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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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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…

The Brief History of the Week

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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…