All illegal migrants attempting to enter Hungary pose health and "biological" risks, Orbán says

PM urges people with symptoms to self-isolate

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán urged those displaying symptoms of Covid-19 to self-isolate. No form of defence against the virus can succeed without voluntary participation from the public, Orbán told public broadcaster Kossuth Radio, adding that it was primarily “a country’s level of intelligence, rather than measures enacted by the government” that determined the quality of […]

Authority cites content errors in tender documents

Chain Bridge renovation delayed again

Hungary’s Public Procurement Authority has rejected the tender documents of the renovation of Budapest’s landmark Chain Bridge, citing errors in their content, daily Magyar Nemzet said. The paper cited the municipal group of ruling Fidesz saying in a Facebook entry on Monday that after ...

Budapest spa operator projects revenue to drop by 60 percent or more this year

Baths under constant crisis management

Revenue of Budapest spa operator BGYH could drop by 60 percent to 8-9 billion forints (EUR 26m) this year even under an optimistic scenario that there will be no second wave of the coronavirus epidemic, the recently appointed CEO of BGYH told business daily ...

Information for UK nationals in Hungary

UK Government continues post-Brexit campaign

The UK Government’s Foreign Office has launched a vital information campaign targeting more than one million Brits across Europe with support and advice on steps to protect their rights after the “Brexit” transition period ends on 31 December 2020.

“Three Bedrooms in Manhattan” by Georges Simenon (published by Penguin Classics)

Between the sheets in ’American’ streets

Which Georges Simenon will turn up this time? Will it be “The greatest of all, the most genuine novelist we have had in literature” (André Gide)? “A truly wonderful writer … marvellously readable” (Muriel Spark)? “One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century” ...

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Dismissal of editor-in-chief leads to staff quitting en masse

Index affair triggers demonstration in Budapest

A demonstration was held in Budapest on Friday evening in protest against the dismissal of the editor-in-chief of news website index.hu, for media freedom.

Varga: growth will benefit public safety, education, health-care

Virus, economy budget priorities

The government has two key aims with next year's budget, to maintain the state of medical preparedness in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and to support economic growth as much as possible, Finance Minister Mihály Varga said after the budget was approved by ...

WOMEX to return to Budapest in 2020

Biggest event in global music

More than 2500 music professionals and performers are expected to attend WOMEX in Budapest between October 21 and 25, the first time the World Music Expo has been in the city since 2015.

Red alert travel restrictions as coronavirus flares up

Off-colour world, again

The government has introduced international travel restrictions aimed at preventing a new wave of coronavirus. Additional restrictive rules within the country were not announced, but border controls will be tightened and travellers from most affected “red” countries will be barred.

US ambassador thinks world powers are big admirers of Hungary

Secret’s out of the bag

Hungary is attracting "a great deal of attention" from global powers such as the United States, China and Russia, US Ambassador to Hungary David Cornstein has told billionaire John Catsimatidis on his "CATS Roundtable" New York radio show. According to Cornstein Hungary and the ...

Flights returning as propensity to travel on rise: survey

Wings of desire

A Budapest Airport survey in June established that 81% of the respondents plan to fly, with 67% intending to jet off from Budapest this year. The survey was the largest carried out by the airport, with the 17,000-plus respondents saying their three most important ...

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Dismissal of editor-in-chief leads to staff quitting en masse

Index affair triggers demonstration in Budapest

A demonstration was held in Budapest on Friday evening in protest against the dismissal of the editor-in-chief of news website index.hu, for media freedom.

The capital with the eye of an expat

Where there’s a need…

One of the silver linings in this whole COVID-19 phenomenon is that we’re all slightly more aware of the fortunes and misfortunes of others. Life as we know it came to a standstill and is now limping forward, trying to regain some semblance of ...

Red alert travel restrictions as coronavirus flares up

Off-colour world, again

The government has introduced international travel restrictions aimed at preventing a new wave of coronavirus. Additional restrictive rules within the country were not announced, but border controls will be tightened and travellers from most affected “red” countries will be barred.

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Explore new career prospects with Access MBA and Access Masters

Take an extra step in education

Top-ranked international business schools will participate in Access MBA and Masters Education events in Budapest, with Access MBA Budapest on November 30 and Access Masters on December 1.

Párisi Udvar Hotel officially opens

Historic landmark transforms into luxury hotel

When Hungarian architecture firm Archikon was tasked with transforming a monumental but faded Belle Epoque beauty in Budapest into a luxury hotel, the ornate landmark needed far more than a face-lift. Years of neglect and misguided mid-20th-century renovations had left the once glittering 100-year-old ...