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25th September, 2017
MOL encourages new start-ups to bid
MOL is helping start-up companies that have pilot products, allowing them to sell these products in the retail network of MOL, the energy company announced on Sunday.
25th September, 2017
Students to produce graffiti for MÁV
The railway underpasses at Kőbánya felső and Hűvösvölgy in Budapest along with Monor and Füzesabony will be painted by students aged 10-16, the state railway company MÁV announced.
22nd September, 2017
News site suggests MNB Jamaica trips dubious
Staff members of the National Bank travelled to Jamaica four times over the course of three months, website 24 reported on Thursday based on bank data requested by Together executive committee member Judit Spaet.
22nd September, 2017
Popular Hungarian cat to form a party
Hungary’s most popular cat, Erzsi, has announced on Facebook that she is launching a campaign to establish a party. Erzsi has expressed her opinion about a number of current political affairs and earlier promised her followers that if she got 2,000 likes she would enter party politics.
21st September, 2017
New viaduct to be built in Veszprém
Roads No. 8 and 82 will be joined in Veszprém, and the construction of a new viaduct is part of the project, Fidesz mayor of the town Gyula Porga announced on Wednesday.
21st September, 2017
Construction companies often ignore labour safety
The labour authority carried out inspections at 1,218 construction companies in June and July. Irregularities or illegal practices were found among 1,127 companies or 92.5% of the total.
20th September, 2017
Student loan becomes interest free
The government abolished interest payments on the so-called student loan No 2, the tuition fee student loan, state secretary of the Human Resources Ministry Katalin Novák announced on Tuesday. This also effects the loans which had already been taken up, she added.
20th September, 2017
Ryanair cancels Budapest flights
According to low-cost airline Ryanair’s announced flight cancellations, flights number 3717 and 3718 between Budapest and Stansted, London on Wednesdays are being cancelled, Index learnt.
20th September, 2017
New Wave Media acquires Evomedia
New Wave Media has acquired Evomedia, creating the largest online media advertising agency in Hungary, the two media companies announced.
19th September, 2017
Low voter turnout could lead to supermajority
Fidesz could obtain a two-thirds majority in next year’s parliamentary elections if the turnout is low, political scientist Béla Galló told the state-run M1 current affairs channel on Monday.
19th September, 2017
MNB foundation sets up publishing company
Pallas Athéné, the foundation run by the National Bank, has set up a publishing company to issue textbooks, books, and magazines, it was announced on Monday.
19th September, 2017
Aldi to enter travel agency business
Discount German grocery chain Aldi is launching a travel website in Hungary through a partnership with Central Europe’s largest travel agency, Eurotours International, head of Aldi’s Hungarian operations Bernard Haide announced on Monday.
15th September, 2017
Momentum thrown out of café
Local Momentum party officials were asked to leave a Veszprém café when they held a press conference there without prior permission, pro-Fidesz website Pesti Srácok reports.
15th September, 2017
WHO: Hungary spends little on health
The World Health Organisation recommends that countries not allow their citizens to cover more than 15% of total health care costs from private funds, Regional Director for Europe Zsuzsa Jakab told the group’s conference in Budapest yesterday.
14th September, 2017
Makovecz structure to be auctioned off
The Hungarian pavilion at the 1992 World Expo in Seville, a work by Hungary’s famous architect Imre Makovecz, will be offered for sale at auction for €3 million.
14th September, 2017
Jamie’s Pizzeria chain coming
Three outlets of the Jamie’s pizzeria chain, founded by English celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, will open in Budapest this year, it was announced on Wednesday.
14th September, 2017
EU commissioner Jourová to visit
EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourová will visit Hungary later this year as part of infringement proceedings launched against Hungary in 2016 regarding desegregation in schools and an unjustified mass declaration of Roma children as disabled.
13th September, 2017
No air quality monitors in Budapest
The 12 air pollution monitoring stations in Budapest have been unable to provide data since August 18, the environmental NGO Levegő Munkacsoport warned on its website.
13th September, 2017
LaciKonyha restaurant to close
Budapest’s LaciKonyha restaurant will close on September 22 after six years, the renowned 13th District eatery announced on its Facebook page.
13th September, 2017
Home prices rising faster than wages
The average price of a 75m2 home in Hungary was slightly above Ft 20 million in the second quarter, property agency Otthon Térkép calculates.
12th September, 2017
Renovation of Chain Bridge delayed
Renovation of the Chain Bridge and the tunnel under Buda Castle will begin next year, not in November as previously planned, city hall announced on Monday.
12th September, 2017
Nine Hungarians stranded in Caribbean
Nine Hungarians trapped on the island of St. Martin by the devastation of Hurricane Irma have requested help either directly or via their family members from the Hungarian government, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó announced on Monday.
11th September, 2017
Ukrainian ambassador summoned to ministry
Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has summoned the Ukrainian ambassador to the ministry for Monday as he personally wants to inform him that he considers the new Ukrainian education bill “shameful and hideous,” ministry spokesman Tamás Menczer announced on Sunday.
11th September, 2017
Strike closes several Tesco stores
Tesco workers across Hungary went on strike from 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday and from 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturday.
8th September, 2017
OTP offers NFC for all clients
OTP has opened its near-field communication (NFC) technology mobile phone payment system to all clients who have an account with the bank.
8th September, 2017
MOL announces share split schedule
The company registry has approved a one to eight split of MOL shares, it was announced on the Budapest Stock Exchange website.
7th September, 2017
Csányi tops Forbes business ranking
The agribusiness empire of OTP bank CEO Sándor Csányi tops the list of the biggest family-owned businesses compiled by Forbes magazine.
7th September, 2017
Ft 18bn for shooting ranges
The cabinet plans to spend Ft 17.5 billion on the first phase of a plan to set up new shooting ranges in Hungary, according to official gazette Magyar Közlöny.
6th September, 2017
On Body and Soul is Oscar hopeful
The Oscar Prize nominating committee decided on Tuesday to put forward Ildikó Enyedi’s On Body and Soul to represent Hungary in the best foreign-language film category for 2017, the Film Fund announced.
6th September, 2017
Kúria bans arbitrary use of handcuffs
Law enforcement officers may not use handcuffs if a detainee co-operates and shows no sign of wanting to flee or put up resistance, the Kúria has ruled, overturning a decision by the Public Administration and Labour Court.
5th September, 2017
DK: Orbán could set Budapest on fire
If street riots break out in Budapest in the autumn, only Fidesz can make them erupt, Democratic Coalition spokesman Zsolt Gréczy told reporters on Monday.
5th September, 2017
Free open-air show outside Opera
The Sixth District, the Hungarian Artists Federation and the Hungarian State Opera will stage a free season-opening street performance on September 9.
5th September, 2017
Over 800 migrants caught this year
Authorities have captured 806 migrants who entered Hungary illegally so far this year, deputy National Police chief Zsolt Halmosi told Parliament’s national defence and law enforcement committee on Monday.
4th September, 2017
EU refuses to pay for border fence
The European Commission firmly rejected the Hungarian government’s request for Ft 135 billion, to cover half the costs of building fences on its southern borders.
4th September, 2017
Nationwide Tesco strike possible
The retail workers unions KDFSZ and KASZ are contemplating a nationwide work stoppage at Tesco stores in the third or fourth weekend of September, Magyar Idők reports.
1st September, 2017
Orbán family has Ft 30mn mini-copter
The inventory necessary for the division into two companies of Gánt Kő & Tőzeg, owned by the father, mother and younger brother of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, shows that they own a mini-helicopter that does not easily fit into the profile of the company, Magyar Nemzet reports.
1st September, 2017
Rubik’s Cube maker sues US rival
Rubik’s Brand, the UK-based manufacturer of Rubik’s Cube, has accused US-based Duncan Toys and retailer Toys “R” Us for selling knock-offs of the original puzzle.
31st August, 2017
Hungary scores well in location survey
Hungary has been ranked fifth in terms of the average value of investment projects in terms of job creation in IBM’s Global Location Trends annual survey for 2017.
31st August, 2017
Auchan delivers to all of Budapest
Hypermarket chain Auchan has become the fourth retail chain to offer online sales with delivery to all districts in Budapest.
31st August, 2017
City looks into Garancsi contracts
Budapest city council will investigate how it happened that ESMA, a company owned by István Garancsi, a friend of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, used electric poles in Budapest as advertising poles without paying a fee or obtaining a permit in the past two years.
30th August, 2017
Cabinet to buy paintings for Ft 1.5bn
The cabinet will purchase a series of five large paintings by Hungarian artist Vilmos Aba-Novák depicting Polish-Hungarian friendship for Ft 1.45 billion, HVG reports.
30th August, 2017
€10bn e-lorry plant may be a hoax
There are big question marks surrounding Hungarian eTruck Motor’s reported plans to build a €10 billion electric lorry plant, Portfolio writes, adding that the project may be just a media manipulation.
30th August, 2017
Pool fined for anti-LGBTQ bias
The Equal Treatment Authority has fined the MOM Sport swimming complex Ft 1 million for not allowing an LGBTQ group to rent part of the facility.
29th August, 2017
Anti-Putin protests turn creative
Activists of the Momentum party re-pasted the names of several streets in Budapest early Monday morning, restoring their names from the Communist era, in response to the visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
29th August, 2017
Digital theme park opened
Every school in Hungary will be equipped with ultra-fast broadband internet and WiFi by the end of the 2018-19 school year, Tamás Deutsch, head of the Digital Welfare Programme, said yesterday in Székesfehérvár.
28th August, 2017
World judo contest starts today
A total of 796 athletes from 136 countries will compete for world titles at the Papp László Budapest Sport arena from today, when the World Judo Championships begin.
28th August, 2017
Referendum question rejected
The Capital Election Committee has rejected a proposed referendum question regarding the mobile dam to be built along the Római part resort area in Budapest’s Third District.
25th August, 2017
More trams to carry bikes
The number of trams on which passengers may take bicycles will increase in the autumn, the Budapest transport centre announced on Thursday.
25th August, 2017
Hungarians on the rise in Great Britain
The number of Hungarians living in Great Britain has grown by 11,000 in one year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said on Thursday.
24th August, 2017
MNB presents new Ft 1,000 banknote
The MNB presented the new Ft 1,000 banknote at a press conference on Wednesday.
24th August, 2017
Forint strengthens to two year peak
The forint strengthened to nearly Ft 302 per euro on Wednesday afternoon, hitting a two-year peak, Portfolio underlined.
24th August, 2017
Three vie for Bienerth’s position
Olympic champion Sándor Wladár is one of three persons bidding for the post of president of the Hungarian Swimming Federation at the general meeting convened for September 1.
23rd August, 2017
Blood donations sought
On an average day 1,600 to 1,800 people donate blood in Hungary but this number drops during the summer. In recent weeks the use of blood by health institutions has increased, the weekly HVG reports.
23rd August, 2017
MÁV controllers to wear cameras
MÁV ticket inspectors will wear body cameras as part of their uniform from August 16 in order to protect themselves from passenger insults, the state railway company announced.
23rd August, 2017
Fewer catering services on int’l routes
Some of the international trains bound for Transylvania, Belgrade, Ljubljana and Vienna will run without restaurant or sleeping cars from December, MÁV announced on Tuesday.
22nd August, 2017
Increase in MÁV traffic to Balaton
The number of passengers travelling to or from Lake Balaton by state-railway MÁV-Start reached 1.18 million as of August 16, a rise of 80,000 from the same period a year ago, Magyar Idők learnt.
22nd August, 2017
British producer served fatal dish
British ITV station producer Amy May Shead indicated in a restaurant in Budapest in the spring of 2014 that she was allergic to nuts. She nonetheless received a dish from which she fell seriously ill. Three years ago she suffered brain damage after having an anaphylactic reaction from the food.
21st August, 2017
Bike path plans initiated
The state infrastructure-developing company NIF has signed contracts for the design of 27 bicycle paths for a total of Ft 603 million, government commissioner Máriusz Révész in charge of bicycle and active relaxation affairs announced at a press conference on Friday.
21st August, 2017
Gov’t publishes Danube Bend projects
The government has published a list the Danube Bend tourism projects for which it will provide state funding, the official gazette Magyar Közlöny reported on Friday.
17th August, 2017
State support for new ski resorts
The state is providing Ft 150 million each for the development of ski resorts in Eplény, Veszprém county and Mátraszentistván, Heves county, government commissioner for the promotion of active relaxation Máriusz Révész announced on Wednesday.
17th August, 2017
Sziget fest closes
The Sziget festival, which marked its 25th anniversary this year, received its eight millionth visitor and reported a full house on two days, festival manager Tamás Kádár told reporters on Wednesday when the festival came to an end.
16th August, 2017
Daily reports gov’t phone network plans
Magyar Közlöny wrote in its Hivatalos Értesítő (Official Bulletin) on Monday that documents signed by deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén instruct all state administrative bodies, government offices, state hospitals, government-run public administration bodies, the National Judicial office and the National media and Communication Authority to connect their institutions through an internal landline telephone service, Magyar Nemzet reported on Tuesday.
16th August, 2017
NÉBIH orders removal of infected egg products
Food items from Germany containing eggs infected by insecticide fipronil have been transported to Hungary as well, according to media reports Tuesday afternoon.
15th August, 2017
Super hospital missing transport links
The state purchased the site of the future super hospital in the 11th District in Budapest a month ago for Ft 4.4 billion but the area lacks transport connections, Fidesz mayor of the district Tamás Hoffmann said.
15th August, 2017
iHungary announces Apple Maps novelty
Apple Maps has added Hungarian public transport data to its services, Apple news website iHungary reports.
14th August, 2017
“Pro-migration” interpreters sacked
The Immigration and Refugees Office (BMH) has fired ten interpreters for “misusing their position” by trying to extend help to potential migrants who are awaiting the evaluation of their applications, Magyar Idők reports based on information obtained from the Interior Ministry.
14th August, 2017
Athletics federation initiates talks
The Hungarian Athletics Federation has initiated negotiations with the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) in a bid for Budapest to host the world athletics championships in 2023, Márton Gyulai, head of the Hungarian federation told the state-run media yesterday.
11th August, 2017
No more junk food in school cafeterias
The Human Resources Ministry has informed school principals in a pamphlet about the products that may be sold at school buffets and those products that are banned.
11th August, 2017
Contaminated water claims baseless
Several media outlets have reported that the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a warning to American tourists about the consumption of tap water in Hungary. However, the director of Alföldvíz Attila Rung claims there is nothing wrong with the water in Hungary, its quality is checked constantly in accredited laboratories and it is perfectly safe.
10th August, 2017
Zagreb court turns to CJEU over MOL
The Zagreb County Court has turned to the European Court of Justice about whether Hungary, Austria, Germany and other EU member states that failed to enforce the European arrest warrant issued by Croatian authorities against MOL’s chairman and CEO Zsolt Hernádi violated EU law, Magyar Nemzet reports.
10th August, 2017
Startery 2017 competition launched
The Startery 2017 competition for social problem-solving projects has been launched, company software company SAP announced on Wednesday.
9th August, 2017
Museum of Applied Arts closing for 5 years
The Museum of Applied Arts, one of the most beautiful examples of Hungarian Art Nouveau architecture, is set to close for five years for a renovation and expansion project.
9th August, 2017
Filmmaking income near Ft 100bn
The total amount spent on filmmaking in Hungary could exceed Ft 100 billion this year, up from Ft 65 billion last year, the state film fund MNF announced on Tuesday.
8th August, 2017
Vona would depriving illiterates of voting rights
Jobbik president Gábor Vona told reporters on Monday that his party would deny voting rights to illiterate persons who were born after 1990.
8th August, 2017
Hosszú sets new world record
Katinka Hosszú of Hungary set a new world record of 56.51 seconds in winning the 100-metre medley at the world short-course swimming tournament in Berlin on Monday.
7th August, 2017
Flames devastate nearly 1,000 hectares
A brushfire that began on Thursday ravaged 1,000 hectares of the Hortobágy National Park before it was extinguished on Friday.
7th August, 2017
Holiday homes for refugees sparks outrage
The Migration Aid organisation plans to organise holiday facilities near several municipalities situated along Lake Balaton for refugees who have been granted asylum.
4th August, 2017
Fewer asylum requests this year
The number of people requesting asylum in Hungary has fallen this year and last, the prime minister’s domestic security adviser György Bakondi told reporters yesterday.
4th August, 2017
Work begins on first Hungarian centre in Ukraine
Construction of the first Hungarian House in Sub-Carpathian Ukraine began in Rakhiv on Thursday.
4th August, 2017
Budapest plane returns to Toronto
An Air Canada Rouge flight bound from Toronto to Budapest returned one hour after take-off on Thursday because of an unruly passenger.
3rd August, 2017
Temperatures could hit 40C today
The National Weather Service has issued the highest, third-degree heat alert for Bács, Békés, Csongrád and Jász counties.
3rd August, 2017
Karc FM fined due to Bayer comments
The Media Council (NMHH) has fined Karc FM radio station Ft 400,000 for a broadcast considered liable to promote hatred against NGOs.
3rd August, 2017
Robbers ransack rock star’s house
A gang of robbers broke into the house of Omega lead singer János Kóbor in Törökbálint, Pest county last weekend, the tabloid Blikk reports.
2nd August, 2017
Kádár-era vampire comedy planned
Comrade Drakulics, a vampire comedy set in the Kádár era, will go into production in October for release one year later.
2nd August, 2017
Foreign-language learning low
Barely more than one-fifth of university students studied a foreign language at higher education institutions in the 2016-17 school year, according to data from the Education Office.
2nd August, 2017
Molnár left laptop on plane
Zsolt Molnár, Socialist chairman of Parliament’s national security committee, left his laptop on a plane in Madrid in April, Magyar Idők reported.
1st August, 2017
Telenor offers Hipernet all weekend
Telenor will provide unlimited internet access to all subscribers during August 4-6, the mobile operator announced on Monday.
1st August, 2017
485,000 visited swimming championships
A total of 485,000 people visited the World Aquatics Championships over the past two weeks, organising committee chairman Miklós Seszták told a closing press conference on Monday.
31st July, 2017
Consumer group condemns Ryanair
Low-cost airline Ryanair failed to provide transport to the promised destination after its Madrid-Budapest flight landed in Bratislava last Wednesday night, due to bad weather, prompting outrage from consumer groups.
31st July, 2017
Old notes invalid after today
Today is the last day on which shops and other businesses must accept the old Ft 2,000 and Ft 5,000 notes.
31st July, 2017
Big names cancel Sziget engagements
Singer Rita Ora and electronic group Clean Bandit on Saturday cancelled their appearances at the upcoming Sziget festival, organisers announced on Facebook.
28th July, 2017
Tarlós suspects criminal mischief on M3
The wooden cube, which prevented the doors of the M3 metro carriage from closing, resulting in the carriage being removed from traffic, appears as if it was designed to fit the door gap, Budapest mayor István Tarlós said at a press conference on Thursday. He presented the cube, encased in a plastic bag, to journalists.
28th July, 2017
BSE founds finance academy
The Budapest Stock Exchange (BSE) approved the establishment of the Budapest Academy of Finance (BPA) at its EGM on Thursday.
27th July, 2017
New Russian metro door failure
A Russian metro carriage had to be removed from traffic at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday because its doors malfunctioned, CEO of the Budapest transport company BKV told Index.
27th July, 2017
Sziget considers festival in Israel
Festival-organising company Sziget is conducting negotiations in Israel about the possibility of staging a festival there next year, CEO Tamás Kádár told Népszava.
26th July, 2017
Two more world records broken
Adam Peaty of Great Britain broke the 26.10 second old world record with 25.95 seconds to win the 50m men’s breaststroke semi-final event at the world aquatics championships in Budapest Tuesday evening.
26th July, 2017
Ft 5.5 million for Hosszú
Three time Olympic champion Katinka Hosszú will receive Ft 5.5 million as do the winners of individual events, for winning a gold medal at the world aquatics championships.
14th July, 2017
Tarlós opens Palatinus strand
Mayor István Tarlós formally reopened the Palatinus swimming complex on Margaret Island on Thursday, after a Ft 2.8 billion renovation.
14th July, 2017
Hungarians avid for social media
Hungarians use social media more than any other nation in Europe, according to a survey by Eurostat of consumer usage in 2016.
13th July, 2017
Orbán unveils reunited Seuso treasure
Hungary has acquired the remaining pieces of the Seuso hoard of Roman-era artefacts, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced on Wednesday alongside Museum of Fine Arts director László Baán.
13th July, 2017
AmEx pulling out of retail market
American Express is leaving the Hungarian retail market, Index reports, after OTP bank announced that it is recalling its American Express cards, which will be valid only until January 31, 2018.
12th July, 2017
Suzuki model fails emissions tests
Software on Suzuki Vitara models – made exclusively in Esztergom – may illegally modify pollution tests, according to an investigation by the Dutch traffic authority RDW.
12th July, 2017
Fornetti opens self-service bakery
Bakery chain Fornetti opened the first of its new self-service Fornetti Food and Beverage (FFB) units on Oktogon tér in Budapest on Tuesday.
12th July, 2017
Hungarians hard workers in UK
A higher percentage of Hungarians living in the UK are employed than that of any other group of immigrants from eight EU countries, according to a report from Britain’s Office for National Statistics.
11th July, 2017
Arany bus launched again
The Arany Bus, a roving exhibition on 19th-century poet János Arany, was re-launched in Budapest on Monday.
11th July, 2017
Bugging at MTVA not a crime
The Kúria has accepted an explanation from Budapest prosecutors as to why they terminated an investigation in February into a bugging scandal at state media manager MTVA.
10th July, 2017
Pride parade proceeds without fences
This year’s Pride Parade was permitted to proceed along open streets, rather than a route sealed by fences, for the first time in ten years on Saturday afternoon.
10th July, 2017
Five years for criminal treasurer
A Debrecen Court on Friday issued a five-year prison term to András Lakatos, a former treasurer of the Hungarian underworld.
10th July, 2017
Hungary’s largest statue in the works
The biggest statue in Hungary, Miskahuszár (“Miska the Hussar”) is under construction on the so-called Bogár halom at Pákozd, where legend has it that Habsburg general Josip Jelacic stood in September, 1848, before his defeat in battle at the hands of Hungarian soldiers.
7th July, 2017
More money for bicycle paths
The government plans to spend Ft 27.2 billion on the development of bicycle paths in Hungary in the next two years, according to a decree published in the official gazette Magyar Közlöny.
7th July, 2017
BKV e-tickets coming next week
The Budapest transport centre BKK will launch the first digital passes for Budapest public transport next week, in time for the World Aquatic Championships, Index reports.
6th July, 2017
No violence found at DVBBS party
Siófok police have found that there was illegal drug use, but no violence, at a backstage party where three women were found unconscious last summer.
6th July, 2017
Pride organisers angered by police decision
Organisers of this Saturday’s Pride Parade were outraged yesterday when police informed them that fences would be erected along the entire route of the procession as in previous years.
5th July, 2017
Expats transfer billions of euros home
Hungarians living or working abroad transferred €3.5 billion back home last year, according to an MNB study.
5th July, 2017
Green Holidays customers to return today
All clients of bankrupt travel agency Green Holidays stranded in Turkey will be transferred back to Hungary by Wednesday, insurer Uniqa Biztosító announced.
5th July, 2017
City Park activists fight for trees
Environmentalists hoping to preserve trees in Budapest’s City Park chained themselves to excavators as construction company Városliget prepared to clear areas near the planned Museum of Ethnography.
4th July, 2017
Hundreds stranded in Turkey
Insurance company Uniqa has begun compensating clients of travel agency Green Holidays, which declared itself bankrupt on Sunday night, regional director András Vereczki said on Monday.
4th July, 2017
Hungarian detained in Dutch murder
Hungarian police have detained a person in relation to the killing of rapper Parsa Maboud in Rotterdam, the Dutch news website NL Times reports.
3rd July, 2017
Balaton water level may be raised
The water management authority Országos Vízügyi Igazgatóság has signed a contract with consortium Sió Zsilip 2016 on preparation works to increase the level of the water in Lake Balaton to 120cm, Somogy county news website Sonline learnt.
3rd July, 2017
Romanian exhibit set for Debrecen
Nearly 1,000 artefacts, gold and silver objects for an exhibition on Romania have arrived at the Déri Museum in Debrecen.
3rd July, 2017
Drones help migrants at borders
People-smugglers are using drones to monitor the movements of guards on the Hungary-Serbia border so as to cut through the fences at unguarded places, it emerges from remarks by prime ministerial advisor György Bakondi.
30th June, 2017
More Hungarians rejected at US borders
The number of Hungarians turned away at US borders has increased considerably in the past week, New York consul general Ferenc Kumin told Kossuth Rádió on Thursday.
30th June, 2017
M3 metro defects discovered – Tarlós
The upgraded carriages of the M3 metro line will soon enter service as the defects have been discovered, mayor István Tarlós told Inforádió on Thursday.
29th June, 2017
Authority closes Auróra
The notary of the Eight District has closed the club Auróra with immediate effect after 15 customers were found with the possession of drugs during a police raid, the local government announced.
29th June, 2017
Heavy highway fines to be eased
The penalties for drivers travelling on motorways without valid stickers will be reduced according to a draft bill on the government website.
28th June, 2017
Ninety-one in Hungary-bound truck
Romanian border guards prevented 91 people from trying to illegally enter Hungary at the Nagylak-Csanádpalota border station hidden in a Turkish truck, Magyar Hírlap writes.
28th June, 2017
BKV to seek metro car damages
Budapest transport company BKV will demand damage payments from Metrovagonmash due to failures in the refurbished Russian metro carriages, chairman and CEO of BKV Tibor Bolla told the state television on Tuesday. BKV is entitled to damages if the carriages are not in service for more than two days.
28th June, 2017
Római dam construction to start
The construction of a flood dam on the Római part Danube riverside in the Third District will probably begin this year, the office of Budapest mayor István Tarlós announced on Monday.
26th June, 2017
Aldi opens pop-up shops at festivals
Aldi will open temporary so-called pop-up shops at the Sziget, Children’s Sziget, Volt and Balaton Sound festivals, the discount retail chain announced.
26th June, 2017
All 6 metro cars withdrawn from service
The National Transport Authority on Friday withdrew from service with immediate effect six upgraded metro carriages after one broke down at Nyugati railway station. Its doors did not open and the passengers took great pains to free themselves while the metro driver said amid profuse apologies that the remote-control system did not work.
26th June, 2017
EU subsidy for e-car charging stations
The project Next-E, to establish electric car supercharging stations in Hungary, will receive €19 million in EU subsidies, the European Commission announced on its website on Friday.

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