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Man on the move

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had a busy few days. While preparing for his state…

Weekend program for morning gourmets

Sleeping late and relaxing all day long: for many people the weekend is the only…

Year has passed but images remain

The 34th edition of the Hungarian Press Photo Competition is in the books and…

Fidesz ‘terrified’ of Sunday shopping vote

Socialist deputy group leader Zoltán Lukács attempted to submit a referendum…

Shoot first, ask questions later

Ridiculous. There is just no better word to describe what went down on Tuesday…

Experts in expatting

Life is full of contradictions. For every scientific study published arguing one…

A quarter of greatness is still great

“Das Rheingold”, “Die Walküre”, “Siegfried” and “Götterdämmerung” are the four…

Better health but side effects persist

The advisability (or otherwise) of taxing sugary foods is a hotly debated…

“The barrel will overflow at some point”

Ákos Hadházy, a former Fidesz politician now a member of Politics Can Be…

Temple of Levantine dining

One of Budapest’s landmarks, the twin buildings of the Klotild Palace, took a…

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Year has passed but images remain

The 34th edition of the Hungarian Press Photo Competition is in the books and…

Education battle heats up

Participants in a demonstration organised by the strike committee of teachers…

Sometimes you just have to laugh

With the all-important EU summit about migration coming up, a number of German…

When the borders beckon

One of the best things about living in Hungary is that it’s within easy access…

As mighty as the pyramids

Verdi’s majestic and epic opera is one of his finest and most frequently…

Orbán ready to defend Balkan borders

The European Union has so far failed in its management of the migration crisis…

Bureaucracy facing axe

Scaling back Hungary’s bureaucracy will improve competitiveness and boost…

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From frozen steppe to steaming tropics

In Budapest it’s not too hard to find a good restaurant. There are new, modern…

Raining cats and … greyhounds

The 34th edition of the Hungarian Press Photo Competition is in the books and…

Spanners in the works

The Hungarian media has been haunted by the same issue for weeks: the fear that…

Political correctness be damned

It’s been nearly a year since migrants and refugees started to make their way…

Orbán gives himself ‘A’ for effort

Hungary cannot afford to restore the pre-2010 education system and the…

Tragedy times two

As a contrast to the dark February gloom outside, the Opera House and the Erkel…

Quo vadis Europa? Merkel or Orbán’s vision?

The migrant crisis has provoked several questions about how to prioritise the…

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Ostrich, crocodile and other jaw droppers

In Budapest it’s not too hard to find a good restaurant. There are new, modern…

Sporting chance for weekend injuries

Sprains, strains, twisted ankles, pulled groins or worse. After a sedentary work…

From Casablanca to Kecskemét

Somehow the outside comes inside with you upon entering the hotel’s revolving…

Fidesz to tackle court rulings

Governing Fidesz is initiating a debate in Parliament’s justice committee of two…

If the law is an ass, change it

Judges are going mental because Fidesz initiated a debate in Parliament’s…

Marry me!

I have a Hungarian friend who’s a genius in the kitchen. He’s a natural. He…

High art a tornado of sheer drama

There may have been some cast changes since the last performance of Gounod’s…

From victor to Viktor

Widely seen as a beacon of stability, democracy and economic growth in…

Kiss of life for families, builders?

Hungarian society is experiencing a state of mass psychosis these days and…

A grand café for everyone

Grand cafés used to be very fashionable in Budapest in the 19th century, however…

Seeing is believing, even when so small

Szentendre’s Mikró Csodák/Microscopic Museum is a wondrous place: as one may…

Religion, refugees to fore

Eduard Habsburg has officially been the Hungarian Ambassador to the Vatican…

Stop taking us for a ride

Paris police fired tear gas and taxi drivers lit bonfires on a major highway on…

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A surgery-free facelift

I’ve decided to age gracefully rather than resort to cosmetic help. Truth be…

Tragedy’s long and mad reign

Dark and wonderful, the Hungarian production of contemporary composer Aribert…

Warm but in peril

Danger can come from any direction, suddenly and unexpectedly. How many parents…

From flight to fame

Professor Gábor Rácz is a Hungarian-born American anaesthesiologist, a Professor…

Taxi Uber protest ends on government promises

After days of blockading one of the capital’s busiest intersections and…

Australia stops boats but not criticism

Hungary has been in international headlines for months over the government’s…

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