Gulyás: 2022 election to hinge on achievement, communication

Fidesz 'stands on success'

Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister's Office, says the Fidesz-Christian Democrat (KDNP) party alliance's chances of retaining power in 2022 will hinge on the government's achievements and…

16 January 2020 - 07:01 a.m.

17-country tour reaches Arena in February

Slipknot tie up gig

In the wake of their return to the Number 1 position on the album charts of a dozen countries with their lauded sixth studio album, "We Are Not Your Kind", American band Slipknot have announced that…

17 January 2020 - 03:01 p.m.

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 a.m.

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…

10 December 2019 - 10:12 a.m.

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The capital with the eye of an expat

I have a peculiarly impulsive sense of smell that has led me to stopping random…

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Theme park of future offers fun adventures

Said by its promoters to be second to none in Europe, a 2000-square-metre VR…

'I felt that it was the beginning of the end'

30 years of friendly revolution – an interview with photographer Piroska Nagy

The Hungarian-American Piroska Nagy (born in 1962) started photographing at the…

Operation bear rescue

Animals driven 3000km from Spain in safety to Hungary

Five bears that could no longer be cared for at a nature park-cum-zoo in…

For a stronger, unified Europe

E.ON proud to be part of continent’s success story

I've been an avowed European for decades. Emotionally as well as rationally. I…

Vulnerable landscapes need protection from the perils of lighting up

Smoking gun in our forests

It's always a heart-sinker when yet another forest fire, or a celebrated…

Weightlifting doping denied

German broadcaster alleges systematic cheating

Hungarian anti-doping body MACS has rejected claims in a documentary by German…

MOL boss corrupt: court

Croatia court jails Hernádi in absentia over ex-PM bribe

A Zagreb court has found Zsolt Hernádi, chief executive of Hungarian oil and gas…

PM turns up the heat

Polluters should pay for climate protection: Orbán

The price of climate protection must be paid by those doing the destroying,…

The denouement has finally arrived

“Maigret and Monsieur Charles” by Georges Simenon (published by Penguin Books)

It is a clever and satisfying piece of symmetry – when Penguin Random House…

'Momentous, historical' year for Kazakhstan

Nation developing dynamically: Ambassador

Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Hungary Zhanibek Abdrashov noted at a reception to…

Australian company expanding to Vienna, Geneva

Period of strong growth ahead for TFE Hotels

Leading Australian hotel group TFE Hotels will debut its flagship Adina Hotels…

No foreigners here

The capital with the eye of an expat

Christmas came early for many people in Budapest this year with the election of…

Just the place to do time

Police Museum informs but takes no prisoners

The whisky robber, the Hungarian version of Bonnie and Clyde, and a deer as a…

Pedals to the metal

Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Bad Wolves

Five Finger Death Punch has announced their biggest European arena headlining…

Loss is a win anyway

Hungary, Uruguay inaugurate Puskás Arena

The new Puskás Arena stadium sold out all 65,000 seats on November 15 when it…

A boat for every occation

Seasonal offers, round trips on the Danube

If you want to see Budapest from the water, the internet offers a broad range of…

From A to Zacskó

It's in the bag: learning Hungarian made easier

Many expats manage to live at least in part in Hungary for many years and still…

Economy producing the goods

OECD more optimistic on Hungary's GDP growth forecasts

Hungary's third-quarter GDP grew by an annual 5 percent, the Central Statistical…

Teachers deliver ultimatum

'Nationwide stoppage' if government refuses demands

Teachers' trade union PSZ has held a demonstration in Budapest, with support…

Balkans addition 'priority'

V4 expects faster expansion of EU under Hungarian leader

The Visegrád Group (V4) expects the new European Commission to speed up European…

PM 'hopes' for tax cuts

Migration, economy are Europe's great mistakes: Orbán

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that protecting Hungarian economic…

The brief history of the month (December 2019)

The news that made headlines

Presenting in one concise package the month’s most important and fascinating…

Top of the tree

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest's festive offering

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest's current festive offering for Christmas and…

Thais celebrate three special occasions

New ambassador quick off the mark

Rarely can it have happened that a new ambassador presents his credentials to…

Revolution sparked 'profound renewal' of Romania

30 years since communism overthrown

Romania's Ambassador to Hungary Marius Gabriel Lazurca hosted a reception to…

Projects up to $25,000 supported

Small Grants Program open at US Embassy, Budapest

The Public Affairs Section of the United States Mission in Budapest has…

Historic landmark transforms into luxury hotel

Párisi Udvar Hotel officially opens

When Hungarian architecture firm Archikon was tasked with transforming a…

Magical month has arrived

Christmas and New Year at InterContinental Budapest

The really, really bad thing about Christmas is that basically it is only one…

An anonymous voice on the telephone ...

"Maigret and the Informer" by Georges Simenon (published by Penguin Books)

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One book leads to 200,000 others

Austrian National Library's amazing State Hall

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A hard act to follow

Déryné Bisztró has starring role in coffee house culture

Michelin stars aren't the be-all and end-all at every decent restaurant in town…

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