President praises Hungarians for showing spirit in pandemic

A time for thanks: Áder

President János Áder has used his Easter television broadcast to thank Hungarians, especially "doctors, nurses, ambulance and health-care staff", for work undertaken in "trying times".

20 April 2020 - 07:04 a.m.

First a war and now 'invisible enemy' strike Vienna

Third Man museum fights back against virus

Black marketeer Harry Lime faked his death in post-World War Two Vienna in a bid to shake off the occupying armies hunting him for selling lethal watered-down penicillin. This was the central story in…

19 May 2020 - 06:05 a.m.

Interview with Zoltán Herczeg

"Today it is the virtue that really matters. The world of arrogant, eccentric chefs is a thing of the past."

We talked to Zoltán Herczeg, publisher of the Dining Guide, about the Sustainability Award and the "green" approach in Hungarian restaurants.

20 April 2020 - 09:04 a.m.

Odessa, sister city of Szeged

Pearl with a cosmopolitan soul

Odessa is the top tourist destination of the Black Sea and the maritime capital of Ukraine. Thanks to its network of seven ports, the city is an international logistic hub.

25 May 2020 - 11:05 a.m.

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