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  • newThe Mysterious German Behind Viktor Orban’s Russian Deals – Direkt36
    Klaus Mangold, a German businessman with good connections in Russia, has played a crucial role in the controversial nuclear deal between Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Russian President Vladimir Putin, a Direkt36 investigation has found.…
    - 22 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 7:52am -
  • newSignature collection begins for referendum on Római beach mobile dam – The Budapest Beacon
    A coalition of nine opposition parties has begun collecting signatures in support of a citywide referendum on construction of a mobile dam at Budapest’s iconic Római beach, state news agency MTI reports. The parties have 30 days to collect 138,000…
    - 22 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 7:42am -
  • newGovernment accepts tourism development strategy
    Hungary’s government has accepted the National Tourism Development Strategy 2030, a guideline for “all players of the sector until 2030”, Zoltán Guller, CEO of the Hungarian Tourism Agency, told the Tourism Summit 2017 conference in Budapest.A…
    - 22 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 7:38am -
  • newJobbik submits bill requiring national security checks of gov’t members
    The Jobbik party is submitting a bill that would require all government members to undergo national security checks every two years. Jobbik spokesman Ádám Mirkóczki told a press conference on Monday there was a danger that the prime minister and c…
    - 22 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 7:29am -
  • newWorld Bank to give Hungary technical support on labour shortage
    Economy Minister Mihály Varga signed an agreement with the World Bank’s Vice President for Europe and Central Asia on technical support to ease Hungary’s labour market shortage, the Economy Ministry said. Varga participated at the annual meeting…
    - 22 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 7:25am -
  • Foreign ministry may part ways with pricy but ineffective Washington lobbyist Connie Mack
    Hungary’s Foreign Ministry may prematurely terminate a HUF 1.4 billion (USD 5 million) lobbying contract they made with their favourite think-tank Századvég and former Republican congress representative Connie Mack, as the latter has failed to ac…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 11:46am -
  • Fidesz and gender inequality – Hungarian Spectrum
    Here are some of the women-related issues on which Fidesz members voted “nay” or abstained: (1) supporting girls’ education in the EU, (2) the implementation of the principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment of men and women in matters…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 6:51am -
  • LMP initiates referendum on gov’t’s Paks 3 plan
    The green LMP said it has submitted referendum bids in connection with the planned addition of further new blocks to Hungary’s sole nuclear power plant in Paks. Last week, János Süli, minister without portfolio in charge of the upgrade of the Pak…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 6:32am -
  • Gov’t official: EU wants to centralize talks on free trade deals
    European Union member states can expect intense debates throughout the remainder of the talks on free trade agreements, as the bloc intends to “centralise negotiations on and ratification of the agreements”, a government official said after an in…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 6:26am -
  • CEU calls on gov’t to sign the New York-Hungary agreement without delay to end uncertainty
    The government’s amendment proposal to extend by one year the deadline for “foreign universities to comply with new regulations” prolongs the state of uncertainty over the university’s future, the Central European University said. Hungarian l…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 6:09am -

The Budapest Times

  • newUrban sophistication, business acumen

    Urban sophistication, business acumen

    Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul, located in the heart of the city’s contemporary business and chic shopping district, has been voted “Europe’s Leading Business Hotel” at a Gala Ceremony of the World Travel Awards 2017 in St. Petersburg, Russia, in…
    - 21 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 8:49am -
  • new106th National Day of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

    106th National Day of the Republic of China (Taiwan)


    - 21 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 8:30am -
  • newDisputed Taiwan stands tall

    Disputed Taiwan stands tall

    Representative Andrew Y. Chang of the Republic of China (Taiwan) hosted a reception in celebration of the 106th National Day of the republic at the InterContinental Budapest on October 9.
    - 21 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 8:25am -
  • The torture of illicit passion

    The torture of illicit passion

    This is the story of a man taking a journey into his mind to discover who he is and how he became that way. It is the story of a Japanese man, a homosexual Japanese man who puts on a public act – a metaphorical mask – to cover his true nature an…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 6:45am -
  • What to expect from the new European Capital of Culture: Valletta 2018

    What to expect from the new European Capital of Culture: Valletta 2018

    Valletta is preparing to enter the world stage for culture in 2018; read the city's plans here
    - 5 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 6:17am -
  • Spain on everyone’s lips

    Spain on everyone’s lips

    Catalonia and its situation as an Autonomous Region of Spain that is flirting with moves toward possible independence was the main topic of conversation among the hundreds of guests at a reception to celebrate the National Day of Spain and of the Spa…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 5:36am -
  • A bemused look at bloodshed

    A bemused look at bloodshed

    First published in Britain in 1948, the author's experiences as an ambulance driver during the Second World War eventually fell out of print. Now her adventures on no fewer than four battlefronts, serving in Libya, Syria, Palestine, Italy, France and…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 5:55am -
  • Initial impressions: v. good

    Initial impressions: v. good

    The marketing lady at our hotel has emailed us to say that when we arrive she would like to take us on a tour to show us the hotel’s USPs. Being a bit old these days and not great fans of newfangled acronyms, we haven’t the foggiest idea what a U…
    - 12 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 6:04am -
  • This charming man

    This charming man

    Manchester, summer 1968, finds little Johnny Maher, almost five years old, staring through the window of Emily’s corner shop – as he did whenever he and Mum passed – at the small wooden guitar among the mops, buckets and brooms. Finally Mum bo…
    - 14 days ago, 4 Oct 17, 9:55am -
  • “Alluring India 2017” fashion show

    “Alluring India 2017” fashion show

    India’s celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the country’s independence continued in Budapest with the “Alluring India 2017” fashion show at the Balna on September 21.The evening was presented by the Embassy of India in collaboration wit…
    - 21 days ago, 27 Sep 17, 3:34am -
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