“Love in Budapest” by Robert Babirad (published by TouchPointPress)

Exposure to rich history of Hungary results in first novel

Robert Babirad was inspired to write his debut novel, “Love in Budapest”, after his experiences during his first visit to Hungary to visit family and friends last summer, spending time in the capital and Lenti, in Zala county. It was the first time that his father, who is from Mosonmagyaróvár, by the Austrian border, had been back to Hungary since the communist era in the late 1970s.

Hungarians must not be made to pay price of war, minister says

Szijjarto: NATO stance coincides with Hungary’s national interests

The position adopted by NATO on the war in Ukraine continues to coincide with Hungary's national interests, namely that everything must be done to ensure that the conflict does not spread beyond Ukraine's borders, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in Berlin on Sunday.

Welsh town unveils plaque for poet János Arany

A memorial plaque in honour of Hungarian poet János Arany was unveiled in the small Welsh town of Montgomery on May 14, the site of the castle where 500 Welsh bards were slaughtered by Edward I of England in 1277 and about which Arany ...

Pál Dávid art exhibition at Hotel Benczúr until June 3

Portraits from the living room to the gallery

Artist Pál Dávid told guests at the opening of his exhibition in Hotel Benczúr on May 12 that he is particularly happy when painting portraits. Painting means a lot to him and he mostly creates at home in the living room. A couple of ...

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Weekly Fortepan – The untold success story of the cyclists in the countryside

A little Amsterdam on the Great Hungarian Plain

In the minds of most Hungarians, bicycle riding is associated with the Netherlands or Denmark. In fact, it has a long tradition in Hungary, too, and – thanks to the cyclists of the countryside – Hungary is one of the top bicycle-riding countries in ...

LMP calls for Budapest congestion charge

The green LMP party wants the rapid implementation of strong measures to reduce car traffic in Budapest, and advocates the introduction of a congestion charge as well as a car-free embankment on the Pest side of the city, a party lawmaker said on Friday.

EC spokesman says oil embargo still on the table

Szazadveg: Brussels oil embargo plan unpopular among public

Three-quarters of respondents would not support Hungary shutting off crude oil and natural gas deliveries from Russia under pressure from the US and the EU, while 21 percent would not oppose the measure, according to a fresh survey by the Szazadveg Foundation.

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President Ader calls on lawmakers to represent national interests

Lawmakers take oaths in new parliament

Hungary's lawmakers took their oaths on Monday at the start of the new parliamentary cycle. The ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance has 135 seats in parliament, the Democratic Coalition has 15 seats, while Jobbik, Momentum and the Socialists have 10 each. The radical Mi Hazank ...

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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.

PM says he is convinced Trump will win

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, ...