On track to be first G7 country to legislate for net zero emissions

UK PM: Our contribution to climate change will end by 2050

12 June 2019 - 03:06 PM

Exhibition of surrealism from Dalí to Magritte

Mind bending and eyeball slicing

Works by the foremost artists of the surrealist movement comprise the exhibition "The Surrealist Movement from Dalí to Magritte. Crisis and Rebirth in 1929" in the Hungarian National Gallery from June…

24 June 2019 - 08:06 AM

Episode Restaurant, Danubius Hotel Helia, District XIII

A new chapter begins

Restaurants can rarely be seen newer, brighter, airier and more stylish and colourful than Episode Restaurant in District XIII's Danubius Hotel Helia. And that's just on the inside: outside, the…

19 June 2019 - 09:06 AM

Hungary's leading hotel for fifth time in 11 years

Kempinski ignites awards

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest has been voted Hungary's Leading Hotel by World Travel Awards for the fifth time, with the hotel's Royal Suite Corvinus winning the category Hungary's Leading Hotel…

20 June 2019 - 08:06 AM

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