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Economy still can’t make the grade

Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services last Friday affirmed its ‘BB+/B’ long- and…

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Don’t run to seed

Bad weather is no longer an excuse to avoid putting on your running shoes again…

Vim and vigour in Héviz

Complain about modern-day stress to your Hungarian friends and the retort may…

Cakes in a superhero costume

When we hear the word comics, most of us think of superheroes, speech bubbles or…

Where has God gone?

Had I been born into a Protestant family, I might have grown up to be a vicar.…

A more diabolical devilry

Here we have two operas that essentially deal with a similar theme of selling…

Georgians set for Schengen waiver

Hungary’s 250 temporary or permanent Georgian residents are welcoming the news…

Smart work at national bank

The Hungarian central bank played a master stroke in March, lowering inflation…

Áder puts up a brick wall

President János Áder has sent back to Parliament for review a law aimed at…

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Seven steps to near heaven

Fusing the flavours of the Far East with those of Europe, Baraka was born in…

Every season is open season for keeping fit

Can you believe it … summer is just around the corner? While you may want to…

Migrants to be taken voluntarily

Hungary’s diplomatic efforts were successful in achieving the country’s goals…

Fearing fear

I went to bed one night this week, planning a round-the-world trip to celebrate…

Tragedy to take breath away

Just when you think tragedy has reached the ultimate depths, along comes…

Second city has its own glory

Kosice sits at the foot of light hilly terrain to the north and with fine…

From melting pot to monoculturalism

The Visegrád countries have a difficult standing in Europe today. At a time when…

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Old charm in a new and elegant dress

For a quarter of a century Arany Kaviár has been one of the city’s top addresses…

Door slammed in EU’s face

Hungary will not allow others to dictate “who we must admit into our houses and…

Gyurcsány trumps Trump any day

If someone were to ask who they would want to win the US presidential election…

All afloat

Even with the might of Google at my fingertips, I can’t find anything definitive…

Emotion upon emotion

Masagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” is a classic tale of Sicilian love, betrayal…

Anti-migrant campaigns bend public minds

The signs of the arrival of a new wave of migrants to Europe can already be…

Cyprus economy turning the page

Overcoming an unprecedented financial crisis, European Union and eurozone member…

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Making an exhibition of itself

“All love is egoism gone wild,” Sándor Márai writes in one of his novels. If you…

Moody’s maintains Hungary’s junk rating

International ratings agency Moody’s has declined to update Hungary’s sovereign…

Balkan bulwark against people smugglers

The leaders of the European Union have “finally come round” to the point of view…

Easier on the digestion

The 2016 Michelin Guide – the oldest European hotel and restaurant reference…

Kazakhstan taking 100 steps toward a new nation

Kazakhstan is embarking on some of the most ambitious reforms in its independent…

Georgia overcomes gas supply problem

The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Micheil Janelidze, has affirmed…

Cyprus economy turning the page

Overcoming an unprecedented financial crisis, European Union and eurozone member…

The wearing of the green

The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad, for all their wars are…

Right note for Easter

The Easter weekend brings timely performances to the Opera House with Bach’s “St…

Refugees are heaven sent for government

The signs of the arrival of a new wave of migrants to Europe can already be…

Oscar for “Son of Saul” after almost missing shortlist

Hungarian director László Nemes’ Holocaust drama “Son of Saul” won the Academy…

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Coffee is the star for owner who bucks trends

Hungary can’t compete with the level of coffee culture in Colombia, which is one…

Public interest means nothing to Godfather Orbán

Don’t give Fidesz-KDNP a two-thirds majority, begged the Socialist Party’s…

Another year, another step forward: PM

The era of building a civic Hungary based on national-Christian values has…

Bringing cinema out of the dark

“Son of Saul”, the directorial debut of Hungarian filmmaker László Nemes, won…

What I miss most…

Ireland, Hungary and the USA are three countries where I feel local, places I’ve…

Power in the darkness

“Il Trovatore” is the Sicily of Verdi’s operas; the shadows are darker but the…

Whole world saw ‘his’ green eyes

Not only did he take one of the most powerful images of recent times, “Afghan…

“I maintain the basic values of Europe”

The government has decided to call a referendum on the European Union’s proposed…

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