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Out of Seasand and the Air
I’m a firm believer in old souls and past lives. Some of us – not all of us, but some of us – have been around before. I’ve learned to pay attention to that feeling I get when I meet someone for the first time and recognise something familiar in them. An instant like or dislike. An affinity or a wariness. Something clicks. Or it doesn’t.
Fidesz MEP: Recent EP report ‘absurd attempt at blackmail, pressure’
The European Parliament resolution declaring Hungary unfit to hold the European Union's rotating presidency "is absurd", an MEP of ruling Fidesz told public radio on Sunday, saying it was "yet another attempt to blackmail and put pressure on Hungary".
Hungarian animation film wins Short Film Palme d’Or
Flora Anna Buda's animation film, "27", has won the Short Film Palme d'Or at the 76th International Film Festival at Cannes.
Novak attends pilgrimage in Sumuleu Ciuc
President Katalin Novak on Saturday attended Pentecost mass in Sumuleu Ciuc (Csiksomlyo), in central Romania, and said it was "uplifting to experience when the nation is together."
Karacsony: Chain Bridge revamp to wrap up early
The reconstruction of Budapest's Chain Bridge will end some six weeks earlier than originally planned, in the summer rather than autumn, Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony said on Saturday.
LMP to ask construction minister about Lake Ferto investment
Green LMP will put questions to Construction and Transport Minister Janos Lazar about a hotel and leisure site construction project at Lake Ferto, a protected area in north-western Hungary, a board member of the party said on Saturday.
Historic adventure film Hadik shown in Washington, DC
Hadik, a Hungarian historic adventure film about 18th-century Hussar General Andras Hadik, was screened in the Kossuth House in Washington, DC, on Friday evening.
Szijjarto at Belgrade rally: Hungary, Serbia ‘historic friends’
A once historic enmity between Hungary and Serbia has turned into a historic friendship between the two countries, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said at a rally in Belgrade on Friday.
World Aquatics to relocate HQ to Budapest
World Aquatics (WA), the international federation for water sports, will relocate its headquarters from Lausanne to Budapest, pending approval by its congress, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Friday.
Okovacs to remain Hungarian State Opera general director
Incumbent Szilveszter Okovacs has won the tender to serve as director general of the Budapest Opera House for another five years, Culture and Innovation Minister Janos Csak told a press conference on Friday.
Jobless rate edges down to 3.9 percent in April
Hungary's jobless rate was 3.9 percent at the end of April, edging down from 4.0 percent in March, but rising from 3.5 percent twelve months earlier, data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) on Friday show.
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Tourism Agency: Hotels fully booked over May long weekend
Almost 200,000 guests spent 362,000 guest nights at commercial accommodations in Hungary during the May 1 long weekend, generating 7 billion forints (EUR 18.7m) in revenue, the Hungarian Tourism Agency (MTU) told MTI on Friday.
Defence Minister: ‘We must protect homeland with weapons and right national policy’
"We must protect the homeland with weapons and the right national policy," Defence Minister Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky told the CPAC Hungary conference on Friday.
Gulyas: Government to extend interest rate freeze
The government will submit the 2024 draft budget to parliament on May 30, with a vote scheduled for July 7 and it is extending a freeze on interest rates for small and medium-sized companies and will keep it in place until the base rate ...
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Fidesz MEP slams leftist opposition for thwarting proposal on Islamist terrorism
Leftist MEPs of the European Parliament, including those of Hungary's Democratic Coalition and Momentum parties, on Monday voted down a right-wing proposal to put issues around Islamist terrorism in Europe on the agenda, ruling Fidesz MEP Balazs Hidveghi told public media.
Egis favipiravir drug licenced for Covid-19 treatment
A new drug with the active ingredient favipiravir manufactured by Hungarian pharmaceutical company Egis has been licenced for treatment of Covid-19 by the National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition (OGYEI), the institute said on Saturday.
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Orbán: New EU migration pact could force Hungary to welcome migrants
Hungary does not support the new migration and refugee package presented by the European Commission on Wednesday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told Reuters newswire on Friday. Under the package, Hungary's commitment to send people back from the southern EU states like Italy or Greece, ...