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22nd December, 2017
Population keeps shrinking
Hungary’s population continued to shrink in the first 10 months of this year, the Central Statistics Office reported on Thursday.
22nd December, 2017
Flying Gizi at large again
Legendary thief Repülős (Flying) Gizi is to be released on Friday after 71 days in detention, Magyar Idők reports.
22nd December, 2017
EU money ups corruption, study finds
The inflow of EU support funds has significantly increased corruption in the public sector in Hungary, the Corruption Research Centre Budapest (CRCB) said on Thursday, based on its study of 151,475 public procurement procedures between 2009-2016.
21st December, 2017
Tesla opens first charging station
Tesla has opened its first Supercharger charging station in Hungary at an OMV filling station on the M1 motorway near Győr, the electric-car maker announced on Wednesday.
21st December, 2017
Eight bid for EU cultural capital title
Eight Hungarian cities have submitted bids to qualify for the European capital of culture title in 2023.
21st December, 2017
Eplény ski season starts
The ski centre in Eplény, Veszprém county, will open on Thursday.
20th December, 2017
Párisi Udvar Hotel opening delayed
Due to unforeseen construction issues, the opening of the Párisi Udvar Hotel in Ferenciek tere in Budapest’s Fifth District is suffering a five-month delay, hotel director Tamás Fazekas told the media.
20th December, 2017
Sixteen hospitalised with suspected poisoning
A total of 16 people, among them children, were hospitalised from Szerep, Hajdú county, on Tuesday, because of suspected poisoning, county police spokesman on duty Dénes Dobó told state news agency MTI.
19th December, 2017
Painting fetches Ft 220 million
Hungarian painter Lajos Tihanyi’s (1885-1938) painting Pont St. Michel fetched Ft 220 million amid fierce bidding at Sunday’s auction held by the Virág Judit Gallery, the third highest price ever at a Hungarian auction, tabloid Blikk reported. The total price was Ft 264 million with commission.
19th December, 2017
Charges pressed against anti-Roma youths
The Eger Sub-County and Investigative Prosecution has pressed charges against the youths who harassed and threatened the members of a Roma family in Szúcs for several months in 2015. Several of the youths were members of the extremist and racist Betyársereg (Army of Outlaws) at the time.
18th December, 2017
A Jobbik-Simicska scheme unveiled
Magyar Hírlap claimed on Friday it had revealed one of the schemes that businessman Lajos Simicska has used to support Jobbik with hundreds of millions of forints.
18th December, 2017
Pop and jazz singer Fábián dies at 37
Pop and jazz singer Juli Fábián died after a protracted illness on Saturday, it was announced on her professional Facebook page. She was 37.
18th December, 2017
Transport Museum to move to the 10th District
Under a cabinet decision, the Transport Museum will relocate from City Park to the one-time Northern Wagon Repairs workshop at the intersection of Könyves Kálmán körút and Kőbányai út in the 10th District.
15th December, 2017
More swimming medals in Copenhagen
Péter Bernek won the gold medal and Gergely Gyurta the bronze in the 400-metres medley on the second day of the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Copenhagen on Thursday.
15th December, 2017
Hungary not ready for euro, Lázár says
Hungary is not ready to adopt the euro, Prime Minister’s Office head János Lázár told reporters on Thursday.
15th December, 2017
CBA’s Baldauf in talks with Spar
After selling the operation rights to seven prime shops of his grocery chain to German discount chain Lidl, CBA owner László Baldauf has started talks with hypermarket chain Spar about divesting further units, a source in retail circles told Portfolio.
14th December, 2017
MOL-Limo car sharing to start in 2018
MOL will launch its car sharing service MOL-Limo next year, the energy companys consumer service director Pter Ratatics told Index on Wednesday.
14th December, 2017
Many small children have a laptop
Some 35% of youths under 20 years of age have their own TV set, 43% own a computer or laptop and 73% possess a tablet, a survey of 2,000 young people, conducted by pollster Kutatpont, has revealed.
14th December, 2017
Hossz wins gold in Copenhagen
Three-time Olympic gold winner Katinka Hossz won the first gold medal for Hungary at the short-course European swimming championships in Copenhagen on Wednesday. She defended her title in winning the 400-metres medley final.
13th December, 2017
Consulate in Ukraine warns travellers
Hungary’s consulate general in Uzhgorod is warning tourist groups bound for Ukraine to be extra cautious and circumspect of attacks on foreign tourist buses.
11th December, 2017
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.
11th December, 2017
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.
11th December, 2017
Actress wins European Film Award
Alexandra Borbély won the European Film Award for best actress for her performance in the feature film Testrõl és Lélekrõl (About Body and Mind), in Berlin on Saturday evening.
8th December, 2017
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.
8th December, 2017
Austrian police capture M5 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.
7th December, 2017
MOL to sell off UK operations
MOL has commissioned the Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) to sell its UK operations, news agency Reuters learnt from banking sources.
7th December, 2017
Budapest to restrict noise on Margaret Island
Budapest city council approved a noise restriction decree on Wednesday which will regulate the noise of activities on Margaret Island, Napi writes. Margaret Island is under the direct control of the council, the website added.
6th December, 2017
Government promotes hiking
The government will provide information to hikers on developments related to hiking routes and shelters, Zsolt Nyitrai commissioner of the prime minister said at a press conference at the Hármashatárhegy shelter in Budapest on Tuesday where he presented the leaflet “At home in nature”.
6th December, 2017
Synagogue designated for European Heritage title
The synagogue on Dohány utca is listed among nine other locations designated to receive a European Heritage title, the PMO told the state news agency on Tuesday. Hungary would now have three locations, including the PanEuropean Picnic Memorial Park and the Academy of Music on the list comprised of emblematic sites.
6th December, 2017
Sauska withdraws wines
Following an inspection by the food safety authority Nébih, Sauska Pincészet is withdrawing some of its products from Villány, the winemaker announced on Tuesday.
5th December, 2017
Soros for Nobel Peace Prize nominee
Five professors at the János Wesley Pastor Training College decided on November 6 to propose in a letter that the Nobel peace prize be awarded to George Soros, the weekly 168 Óra reports.
5th December, 2017
Wizz Air CEO tells of ambitious growth plans
Budget airline Wizz Air set an ambitious target of boosting passenger traffic to 100 million within the next ten years and is planning a three-fold increase in the workforce and the number of aircraft, CEO József Váradi told Világgazdaság in an interview on Monday.
4th December, 2017
Metro ups wage offer to avoid strike
trade labour union KASZ formed a strike committee at retail chain Metro after talks on next year wages failed on Friday.
4th December, 2017
TEK seizes explosives
Agents from the Counter Terrorism Centre TEK on Friday detained a 32-year-old man after seizing explosives in his home in Nemt, Nógrád county, the law enforcement agency wrote on its website yesterday.
1st December, 2017
Online betting site wins against state
Hungarian authorities acted illegally in banning access to foreign online gaming sites and in fining these companies, Budapest’s State Administration and Labour Court ruled yesterday.
1st December, 2017
Ethnographic museum closing
The last ticket was sold at the Museum of Ethnography on Kossuth tér on Thursday and a free farewell party is planned at the weekend before the building closes down to house the Kúria and the Prosecutor General’s Office.
30th November, 2017
Wizz Air gains slots at Luton
Hungary’s Wizz Air has acquired take-off and landing slots at London Luton Airport, following the collapse of Monarch airlines, it was announced yesterday.
30th November, 2017
Referendum possible on 7th District nightlife
A referendum on ordering bars to close early in Budapest’s Seventh District cleared a second legal hurdle yesterday, winning approval from the Capital Court
30th November, 2017
Charges pressed against Fidesz mayor
Prosecutors have pressed charges against József Mondok, Fidesz mayor of Izsák, because of budget fraud and other crimes.
29th November, 2017
Central transport ticket system to come
A unified national electronic public transport ticket system will be established, according to a bill passed by Parliament on Tuesday.
29th November, 2017
MNKH to close export offices
Export promotion authority MNKH is closing 14 of its offices abroad in October and December, website 24 reports.
29th November, 2017
Gas distributor suspends cutoffs
State public utility company NKM will not cut off non-paying gas consumers during the holiday period of December 16 to January 7, the company announced on Tuesday.
28th November, 2017
Together angered by traffic chaos
Together would make public transport in Budapest free for the next three days, as the visit by the Chinese prime minister is causing traffic chaos in the city, party president Péter Juhász told Klubrádió on Monday.
28th November, 2017
PMO orders Várkert Bazár renovation
The Prime Minister’s Office has ordered a renovation of the Várkert Bazár, the exhibition and convention centre at the bottom of the Buda castle in the First District in Budapest, due to water leaking into the building, Népszava reports.
27th November, 2017
Bratislava-Gyõr rail link restarts
After a nearly ten-year break, the rail link between Bratislava and Gyõr will be reopened on December 10, the Slovak transport ministry announced.
27th November, 2017
UKIP objects to Hungarian workers
UKIP politician Neil Hamilton has complained that Hungarian workers rather than local labour are employed in the Amazon distribution centre in Swansea, HVG reports.
27th November, 2017
Hungary stops Turkish trucks
About 400 Turkish trucks were stranded at the Romanian-Hungarian border on Saturday, as Hungarian authorities are not allowing them to enter the country.
24th November, 2017
MNB OKs first “home lottery” request
The central bank has approved the application of Central NOK Szervezõ to organise the first national home purchasing community, with 180 members, after it had received a license in the spring. NOK is the first to launch the scheme dubbed by the media as “home lottery”.
24th November, 2017
Nearly Ft 5bn spent on gov’t propaganda
Nearly Ft 5 billion of taxpayers’ money was spent on government propaganda in the third quarter of 2017, HirTV said on Thursday, citing Cabinet Office advertisement costs data obtained by Átlátszó.
23rd November, 2017
Ministry to cut railway e-ticket prices
Online train ticket purchases will become cheaper from December 10 to make them more attractive, the Development Ministry announced on Wednesday.
23rd November, 2017
Migrants caught in van
Police found 28 illegal migrants in a van in Baranya county Tuesday night.
23rd November, 2017
Food writer Angéla F. Nagy dies at 90
Food writer Angéla F. Nagy died on Wednesday. She was 90 years old.
22nd November, 2017
500th heart transplant performed
The 500th heart transplant operation has been performed in Hungary, at the Semmelweis University, saving the life of a 24-year-old man who had been in the final stage of his life due to heart dysfunction.
22nd November, 2017
Two Index journalists banned from Parliament
Two staff members of Index, Ferenc Bakró-Nagy and Tamás Fábián, were banned from Parliament and its office building until the end of the autumn session on Tuesday as they had repeatedly violated regulations, Parliament’s press chief Szilágyi Zoltán told Index.
22nd November, 2017
MÁV stops printing timetable
State railway company MÁV will not print timetable books from 2018, the company announced on Tuesday. The PDF version of the printed timetable remains downloadable.
21st November, 2017
DK launches phone campaign
The Democratic Coalition (DK) has launched a telephone campaign to draw attention to its signature collecting drive.
21st November, 2017
Wizz Air to add five new London routes
Low-cost airline Wizz Air announced it will expand from its base in London’s Luton Airport with five new routes and add four Airbus A320 aircraft to its fleet at the airport by June.
21st November, 2017
EC inspectors arrive to probe spending
European Commission inspectors arrived in Budapest on Monday to check Hungary’s use of EU funds.
20th November, 2017
Life1 fitness takes over rival
Life1 fitness, which has three gyms, has taken over the operation of Gilda Max, which has six fitness clubs, Portfolio learnt.
20th November, 2017
Record high Black Friday sales seen
Hungarian online retailers are bracing for record daily turnover in Black Friday sales this year, according to the retail association OKSZ.
17th November, 2017
GVH fines Extreme Digital
The competition authority GVH has fined Extreme Digital Ft 20 million because the electronic home-appliance distributor violated fair competition regulations in its 2015 Black Friday campaign.
17th November, 2017
OTP closes far-right bank account
OTP bank has closed the account of far-right movement Strength and Commitment (Erõ és Elszántság) lead by Zsolt Tyirityán, the bank told the weekly Magyar Narancs.
17th November, 2017
Legendary radio host dies
Legendary Radio Free Europe host and editor László Cseke died on Monday, it was announced on Thursday. He was 90.
16th November, 2017
Mészáros acquires new radio station
Felcsút mayor Lõrinc Mészáros has acquired Gong Rádió, the most popular local radio station in Kecskemét, news website 24 learnt on Wednesday.
16th November, 2017
Home price gap hinders mobility
In some parts of Budapest the average home price rose by 84% over the last five years while the increase was 50% in Gyõr-Moson-Sopron county; in poorer regions, however, homes remain inexpensive, Népszava said on Wednesday.
16th November, 2017
NAV cracks down on online business
Financial investigators from the National Tax and Customs Office on Tuesday raided the operators of web store Mall.hu in hundreds of locations, impounding Ft 1.5 billion worth of assets.
15th November, 2017
Szijjártó summons Kostelancik
Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Péter Szijjártó summoned U.S. chargé d’affaires David J. Kostelancik after the US State Department expressed its intention to support independent local media outside Budapest, RTL Klub has learnt.
15th November, 2017
Mall.hu services suspended after NAV raid
The tax authority NAV raided the offices of online store Mall.hu on Tuesday after launching an investigation into a suspected Ft 4.5 billion in tax fraud.
15th November, 2017
Medicine donated to Iraqi Christian hospital
The Hungary Helps project launched by the Hungarian cabinet intends to assist the everyday lives of Middle East Christians who find themselves in a helpless situation, Híradó website writes.
14th November, 2017
HBO expands in the region with online streaming
HBO announced the launch of streaming services in four Central and Eastern European countries, including Hungary.
14th November, 2017
Harassment a common phenomenon
Two-thirds of women and half of men have been harassed in some way, according to a poll conducted by Závecz Research which was commissioned by Index. This data shows that harassment is a common phenomenon in Hungary, website 24 argues.
13th November, 2017
Government wishes to host MotoGP
The government will organise talks with Hungaroring Sport to make joint preparations to host future MotoGP races, according to a government decree published in the official gazette Magyar Közlöny, Portfolio reported yesterday.
13th November, 2017
Over 1 million people see Hungarian films
More than one million people have seen Hungarian films this year and this has not occurred since 2008, Origo said.
13th November, 2017
Hungarian hostage returns home safe
The Hungarian citizen kidnapped by Nigerian pirates on October 21 was freed and returned to Budapest accompanied by staff members of the Counter-Terrorism Centre TEK on Saturday, the TEK announced.
10th November, 2017
Company convicted of fraud receives state funds
Gynaecologist Attila Vereczkey, who was fined last year for fraud and forgery of documents, received Ft 130 million in state funds, 444 reported on Thursday.
10th November, 2017
Tram No. 1 to be extended
Tram No. 1 line will be extended as far as Etele tér in the framework of Budapest’s tram development plans, a statement issued by the Budapest city council said on Thursday.
9th November, 2017
UPC speeds up connection
UPC is increasing the download speed of its 120,000 clients to 120Mbps, the cable company announced on Wednesday.
9th November, 2017
Guard who injured Ligetvédõ activist punished
A judge has sentenced a security guard who injured a Ligetvédõ activist in June last year to 250 hours of community work, the Capital Prosecutor General’s Office said in a statement relayed to ATV on Wednesday.
9th November, 2017
Elephant baby born at Budapest Zoo
The second baby for elephant Angele was born at the Budapest Zoo early Wednesday morning. Both the mother and the baby are in good health but for the moment only caretakers and veterinarians may see them.
8th November, 2017
ELTE dean dismissed
György Mikonya, dean at the Nursery and Teacher Training Faculty of Eötvös Loránd University, has been dismissed from his post, website 24 learnt on Tuesday.
8th November, 2017
Wine Treasury programme launched
The government has launched its Wine Treasury programme, Agricultural Minister Sándor Fazekas announced in Tolcsva, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county on Tuesday.
8th November, 2017
Gov’t expands clemency period for evictions
Parliament recently modified the law on evictions, expanding the winter ban on evictions of December to February to November 15 to April 30, president of the court-appointed receiver association György Schadl told Magyar Idõk.
7th November, 2017
MNB evaluates digital currency usage
Central banks across the world are evaluating their options about whether to issue digital currencies, MNB director Lajos Bartha said at a conference on the topic.
7th November, 2017
Debrecen Airport braces for strong year
Debrecen Airport registered 27,110 passengers last month, a largest-ever figure for the month of October, representing a 44% annual increase.
7th November, 2017
Budapest dodges traffic chaos
Budapest Monday morning escaped traffic chaos on the first day of the upgrade of the M3 line, news websites reported yesterday.
6th November, 2017
Hungary asks EU to raise VAT ceiling
Hungary is asking for the European Union’s approval to raise the VAT turnover threshold for small businesses, Economy Minister Mihály Varga told the state news channel M1. Currently companies reporting less than Ft 8 million are exempt from VAT registration, which the government wants to increase to Ft 12 million from January 1, 2019.
6th November, 2017
Circus auctions off elephant’s paintings
The Richter Flórián Circus on Saturday auctioned off in Budapest canvasses painted by elephants in a bid to help injured Malaysian elephants. The paintings fetched Ft 360,000.
3rd November, 2017
Wizz Air flies to Agadir, Morocco
Low-cost airline Wizz Air has launched flights between Budapest and Agadir, Morocco.
3rd November, 2017
Nébih finds foul food in Hotel Silver
Food safety authority Nébih found 150kg of food that has expired or was of unknown origin in the restaurant of four-star Hotel Silver in Hajdúszoboszló, Hajdú-Bihar county.
2nd November, 2017
Áder sends condolences to Trump
President János Áder on Wednesday sent his condolences to US President Donald Trump over the New York act of terror, in which eight people died on Tuesday.
2nd November, 2017
MOL sponsors ice hockey team
MOL has announced that it will sponsor the ice hockey team Fehérvár AV19.
31st October, 2017
Patient waits 18 hours at ER
A patient had to wait 18 hours at the emergency ward of Budapest’s Jahn Ferenc hospital, RTL Klub reported on Monday.
31st October, 2017
Most Hungarians favour euthanasia, abortion
Some 71% of Hungarians support euthanasia, according to a poll conducted by Závecz Research in co-operation with Index website.
30th October, 2017
Entire Seuso treasure on display
An exhibition of the entire Seuso treasure trove has opened at the Szent István Király Museum in Székesfehérvár, the first stop of a travelling exhibition to the Hungarian countryside.
30th October, 2017
Main railway stations to be renovated
The government has decided to renovate two main Budapest railway stations – Keleti and Nyugati – at a cost of Ft 2 billion each, the Development Ministry announced on Friday.
27th October, 2017
Winter time ahead this weekend
Clocks will have to be turned back one hour from 3 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, October 29 as winter time begins.
27th October, 2017
PMO second largest advertiser
The Prime Minister’s Office was the second largest advertiser in Hungary last year after Magyar Telekom, according to the annual report of independent communication agency weCAN, advertising news magazine Kreatív reported.
27th October, 2017
December 24 holiday voted down
Parliament’s enterprise development committee on Thursday voted down a bill submitted by Dialogue politician Tímea Szabó in consultation with the Hungarian Trade Union Alliance, on declaring December 24 as a holiday.
26th October, 2017
Echo TV reporters banned from House
Three reporters from Echo TV have been banned from Parliament and its office building, Parliament’s press office announced on Wednesday.
26th October, 2017
Budapest expands pay parking
City council expanded the zones in which drivers must pay to park on streets, as it modified regulations in Budapest yesterday.
26th October, 2017
Eighth District to build swimming pool
Budapest’s Eighth District plans to build a swimming pool on the site of the former Józsefvárosi railway station, mayor Máté Kocsis said at the latest local council meeting.
25th October, 2017
Free flu vaccines made available
Free anti-flu vaccines have been delivered to family doctors, and a total of 1.3 million dosages are available free of charge, health state secretary Zoltán Ónodi-Szûcs told state news agency MTI on Tuesday.
25th October, 2017
EU upholds wage differences for haulers
The Hungarian delegation has successfully protected haulers at a Tuesday meeting of EU labour ministers in Luxembourg, PMO state secretary Szabolcs Takács said on Tuesday.
24th October, 2017
Danubius to overhaul island hotels
Hungarian spa hotel chain Danubius has announced plans to spend Ft 1 billion on renovating its two hotels on Margaret Island.
24th October, 2017
Downtown rip-off bar raided
Fifth District police and other law enforcement agents raided a downtown nightclub Thursday night after they were tipped off that staff had grossly overcharged customers on numerous occasions.
24th October, 2017
Car insurance fees set to rise
Car owners can expect a slight increase in compulsory vehicle insurance fees when insurers announce their new rates on November 2, according to industry observers.
20th October, 2017
MTelekom, Ericsson test ultra fast 5G technology
Mobile operator Magyar Telekom and network developer Ericsson staged the first presentation of 5G technology at the Swedish company’s R&D network in Budapest.
20th October, 2017
Opera unions call for strike
Three trade unions have called for a strike at the Hungarian State Opera for October 28, when Huguenots is scheduled to have its premier, due to the absence of a collective agreement. The strike would be held from 5.30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
20th October, 2017
Kövér opens exhibition in Moscow
This year more than 600,000 tourists will visit Parliament and those requiring guided Russian tours will in all certainty exceed 20,000, Speaker László Kövér said when he opened an exhibition on the Hungarian Parliament in Moscow’s Susev Architectural History Museum on Thursday.
19th October, 2017
Scientology headquarters 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.
19th October, 2017
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.
18th October, 2017
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.
18th October, 2017
Matolcsy’s son heads New Wave Media
Ádám Matolcsy, son of MNB governor György Matolcsy, became the CEO of New Wave Media Group on October 1, according to the official company gazette Cégközlöny.
18th October, 2017
Penny Market opens logistics centre
Penny Market opened its third Hungarian logistics centre in Veszprém on Tuesday, in addition to the ones in Alsónémedi and Karcag, the discount chain announced.
17th October, 2017
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.
17th October, 2017
Spéder sells news station InfoRádió
The company owned by the CEO of InfoRádió, Márton Módos, has taken 100% ownership in the news radio InfoRádió from CEMP-X Online, owned by Zoltán Spéder, it was announced yesterday.
16th October, 2017
Tesco wage agreement reached
After multiple rounds of negotiations UK-based hypermarket chain Tesco accepted unions’ demand on wages and an increase in staff, it was announced on Friday.
16th October, 2017
Passenger traffic hits new record
Liszt Ferenc International airport posted its best September ever with a passenger traffic figure of 1,247,352, Budapest Airport announced.
13th October, 2017
Fighter jets alerted due to bomb threat
Hungarian Gripen fighter jets were alerted by a NATO air command centre in Italy at around 11.30 a.m. Thursday because of a bomb threat affecting a passenger plane flying over Hungary en route from Canada to Dubai, the Defence Ministry announced.
13th October, 2017
Déli station also to be a sports centre
The government plans to build a sports centre on the area around Déli train station in Budapest, as revealed by an invitation for architectural designs, Magyar Hírlap reports.
13th October, 2017
Origo film section staff resign
The entire staff of Origo’s Filmklub has resigned following publication of a political article on the website’s film section without their knowledge.
12th October, 2017
Erste unveils paperless branches
Erste bank will open new forms of branches suitable for the digital era, deputy CEO László Harmati announced on Wednesday.
12th October, 2017
Gov’t looks to attract Ukrainian labour
The government spent Ft 180 million last year on a campaign in Ukraine to attract skilled labour to Hungary in professions where there is a domestic shortage of supply, according to the 2016 budget settlement act.
12th October, 2017
ECHR finds state failed to punish torture
The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg ruled yesterday that the state violated the rights of Péter Attila Tarjáni by failing to adequately investigate his allegations of torture by police.
11th October, 2017
Videoton stadium more expensive
The construction of the Sóstó Stadium in Székesfehérvár, home to the Videoton sport club, will cost Ft 900 million more than previously planned, the city announced in the public procurement gazette Közbeszerzési Értesítõ.
11th October, 2017
Conductor elected to lead art academy
Conductor György Vashegyi was elected the new president of the conservative Hungarian Art Academy (MMA) at its general meeting in the Pesti Vigadó on Tuesday.
10th October, 2017
National Bank salaries soar
Salary expenses of the MNB monetary council have risen seven-fold in five years, website 24 reports, citing MNB data.
10th October, 2017
Last Golden Team player passes away
Football player József Tóth, the last surviving member of Hungary’s 1950s Golden Team, died on Monday at the age of 88, the Hungarian Football Association announced.
6th October, 2017
Workers still afraid of dismissals
Despite improving unemployment statistics, employees are still afraid of losing their jobs, a survey by research company GKI revealed.
6th October, 2017
Aréna Plaza buys adjacent land
NEPI Rockcastle, the new owner of Budapest shopping mall Aréna Plaza, has bought 21,788m2 of land next to the mall for €2.5 million, the seller Plaza Centers announced on Thursday.
5th October, 2017
Village mayor ready to admit refugees
Mayor László Bogdán of the village of Cserdi has offered to take in the refugees who were turned away from the town of Õcsény last week.
5th October, 2017
Expansion of Budapest zoo begins
The foundation stone of Pannon Park, the new, Ft 43.7 billion extension of the Budapest Zoo, was laid on Tuesday.
5th October, 2017
EC steps up pressure over CEU law
The European Commission on Wednesday said in a statement that it expects changes in the CEU law within two weeks.
4th October, 2017
Party district referendum ahead
The Seventh District council voted yesterday to stage a local referendum on restricting the opening hours of restaurants, bars and cafés in the area known as the Party District.
4th October, 2017
Cluj-Napoca express railway confirmed
An express railway line will be built between Budapest and Cluj-Napoca as part of Hungarian-Romanian co-operation, Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Péter Szijjártó confirmed at the Hungarian Railway 2017 conference on Tuesday, repeating his statement made in Cluj-Napoca on Monday.
4th October, 2017
More P&R spaces on Örs vezér tere
A new car park has been added to the park and ride (P&R) facility on Örs vezér tere in Budapest’s 10th District, the local mayor’s office announced on Tuesday.
3rd October, 2017
Buildings evacuated due to bomb
Hundreds of people had to temporarily leave their homes yesterday because of a World War II bomb found in Budapest’s First District.
2nd October, 2017
Jobbik starts re-pasting billboards
Jobbik has started to re-paste its anti-Fidesz ads on its billboards in Eger, after government personnel removed them on Friday under police escort.
2nd October, 2017
Hundreds protest against mobile dam
Hundreds of people held a demonstration against the mobile dam planned for the Római-part resort area in Budapest’s Third District on Sunday afternoon.

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