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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.
23rd June, 2017
Sensational archaeological discovery
A second carriage grave dating back to the Roman era has been found in the area of Budapest. The discovery was presented to the media at Aquincum Museum on Thursday.
23rd June, 2017
Daily overnight trains to Slovene coast
The Hungarian and Slovenian state railway companies are launching a joint daily train service connecting Déli railway station in Budapest with the Adriatic sea port Koper through a new railway connection.
23rd June, 2017
Super sour cherry introduced
Horticultural researchers of the state institute MKSZN are introducing a new type of sour cherry they developed called Pipacs 1 (Poppy 1).
22nd June, 2017
Hosszú contra FINA
Olympic swimming champion Katinka Hosszú has asked the swimmers of the world to join forces against the International Swimming Federation FINA.
22nd June, 2017
OTP launches NFC mobile payments
OTP bank has launched a near field communication (NFC) payment system for mobile phones.
22nd June, 2017
Death-truck trial begins
A trial began in Kecskemét court on Wednesday after 71 people died in a truck two years ago.
21st June, 2017
LMP billboards ten times the rate of Jobbik
There is a difference in cost of over ten times between the amount that LMP and Jobbik paid for their billboards. LMP had to pay Ft 80,000 per billboard as against Jobbik’s Ft 6,500.
21st June, 2017
Libri drops Dobson’s Discipline
The bookstore chain Libri decided to drop the Hungarian translation of Dare to Discipline by James Dobson from its selection after reading the chapter that recommends that parents spank their children. Dobson offers recommendations on selecting the right object for spanking and the best part of the child’s body to spank.
21st June, 2017
Golden leg armour found near Szeged
Golden leg armour dating back to the Bronze Age has been found by archaeologists of Móra Ferenc Museum in Szeged.
20th June, 2017
Employers evade minimum wage laws
Employers faced with rising wage costs have found a way to circumvent legal obligations by employing more part-time people, Világgazdaság writes.
20th June, 2017
Debrecen building international school
Debrecen, the second largest city in Hungary, is building a school which will have classes in two languages under the name International School of Debrecen.
20th June, 2017
No further Castle District relocations
There is no plan to move more ministries to the Castle District and the plan to relocate some of them to the provinces is no longer being considered, Magyar Idők reported on Monday.
19th June, 2017
Habony fled journalists by helicopter
Árpád Habony called a helicopter to Liszt Ferenc airport on June 9 in order to avoid waiting journalists, HírTV reported.
19th June, 2017
Mobile operators fail to meet deadline
Vodafone and Magyar Telekom have extended the deadline for pre-paid subscribers to identify themselves, having encountered difficulties in reaching customers.
16th June, 2017
Hungarian voters rate democracy
Hungarian voters gave a lukewarm 2.7 out of 5 grade, on average, when asked to rate their level of satisfaction with the functioning of Hungarian democracy, according to a representative survey conducted by Index and Závecz Research.
16th June, 2017
Storck given a second chance
The Football Association (MLSZ) has decided that Bernd Storck will remain coach of the national football team, president Sándor Csányi announced on Thursday night.
16th June, 2017
Unusual betting on Andorra match
State gaming company Szerencsejáték failed to reduce its 22-1 odds on Andorra defeating Hungary in last Friday’s football match, despite rather heavy betting on that outcome, gaming news website Fortunaweb reports.
15th June, 2017
Schulz criticises Orbán over EU funds
German Social Democrat candidate for chancellor Martin Schulz has lashed out at Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, saying it is unacceptable for a country to take EU funds while resisting its policy in other areas.
15th June, 2017
IKEA opens store in Soroksár
IKEA opened its third store in Hungary, in Soroksár, Budapest’s 23rd District, on Wednesday.
15th June, 2017
Son of Saul director shooting new film
Oscar-winning director László Nemes is shooting a new film with nearly 100 actors and 4,400 extras about the collapse in 1918 entitled Sunset.
14th June, 2017
Nearly 100 migrants stopped
Hungarian police stopped about 65 migrants who had entered Hungary illegally in Bács-Kiskun county on Monday, and another 27 early on Tuesday.
14th June, 2017
Major change in running races
Not more than three running races entailing major traffic restrictions may be held in Budapest in any year, according to an amended decree submitted by deputy mayor Alexandra Szalay-Bobrovniczky to the city council.
14th June, 2017
Tax agents raid Simicska company
Detectives from the tax authority impounded over 11,000 pages of documents at the headquarters of Mahir Cityposter, an advertising agency owned by Lajos Simicska, on Monday night.
13th June, 2017
Website to remember 1956 heroes
Imre Nagy, his fellow martyrs and other heroes of the 1956 Uprising will be commemorated this Friday at a large-scale festival organised by pro-Fidesz website PestiSrácok, chief editor and organiser Gergely Huth told state TV channel M1 on Monday morning.
13th June, 2017
Ft 30bn to host Maccabi Games
The cabinet is spending Ft 30 billion to build a new sports complex to host the 2019 Maccabi Games in Budapest, Magyar Nemzet reports.
13th June, 2017
National football team manager in jeopardy
The Hungarian Football Association (MLSZ) is in quest of a new team manager following the embarrassing 1-0 defeat to Andorra on Friday night.
12th June, 2017
Budapest Airport expands check-in
Budapest Airport has enlarged its passenger check-in capacity by adding ten new desks in terminal 2B and increasing the size of the check-in zone, the airport operator has announced.
12th June, 2017
Hungary to appeal Strasbourg ruling
Hungary will appeal to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg against the March ruling on two Bangladeshi asylum-seekers, Justice Ministry state secretary Pál Völner told the state news agency on Saturday.
9th June, 2017
BKV withdraws M3 metro carriages
Budapest public transport company BKV is withdrawing the recently upgraded Russian metro carriages from service on the M3 line, due to a series of problems.
9th June, 2017
Tax agents investigate Simicska firms
The Tax and Customs Office (NAV) is investigating Publimont and Mahir Cityposter, both owned by Lajos Simicska, on suspicion of budget fraud.
9th June, 2017
MNB sets date for instant payments
Households and businesses will be able to send and receive instant bank transfers at any time of day or night, every day of the week from July 1, 2019, MNB director Lajos Bartha announced yesterday.
8th June, 2017
US lobbyist Mack visits Hungary
Former US Congressman Connie Mack receives Ft 28 million from Hungary every month to lobby on behalf of the government, Népszava reports, citing data from the US Attorney General’s Office.
8th June, 2017
MNV takes over state media buildings
State media manager MTVA is handing over 26 buildings in Budapest and 21 others across Hungary to state asset manager MNV.
7th June, 2017
Cross-border shopping on the rise
Hungarians on shopping tours to neighbouring countries spent Ft 26 billion in the first quarter, up 18% from Ft 22 billion in the same period of 2016, the Central Statistics Office announced.
7th June, 2017
Far right out to stop Pride event
Authorities are planning not to erect temporary barriers along the route of the annual Budapest Pride Parade this year, prompting an angry response from far-right groups.
7th June, 2017
Renewed metro carriages malfunction
Doors opened on both sides of a recently renovated metro carriage running on Budapest’s M3 line at Kálvin tér station on Monday.
6th June, 2017
Lack of student workers
Hungary has a shortage of student workers, according to Balázs Simon, head of the student work lobby group Diákész.
6th June, 2017
Erste bank to close branches
Erste bank has decided following an annual review to close down some of its branches on June 30, it was announced on Friday.
6th June, 2017
Hilton Hotel renovations proceeding
The first and second phases of the renewal of the Hilton Hotel in Buda Castle have been completed, owner Danubius Hotels announced.
2nd June, 2017
BofA considers MNB a dove
The Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA) has published a report after visiting the central banks in Eastern Europe, forecasting 3.5% GDP growth for Hungary and Poland and 2.9% for the Czech Republic in 2017.
2nd June, 2017
Tombor acquires Mandíner
András Tombor, a former consultant to the prime minister and creditor to Árpád Habony, established the publisher Mandíner Press a week ago, news website 444 learnt when it noticed the change on the website.
1st June, 2017
More empty homes in 2016
There were 4.4 million homes in Hungary in 2016, the Central Statistics Office announced in its publication Mikrocenzus on Wednesday.
1st June, 2017
Hungary’s total population drops
The total population of Hungary was 9,803,837 on October 1, 2016, the Central Statistics Office (KSH) estimated in the publication Mikrocenzus and its findings were announced on Wednesday. This is a drop of 134,000 compared to the census from five years earlier in 2011.
31st May, 2017
Hungarian couple buried in Belize
The case of a Hungarian couple found in a burnt out car took an astonishing turn in Belize on Tuesday. The local police buried the couple without the knowledge of the Hungarian authorities under circumstances lacking somewhat in respect.
31st May, 2017
MNB illegal activity agent fines a first
Acting as a supervisory, the MNB has fined the Bulgarian company Interactive Ft 40 million because the brokerage provided illegal financial services in Hungary.
31st May, 2017
OTP branches offer e-signatures
OTP bank is launching a new service to accept e-signatures on special pads offered in its branches; it is hoped that this will reduce administration, business development director of OTP Bence Kisfalvi said.
30th May, 2017
Tesco workers threaten to strike
Workers at the hypermarket-chain Tesco are planning to stage strikes to press for higher wages, Magyar Idők reports. Two unions, the Union of Commercial Employees (KASZ) and the Independent Union of Commercial Workers (KDFSZ) have agreed to organise joint demonstrations across the country pushing for higher wages.
30th May, 2017
Ft 145mn for Iraqi refugee hospital
Some Ft 145 million worth of aid, the equivalent of the cost of six months worth of medicine for an Iraqi refugee hospital, will be paid by Hungary under an agreement reached by Human Resources Minister Zoltán Balog and the archbishop of Erbil on Monday.
29th May, 2017
MTI stifles statement critical of MTVA
The Hungarian Jewish religious community Thursday issued a statement in response to a report broadcast by state TV channel M1 on Wednesday showing a clip of the ayatollah Ali Khamenei calling György Soros an evil Zionist-American multi-billionaire, but state news agency MTI refused to issue the Mazsihisz statement, 444.hu website writes.
29th May, 2017
Leaks exposing CEU made public
The International Migration Institutive (IMI) established by the Open Society Foundation, the private foundation of George Soros, says that its task is to “effectively defend the rights of refugees, strengthen the interventions of civil society in politics, prepare political decision-makers for migration challenges, and minimise stringent border checks and controls and reduce expulsions” according to a leaked document, Magyar Idők writes.
26th May, 2017
MNB foundations buy more heritage buildings
The National Bank’s foundations, Pallas Athéné Alapítványok, have purchased heritage-listed buildings on Andrássy út for Ft 14.9 billion, further boosting their real estate portfolio.
26th May, 2017
Father shot down by police in Germany
A Hungarian man first stabbed his wife and then strangled his three-year-old daughter in Bonn-Blittersdorf, Germany on Thursday.
25th May, 2017
Airport hotel Ibis Styles to open this year
The Ibis Styles hotel at Liszt Ferenc International Airport with direct terminal access will welcome its first guests before the end of this year, it was announced at its topping out ceremony.
25th May, 2017
James Dowson expelled from Hungary
British citizen James Dowson, a far-right political activist who was based in Budapest, has been expelled from Hungary by the Immigration and Refugee Affairs Office at the proposal of the Counter-Terrorism Centre.
24th May, 2017
Online media out to topple cabinet
Instead of the opposition “Index.hu, which is close to Simicska, 444.hu which is close to Soros, and 24.hu and hvg.hu which are critical of the government, have taken on the role of opposition parties”, the latest research conducted by Nézőpont Institute states.
24th May, 2017
Police escort director from Cannes party
Law enforcement authorities escorted Hungarian film director György Kristóf from a party hosted after the screening of the film Out at the Cannes film festival on Monday, the director said in a message relayed to Index on Tuesday.
24th May, 2017
NAV may monitor hotel reservations
Although no government decision has yet been made, the state tourism promotion agency Magyar Turisztikai Ügynökség is drafting a proposal to link software used by commercial accommodation providers directly to the tax authority NAV, head of the agency Zoltán Guller told daily Magyar Idők in an interview.
23rd May, 2017
Energy regulator fines Elmű Ft 50mn
The energy regulator MEKH has fined electricity company Elmű Ft 50 million for failing to incorporate debt collection fees into its terms.
23rd May, 2017
American bomb found at Ferihegy
A World War II bomb was found near terminal two of Liszt Ferenc airport on the premises of the former airplane memorial park, communication officer Zita Markovics told the state news agency on Monday.
22nd May, 2017
PM lays cornerstone for Ft 40bn track
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán laid a foundation stone for the test track for self-driving cars in Zalaegerszeg on Friday. The estimated cost of the facility, sprawling on 250-hectares, is Ft 40 billion and is expected to be ready by the end of 2019.
22nd May, 2017
Court gives life term to Rohác
The Capital Court of Appeals on Friday handed down a life prison term to Slovak national Jozef Rohác for carrying out the deadly explosion on Aranykéz utca in the Fifth District and for murdering media baron János Fenyő in 1998.
22nd May, 2017
City Park defenders disbanded
Police on Friday put the lid on a demonstration by Ligetvédők (City Park Defenders) that has been going on for months. The Liget Budapest investment project, in charge of the reconstruction of the park, was created in March last year and the community has been protesting against it from the start. Some of its members had camped on the premises.
19th May, 2017
Momentum “breaks into” office
The head of the Momentum Movement escorted by others entered the editorial office of Origo on Thursday and took photographs without a permit.
19th May, 2017
Stock Exchange Palace to be revived
Reconstruction work on the former Stock Exchange Palace on Szabadság Square in the Fifth District will begin next year from an investment of €38 million and the first tenants will occupy the prestigious building by 2020, international property consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle announced on Thursday.
18th May, 2017
Hard Rock Hotel to open in 2019
A Hard Rock hotel in Budapest will open in early 2019 on Nagymező utca, in the building which previously hosted night club Instant in the Sixth District, business news website Napi has learnt.
18th May, 2017
Újpest fined for rebuking politician
The disciplinary committee of the Hungarian Football Association has fined Újpest Football Club Ft 500,000 for its scandalous behaviour as, among others, a politician was spoken about with opprobrious language.
18th May, 2017
Transport Museum to leave City Park
The government is searching for a new location for the transport Museum. It will not return to the building in the City park, which has been demolished and will be reconstructed, head of the City Park renovation project company Liget Budapest László Baán announced on Wednesday
17th May, 2017
Index chief editor resigns
Chief editor of Index Gergely Dudás will resign from May 31, the news website has announced.
17th May, 2017
Road R76 construction to start
The state infrastructure development company NIF has announced a tender to construct the first two stretches of road R76 connecting the town of Zalaegerszeg with the M7 motorway, according to public procurement magazine Közbeszerzési Értesítő.
16th May, 2017
Neo-Nazi “asylum seeker” in custody
Horst Mahler, who was originally a far-left politician but later became a far-right one, has been arrested in Hungary, the German periodical Spiegel reports.
16th May, 2017
Four Hungarian films at Cannes
Three Hungarian films and one co-production with Hungarian participation are up for competition at the 70th Cannes film festival which kicks off Wednesday evening. The Hungarian National Film Foundation said Hungary is leading the number of competing films among Central European countries.
15th May, 2017
Anti-Putin demo outside Orbán’s home
A satirical demonstration was held outside Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s house Saturday afternoon to name Cinege út Putin Avenue.
15th May, 2017
Tállai warns Airbnb hosts
According to the data received from the Irish tax authorities there were 4,500 Airbnb hosts in Hungary in 2015 who rented their homes on 120,000 occasions earning an approximate total of Ft 6 billion, Tax and Parliamentarian Affairs state secretary of the Economy Ministry András Tállai said.
15th May, 2017
Ministry: electrified fence a rumour
Border fences are not electrified; rumours are just a way of fomenting tensions, the Interior Ministry said in a statement relayed to state news agency MTI on Friday. In response to the report released by Index, it said a system built alongside the double fence “is not capable of endangering human life” and no reports related to workplace injuries have reached the authorities.
12th May, 2017
Finns would link EU funding to migrant policy
EU development funds should be linked to migrant policy and other issues in the future, Finnish Finance Minister Petteri Orpo said yesterday.
12th May, 2017
Plan to buy private PM jet denied
Although it would not be far removed from reality to purchase an aircraft for Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, as he has huge international obligations, the cabinet does not plan to buy him a plane, PMO leader János Lázár said during his press briefing on Thursday.
12th May, 2017
Restaurants for compulsory tipping
The Hotel and Restaurant Association is suggesting a compulsory 8-15% service charge on restaurant services, vice-president Tamás Flesch announced yesterday at the Tourism and Profit conference.
11th May, 2017
TV crew thrown out of Botka’s office
Police and security guards removed an EchoTV crew from Szeged mayor László Botka’s office on Wednesday after they tried to break down a door to a room in which he was conducting a meeting.
11th May, 2017
Mayor granted two official cars
The First District council has approved two official cars within a year for mayor Tamás Gábor Nagy, although he walks to his workplace, HírTV reports.
11th May, 2017
Auchan enters the housing market
Hypermarket chain Auchan has begun a Ft 1 billion project to build and sell homes in Kecskemét, Napi reports.
10th May, 2017
Committee rejects Momentum question
The National Election Committee has refused to accept all six questions submitted by the Momentum for a referendum on the Central European University.
10th May, 2017
Rat population growing in Budapest
Budapest city council will today consider a proposal to devote more than Ft 1.6 billion in 2018-22 to controlling the rat population in Budapest.
10th May, 2017
One million respond to consultation
The number of National Consultation questionnaires sent back to the government has topped one million, Cabinet Office state secretary Csaba Dömötör announced on Tuesday.
9th May, 2017
Phone users must identify themselves
Mobile-phone companies are arranging online consultations with customers with pre-paid card subscriptions purchased before January 1, as a new law requires clients to identify themselves before June 30, or risk the possibility of having their subscriptions terminated.
9th May, 2017
Paks project now 16 months delayed
Preparatory work of the Paks nuclear power plant expansion is finished; now the implementation phase is beginning, government commissioner János Süli told a Monday press conference.
8th May, 2017
Hundreds rally for journalist thrown out of forum
Hundreds of people converged outside a Fidesz party office on Budafoki út in the 11th District on Saturday to protest after a journalist from website 444 was expelled from a local forum and pushed around on Thursday.
8th May, 2017
Wizz Air to fly to St. Petersburg
Wizz Air will fly between Budapest and St. Petersburg from late August, CEO of the low-cost airline József Váradi announced on Friday.
5th May, 2017
Horrendous conditions at home for disabled
The Human Resources Ministry plans to close a home for the mentally and physically disabled after shocking conditions were discovered at the institution and reported in international media.
5th May, 2017
Flybe opens new London link
Budapest Airport welcomed the first flight of UK budget airline Flybe to Budapest on Thursday.
4th May, 2017
Vajna launches online gaming
LVC Diamond, a company owned by Andy Vajna, has launched the first Hungarian online gaming platform at vegas.hu, marketing director Tamás Mezősi announced yesterday.
4th May, 2017
Migrants taking Romania route
Romanian authorities have captured 11 men, two women and three children who were bound for Hungary.
3rd May, 2017
Olympic committee head voted out
Krisztián Kulcsár, a banker, was elected chairman of the Hungarian Olympic Committee yesterday, unseating Zsolt Borkai, who has run the organisation since 2010.
3rd May, 2017
Ministry lavished funds on Századvég
The Development Ministry gave a Ft 790 million contract to the Fidesz-linked Századvég Alapítvány and Századvég Gazdaságkutatő two months after granting them a Ft 6 billion contract in 2015, HVG reports.
3rd May, 2017
Tax on rent incomes to be eliminated
The government is planning to abolish the social contribution tax EHO on home rental income from 2018, business website Portfolio has learnt.
2nd May, 2017
Vizoviczky sentenced to seven years
The Capital Court on Friday sentenced László Vizoviczky to seven years in prison for tax fraud. The verdict is open to appeal.
2nd May, 2017
Orbán announces projects for Győr
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán signed a Ft 60 billion co-operation agreement with mayor Zsolt Borkai in Győr on Friday as part of the Modern Cities Programme.
28th April, 2017
Paks project secrecy to be eased
Some of the secrecy surrounding the Paks nuclear power plant enlargement project will be lifted, Prime Minister’s Office leader János Lázár told reporters on Thursday.
28th April, 2017
M2 to stop at Kossuth tér soon
M2 metro trains are expected to again stop at Kossuth Lajos tér station from May 14, the Budapest Transport Centre announced on Thursday.
27th April, 2017
Juhász wins suit against Fidesz, MTI
Fidesz and the state news agency MTI slandered Together party president Péter Juhász during the 2014 local election campaign, the Capital Court ruled yesterday.
27th April, 2017
MTI chief editor leaving
Tamás Toót-Holló, editor-in-chief of MTI, has left by mutual agreement, state media manger MTVA announced on Wednesday.

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