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16th March, 2017

Refugees end hunger strike

Refugees confined to the a camp in Bekescsaba ended their hunger strike after two days on Tuesday.

Of the 102 migrants kept at the centre, 94 joined the strike.

The Immigration and Citizenship Office said the protest act ended by Tuesday evening.

The refugees said they had been kept detained for six months, and demanded to be released.

They held up signs reading: “We are refugees, not terrorists”.

Refugees went on hunger strike at the camp in 2009 and 2013. (mno.hu; hirado.hu)
16th March, 2017

Hosszu voted best in Europe

Katinka Hosszu was voted female swimmer of the year for the fourth time by the European Swimming Federation on Wednesday.

Hosszu, 27, began the 2016 season with four gold medals at the European Championships in London and then collected three gold medals and one silver at the Rio Olympics.

Later in the year, she won seven first places at the world short-course championships in Windsor, Canada. (inforadio.hu; gondola.hu; nemzetsport.hu; 24.hu)
16th March, 2017

Hungarian Grand Prix set for July

This year’s Hungarian Grand Prix will be held at Mogyorod on July 30, it was announced yesterday in London.

The Formula One 2017 will consist of 20 races, starting with the Australian Grand Prix on March 24-26. (vezess.hu)

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