Conference "Restoration of territorial integrity of Ukraine. Croatia's experience of peaceful reintegration" in Budapest on 15 April 2019

Ambassador confident Ukraine will overcome Russian hostility

Ukraine has no doubt that victory will prevail over the aggressor Russia and the country's territorial integrity will be restored, thus Ukraine is working on developing strategic approaches to…

16 April 2019 - 12:04 PM

Exhibition "A Dream in Morocco" by Kata Németh, at the Gallery of Young Artists

From the mind to the canvas

Morocco is often in Kata Németh's dreams, and when it is, next day she will take out her paints and a fresh canvas and set to work to capture the nocturnal imaginings. Now, an exhibition of her…

18 April 2019 - 08:04 AM

Baltazár Grill in District I

Gourmet burger and grilled delights on the Castle Hill

With its eclectic style somewhere between Old Town Chicago and grandma’s Hungarian provincial kitchen, the Baltazár Grill Restaurant has always been an exceptional gastronomic phenomenon at the Buda…

10 April 2019 - 08:04 AM

Venetian fortress town designed to withstand any attack

Star of Italy

For Hungarians, the easiest part of Italy to drive to is the north-eastern region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, one of the country's 20 administrative divisions. Friuli-Venezia Giulia is immediately…

27 March 2019 - 09:03 AM

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