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  • In abstraction

    In abstraction

    On 20 August, Hungary celebrates its foundation and remembers St Istvan (St Stephen), its first king, who was inducted into the ranks of Hungarian saints by Pope Gregory VII on 20 August 1083. Let's fast forward to 20 August 1993, when Scottish pain…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 7:17am -
  • A touch of France

    A touch of France

    The scent of French baguette, the sight of colourful macarons and the smell of freshly baked croissants – whose mouth doesn't water? Nerella Chauvin-Némethy – affectionately called Neri by her apprentices – shows how to prepare all these thing…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 7:00am -
  • Black and white days

    Black and white days

    Three hundred-plus photos from the popular Fortepan digital photo-archives have gone on display at the Hungarian National Gallery in an exhibition called Every Past Is My Past until 25 August.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 6:46am -
  • Pathway to safer cycling

    Pathway to safer cycling

    Cycling in the Hungarian capital? Even experienced cyclists sometimes do not dare to take their chances between all the cars and buses. János Árva's company Velo Budapest offers safety courses to give two-wheelers a greater chance of survival.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 5:58am -
  • Captain back in custody

    Captain back in custody

    A Budapest court has ordered the Ukrainian captain of the cruise ship that collided with a sightseeing boat on the Danube by Margaret Bridge in May to be remanded back into custody. The man's attorney, M. Gábor Tóth, said the court ordered the 64-y…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 5:44am -
  • Hungary 'still NATO ally'

    Hungary 'still NATO ally'

    The United States can continue to count on Hungary, Zoltán Kovács, the state secretary for international communications and relations, has said in response to an opinion piece written by former US ambassador to Hungary Nancy Goodman Brinker for con…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 5:35am -
  • The brief history of the month (August, 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.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 5:13am -
  • Moving in mystical ways

    Moving in mystical ways

    "Hol van Gul Baba Turbe?" My Hungarian dictionary saved my skin again. I'd spent an hour that summer morning memorising the translated question: "Where is Gul Baba's tomb?" I couldn’t find my street map, and anyways, map following has never been my…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 10:37am -
  • It’s a free country

    It’s a free country

    The Hungarian nation today has the political and economic means to protect itself and preserve its independence, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on July 27 in his annual address at the "Tusványos" summer university. Soon it will have the physical…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 10:26am -
  • UK Embassy helps spread environmental message

    UK Embassy helps spread environmental message

    Hopefully, the 2019 Sziget Festival's paper straws, reusable paper tents and cups, solar-powered showers, water-efficient toilets, selective waste collection, biodegradable cleaning products, green electricity, eco-laundry service and other efforts a…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Aug 19, 2:34am -
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  • How a pan-European picnic brought down the iron curtain
    On 19 August 1989, Hungarians and Austrians gathered in friendship at the border, paving the way to unificationWhen the end finally came for the iron curtain, it was not bulldozers or hammers that struck one of the first decisive blows, but a picnic.…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 19, 9:49am -
  • Hungary’s far-right government vilifies Finland over rule of law inquiry
    PM Viktor Orbán and his spokesman launch series of attacks on Finnish presidency Finland has pledged to pursue a hearing into alleged breaches of the rule of law by Hungary’s far-right government after a campaign of vilification led by the prime m…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Aug 19, 7:49am -
  • István Bart obituary
    My friend István Bart, who has died aged 74, translated into Hungarian and published the work of many leading British, Irish and American writers, poets and playwrights. He and I first met in 1973, through my friendship with the experimental writer…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Aug 19, 12:11pm -
  • Dóra Maurer review – the dissident who rebelled in colour
    Tate Modern, LondonFrom black and white films made in her kitchen to glorious geometric designs, the Hungarian artist’s career has blossomed since the end of communist rule Dóra Maurer’s impressive creativity since the end of Soviet control and…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Aug 19, 12:21pm -
  • Pro-LGBT Coca-Cola adverts spark boycott calls in Hungary
    Campaign linked to Sziget festival criticised by senior member of ruling Fidesz partyAdvertisements by Coca-Cola relating to a popular music festival in Hungary that promote gay acceptance have prompted a boycott call from a senior member of the cons…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Aug 19, 11:27am -
  • Máté Bartha’s Kontakt – Hungary’s military summer youth camps
    For his prize-winning series Kontakt, the Hungarian photographer chronicled his country’s nationalistic summer camps• See a gallery of images from the Kontakt seriesMáté Bartha spent 18 months living and working in military-style youth summer c…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Jul 19, 10:00am -
  • Campfires, kisses… and rifles: inside Hungary's army camps for kids
    Young Hungarian photographer Máté Bartha spent 18 months inside the repressive country’s military style camps for young peopleSean O’Hagan on Máté Bartha’s KontaktContinue reading...
    - 23 days ago, 27 Jul 19, 10:00am -
  • Orbán deploys Christianity with a twist to tighten grip in Hungary
    Hungary’s far-right leader using Christian message to justify his immigration policy“Europe can ignore or deny or struggle against its own identity and its Christian roots. But by doing so the society commits suicide,” said László Kiss-Rigó,…
    - 36 days ago, 14 Jul 19, 3:01am -
  • Another view of modern Hungary | Letter

    - 47 days ago, 3 Jul 19, 1:13pm -
  • Europe learned from its mistakes in Hungary. It's protecting the law in Poland | Michael Meyer-Resende
    A landmark ruling against enforced early retirement for Polish judges shows the EU has woken up to threats to democracyPerhaps one day the spring of 2019 will be remembered as the moment when the European Union halted the destruction of democratic in…
    - 52 days ago, 28 Jun 19, 10:54am -

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