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25th September, 2018
Gellért Hill funicular under construction
Preparation works for building a funicular railway on the Gellért Hill in Budapest have started, investigative news website G7 learned from workers on the site.
25th September, 2018
Budapest Honvéd to build stadium
Sports club Budapest Honvéd will start to build its new football stadium in 2019, owner George F. Hemingway told Digi Sport television on Monday.
24th September, 2018
All doctors resign at intensive ward
All five doctors gave 45 days notice of their resignation from the intensive ward of Ajka hospital on Thursday, ATV reported.
24th September, 2018
Orbán angling for tennis tournament
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is reportedly interested in obtaining the organising rights for a tennis tournament partly owned by Romanian former tennis player and businessman Ion Tiriac.
24th September, 2018
Slovak hooligans at Miskolc hockey game
Fans of the Zlovan ice hockey team attacked Hungarian supporters and security guards in Miskolc Friday evening.
21st September, 2018
Audi to make electric cars in Győr
Audi Hungaria will manufacture electric cars in the future, acting chairman of Audi AG Abraham Schot announced in Győr on Thursday on the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the subsidiary, without specifying a date.
21st September, 2018
Mészáros may get Tokaj wine cache
Residents of Tolcsva, a village in the Tokaj wine region, suspect that Lőrinc Mészáros, the close friend of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, is taking over the state-owned historic collection of 390,000 bottles of Tokaj wine amassed since the 18th century, Népszava reports.
20th September, 2018
Szijjártó hopes to attract more Chinese tourists
It is in Hungary’s economic interest to have more Chinese tourists visit Hungary, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told a conference of tourism ministers arranged for China and 16 Central and East European countries in Dubrovnik, Croatia Tuesday evening.
20th September, 2018
Car ownership at record levels
The proportion of households which own cars has reached 46%, the highest ever, according to a survey by Medián.
20th September, 2018
Body found of tourist who jumped off bridge
A tourist who jumped off the Chain Bridge two weeks ago, has died, the tabloid Blikk reports.
19th September, 2018
Hungary seen as a bad place to be old
Hungary is the worst country in which to be elderly, according to a survey of mostly West European countries.
19th September, 2018
Déli station closing for repairs
The Déli train station in Buda will be fully closed for two weeks during October 4-17 due to urgent maintenance works, state railway company MÁV told Portfolio.
18th September, 2018
Millenáris Startup opens campus
Millenáris Nonprofit has opened the Millenáris Startup Campus, a community office space for startups near the park of the same name in Budapest’s Second District, completed from Ft 1.7 billion.
18th September, 2018
Thermal water found downtown
Thermal water has been discovered during the construction of a sports centre on Vadász utca in Budapest’s Fifth District and will be incorporated into the planned facility.
18th September, 2018
Cyber attack on government website
An overload (DDoS) attack was directed at the government website kormany.hu from IP addresses outside Hungary in three waves between 9.08 p.m. and 10.32 p.m. Sunday.
17th September, 2018
Government to curb plastic bag use
The Innovation and Technology Ministry is planning to increase the environmental fee on light plastic bags from next year, as well as fees on plastic cups and cutlery, Index learned from a draft bill.
17th September, 2018
Inmates will build new prisons
Planned new prisons will be built by inmates, according to a draft bill signed by Interior Minister Sándor Pintér and posted on the government website, Napi reports.
17th September, 2018
Elmű prepares LED public lighting test
Elmű has offered five LED manufacturers or distributors the opportunity to present their public lighting technology in Szentendre, the electricity distributor announced on Friday.
14th September, 2018
South African investor buys Mammut
Property investor NEPI Rockcastle has acquired a majority stake in one of Budapest’s largest shopping malls, Mammut, for €254 million, it was announced on Thursday.
13th September, 2018
Wizz Air cancels Romania flight routes
Wizz Air has cancelled five of its routes and suspended three others in Romania, news website Turizmus learned.
13th September, 2018
Airport to get parking garage
A six-storey parking garage for 2,500 vehicles will be erected at Terminal 2 of Liszt Ferenc International Airport by the second quarter of 2020, the airport manager Budapest Airport announced on Wednesday.
13th September, 2018
Robot waiter serves meals in Győr
A robot waiter has started working in Liu’s Cooking restaurant in Győr. Named Emi, the robot serves meals with a smile and helps guests in English, local website Kisalföld reported on Wednesday.
12th September, 2018
OECD finds education spending low
Hungary spends 3.8% of its GDP on education, including both public and private, which is below the 5% average of the OECD and the 4.7% average of the EU-23, the international organisation reports.
12th September, 2018
Haulers suggest price hike
International hauler company association NiT Hungary and the domestic hauler association MKFE issued a joint statement yesterday recommending a unified 15-20% price hike.
12th September, 2018
Badacsony murder suspects caught
Veszprém prosecutors have taken two people into custody, suspected of beating to death a young winemaker from Balatonfüred on Saturday night.
11th September, 2018
CÖF films cost more than Son of Saul
Pro-Fidesz NGO the Civil Unity Forum (CÖF) spent most of the Ft 508 million it received from state energy company MVM to produce four short films promoting its activity, website Átlátszó reports.
11th September, 2018
Missing M0 section to be built by 2022
Construction of the missing northwestern section of the M0 ringway can start in two years after the state investor has chosen a designer to plan the projects, Magyar Idők reports.
11th September, 2018
CIB selling real estate online
Recovery, the subsidiary of the CIB group which sells buildings taken over by the bank after failed mortgage repayments, is selling properties online for the seventh occasion, the bank group announced on Monday.
10th September, 2018
Taxify has more than 600 drivers
Estonian ride-hailing company Taxify has increased the number of its drivers in Hungary to more than 600 in just two years since entering the market, the company announced on Friday.
10th September, 2018
Nemes film honoured by critics
Fipresci, the international federation of film critics, named Hungarian production Sunset as the best movie shown at the Venice Film Festival.
7th September, 2018
Housing prices skyrocket further
Housing was 15% more expensive, on average, in the first half of the year than in the same period of 2017, estate agents OTP Ingatlanpont said, based on home sales figures from the tax authority NAV.
7th September, 2018
Pákh claims €10mn offered for Munkácsy painting
Art collector Imre Pákh claims that he has received a €10 million offer from Prime Minister’s Office leader Gergely Gulyás on behalf of the state for Mihály Munkácsy’s painting Golgotha and said they can soon strike a deal.
6th September, 2018
V4 plans high-speed rail connection
Cabinet ministers of the Visegrád Four agreed to develop a feasibility study on connecting the quartet with a high-speed rail network, and plans will be completed within a year, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told the state media in Krynica, Poland, where he participated in an economic forum.
6th September, 2018
MNB creates money museum
The MNB is creating a museum of the history of money and banking in the Posta Palace, the historic building it acquired on Széll Kálmán tér in Buda, the central bank announced.
5th September, 2018
Prince Andrew coming next week
Britain’s Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, will meet President János Áder, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó when he arrives in Budapest on an official visit on September 10, it was announced yesterday.
5th September, 2018
Lidl to open new unit in 11th District
Lidl will open its long-planned unit in Albertfalva in Budapest’s 11th District within weeks, following a lengthy permit process, Napi concluded after visiting the construction site.
5th September, 2018
Hungarians win prizes at film fest
Hungarian Yvan Tamás Topolánszky’s Curtiz won the main prize at the Montreal Film Festival Monday night, while Attila Szász was voted best director for his movie “Örök tél” (Eternal Winter).
4th September, 2018
Textbook publishers sue state
Five private textbook publishers will sue the Hungarian state as the state rejected without considering their applications to have the licences of their textbooks extended for another five years, the website Átlátszó reports.
4th September, 2018
Wachsler confirms statue removal plan
Tamás Wachsler, head of the project company that will transform Vértanúk tere, confirmed to Magyar Hírlap that the statue of Imre Nagy will be removed.
4th September, 2018
Actors give away books on metro
Actors from the Vígszínház theatre surprised people riding the metro to school or work Monday morning by giving away books.
3rd September, 2018
Emergency doctors leave hospital
Physician Gábor Zacher, head of the emergency ward at Honvédkórház, submitted his resignation on Friday and said nine other doctors are also quitting.
3rd September, 2018
Sony to distribute new Nemes film
Sony Pictures Classics has bought the North American and Australian distribution rights to Sunset, the new film directed by Hungarian László Nemes, Variety magazine reports.
3rd September, 2018
Fake Holocaust museum closed
Seventh District authorities closed the Shoah Cellar, a fake Holocaust museum, on Friday after Zsuzsanna Toronyi, head of the Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives, exposed it in a post on the HVG website.
31st August, 2018
Emirates to recruit cabin crew here
Emirates will recruit flight attendants in Budapest on September 25 and in Pécs on September 27, the airline announced yesterday.
31st August, 2018
Magyar Posta to cut 100 jobs
Magyar Posta will dismiss 100 employees in the autumn, in a move already discussed with the company council, the company announced on Thursday.
30th August, 2018
Fake Holocaust museum draws protest
Protesters gathered yesterday to discourage passers-by from visiting a fake Jewish museum called the Shoah Cellar, not far from the Great Synagogue in Budapest.
30th August, 2018
Section of WWII bomber lifted from Danube
A piece of wreckage of an American Liberator bomber shot down in World War II was discovered in the Danube near Tököl due to the low level of the river last week.
29th August, 2018
Vodafone challenges NMHH fine again
Vodafone is seeking a judicial review of the decision by the telecoms and media authority NMHH to fine the company Ft 40 million over its handling of new identity confirmation rules.
29th August, 2018
Group hopes to save Nagy statue
A group campaigning against cabinet plans to remove the statue of Imre Nagy from Vértanúk tere near Parliament closed the square to all traffic in a Monday evening protest.
29th August, 2018
Hungary on show at Venice film fest
Hungarian director László Jeles Nemes’s new movie Napszállta (“Sunset”) will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, which starts today.
28th August, 2018
Danube temperature high at Paks
The website Átlátszó and Energiaklub measured water temperatures above 30C in several points in the Danube on Friday, below the cooling water drainage channel of the Paks nuclear power plant.
28th August, 2018
Iraqi town rebuilt from Hungarian funds
A Christian town in Iraq devastated by the Islamic State has been renovated from a nearly €2 million Hungarian donation.
27th August, 2018
Digital payments growing fast
Electronic payments have grown dynamically in Hungary over the last two years as the number of shops accepting bank cards or mobile phones has grown from 85,000 at the end of 2016 to 110,000, Finance Minister Mihály Varga said.
27th August, 2018
Curtiz feature at Montreal film fest
Curtiz, a film about Hungarian Mihály Kertész (Michael Curtiz) director of the classic movie Casablanca, will have its premiere at the Montreal Film Festival on September 1.
24th August, 2018
Court rejects request to extradite Hernádi
The Capital Court yesterday refused Croatia’s request to extradite MOL chairman and CEO Zsolt Hernádi to face charges of bribing a Croatian prime minister.
24th August, 2018
West Nile fever implicated in deaths
Hungary’s chief medical officer yesterday announced that West Nile fever may have been a contributing factor in four deaths.
23rd August, 2018
Smart lamp posts presented
Smart street lights capable of a variety of functions were presented on Lechner Ödön fasor in the Ninth District in Budapest on Tuesday.
23rd August, 2018
Chinese prefer expensive real estate
Chinese buyers are active on Hungary’s real estate market, and tend to buy the most expensive real estate, according to property franchise chain Duna House.
23rd August, 2018
Slovakia approves new Ipoly bridge
On Wednesday, Slovak authorities approved plans for a new bridge over the Ipoly River between Őrhalom, Hungary and Vrbovka, Slovakia.
22nd August, 2018
Pécs cutbacks hit public transport
The city of Pécs has decided to implement a 10% cutback in bus services, thereby saving an annual Ft 300 million, news website Zoom learned.
22nd August, 2018
Eighth migrant denied food at border
A young Afghan woman is the eighth person to be refused food by Hungarian authorities at the border with Serbia, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee reported.
21st August, 2018
Pastor prevented from delivering food to migrants
Head of the Hungarian Evangelical Fellowship Gábor Iványi was prevented from giving food to asylum-seekers on the border with Serbia after Hungarian authorities stopped providing food to those whose request for asylum has been initially rejected but who are awaiting the outcome of their appeal against that decision.
21st August, 2018
Party told to demolish bus stop shelter
The Two-Tailed Dog Party has been ordered to take down a bus stop shelter in Felcsút, one which protested about the low quality of infrastructure for ordinary residents in Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s home village.
17th August, 2018
Gov’t stops feeding asylum seekers
The Immigration and Refugee Affairs Office has stopped providing food to those asylum seekers whose application for refugee status has been rejected under a new regulation that entered into force on July 1.
17th August, 2018
Schwarzenegger denied entry to shop
Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is filming the sixth instalment of the Terminator movie series in Hungary, was reportedly refused entry to a luxury boutique on Andrássy út to do some shopping.
16th August, 2018
University of Debrecen to launch pilot training
The University of Debrecen is looking to commission an organisation to run its English-language pilot training course, according to the public procurement gazette Közbeszerzési Értesítő.
16th August, 2018
Sziget draws record numbers
This year’s Sziget festival set a new record for attendance, as 565,000 people visited the island music festival over seven days, organisers announced.
16th August, 2018
E-bike charger network at Balaton
An electric bicycle charger network has opened around Lake Balaton, initiator Árpád Győrffy announced on Tuesday.
16th August, 2018
E-bike charger network at Balaton
An electric bicycle charger network has opened around Lake Balaton, initiator Árpád Győrffy announced on Tuesday.
15th August, 2018
Gov’t bans Kaspersky Lab products
The government on Monday ordered ministries, state institutions and state-owned companies to replace products of Russian IT security company Kaspersky Lab, in line with an EU decision.
15th August, 2018
MOL gets permit for skyscraper
The government has granted MOL an exemption from laws limiting the height of buildings in Budapest, PMO leader Gergely Gulyás confirmed at his Tuesday press conference.
15th August, 2018
Cash courier disappears with Ft 50mn
A man who has been working for two weeks as a security guard for a cash delivery company has apparently made off with Ft 50 million.
14th August, 2018
Diesel scandal victims plan court plea
Car news website Autó has begun to organise a group of victims of the 2015 diesel emissions scandal for joint court representation.
14th August, 2018
Dagály baths to re-open this week
The rebuilt Dagály leisure pool, situated next to the new Duna Aréna aquatic sports complex, will reopen on August 17, much later than the original deadline of the beginning of the summer season, HVG reports.
14th August, 2018
Iraqi murder suspect caught
Border police caught an Iraqi man wanted by French police as he attempted to climb over the southern border fence to leave Hungary.
13th August, 2018
Croatia asks Interpol to renew arrest warrant
Croatian police have asked Interpol to renew its warrant for the arrest of MOL chairman and CEO Zsolt Hernádi, Croatian television channel N1 reported.
13th August, 2018
Heat dries up tap water near Budapest
Household water pressure was low and in some places the water supply was temporarily unavailable in Solymár and the higher altitude areas of Szentendre on August 8, local water supplier Dunamenti Regionális Vízmű (DRV) confirmed.
10th August, 2018
Hungarian wins rare sailing gold
Zsombor Berecz won the gold medal in the Finn boat class of the Sailing World Championships in the waters off Aarhus, Denmark on Thursday, wining a rare sailing medal for Hungary.
10th August, 2018
Special Zoos night coming up
A national Zoos Night is scheduled for August 31, with 12 Hungarian zoos preparing varied special events for the occasion.
9th August, 2018
Aldi to hire retail space from Mészáros
Appeninn Holding is leasing three of its retail properties to German low cost retail chain Aldi, the property company controlled by Lőrinc Mészáros announced on the Budapest Stock Exchange website.
9th August, 2018
Ryanair cancels German flights
Ryanair has cancelled all of its flights to and from Germany and Budapest on Friday, as Germany-based pilots have joined their colleagues in Ireland, Belgium and Sweden in going on strike.
8th August, 2018
IATA to pay victims of Malév collapse
An Amsterdam court has ruled that international air traffic authority IATA will compensate those who were left with unused Malév tickets when the airline collapsed in 2012, paying 72% of the value of such tickets.
8th August, 2018
Sziget Festival starts today
The Sziget Festival opened its gates to ticket-holding campers on Sunday evening, three days before the week-long party starts on Wednesday.
7th August, 2018
MNB bans unlicensed financial firm
The MNB banned Prague-based Perfectum Consulting from collecting deposits and carrying out other financial services with immediate effect until an ongoing procedure is closed, it was announced on Monday.
7th August, 2018
Mosquito extermination under way
Officials are spraying insecticide to exterminate mosquitoes in 283 municipalities and 100,000 hectares of land this week, National Disaster Control deputy spokesman Dániel Mukics said yesterday.
6th August, 2018
LMP advocates trains over cars
Expanding the M7 motorway by one lane will not provide a solution to the continued summer traffic jams, LMP said after a 20km traffic jam formed on the highway linking Budapest to Lake Balaton on Saturday, due to an accident.
6th August, 2018
BMW factory to lift real estate prices in Debrecen
Home prices in Debrecen could rise by up to 40% in three or four years, when German carmaker BMW starts production in its new factory in the city, Nándor Mester, chief analyst of real estate group Otthontérkép Csoport told state news channel M1.
6th August, 2018
Hungarian wins gymnastics gold
Boglárka Dévai of Hungary won the gold medal in the vault event at the European athletic championships in Glasgow on Sunday.
3rd August, 2018
MOL enters plastic recycling world
MOL signed a strategic co-operation agreement with German plastic recycling company APK in Merseburg, Germany on Wednesday, the energy company announced on the stock exchange website.
3rd August, 2018
Gov’t sues Wizz Air over delays
The Budapest Government office is suing Wizz Air, accusing the low cost airline of violating consumers’ rights, the Prime Minister’s Office announced on Thursday.
3rd August, 2018
Szabó shooting new film
Oscar-winning director István Szabó will begin filming his first movie in six years in early September, with support from the state, Index reports.
2nd August, 2018
NAV finds irregularities at Lake Balaton
A week-long campaign by tax inspectors to check businesses around Lake Balaton found irregularities at 25% of companies, the tax authority announced on Wednesday.
2nd August, 2018
Red Cross to open Budapest café
The Hungarian Red Cross will open its Empathy Café & Bistro on the first floor of its headquarters building on August 6, the organisation announced on Wednesday.
2nd August, 2018
Dog Party cycle path project stopped
The Two-Tailed Dog Party yesterday attempted to fulfill its promise to build a 100-metre cycle path at the Rákosrendező train station if it managed to collect sufficient funds.
1st August, 2018
NN offers short-term insurance
Insurer NN Biztosító has launched its mobile app-based product protect.me, offering accident and life insurance coverage when the user activates the service via the app.
1st August, 2018
Polish, German police help out
Polish and German police officers are on duty in several parts of Heves county to assist their holidaying compatriots and Hungarian police in places favoured by foreign tourists.
1st August, 2018
Schwarzenegger arrives in town
Arnold Schwarzenegger arrived in Budapest on Tuesday, his 71st birthday, to begin filming of the sixth Terminator movie in the coming days and weeks.
31st July, 2018
Police seize documents in Elios case
Police have seized documents in the Elios case, it emerges from a written reply provided by Interior Minister Sándor Pintér to Socialist MP Tamás Harangozó, who asked him about the status of the investigation.
31st July, 2018
180 died of exposure in winter
After 18 months of government secrecy, police yesterday confirmed that 180 people died of exposure last winter, two-thirds of them in their own home.
30th July, 2018
MOL to charge for e-car fill-ups
MOL will charge drivers of electric cars for using the energy company’s charging stations, which have been free so far, from August 1, electric car news website e-cars reports.
30th July, 2018
Hamilton wins Hungarian GP
Briton Lewis Hamilton won the 33rd Hungarian Grand Prix at the Mogyoród Hungaroring race track Sunday afternoon, ahead of major rivals Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonnen.
27th July, 2018
Housing market expands in 2017
New home prices in Hungary climbed 12.2% year-on-year in the first quarter and were up 4% from the previous quarter, according to a market survey by the Central Statistics Office.
27th July, 2018
Coca-Cola packaging more environmentally friendly
Soft drink maker Coca-Cola Magyarország announced that it will reduce the weight of its plastic bottles by 20% and use 40% recycled material in its bottles by 2020.
27th July, 2018
Formula One comes to town
Tens of thousands of tourists have descended on Budapest as the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix gets underway today at the Mogyoród racetrack.
26th July, 2018
Ryanair flights cancelled
Irish budget airline Ryanair cancelled its Budapest-Barcelona flights for Wednesday and Thursday because of a strike.
26th July, 2018
Hungary contributes aid to Laos
Hungary is sending water purifying equipment to Laos to help the country cope following the collapse of a dam at a water works company, the Foreign Ministry announced.

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