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22nd February, 2018
City vows to acquire Rác bath
Budapest intends to fully acquire the Rác bath and hotel in the First District, under a decision approved unanimously by city council on Wednesday.
22nd February, 2018
Huge demand for prefab houses
Demand for prefabricated houses has tripled over the last three years, according to József Kárpáti of the construction company association Évosz.
21st February, 2018
MTelekom 4G in 99% of households
Magyar Telekom’s 4G network reaches more than 99% of households in outside coverage, the company announced on Tuesday.
21st February, 2018
More spaces available for homeless
The homeless care network has made preparations for extending aid in the cold weather forecast for the remainder of February, as homeless people are expected at 11,000 places nationwide in the winter period, the Human Resources Ministry said on Tuesday.
20th February, 2018
Tennis stadium for Margaret Island
Fidesz MP Lajos Szűcs filed a bill in Parliament on Monday on building a 14,500m2 tennis stadium on Margaret Island in Budapest capable of hosting ATP 500 or Davis Cup tournament matches.
20th February, 2018
Cross-border shared bicycle system
Esztergom and Stúrovo in Slovakia will develop a common community bicycle system, Hungarian-language Slovak daily Új Szó has learned.
19th February, 2018
Referendum on party zone fails
Sunday’s local referendum on forcing bars in the Seventh District “party zone” to close at midnight failed due to low turnout, as only about 20% of eligible voters took part.
19th February, 2018
Another thief caught at airport
Airport Police Friday morning caught a baggage-handler in the act of stealing from a suitcase at Liszt Ferenc International Airport.
16th February, 2018
New big budget film productions coming
The media and telecoms authority NMHH has registered the production of two big-budget movies, expected to bring billions of forints into Hungary, Napi reports.
16th February, 2018
Hosszú files for divorce
Swimming star Katinka Hosszú has filed for divorce from her American husband and now former coach Shane Tusup, the tabloid Blikk reported on Thursday.
15th February, 2018
Court okays “party zone” referendum
The Constitutional Court has rejected a complaint objecting to a planned referendum on closing hours in Budapest’s Seventh District, the Court announced on Wednesday.
15th February, 2018
Szél, Vona accept invitation to debate
Presidents Bernadett Szél of LMP and Gábor Vona of Jobbik have accepted an invitation to participate in a debate from the Independent Students Parliament.
15th February, 2018
More airport thieves caught
Airport Police have again caught thieves who had been stealing from passengers’ luggage, it was announced on Wednesday.
14th February, 2018
Airport coach link to Bratislava airport
RegioJet, a railway and coach service company, will launch a direct bus connection between the Budapest and Bratislava airports, meeting demand from low-cost airline passengers, Slovak news agency Tasr reports.
14th February, 2018
New lifts planned on M3 line
Meosz, the association of the physically disabled, considers it acceptable that sloping or vertical lifts be installed at six stations on the M3 metro line, the group said after talks with City Hall officials on Tuesday.
13th February, 2018
Fischer shares prize with McCartney
Conductor Ádám Fischer has won the Israeli Wolf Prize for music together with Beatle legend Paul McCartney, it was announced yesterday.
12th February, 2018
Appeninn acquires Andrássy palace
Real estate property manager Appeninn has purchased a 100% stake in Plaza House, which indirectly owns the “A” category Andrássy Palace office building on Andrássy út, for €7 million.
12th February, 2018
Tennis star’s luggage looted
Tennis star Tímea Babos complained on Facebook on Friday that she found her luggage had been slashed and opened upon her arrival in Doha from Budapest.
9th February, 2018
People-smuggler caught in Canary Islands
Spanish police caught a suspected Hungarian people-smuggler on the Canary Islands on January 23 and handed him over to Hungarian authorities at Liszt Ferenc International Airport on February 6.
9th February, 2018
Balatonszemes chef wins Bocuse d’Or
Ádám Pohner, assistant chef at the Kistücsök Restaurant in Balatonszemes, won the Hungarian final of the Bocuse d’Or cooking contest on Thursday and will represent Hungary in the European final.
8th February, 2018
TV station advocates assassination
An employee of N1TV, a television channel linked to Jobbik, posted a picture on its Facebook page, encouraging people to assassinate the prime minister.
8th February, 2018
State to co-ordinate fashion, design industries
The government will set up a state company to co-ordinate activities in the fashion and design industries, according to a decree published in official gazette Magyar Közlöny.
8th February, 2018
Police investigate metro accident
Police have detained two people as they investigate the cause of a metro accident that occurred early Wednesday between Astoria and Blaha Lujza tér on the M2 line.
7th February, 2018
Ukraine to delay new language law
The Ukrainian education ministry has agreed to extend until 2023 the transition period for adopting the new education law related to national minorities, as recommended by the Venice Commission.
7th February, 2018
Buda hotel to be demolished
The empty Hotel Olimpia building in the Buda hills will be demolished and replaced by a park, the 12th District in Budapest has announced.
7th February, 2018
Police officer jailed for reckless use of firearm
The Capital Court has sentenced a police officer to five and half years in prison, for shooting at two men while drunk.
6th February, 2018
Special checks at airport due to thefts
The Development Ministry has ordered special official checks and controls of ground staff providing services at Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport, following a rise in reports of items stolen from luggage.
6th February, 2018
Stop Soros bill before Parliament soon
The Stop Soros legislative package will be submitted to Parliament before the start of the spring session on February 19, Magyar Idők reported on Monday.
5th February, 2018
LMP seeks info on Russian gas prices
LMP will launch a lawsuit in a bid to find out how much Hungary pays for natural gas from Russia, after authorities refused to disclose the information.
5th February, 2018
Ryanair to fly to Amman
Ryanair will launch direct flights between Budapest and Amman, Jordan in the winter timetable of 2018, the low-cost airline announced on Sunday.
5th February, 2018
Babos wins Taiwan tournament
Hungarian Tímea Babos won the fourth WTA singles tennis tournament of her career on Sunday when she beat Ukrainian Katerina Ozlova in the final of the Taipei hard court tournament 7-5, 6-1.
2nd February, 2018
Lázár denies state interest in Telenor
The cabinet has not discussed the possibility of buying Telenor’s Hungarian operations, Prime Minister’s Office leader János Lázár told his Thursday press conference.
2nd February, 2018
LOT plans frequent flights to Krakow
Polish airline LOT will operate flights almost daily between Budapest and Krakow this summer, Budapest Airport announced on Thursday.
2nd February, 2018
Budapest baths more popular in 2017
The number of visitors to Budapest spas went up nearly 4% last year, reaching almost 4.2 million, the spa operating company Budapest Gyógyfürdői announced as it released its preliminary figures on Thursday.
1st February, 2018
Housing prices growing faster outside Budapest
Housing prices were 11.5% higher year-on-year in the third quarter of 2017, cooling somewhat from the 15.4% growth in the second quarter, the MNB announced.
1st February, 2018
More self-employed businesses open
An estimated 70,000 self-employed businesses were founded in Hungary last year, well above the numbers of preceding years, company information provider Opten said on Wednesday.
1st February, 2018
3,500 granted asylum in Hungary
The Immigration and Citizenship Office has made public the complete statistics about the 1,291 asylum-seekers granted the right to live in Hungary last year.
31st January, 2018
Lázár sees public workers as thieves
Prime Minister’s Office leader János Lázár implied that those employed on public works schemes are thieves, as he addressed a local forum in Hódmezővásárhely on Tuesday.
31st January, 2018
Protesters’ tents set alight
An unidentified person set the tents of Liget activists on fire after midnight Monday, the City Park campaigners announced on their website on Tuesday.
31st January, 2018
Budapest cabs to cost more
There are still some rounds of negotiations to come, but taxi drivers can reach an agreement with authorities on increasing the fixed taxi fares in Budapest by 10-15% from April, national taxi association leader Zoltán Metál told Portfolio.
30th January, 2018
HírTV cutting back
HírTV is outsourcing programme production and cancelling other productions due to financial problems, Magyar Idők writes.
30th January, 2018
Tesco reorganises jobs
Plans by British retailer Tesco to reorganise customer offices across Europe will also affect the Hungarian subsidiary Tesco Globál Áruházak, Magyar Idők reports, citing a UK source.
29th January, 2018
Criminals may have been granted citizenship
Some 5,000-6,000 criminals may have received Hungarian citizenship with forged Ukrainian documents, HírTV’s “Célpont” programme reported on Sunday.
29th January, 2018
Labour shortage drives up wages
The average gross hourly wage of blue-collar workers was up 15% year-on-year in the fourth quarter to Ft 892, but for skilled workers, the annual rise was 21%, according to an analysis by recruitment agency Trendwalker.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.

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