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See What Happened @ British Intenational School Budapest Christmas Fair 2017

It's the Christmas fair at BISB, where visitors could find lots of tempting Christmas goodies. As well as games, raffle prizes, photographs with Santa and Olaf, Lego corner for the children, a ride in a mini BMW. You could savour foods and beverages, or shop the wide variety of Christmas gifts from ...

Smiling Hospital Grand Gala, Marriott Hotel, 3 February

The Smiling Hospital Foundation invites you to the Grand Gala on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 7 pm to midnight at Marriott Hotel Budapest. The theme this year is: „Colours For Children'.

Ruby Harlem Concert @ Brody Studios, 22 December

Join us for a festive soul, r&b & gospel style concert with the Hungarian band Ruby Harlem. Singer-songwriter and pianist Szandra Iván's closer involvement in afro-american genres and the spirit of gospel music was her studies at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Budapest To Host Final Round Of FIM X-Trial World Championship On 29 March

Budapest has been selected by the promoters of the FIM X-Trial World Championship to host the last round of the 2018 competition and a press conference was organized on 9 November to present the prestigious event to the press.

WAMP Design Fair – Give What Matters – Third Sunday of Advent, Millenáris, 17 December 2017

One week before Christmas at 17 December will be the biggest and the last WAMP design fair this year. As always at WAMP you can get personal and meaningful presents to your loved-ones from unique clothes and accessories to creative home decor items, toys or gastro delights.

Tickets On Sale From 15 December: 'Lenny Kravitz, Budapest Aréna, 3 June 2018

Lenny Kravitz announces 2018 summer European tour. Performing in Budapest Arena on 3 June, tickets go on sale beginning 15 December.

English Friendly Theatre: 'George & Cole', Budapest, 17 December

On the 17th of December there will be a special English musical performance called GEORGE & COLE' based on George Gershwin and Cole Porter, iconic musical compositions, the 2 American composers have fusiones instrumental jazz with classical music.

Shown In Budapest On Wednesday, 13 December: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

"Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens , Rey joins Luke Skywalker in an adventure with Leia, Finn, and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past."

Video: 7th Diplomatic Fair Donates Proceeds To Sick And Underpriveledged Children

Bridget Lindsay - President - Diplomatic Spouses of Budapest: Thank you to all the participants, volunteers, sponsors, the InterContinental Hotel, and to everyone who supported and attended the Diplomatic Fair. Your contributions have helped to make this the most successful Fair in our history.

App Makes Parking Easier In Budapest

A new smartphone application makes it easier for drivers in Budapest to find vacant parking spots. The app gives access to free parking spots in office buildings and hotels which are not normally open to the public.

Hungary's Ruling Parties Propose Parliamentary Decree To Thwart 'Soros Plan'

Deputies of the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance submitted a draft decree to parliament to counter the European Parliament's decision to implement the Soros plan'.

Residency Bond Beneficiaries Close To 20,000

Six months after closing the residency bond program, the Hungarian authorities released figures on the number of foreign citizens who benefited from the scheme. The total number is close to 20,000.

Central Buda Popular Among Office Tenants

The office building vacancy rate has been continuously diminishing in the Central Buda area of the capital, reaching 4.6%, the lowest ever recorded vacancy rate in the market segment of class A and B offices, a recent study shows, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

Postal Services Unlikely To Cope With Christmas Period

With Christmas closing in, postal workers are becoming overburdened. The labor shortage is leading to situations where temporary workers can earn more than long-term employees. But skilled workers are proving hard to attract everywhere, even from non-EU countries.

GE Layoff Numbers Set For Hungary

Following the recent announcement that it would lay off 12,000 employees worldwide, GE has now made public its plans for Hungary. Redundancies at the Hungarian business unit will be close to 8% of the workforce.

Tickets Available: Judas Priest Concert, Budapest Arena, 24 July 2018

There are only a select number of bands that have accomplished what Judas Priest has throughout their career as well as having served as a stylistic influence on such a wide variety of bands.

Tickets Availlable Soon For Billy Idol Concert, Budapest Park, 2 July

Ticket sale starts on 14 December at 8 am.The man who would become Idol, William Michael Albert Broad, was born in Middlesex, England on November 30, 1955, exactly 8 days after RCA Records bought Elvis Presley's contract from Sun Records.

The Entrendeurs Budapest 3.0 Helps Foreigners Living In Hungary To Become Entrepreneurs

The Entrendeurs Budapest 3.0 educational and mentorprogram provides support for talented and creative young foreigners living in Hungary to implement their entrepreneurial plans. The program that was organized for the 3rd time this year contributed to the implementation of numerous innovative ...

Video: Baby Giraffe Born At Debrecen Zoo In Hungary

By Debrecen Zoo and amusement park: The little Giant is a boy and was born to mom, Emma from Wilhelma Zoo Stuttgart and dad, Sylvester from Allwetterzoo MĂĽnster. Despite a delivery without difficulty Mother Emma did not provide appropriate maternal behaviour, so hand-rearing became necessary.

Video: Giraffe Baby Born At Debrecen Zoo & Amusement Park

From Debrecen Zoo: The little Giant is a boy and was born to mom, Emma from Wilhelma Zoo Stuttgart and dad, Sylvester from Allwetterzoo MĂĽnster Despite a delivery without difficulty Mother Emma did not provide appropriate maternal behavior, so hand-rearing became necessary.

Former Minister Responsible For State Security: Orbán Controls Elements In MSZP

On Friday, published a hard-hitting interview with György Szilvásy, a former minister in the Ferenc Gyurcsány government responsible for overseeing the civilian state security services.

Soros: Refugee Issue Common Problem For Europe

The Hungarian government concentrates on power and its own financial interests rather than the public good, George Soros said in an article published by the daily NĂ©pszava on Friday.

Vona: Jobbik Starts Crowdfunding Campaign To Pay Fine

The opposition Jobbik party is launching a crowdfunding campaign to pay a potential fine of 660 million forints the State Audit Office is going to impose on it, party leader Gábor Vona said on Friday. Jobbik is also collecting signatures from international organisations and private individuals to ...

Hungarian Justice Minister: European Commission Employing Double Standards On Quotas

The European Commission is employing double standards against Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland with the procedure it plans to initiate before the European Court on the issue of the mandatory migrant quotas, László Trócsányi, the minister of justice, said on Saturday after meeting his ...

Local Opinion: Brussels Sues Hungary On Three Counts

As the European Commission presses three infringement procedures against Hungary, a pro-government commentator accuses it of applying double standards and of violating Hungary's sovereignty.

Hungary To Open Consulates In UK

The Hungarian state will open consulates in Manchester and Edinburgh early next year, Socialist MEP István Ujhelyi announced on Sunday, citing information he had received from the Foreign Ministry.

Molnár: Vision Of 'Fourth Republic' Key Socialist Election Campaign Message

The Socialist Party's vision for the Hungarian fourth republic' will be at the heart of its campaign leading up to the spring 2018 general election, Gyula Molnár, the opposition party's leader, said.

Budapest To Host Intl Cyber Security Contest

Budapest will host an international cyber security competition on January 24-25, the organisers said. The event is based on the earlier National Cyber Competition, expanded with European participants and rebranded SecOps Europe IT Security Conference.

Beekeepers To Receive Support

Hungarian beekeepers will receive a total of Ft 4.7 billion in annual support, with financing shared equally between the EU and the government, said István Nagy, parliamentarian state secretary of the Agriculture Ministry, at the honey and gingerbread festival in Gyula on Saturday.

Increasing Consumer Prices In Hungary

Consumer prices in Hungary grew by an annual 2.5 percent in November, the Central Statistical Office reported on Friday. The pace of the increase accelerated from 2.2 percent in October. Food prices rose by 3.4 percent and the price of tobacco and spirits jumped 7.1 percent. Clothing prices edged up ...

Hungarians To Spend 3-4% More On Christmas Presents This Year

It is likely that Hungarian households will spend around 100 billion forints on Christmas presents this year, 3-4% more than a year ago, György Vámos, general secretary of the National Commerce Association , told MTI.

Balaton Sound Announce First Wave Of Huge International Headliners

Balaton Sound, the 5-day non-stop beach themed music festival situated on the stunning Lake Balaton, has revealed their first phase of acclaimed talent to perform at the major open-air festival between 4th - 8th July 2018, with Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers, DJ Snake and Jonas Blue all confirmed ...

Tuzson: 'Soros Plan' Rejected By Overhelming Majority

An overwhelming majority of voters who participated in the government survey dubbed as national consultation rejected the Soros plan', state secretary for government communication Bence Tuzson said.

Intl Adalbert Prize Presented To Former Hungarian Interior Minister

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier presented the 2017 International Adalbert Prize to Imre KĂłnya, a former interior minister of Hungary, for the promotion of peace, freedom and cooperation in Europe.

Hungary's Izabella Pörös Wins Best Indie Filmmaker Award

Hungary's Izabella Pörös has won the Top Shorts Online Film Festival's award for Best Indie Filmmaker for Runaway, a music video featuring Hungarian vocalist Barbara Kiss, which gives voice to the tragedy and heartbreak of abusive relationships.

'Museum+ Christmas', Hungarian National Gallery, 14 December

Once in a month evening opening between 6pm-10pm, with concert, workshop, guided tour in English and visiting exhibitions. Admission from 5pm with a special ticket. Next date and topic: 14 December – Christmas.

Varga: Electronic Tax Returns Could Save HUF 700bn

The full digitalisation of tax declarations could save the country as much as 700 billion forints , or 2% of GDP, the economy minister told a press conference after a meeting of the National Competitiveness Council.

Xmas Holiday Opening Hours At Budapest Markets

Press release: We would like to inform our customers that the opening hours of the markets operated by the Hall and Market Management will be the following around Christmas and New Year.

European Commission Steps Up Infringement Of Hungary Over Laws

The European Commission is stepping up infringement procedures against Hungary concerning three areas: EU migrant quotas, the transparency of foreign-funded NGOs and higher education. The EC said on Thursday that it will refer Hungary to the Court of Justice of the European Union over the three ...

DK Rules Out Cooperation With Jobbik

The leftist opposition Democratic Coalition will reject any form of cooperation with the radical nationalist Jobbik party, DK's spokesman told public radio on Thursday. Despite putting on a different mask' over the recent period, Jobbik has remained an exclusionist, far-right party, unacceptable to ...

NGOs Say Hungary's Govt Trampling Rights

Addressing the LIBE hearing, representatives of Hungarian rights groups criticised Hungary's government for restricting fundamental rights. Márta Pardavi, co-chair of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, told LIBE that the government had systematically weakened its system of checks and balances, ...

Parlt CTTEE Discusses Security Risks Around 'Soros Agencies'

Parliament's national security committee met to discuss possible security risks posed by agencies associated with US billionaire George Soros in Hungary.

2021 Deadline For Electronic Tax Filings

Hungary could save some Ft 700 billion, or 2% of the GDP, if it switched to electronic tax declarations, Economy Minister Mihály Varga said after the meeting of the National Competition Council.

Austrian Police Capture M5 Csengele Layby Shooting Suspect

A special unit of the Austrian police has captured a 52-year-old man in Bad Ischl, in connection with a shooting incident in Csongrád county on Tuesday.

Top Court: Media Covering Press Conferences Not Responsible For Reputational Damage

Media that faithfully report the contents of a press conference are not responsible for any reputational damage that may ensue, the Constitutional Court said on Wednesday.

Retail Sales Climb 6.3 Per Cent In October

Retail sales in Hungary rose by an annual 6.3 percent in October, according to both unadjusted and calendar-year-adjusted data, the Central Statistical Office said in a first reading of data released on Tuesday.

Employment In 20-64 Age Group To Reach 75 Per Cent In Foreseeable Future

Employment in the 20-64 age group is expected to reach 75 percent in the foreseeable future, an economy ministry official said on Wednesday.

Hungary Prosecutor Presses Charges Against Jobbik MEP

The prosecution has charged Jobbik MEP Béla Kovács with crimes damaging to the state and the state budget, as well as betrayal of public trust, the head of the Central Investigative Prosecution Office said on Wednesday.

Jobbik Group Leader: Party Run In Next Election 'Doubtful'

The radical nationalist Jobbik party's participation in next year's parliamentary election has become doubtful', group leader János Volner told a press conference on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, the State Audit Office accused the party of accepting over 330 million forints in illegal financing.

Local Traditions: St Lucy's Day, 13 December

Named after the Christian virgin, St. Lucy's day is rich in customs and traditions in Hungary. Before the Gregorian calendar was reformed, it was the shortest and darkest day of the year, and marked the beginning of the winter solstice. It is for this reason that numerous fertility games are linked ...