Day of Defender of Ukraine honours fighters trying to restore peace

Russia's hybrid war exposed

Ukraine's Ambassador to Hungary Liubov Nepop and her Embassy in Budapest have marked the Day of Defender of Ukraine in the Hungarian capital for the first time. This day is a state holiday in Ukraine…

14 October 2019 - 08:10 AM

Marxists have gone but the menace remains at Memento Park

Socialist statues' last stand

The clouds have turned grey and the wind has become chilly – not normally a welcome change in the weather but today just perfect. For this is the open-air Memento Park, dumping ground for the obsolete…

14 October 2019 - 09:10 AM

Baking school L'École de Grande Pâtisserie

A touch of France

The scent of French baguette, the sight of colourful macarons and the smell of freshly baked croissants – whose mouth doesn't water? Nerella Chauvin-Némethy – affectionately called Neri by her…

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Corinthia Hotels quick to take advantage

E-visas for St. Petersburg

Nationals of 53 foreign states including Hungary may now be granted an e-visa to enter the Russian Federation through air, naval, automobile and pedestrian checkpoints in the territory of Saint…

14 October 2019 - 10:10 AM

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