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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.
25th July, 2018
Ryanair strike cancels Budapest flights
Due to the two-day strike by Ryanair workers the low-cost airline has cancelled 600 of its flights on Wednesday and Thursday, also affecting Budapest flights.
25th July, 2018
Nemes film chosen for Toronto fest
Oscar-winning director László Nemes’s Napszállta (“Sunset”) will be screened during the Toronto Film Festival in September, it was announced on Tuesday.
24th July, 2018
Ryanair apologises for baggage fiasco
Ryanair issued a terse apology for its inability to transport both passengers and their luggage from Budapest to the Canary Islands on two consecutive Sundays.
24th July, 2018
Heroin shipment seized at airport
Agents of the Tax and Customs Office seized 14 kilograms of heroin at Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc Airport, it was announced on Monday.
23rd July, 2018
Ryanair flight unable to carry baggage
Low cost airline Ryanair refused to carry all the baggage of passengers travelling from Budapest to Las Palmas on a Sunday flight, Index learned from a traveller.
23rd July, 2018
Parliament outlaws homelessness
Homeless persons may be forced to do public works or may face confinement under a bill passed on Friday. In a change from earlier drafts, they will not be fined.
23rd July, 2018
Swimming complex opens to public
Duna Aréna, the new water sports facility built for the 2017 World Swimming Championships, is now open to the public for the first time.
20th July, 2018
Bus drivers warn of dangers
City bus drivers have complained about the disruption caused by the ongoing renovation of the tram tracks on the Nagykörút, warning of a danger of accidents.
20th July, 2018
Objections raised to plans to move Nagy statue
Katalin Jánosi, the granddaughter of 1956 prime minister Imre Nagy, on Thursday objected to a government plan to move the statue of the martyred premier from Vértanúk tere near Parliament to Jászai Mari tér.
19th July, 2018
Dialogue to give extra pay to charity
Dialogue MPs will donate their additional income from the increase in MPs’ salaries approved on Tuesday to public causes, MP Olivio Kocsis-Cake announced in an interview with the website Zoom.
19th July, 2018
Hernádi trial starts in Zagreb
The criminal case against MOL chairman and CEO Zsolt Hernádi has its first hearing at the Zagreb County Court on Wednesday, news website 24 learned.
19th July, 2018
Cabinet to modernise villages next year
The government will spend Ft 135 billion next year on modernising villages in hopes of encouraging residents not to leave, parliamentary state secretary Balázs Orbán told a Budapest press conference on Wednesday.
18th July, 2018
EU subsidies to be cut by a quarter
The European Commission’s present plans envisage €17.9 billion worth of cohesion subsidies for Hungary in the 2021-27 budget period, 25% less than in the 2014-20 period, a senior EC official said yesterday in Budapest.
18th July, 2018
M2 will not stop at Kossuth tér
M2 metro trains will not stop at Kossuth tér from July 28 to August 31, due to construction work, the Budapest Transport Centre announced on Tuesday.
17th July, 2018
Airport terminal evacuated
Terminal 2A of Liszt Ferenc International Airport was evacuated on Monday morning as authorities became alarmed when a man of apparently Arab origin began behaving erratically.
17th July, 2018
Gov’t to boost tax breaks for films
The tax breaks granted to movie productions will rise from 25% to 30%, under a bill now before Parliament.
17th July, 2018
Physician jailed for taking “gratitude money”
An unspecified court meted out a two-year jail term to an orthopaedic surgeon in Budapest on nine counts of accepting bribes.
16th July, 2018
Baja plant shuts down after listeria deaths
Greenyard, a global supplier of frozen fruits and vegetables, has closed its Hungarian plant after recent cases of food poisoning across Europe were traced to products originating at the unit in Baja.
16th July, 2018
Individual owns tax office Ft 2.5bn
The tax authority NAV has released a list of companies and individuals with the highest backlog as of June 30.
16th July, 2018
7,300 swim across Lake Balaton
A total of 7,309 people entered Lake Balaton on Saturday morning to swim the 5.2 kilometres between Révfülöp and Balatonboglár in the 36th annual swim across the lake.
13th July, 2018
Rules against homeless to be eased
A Fidesz amendment motion passed by Parliament’s legislative committee on Thursday would ease the misdemeanour regulations related to those living on the street.
13th July, 2018
Third District also bans beer bikes
Following several downtown districts, the Third District has also banned beer bikes, in a unanimous local council decision on Thursday.
12th July, 2018
Swimming complex guilty of discrimination
The Equal Treatment Authority has imposed a Ft 1 million fine on Hegyvidéki Sportcsarnok és Sportközpont company in a final ruling as the 12th District sports centre rejected a request from an LGBTQ sports club to let them rent a lane in the swimming pool in February 2017.
12th July, 2018
Párisi Udvar Hotel to open next year
The reconstruction of the Párisi Udvar Hotel in downtown Budapest will be completed by the end of the year and a five-star hotel will start operations next year, hotel chief Tamás Fazekas said on Wednesday.
11th July, 2018
EU gives €470mn for M3 upgrade
The European Commission will provide €473.4 million from its cohesion fund for the renewal of the M3 subway line in Budapest, commissioner for regional policy Corina Cretu announced on Tuesday.
11th July, 2018
Miskolc builds bicycle lane to Bosch
Miskolc is building a 10km bicycle lane connecting the city centre and the Bosch industrial complex, the mayor’s office announced on Tuesday.
11th July, 2018
Maize field maze now open
The Kiss Mária Hortenzia Patriot Club has cut a maze into a five-hectare cornfield near Kiszombor, Csongrád county and opened it to the public.
10th July, 2018
Nébih withdraws mineral water
The food safety authority Nébih has ordered distributor VízSztár to withdraw a San Benedetto brand mineral water product, it was announced on Monday.
10th July, 2018
Freight train faster from Xiamen
A freight train that set off from Xiamen, China with 41 containers on Monday will arrive in Budapest in 17 days, the Chinese news agency Xinhua reports.
10th July, 2018
Gold Museum villa sold cheaply
The former Gold Museum on Andrássy út in Budapest was sold for Ft 1.7 billion at the end of 2017, Napi learned on Monday.
9th July, 2018
State fines may destroy Jobbik
Jobbik might go bankrupt and fold under the weight of fines imposed upon it by state bodies which have ruled that the party violated campaign financing laws, Index reported.
9th July, 2018
Metrodom sees demand for e-cars rise
Property developer Metrodom has completed construction of a residential property block in Budapest’s 13th District with 129 homes.
6th July, 2018
Hungarian frozen food blamed for European deaths
A Hungarian food processor is responsible for producing tainted frozen vegetables that have infected consumers in several European countries since 2015, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has announced.
6th July, 2018
Danube bomb deactivated
Divers successfully removed the World War II bomb found in the Danube in the heart of Budapest earlier this week, and deactivated it by 11.30 a.m. Thursday.
5th July, 2018
Fewer Hungarians plan to work abroad
Among Hungarian employees, 35% are ready to work abroad, down from 58% four years ago, according to a survey by the Boston Consulting Group and recruitment agency Professio.
5th July, 2018
Lidl to stop selling one-off plastics
The 169 Lidl outlets in Hungary will stop selling single-use plastic products by the end of 2019, the discount retail chain has announced.
5th July, 2018
Bomb removal closes streets today
Traffic restrictions will be imposed in Budapest’s First, Fifth and 11th Districts from 8 a.m. on Thursday, when bomb disposal experts will work on raising a World War II bomb found in the Danube bed, Budapest police confirmed on Wednesday.
4th July, 2018
Unique operation performed
A diaphragm pacemaker was inserted into the body of a five-year-old boy at Budapest’s Semmelweis University child clinic in an operation unique in Europe, it was announced on Tuesday.
4th July, 2018
Bomb to be lifted from Danube tomorrow
Police did not close off streets in central Pest and Buda on Tuesday, contrary to a Monday announcement, as bomb disposal agents were unable to locate a World War II bomb at the bottom of the Danube until late in the afternoon.
3rd July, 2018
Project to research child victims of Holocaust
The makers of the Oscar-winning movie Son of Saul as well as the Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archive yesterday announced a research project regarding child victims of the Holocaust in Hungary.
3rd July, 2018
Cannonballs found in Szolnok
More than 40 cannonballs originating from the era of the Rákóczi insurgency of 1703-11 were found by archaeologists in the course of excavating a Szolnok chateau on Friday.
2nd July, 2018
State cuts off funding for parties
The State Treasury is reducing from July the funding due to those political parties that the State Audit Office have accused of illegal party financing activities.
2nd July, 2018
Footballer Gera retires
Zoltán Gera, long-time captain of the national football team, announced on Friday that he is retiring from the sport for health reasons.
29th June, 2018
Millenáris Startup Campus opens
The state-owned Millenáris Startup Campus was opened on Thursday, presenting the co-working office to journalists, Magyar Idők reports.
29th June, 2018
Committee approves taller buildings
Parliament’s legislative committee modified the bill on tall buildings on Thursday, raising the maximum permitted height of office or residential buildings from 65 metres to 90.
28th June, 2018
Greenpeace aims for plastic bag ban
Greenpeace ha collected 50,000 signatures in 20 days in its campaign for a ban on single-use plastic bags, the environmental protection NGO announced on Wednesday.
28th June, 2018
Forint sinks to new record low
The forint traded at more than 328 per euro on Wednesday afternoon, reaching its weakest level to date.
28th June, 2018
Driver jailed over fatal crash
An unspecified court on Wednesday handed down a 7.5-year jail term to the man who, according to the indictment, caused a fatal accident while driving under the influence on Szentendrei út on March 18, 2017.
28th June, 2018
Cargo theft gang uncovered
A gang of Slovak and Hungarian thieves stole the entire goods consignment of nearly 50 international cargo shipments over four years, police reported on Thursday.
28th June, 2018
Swimming complex for Eighth District
A swimming complex and spa will be built in the Eighth District on the area of the former Józsefváros train station, it was announced on Thursday.
27th June, 2018
Szijjártó faces BBC grilling
BBC NewsNight reporter Emily Maitlis closely questioned Foreign Affairs Minister Péter Szijjártó about the Hungarian government policy towards asylum-seekers when he appeared as a guest on Monday evening.
27th June, 2018
Frida Kahlo exhibition coming soon
Alongside more than 30 paintings and graphic designs by Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, photographs of the artist and a love letter written in Hungarian will be on display when an exhibition arranged by the Museum of Fine Arts and the Hungarian National Gallery opens on July 7.
26th June, 2018
MKB suspends services for a week
MKB bank will be temporarily closing all of its branch offices for a week, the bank announced on Monday.
26th June, 2018
Tarlós vows to scrap Red Bull Air Race
Budapest mayor István Tarlós told state news channel M1 on Monday that he will no longer allow the Red Bull Air Race to take place in the city “under such conditions,” due to the associated noise and disruption.
25th June, 2018
US ambassador arrives
New US ambassador David Cornstein and his wife Sheila arrived in Budapest on Friday. Foreign Ministry state secretary Levente Magyar was on hand to receive the ambassador on behalf of the Hungarian cabinet.
25th June, 2018
Dialogue demands metro cars inquiry
The Dialogue party is demanding that Budapest city council form a committee to examine whether the city’s metro trains were renovated in Russia or whether the city simply was sold older trains owned by Russia.
25th June, 2018
New swimming pool for Szeged
The cabinet is providing Ft 4.1 billion this year for the construction of a swimming pool in Szeged, according to a decree published in the official gazette Magyar Közlöny.
22nd June, 2018
Search for thermal water near Szabadság tér
The Fifth District council is having a well drilled near Szabadság tér at a cost of Ft 198 million in a search for thermal water.
22nd June, 2018
Opera cancels 15 Billy Elliott shows
The Hungarian State Opera has cancelled 15 performances of the Billy Elliott musical after pro-government newspaper Magyar Idők asserted that the musical is a propaganda tool for homosexuality, 24 reports.
22nd June, 2018
LMP launches petition against air race
LMP has launched a petition drive to have the Red Bull Air Race banned from next year, as the stunt pilots prepare for the annual contest in Budapest this weekend.
21st June, 2018
Gov’t to allow skyscrapers in Budapest
The government will increase the maximum height permitted for buildings in Budapest from the present 65 metres to 90 metres, according to a motion filed by Prime Minister’s Office state secretary Bence Tuzson in Parliament on Monday, Népszava noticed.
21st June, 2018
Gov’t gives up pálinka fight with EU
The government has abandon its fight with the EU on the so-called health tax, levied on soft drinks but not on spirits, according to the tax bill filed in Parliament on Tuesday.
21st June, 2018
Ronaldo breaks Puskás’s record
Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo yesterday broke Hungarian Ferenc Puskás’s record for the most goals scored in international competition by a European, in a World Cup match against Morocco.
20th June, 2018
Metro union may scrap wage contract
Retail workers union KASZ on Tuesday threatened to cancel the wage agreement signed with cash and carry chain Metro unless wages are increased.
20th June, 2018
Airbnb to disclose prices in Hungarian
The competition authority GVH announced on Tuesday that it has accepted the changes offered by Airbnb Ireland, which operates the private accommodation booking site in Hungary, on revealing the full price for consumers on Hungarian-language sites.
20th June, 2018
Jana water withdrawn from shelves
Food safety authority Nébih yesterday ordered a recall of Jana brand strawberry and guava flavoured mineral water with a sell-by date of February 22-24, 2019, after finding samples tainted.
19th June, 2018
People-smuggling suspect caught
A Syrian people-smuggling suspect wanted by Hungarian police has been caught by Greek authorities in Athens, National Police announced on Monday.
19th June, 2018
Munkácsy show a hit in St. Petersburg
An exhibition of works by 19th-century Hungarian painter Mihály Munkácsy in the Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg has received its 500,000th visitor.
19th June, 2018
OTP installs voice-controlled ATMs
OTP has installed 200 voice-controlled ATMs to help people with limited visual ability, mostly at ATMs at larger branches.
18th June, 2018
More road accidents this year
The number of road accidents in which people were injured came to 6,289 in the first five months, a 13% year-on-year increase, drivers’ news website Vezess reports, citing police data.
15th June, 2018
People-smuggler gets 25 years
Kecskemét Court sentenced an Afghan people-smuggler to 25 years in prison on Thursday.
15th June, 2018
City Park underground garages on way
The construction of underground garages near City Park has begun, CEO Benedek Gyorgyevics of project company Városliget told Inforádió on Thursday. “The goal is to shape as much green area as possible in the neighbourhood,” he added.

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