a lorry at the height of Europe's migrant crisis in 2015.

- The Daily Star - LB

No Further Castle District Relocations

There is no plan to move more ministries to the Castle District and the plan to relocate some of them to the provinces is no longer being considered, Magyar Idõk reported.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

The Hublot GR1D CLUB™ Budapest 2017 - The Race After Party, Buddha-Bar, 302 July

Imagine the most sensational weekend starring the fastest sports cars and smoking wheels... Well, the excitement will not end at the race.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

US State Dept Expresses Concern Over Law On Foreign-Funded NGOs

The US State Department expressed concern over legislation Hungary's parliament recently adopted on foreign-funded NGOs, in a statement released on its website.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Hungary Joins Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Hungary has joined the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as the documentation process had been finalized and the initial capital instalment had been transferred to the institution, Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga said, following the annual general meeting of the Beijing-based financial institution held in ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Salzburg Forum Ministers Discuss Migration, Security In Budapest

Members of the ministerial conference of the Salzburg Forum held in Budapest discussed issues around migration, border control and security. The Salzburg Forum partnership was launched on an Austrian initiative in 2000 and its members are Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

'Amazing Shanghai' - Amazing Exhibitions, Akvárium Club, 26 - 30 June

In June 2017, the city of Shanghai will bring its Global City Campaign to Budapest, Hungary. Headlining with ìThe Amazing Shanghaiî, the 2017 City Campaign is composed by a series of robust events and collaborations. The highlight events including a themed Photography Exhibition and The Shanghai 360°Immersive Panoramic ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Hungary Rejects US Criticism of Law on Foreign-funded NGOs

Hungary's government said Tuesday that the United States is applying double standards in its criticism of a new law on civic groups that receive funds from foreign donors. A statement from the government spokesman's office said the U.S. State Department was being “misled” by a disinformation campaign appearing in ...

- Voice of America - US

Brexit is 'lose-lose' for UK and Europe, says Soros

GEORGE Soros, the billionaire who earned fame by betting against the pound in 1992, said Britain was approaching a tipping point that would see the economy slow to such an extent that Brexit might even be reversed. Soros used Quantum Fund in 1992 to bet successfully that sterling was overvalued against Germany’s mark ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN