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22nd October, 2019
Taxi drivers plan protest against Bolt
Taxi drivers are planning to stage a demonstration if ride-sharing company Bolt continues carrying passengers, head of the European Taxi Drivers Association István Csertek said on Monday.
22nd October, 2019
Roman coins found in Baranya
A volunteer with a metal detector recently stumbled upon some 2,000 Roman-era coins in the southern part of Baranya county.
21st October, 2019
LOT to increase flights to New York
LOT Polish Airlines announced on Friday that it will increase flight frequency between Budapest and New York from May.
21st October, 2019
Promotion campaign lifts rail ticket sales
MÁV-Start has more than 210,000 registered users of its mobile app, which now accounts for 28% of online ticket sales, the state-owned railway company announced.
21st October, 2019
Karácsony plans public party
The opposition parties, which have often staged anti-government rallies on October 23, will this year take advantage of the holiday to celebrate their successes in the local elections.
18th October, 2019
MÁV to sell Lake Balaton resorts
The state railway company MÁV is selling its Lake Balaton resorts, according to online auction lists of the state asset manager MNV.
18th October, 2019
60 people died in a month in road accidents
Sixty people died in road accidents in the past month, a fatal accident rate not experienced in decades, National Police transportation director József Óberling told state television station M1 on Thursday.
18th October, 2019
National Gallop this weekend
The 12th National Gallop will be held on Saturday and Sunday on Heroes Square, the Budapest Transport Centre told state news agency MTI on Thursday.
16th October, 2019
Poet’s postcard auctioned for Ft 1 million
A postcard written by early 20th century poet Endre Ady to his younger brother Lajos was auctioned off on Tuesday for Ft 1 million.
16th October, 2019
Deadly train accident
A passenger car collided with a train on the outskirts of Nagymaros, Pest county, at a railway crossing on Tuesday. The driver of the car died instantly, Pest county police announced.
11th October, 2019
EC sues Hungary over cigarette tax
The European Commission has turned to the Court of Justice because the excise tax on cigarettes in Hungary is below the minimum required by the EU, the European authority announced on its website on Thursday.
11th October, 2019
Government promises Wi-Fi in every classroom
The government will establish Wi-Fi connections in all of the 3,500 elementary and high school classrooms, Innovation and Technology Ministry undersecretary Károly Solymár announced in Dunaújváros on Thursday.
11th October, 2019
X-Men TV music may have been plagiarised
Hungarian director Zoltán Kriskó is suing several American media giants, alleging that the theme music for the 1990s X-Men TV series was stolen from the music written for Hungary’s “Linda” TV series, broadcast in 1983.
10th October, 2019
50,000 Hungarians hope to stay in UK
The number of foreign EU citizens applying for long-term residence permits in Great Britain has reached two million, according to data released by the British Home Office on Wednesday.
10th October, 2019
Train station to host transport museum
The 130-year-old Kelenföld train station will be converted into a transport museum at the request of the local council, Prime Minister’s Office leader Gergely Gulyás announced outside the station on Tuesday.
10th October, 2019
Gas explosion destroys homes
A gas blast in an apartment building in Szekszárd, southern Hungary on Wednesday damaged up to 30 flats, Népszava reports.
9th October, 2019
EU Court: journalists may not be barred from camps
The Hungarian state violated the rights of a journalist by denying him entry to refugee camps in 2015, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday.
9th October, 2019
Johansson denies praising Tarlós
US actress Scarlett Johansson has denied praising Budapest mayor István Tarlós.
9th October, 2019
Four hotels among best in region
Four Hungarian hotels have been voted among the top 20 in Central Europe by readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine.
8th October, 2019
Tarlós promises air conditioning on M3
Air-conditioning units will be installed in M3 metro carriages next year, as about Ft 36 billion has been recovered from the Alstom contracts related to construction of the fourth mero line, mayor István Tarlós told M1 TV channel Monday morning.
8th October, 2019
Hungary tops EU home price rise list
Home prices in Hungary were up by 14% year-on-year in the second quarter, the fastest increase in the EU, according to Eurostat data.
8th October, 2019
ÁKK bans use of MÁP+ as collateral
State debt manager ÁKK has changed the rules on selling the retail bond MÁP+, banning its use as collateral for bank loans, it was announced on Monday.
7th October, 2019
Suzuki blocks union from factory
Suzuki prevented representatives of the Vasas union from entering the area of the Japanese carmaker’s factory in Esztergom on Thursday, Népszava reports.
7th October, 2019
Netflix learns Hungarian
The Hungarian-language version of movie streaming channel Netflix started on Friday.
7th October, 2019
Biggest private art gallery opens
Hungary’s biggest private museum, the Godot Contemporary Art Institute, opened on Friday, with works by more than 100 young artists on display and for sale at the opening exhibition.
4th October, 2019
New trolleybuses to enter service
New Solaris-Skoda trolleybuses will enter into service in Budapest this week, the Budapest Transport Centre has announced.
4th October, 2019
Viber to launch instant money transfer
Rakuten Viber has teamed up with credit-card company Mastercard to launch instant money transfers.
4th October, 2019
Renovated downtown square opened
Fifth District Fidesz mayor Péter Szentgyörgy¬völgyi on Thursday dedicated the renovated Podmaniczky Frigyes tér.
3rd October, 2019
MNB may ban banks from selling gov’t bonds
Magyar Posta and the state treasury should be granted exclusive rights to sell retail government bonds in the future, depriving banks of this business, MNB deputy governor Márton Nagy has proposed.
3rd October, 2019
Arad martyr’s farewell letter published
A previously unknown farewell letter written by Gen. Ernő Kiss, one of the 13 Arad martyrs was presented to the media at the National Archives in Budapest on Wednesday.
3rd October, 2019
New Kosher energy drink products
Hungarian-based Kosher Energy Drink announced the launch of beverages under the name Moses with a flavour combination of pistachio and tutti-frutti.
2nd October, 2019
Visa sees growth potential in Hungary
Hungary is a perfect market for growth for Visa, CEO Charlotte Hogg of the credit card company’s European operations told Portfolio in an interview.
2nd October, 2019
Millennium House opens on October 26
The former Műcsarnok art gallery will reopen as the Millennium House following renovations on October 26, Magyar Nemzet reports.
2nd October, 2019
Emergency surgeons suspend threat to resign
Emergency surgeons at Budapest’s Péterfy Hospital and Manninger Jenő Emergency Institute have desisted from carrying out their threat to resign en masse on October 1, after receiving assurances from Human Resources Minister Miklós Kásler and undersecretary Zoltán Csiki.
1st October, 2019
Rat seen in hospital corridor
Opposition mayoral candidate Zsolt Zákány posted online a photograph of a rat in a corridor of the Berettyóújfalu hospital yesterday.
27th September, 2019
Russian wins asylum in precedent-setting ruling
A court in Pécs has granted a residence permit to Alekszij Torubarov, a member of the Russian opposition.
27th September, 2019
New right-wing media site debuts
A new news aggregator site featuring only websites of the Fidesz-friendly Mediaworks press has been launched under the name Hírvilág, Media1 reports.
26th September, 2019
New facility for low-cost airlines
Budapest Airport has started construction of a new terminal for low-cost airlines and will demolish the existing temporary structures servicing these airlines, the airport manager said as it confirmed a Magyar Nemzet report.
26th September, 2019
US senators demand answers from Cornstein
Ten US senators, including presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, and one member of Congress have expressed concern due to the relocation of the International Investment Bank from Moscow to Budapest and the state of media freedom in Hungary in a letter to US ambassador David Cornstein.
26th September, 2019
Not all Fidesz voters like stadiums
More than half of Budapest citizens think that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s interests are the most important consideration for mayor István Tarlós, according to a survey carried out by Závecz Research, commissioned by Népszava.
25th September, 2019
BKV union demands 15% pay rise
The unified transport union EKSZ is initiating wage talks at Budapest public transport company BKV, union leader Gábor Naszályi told Inforádió on Tuesday.
25th September, 2019
Many more work permits for foreigners
Authorities issued 49,699 work permits to foreigners from January 1 to the end of August, more than half of them to Ukrainians, Privátbankár reports.
25th September, 2019
Doctors did not boo state secretaries
Doctors did not boo state secretaries offstage at a Saturday forum, contrary to some reports, Chamber of Doctors president István Éger told website 24.
24th September, 2019
Town paper photoshops opposition
Bácskai Napló, the official paper of the Baja town council, has published heavily photoshopped portraits of opposition candidates in the upcoming local elections, showing them with big noses, brown skin and distorted eyes.
24th September, 2019
Protest against waste depot stench
Balatonfűzfő residents blocked the main traffic hub in nearby Veszprém on Monday in protest against the foul-smelling dump run by state waste manager Észak-Balatoni Hulladékgaz¬dálkodási in their town.
24th September, 2019
Nyugati station roof to be restored
State railway company MÁV has invited bids for the restoration of the roof and the metal-glass structure of the Nyugati train station in Budapest.
23rd September, 2019
Karácsony copes with harassment
Activists in an unmarked boat drowned out a campaign speech by Budapest mayoral candidate Gergely Karácsony on Sunday.
23rd September, 2019
LOT launches flight to Seoul
Polish airline LOT launched its Budapest-Seoul flights on Sunday, CEO Rafal Milczarski announced at a press conference.
23rd September, 2019
Noted director Sára passes away
Award-winning film director and cameraman Sándor Sára died on Sunday at age 84.
20th September, 2019
New Budapest homes reach Ft 900,000 per m2
The average price of newly built homes in Budapest reached Ft 900,000/m2 in the second quarter, the Budapest Housing Report calculated based on a database of 24,000 homes in large housing projects in the capital.
20th September, 2019
MÁV cancels trains over lack of drivers
The state passenger railway company MÁV cancelled four suburban commuter trains Wednesday due to a lack of drivers, the mass transit advocacy group KTE reported on Thursday.
20th September, 2019
Actress, film nominated for Emmy
Hungarian actress Marina Gera has been nominated for the International Emmy Award for her part in the film Örök tél (Eternal Winter), while Péter Bergendy’s film Trezor (Safe) received a nomination in the Best TV Film and Mini-series category, Szupermoden Filmstudió told state news agency MTI on Thursday.
19th September, 2019
Compensation awarded to segregated Roma pupils
The Debrecen Court of Appeals has ordered financial reparations to be paid to Roma children for their segregation and poor-quality education at a school in Gyöngyöspata, Heves county. The sums must be paid to the families within 15 days.
19th September, 2019
4,500 vacant positions in education
As many as 4,543 positions remained vacant in the education sector in the second half of 2019, website 24 learned from the Central Statistics Office on Wednesday.
19th September, 2019
Bicycle road to connect Győr - Lake Balaton
A Ft 1 billion bicycle road will be built connecting Győr and Lake Balaton, commissioner for an active Hungary Máriusz Révész announced in Gyulafirátót on Wednesday.
18th September, 2019
Forint weakens to new historic low
The forint weakened to over Ft 334 per euro on Tuesday, hitting a new historic low.
18th September, 2019
Stench returns to Budaörs
An unpleasant odour of fertiliser has once again covered the Budapest suburb of Budaörs, independent mayor Tamás Wittinghoff wrote on his Facebook page on Tuesday.
18th September, 2019
Days of cultural heritage this weekend
Days of cultural heritage will be observed on the weekend of September 21 and 22, when institutions that are closed to the general public all year long will open their doors.
17th September, 2019
Jobbik proposes real estate tax for foreigners
Jobbik seeks to impose a punitive tax on the purchase of property by citizens of countries outside the European Economic Area, Jobbik vice-president Dániel Kárpát told reporters in Budapest on Monday.
17th September, 2019
Hungary will not veto Brexit extension
No such situation could arise where 26 member states allow the deadline for Brexit to be extended and Hungary vetoes it alone, PMO leader Gergely Gulyás told Reuters on Monday.
17th September, 2019
Hungarian artist falls off trapeze
A Hungarian trapeze artist fell to the ground at a circus performance in Bosnia as spectators watched, the tabloid Bors reported on Monday.
16th September, 2019
Two foreign nationals detained with FBI help
The National Bureau of Investigations in co-operation with the FBI detained two men in Budapest wanted on an international warrant, the police stated on its website on Saturday.
16th September, 2019
György Konrád dies at 87
Kossuth Prize-winning writer and sociologist György Konrád died at his home on Friday at the age of 87 following a protracted illness, his family announced.
16th September, 2019
Son of Saul on world’s 100 best films list
Hungarian film “Son of Saul”, directed by László Nemes, was placed by British daily The Guardian on its list of the 100 best films of the 21st century.
13th September, 2019
Poll finds 22% undecided on city vote
Mayor István Tarlós is supported by 38% of Budapest residents, and his challenger Gergely Karácsony by 33%, according to a survey conducted by Závecz Research, as commissioned by the website 24.
13th September, 2019
Britons fined over ambulance damage
The two British citizens who damaged ambulances while drunk in downtown Budapest last weekend were each fined Ft 450,000 on Thursday in a fast-track procedure.
12th September, 2019
Hackers wipe out EU fund data
A hacker attack wiped out all of the data on servers belonging to the Hungarian Development Centre (MFK) in the middle of July, weekly 168 Óra reports.
12th September, 2019
“Gloomy Sunday” composer honoured
A mini-sculpture by Mihály Kolodko honouring world-renowned songwriter Rezső Seress, author of “Gloomy Sunday,” was inaugurated on Wednesday.
11th September, 2019
Forint weakens to new record low
The forint weakened to Ft 331.94 per euro on Tuesday, hitting a new historic low, for the second time in a week.
11th September, 2019
Wizz Air to fly Kharkiv, Lviv
Wizz Air is launching new flights from Budapest to Kharkiv and Lviv in the Ukraine and opening a new flight to Brussels International Airport, Wizz Air Hungary CEO Stephen Jones announced at a press conference on Tuesday.
11th September, 2019
Ministry plans to close underpasses to homeless
The Human Resources Ministry plans to submit a proposal to the cabinet this autumn to close down the underpasses at Budapest’s largest transport hubs at night, in order to stop the homeless from spending the night in such spaces.
10th September, 2019
Major storm batters Szeged
A huge storm hit Szeged yesterday, tearing the roof off a theatre and heavily damaging a university building.
10th September, 2019
17 killed in weekend road accidents
A total of 17 people were killed in 13 fatal road accidents across Hungary over the weekend, a police summary reveals.
10th September, 2019
Briton caught after stamping on ambulances
Police on Monday arrested a British citizen suspected of causing millions of forints worth of damage to ambulances by walking across the tops of the vehicles.
9th September, 2019
Hungarian Radio Free Europe ready to start again
Radio Free Europe could obtain a licence from the US Congress in September for the relaunch of Hungarian-language broadcasts, the New York Times reports.
9th September, 2019
Metro station to be renamed
The Klinikák station on the M3 metro line will be renamed Semmelweis-klinikák upon completion of the upgrade of the line, to recognise the nearby Semmelweis Medical University, mayor István Tarlós announced on Friday at the opening ceremony of the university’s 250th school year.
6th September, 2019
Suzuki models rule car market
Suzuki Vitara is clearly the biggest star of Hungary’s surging new car market with sales just short of 10,000 in the first eight months, or 8% of the total.
6th September, 2019
Charges pressed in bribery of handball referees
Prosecutors have pressed charges against four handball referees suspected of taking bribes to influence the outcome of games in Hungary’s top flight, Budapest prosecutor general Tibor Ibolya announced on Thursday.
5th September, 2019
Mészáros controls largest family business
The wealth accumulated by the Lőrinc Mészáros family exceeds that ever held by a single family in Hungary, having grown five-fold in one year, business magazine Forbes reports.
5th September, 2019
Hungary’s Oscar nominee chosen
Akik maradtak (“Those Who Remained”), a movie by director Barnabás Tóth, has been chosen as Hungary’s nominee in the international film category of the Oscar awards.
5th September, 2019
Budapest most liveable city in region
Budapest is the most liveable city in Eastern Europe, according to a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
4th September, 2019
Fugitive police officer caught in Italy
Italian gendarmes on Sunday caught former Budapest Police senior officer Zsolt Porkoláb, who had fled the country after he was sentenced to three years in prison, Magyar Nemzet reports.
4th September, 2019
Briton caught in jewellery shop robbery
Police on Monday caught a 28-year-old British man suspected of robbing a jewellery store in Pécs early in the morning.
4th September, 2019
Reward offered for last Hableány victim
The family of the last missing victim of the May 29 Hableány boat disaster has offered a Ft 1 million reward for any information about the woman or for finding her remains, the South Korean embassy announced on Tuesday.
3rd September, 2019
Economic growth seen losing steam
Economic research institute GKI forecasts a marked slowdown in the Hungarian economy in the second half in its latest research note, citing deteriorations in business expectations and the external environment as well as the weakening impact of EU funds on investments.
3rd September, 2019
Orbán in book on populist leaders and football
Viktor Orbán is featured in a new book on the links between football and populist politicians around the globe, website 24 reports.
2nd September, 2019
Online cash registers celebrated
Online cash registers generated Ft 530 billion in revenue for the budget in 2014-16, Finance Ministry state secretary Norbert Izer announced on the weekend, as he marked the fifth anniversary of the launch of the devices.
2nd September, 2019
Swords and pistols drawn in family feud
Two families fought each other with pistols, swords and pitchforks in Ráckeve, south of Budapest, on Thursday night.
30th August, 2019
Forint sinks to all-time low
The forint may sink further, analysts said on Thursday, as the currency weakened to a record low of 331.85 per euro.
30th August, 2019
Former museum director indicted
Eighth District prosecutors have pressed charges against the former head of a Budapest museum, who is suspected of stealing Ft 30 million worth of artworks from a museum warehouse in 2016 and 2017.
29th August, 2019
Robots and drones for border defence?
The cabinet would prefer to boost the defence of Hungary’s southern borders with “autonomous robots” and drones from the end of 2021, Népszava reports.
29th August, 2019
Gov’t distributes airport noise meters
The transport science institute KTI yesterday began distributing 30 hand-held noise meters to residents living close to Liszt Ferenc International Airport in Budapest, the Innovation and Technology Ministry announced.
28th August, 2019
Hospitals accumulating unpaid bills
Hospitals added a further Ft 4.3 billion to the total of their overdue invoices in July, raising the total to Ft 47.3 billion, the state treasury MÁK reported on Tuesday.
28th August, 2019
Demographic decline accelerates
The pace of the natural demographic decline increased in the first six months of the year, as 2.8% fewer babies were born and 1% more people died than in the same period of 2018, the Central Statistics Office announced on Tuesday.
28th August, 2019
Lazenby to receive award in Miskolc
Australian actor George Lazenby, 80, will be in Miskolc on September 19 to receive the lifetime achievement award of the Miskolc International Film Festival.
27th August, 2019
Soldier dies in military convoy crash
One soldier was killed and five were injured when vehicles in a military convoy collided on the M7 motorway late Monday morning.
27th August, 2019
Forint trading near record low
The forint dropped to a record low of 330.8 against the euro last week and was not able to make any significant gains on Monday, Portfolio writes.
26th August, 2019
Rents level off in university cities
Rent prices in Budapest and large college cities have stalled in July and August, due to an increase in supply, according to senior analyst László Balogh of website ingatlan.com.
26th August, 2019
Police seize huge marijuana haul
Agents from the National Bureau of Investigation arrested members of an international drug trafficking ring in Budapest on Thursday, as they caught one Croatian, one Hungarian and one Kosovar suspect in the act of splitting up a Ft 115 million marijuana shipment.
26th August, 2019
Hungary third in world rowing
Germany topped the medals table with six gold medals, seven silver and one bronze as the Kayak-canoe World Championships ended in Szeged on Sunday afternoon.

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