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  • newComing home

    Coming home

    I have weakness. I have several weaknesses in fact, but more than any of the others, this one I find impossible to resist. You can keep your wine. You can have your chocolate. You can save your flowers. What gets me every time is bread. Fresh bread.…
    - 8 hours ago, 13 Nov 19, 9:16am -
  • newThe beginning of a success story

    The beginning of a success story

    Anyone familiar with the Budapest gastronomy scene will surely know this name: the Zsidai family has been setting the standards of the domestic hospitality industry for more than three decades. The company group has set its foot in the Hungarian capi…
    - 8 hours ago, 13 Nov 19, 8:51am -
  • newStill making progress

    Still making progress

    Although they were originally formed as a progressive rock band, Deep Purple shifted to a heavier sound in 1970 and is considered to be one of the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock. And on 9 December they will showcase their Hall of Fame t…
    - 9 hours ago, 13 Nov 19, 8:35am -
  • newOutstanding artefacts on show

    Outstanding artefacts on show

    An extensive exhibition giving an insight into several cultures in Asia is being shown in Budapest's Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts, which celebrates its centenary this year. The display features more than 500 artefacts according to the main peri…
    - 9 hours ago, 13 Nov 19, 8:28am -
  • newTake an extra step in education

    Take an extra step in education

    Top-ranked international business schools will participate in Access MBA and Masters Education events in Budapest, with Access MBA Budapest on November 30 and Access Masters on December 1.
    - 9 hours ago, 13 Nov 19, 8:18am -
  • newAnticlimax on gas, Paks 2

    Anticlimax on gas, Paks 2

    The Russian president's visit to Budapest on October 30 was the seventh high-level bilateral meeting between Vladimir Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán since the annexation of Crimea in 2014. The meeting ended without major announcemen…
    - 9 hours ago, 13 Nov 19, 8:10am -
  • newAction on corruption, climate

    Action on corruption, climate

    Budapest's new municipal assembly has unanimously supported the implementation of an anti-graft programme aimed at increasing transparency of the city's operations. In his proposal, Mayor Gergely Karácsony noted that in the election campaign in Octo…
    - 9 hours ago, 13 Nov 19, 8:01am -
  • newThe brief history of the month (November 2019)
    Presenting in one concise package the month’s most important and fascinating national stories, whether they be economic, political, cultural, sporting or among the hundreds of other happenings that go on daily.
    - 10 hours ago, 13 Nov 19, 7:26am -
  • newHave you heard the one about Princess Diana?

    Have you heard the one about Princess Diana?

    "The great thing about rock and roll is that someone like me can be a star," says Elton John, meaning that he was just an ordinary bloke from a dull London suburb. What he says is partly true – you don't have to sing like Frank Sinatra or play pian…
    - 15 hours ago, 13 Nov 19, 2:43am -
  • Long journey for tree of friendship

    Long journey for tree of friendship

    Friendship between Belarus and Hungary has been celebrated by the planting of a silver birch tree that was uprooted from the botanical garden in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, then transported some 1200 kilometres to Budapest.
    - 2 days ago, 12 Nov 19, 4:10am -
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  • Meeting George Soros – podcast
    Shaun Walker has spent years covering Russia and eastern Europe and watched how the billionaire philanthropist George Soros has become a figure of hate among populists and the far right. Plus: Lea Ypi on the millions of people who do not have a vote…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Nov 19, 10:00pm -
  • The Guardian view on the fall of the Berlin Wall: history’s lessons | Editorial
    It was hailed as the definitive triumph of liberal democracy. Thirty years on, the lessons of 1989 look rather different“The owl of Minerva begins its flight only with the coming of the dusk,” wrote Hegel in the Philosophy of Right. This was a po…
    - 5 days ago, 8 Nov 19, 1:30pm -
  • Donald Tusk tipped to take charge of EU centre-right group
    Outgoing EU council leader’s new role could set up clash with Hungary’s Viktor OrbánDonald Tusk is tipped to take charge of Europe’s biggest centre-right political group, setting up a potential conflict between the outgoing EU council presiden…
    - 7 days ago, 6 Nov 19, 8:18am -
  • Surge of rightwing populism in eastern Europe is part of a global trend | Letter
    The long read discussing the cause of illiberal movements in countries such as Poland and Hungary ignores the role of transnational ultraconservative networks, writes Elzbieta KorolczukWhat are the sources of illiberal tendencies in central and easte…
    - 8 days ago, 5 Nov 19, 12:33pm -
  • Poll reveals majority of eastern Europeans 'fearful for democracy'
    Survey across seven countries reveals widespread unease 30 years after fall of Berlin WallThirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, today’s eastern Europeans are fearful for the future of democracy, sceptical of government and the main politi…
    - 10 days ago, 3 Nov 19, 7:01pm -
  • Democracy is under attack in post-Wall Europe – but the spirit of 1989 is fighting back | Timothy Garton Ash
    Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and Europe’s velvet revolutions, a new generation is standing up to the populistsImagine someone who had witnessed the liberation of western Europe in 1945 returning in 1975, only to find the dictators…
    - 15 days ago, 30 Oct 19, 5:00am -
  • Anti-LGBT rhetoric stokes tensions in eastern Europe
    Politicians and church leaders are stirring homophobia to rally bases and provoke fear among votersIn a recent survey, Poles were asked to identify what they felt to be the biggest threats facing them in the 21st century, choosing from options such a…
    - 20 days ago, 25 Oct 19, 12:00am -
  • How liberalism became ‘the god that failed’ in eastern Europe
    After communism fell, the promises of western liberalism to transform central and eastern Europe were never fully realised – and now we are seeing the backlash. By Ivan Krastev and Stephen HolmesIn the spring of 1990, John Feffer, a 26-year-old Ame…
    - 21 days ago, 24 Oct 19, 1:01am -
  • Budapest's new mayor: my win proves there's more to Hungary than Orbán
    Gergely Karácsony was elected on Sunday, beating far-right prime minister’s candidateThe newly elected mayor of Budapest has vowed to prove to the rest of Europe that there is more to Hungary than the politics of its far-right prime minister, Vikt…
    - 27 days ago, 17 Oct 19, 7:55am -
  • How communist Europe was swept by a tide of change - archive, 1989
    Demonstrations calling for democratic reform spread across eastern Europe in the autumn of 1989. See how the Guardian reported on them – and on the misgivings in the west about the speed of changeby Michael Simmons in Berlin10 October 1989 Related:…
    - 28 days ago, 16 Oct 19, 7:25am -
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