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Generation Z Prefers Social Media

Generation Z, persons who fall between the ages of 14-25, use social media one to two hours a day in Hungary, according to a survey conducted by opinion pollster Medián.

Coming Up: Dr. Peter Mayer's Photo Exhibition: 'Ode To Our Hands', Budapest, 7 November

You are cordially invited to the opening of Dr. Peter Mayer's photo exhibit entitled: 'Ode to Our Hands' on 7 November at 15:00 in the Art Gallery of the Budapest XIII district City Hall.

Local Opinion: Government Plans To Further Boost Tourism

A pro-government commentator welcomes the Prime Minister's plan to increase government spending on tourism. A left-wing columnist, on the other hand, accuses the government of intending to channel subsidies into the pockets of friends and relatives.

Scientology Headquarters In Budapest Searched

Law enforcement authorities conducted a search at the Budapest headquarters of the Church of Scientology on Wednesday, the National Police reported, confirming information provided by an Index reader.

Hungary's First 5G Data Connection Presented

Ericsson and Magyar Telekom presented on Thursday the first 5th generation data connection in Hungary, reaching 22 Gbps downlink speed. The 5G connection was presented in Ericsson Magyarország's Budapest research hub. The integrated radio technology of a 5G network enables 20 times faster downlink ...

COE Report: Hungarian Measures Raise Serious Concerns

Hungary faced enormous challenges after the massive arrivals of migrants and refugees during 2015 and 2016 but several measures taken to respond to the situation raise serious concerns about the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms of migrants and refugees, a report by the Council of ...

Lazar: US Ambassador Needed

US-Hungary ties would be greatly helped if America appointed an ambassador to Hungary, government office chief János Lázár said told his weekly press briefing.

'Budapest Bonfire Night': Xpat Party For Charity, Marriott Ballroom, 5 November

You're cordially invited to this annual Xpat extravaganza which brings together the international community, including several VIP's, to support Hungarian children in need. Guests will enjoy a fine selection of local and international food & drinks, entertainment, a free raffle, and a grand auction ...

Top 5 Whisky Watering Holes In Budapest

Last weekend witnessed the 7th Whisky & Fine Spirit Show in Budapest, organised by WhiskyNet - Hungary's top whisky distributor - and the Hungarian Whisky Club, led by Dávid Kovács. More than 2.500 whisky fans had the chance to enjoy those two days of spirit heaven. To follow up here's a look at ...

Pre Whisky Show Reception @ British Ambassador's Residence In Budapest

What better way to kick off the weekend than a few drams of the golden stuff? Last Friday evening a fine array of the city's gentry gathered together for a pre-Whisky Show taster, with some lovely gin thrown in for good measure.

Academy Award-Winning Composer Morricone Honoured With Hungarian State Award

Italian Academy Award-winning composer Ennio Morricone was honoured with the Order of Merit of Hungary, Medium Cross, before giving a concert in Budapest on Wednesday.

Holiday Opening Hours At Budapest Markets

Every market operated by the local 'Hall and Market Management' company will be closed on 23rd October and 1st November - except the Fehérvári Street Market Hall flower shops, open from 7.00 am - 2.00 pm.

Hacktivity Conference, MOM Cultural Centre Budapest, 20 October

Hacktivity Conference will be held for the fourteenth time in 2017. The conference traditionally brings together the official and alternative representatives of the information security profession with those who are interested in this field in an informal and informative and sometimes deeply ...

Local Opinion: Forint Becoming A Favoured Carry Trade Currency

The leading online economic news outlet points out that as a result of a long series of interest rate cuts by the Hungarian National Bank, the Forint has become a popular carry trade currency.

Holiday Opening Hours At Budapest Markets

Press release: We inform our customers that every market operated by the Hall and Market Management will be closed on 23rd October and 1st November .

Hungarian Holiday On 23 October - Remembering The 1956 Revolution

"The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the Stalinist government of the People's Republic of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies, lasting from 23 October until 10 November 1956.

Bulgarian Days, Central Market Hall, 17-19 October

The Bulgarian days in October will be organized on the occasion of the Day of Hungarian-Bulgarian friendship . Artwork with Bulgarian patterns and forms have been made by Hungarian craftsmen for the event.

Foreign Ministry Summons US Chargé D'affaires Over Remarks On Press Freedom

David Kostelancik, chargé d'affaires at the United States' embassy in Budapest, was summoned to the Hungarian foreign ministry on Wednesday, following his recent remarks about the worrying' state of press freedoms in Hungary.

V4 Countries Support Protection Of EU External Borders

The Visegrad Group countries regard support for EU initiatives aimed at protecting its external borders as vitally important, the state secretary of the defence ministry told the press in Székesfehérvár, central Hungary.

Fresh Film In Budapest: 'mother!'

"A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence."

Fresh Film In Budapest: 'Why We're Killing Gunther'

"A group of eccentric assassins are fed up with Gunther, the world's greatest hitman, and decide to kill him, but their plan turns into a series of bungled encounters as Gunther seems to always be one step ahead."

Fresh Film In Budapest: 'Geostorm'

"After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong-the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and ...

Automotive Hungary 2017 Expo Opens In Budapest

The development of Hungary's automotive industry will rely on systems integration involving the Visegrad Group of countries, Economy Minister Mihály Varga said, opening the Automotive Hungary 2017 expo in Budapest on Wednesday.

Tickets Available: Enrique Iglesias, Budapest Aréna, 11 March

Enrique Iglesias is a Grammy Award winner Spanish singer, who has sold almost one hundred million records all over the world throughout the 20 years of his career. He is one of the most popular pop singers of our time, who is frequently referred to as the 'King of Latin Pop'.

St. Martin's Day Wine Festival, Gellért Hotel, 9 - 12 November

This year the most awesome Martin's Day program series of Hungary will be held on November 09-12 in Danubius Hotel Gellért. All halls and rooms of the elegant and tarnished hotel will be opened welcoming guests with exciting food, drinks and programs.

Video: A Panoramic View Of Budapest

Among the steep hills of Budapest, along the Danube River, sits a terrace with some of the most incredible views of the city. The Fisherman's Bastion was built at the turn of the 20th century as a celebration of the 1000th anniversary of the Hungarian state.

Hungary To Play In League C Of New UEFA Nations League

With the qualification groups for the 2018 World Cup now finished, UEFA has announced the seedings for the inaugural 2018/19 Nations League. Hungary will participate in League C, the draw being made on 24 January next year. Hungary, seeding 25th in the UEFA coefficient rankings will play in League C ...

CEU Calls On Gov't To Sign The New York-Hungary Agreement Without Delay To End Uncertainty

The government's amendment proposal to extend by one year the deadline for foreign universities to comply with new regulations' prolongs the state of uncertainty over the university's future, the Central European University said.

Lecture On Hungarian-Israeli Relations

Avi Dichter, chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee of the Knesset, the unicameral national legislature of Israel, will deliver a lecture in Budapest on October 17.

Vodafone Hungary To Seek New CEO

Alexandre Froment-Curtil, the CEO of the Hungarian unit of mobile telecommunications service provider Vodafone, will leave to become CEO of Vodafone Egypt in January 2018, the company announced on Wednesday.

Owning Property Tops Savings Priority List Of Young Hungarians

More than half of young people save on a monthly basis in Hungary, but they have a completely different priority list to their European counterparts in terms of savings, a report by credit management services firm Intrum Justitia reveals.

KEHI Investigates PMO Land Sale

Through a direct order of Prime Minister's Office leader János Lázár the government monitoring office KEHI launched an investigation into the sale of a piece of land by the PMO in Budapest's 11th District near Lake Feneketlen, weekly Heti Válasz learnt.

Authorities To Continue Checks To Filter Out 'Taxi Scammers' In Hungary

Transport authorities checked nearly 1,250 taxis and took action in 98 cases during the tourist season this summer as part of an enhanced scheme to obstruct taxi scammers', the development ministry said on Tuesday.

Atlatszo Is Suing The Foreign Intelligence Agency For Documents It Compiled About 'Soros-Funded NGOs'

Atlatszo is suing the Hungarian foreign intelligence agency because it refused to share a research paper that it supposedly compiled about the 'influence attempts of Soros-funded NGOs.' At our first court date it became obvious that no such study exists but IH also revealed that they do have some ...

Used Car Sales Up 4% In Third Quarter

Used car sales and average prices have both risen in the third quarter in Hungary. Prices have grown most for MPVs, according to online used car portal hasznaltauto.hu.

Whiskey Robber' Movie Trailer Out

American-Hungarian filmmaker Antal Nimród's new and much-awaited movie about legendary bank robber Attila Ambrus will be presented in cinemas next month. However, a new movie trailer is out now and it promises an action-packed entertainment for the fans of the Hungarian films.

Court: Sale Of Natura 2000 Property Unconstitutional

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the current regulation of the sale and utilisation of Natura 2000' lands breaches the basic law. Farmland classified as Natura 2000' can be farmed only by observing specific environmental requirements to preserve wildlife in the area.

PM Orbán & Hungarian FM Congratulates ÖVP On Winning Austrian Elections

Péter Szijjártó, Hungary's foreign minister has congratulated the Austrian People's Party and its leader, Sebastian Kurz, on winning the Austrian election on Sunday. Szijjártó spoke on the sidelines of a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg.

Journalist Beaten At KFC

Index journalist Zoltán Szabó reported on Monday that he had been beaten by the security guard of KFC fast food restaurant on Király utca in the Seventh District in Budapest Sunday evening.

Icebar Budapest -15% Discount With MINICARDS

Ice Exhibition, ice walls, ice furniture's, ice sculptures and ice glasses.

Tickets Available: Caro Emerald Concert, Budapest Aréna, 26 February 2018

Caro Emerald gives her own show to the Hungarian fans on February 26th, 2018 in Budapest Arena. All began in 2007, when Caro Emerald was called upon to cut a demo. She seized the opportunity, and recorded Back It Up.

Government Accepts Tourism Development Strategy In Hungary

Hungary's government has accepted the National Tourism Development Strategy 2030, a guideline for all players of the sector until 2030', Zoltán Güller, CEO of the Hungarian Tourism Agency, told the Tourism Summit 2017 conference in Budapest on Monday.

TEK: Honorary Consul Of Jordan Poses National Security Risk

Zaid Naffa, honorary consul of Jordan and business partner of the late Ghaith Pharaon, poses a security risk and may not apply for Hungarian citizenship according to Hungary's Counter-Terrorism Centre , Index.hu reports.

Trucks Carrying Food Aid Mark UN World Food Day In Budapest

A record long pool of trucks carrying 30 tonnes of food donated by 19 companies to needy families pulled through Budapest's historical city centre to mark UN's World Food Day on Monday.

Joint Opposition Protest On October 23 Cancelled

The Common Country Movement will demonstrate without the planned participation of political opposition on October 23 as invited parties were backing down, reports 444.hu.

Együtt, Dialogue To Join Forces For 2018 General Election

The small opposition Együtt and Dialogue parties are preparing to run a joint campaign for next year's general election, their leaders announced. The parties have yet to commit to running a joint party list, as organisational aspects of the alliance will be worked out at a later time, Együtt and ...

Hungary, Iran Sign Research Cooperation Agreement

Iran and Hungary have signed a cooperation agreement in university research, to be coordinated by Hungary's Szeged University and the University of Yazd in Iran, education state secretary László Palkovics told MTI on Monday. Common research is expected to focus on AI, laser physics, medicine, ...

New British Embassy Opening By The Rt. Hon. Sir Alan Duncan

The Minister for Europe has officially opened the new British Embassy in Budapest, Hungary. Sir Alan Duncan was joined by Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Péter Szijjártó to unveil the plaque on the new building in Füge utca.

Hungary Seeks To Restore Low-Capacity Rail Links With Slovakia

Hungary's government is committed to reopening low-capacity rail lines to Slovakia, foreign ministry state secretary Levente Magyar said on Friday. Addressing a free university of ethnic Hungarian mayors and councillors in Slovakia's Velky Meder/Nagymegyer, he said the plan involves six existing ...

State Secretary Of Education Discusses Science Cooperation In Cambridge

State secretary in charge of education László Palkovics discussed cooperation possibilities in science, including cooperation with Hungarian universities and science parks at talks with Cambridge University heads on Friday.