'Nationwide stoppage' if government refuses demands

Teachers deliver ultimatum

Teachers' trade union PSZ has held a demonstration in Budapest, with support from other teachers' unions, demanding higher wages and a reduction of the burden of work. Participants gathered outside…

10 December 2019 - 10:12 AM

Police Museum informs but takes no prisoners

Just the place to do time

The whisky robber, the Hungarian version of Bonnie and Clyde, and a deer as a seri-al killer – these unusual criminal cases have made history in Hungary. The Police Museum Budapest has displays on…

10 December 2019 - 12:12 PM

Christmas and New Year at InterContinental Budapest

Magical month has arrived

The really, really bad thing about Christmas is that basically it is only one day out of 365 and you have to wait a whole 12 months for it to come around again. It was in 1936 that an animated short…

02 December 2019 - 08:12 AM

Dunaújváros: a step into a former Socialist idyll

Bucharest in miniature

After achieving a move to Budapest, surpassing the main tourist trails and transient ex-pat scene, my next phase took me to marriage, kids, The Budapest Times, the Zugló community and lesser-known…

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