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It’s love, not hate

I wanted Scotland to be an independent nation. But the majority of Scottish…

Jumped or pushed?

Hungary's ruling Fidesz has unilaterally suspended exercising its rights as a…

Orbán's commandments

In a speech to launch the campaign of the European Parliament election, Prime…

When black lives mattered, for money

The trans-Atlantic slave trade, in which captured black Africans were forcibly…

The brief history of the month (April 2019.)

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

Chernobyl Diaries

Of all the questions expats ask of each other, what do you do is probably right…

Making a monkey out of white supremacists

As an undercover policeman with an afro and hippie-type street clothes, one of…

Utopian aesthetic of pure colours and simple geometric forms

This new exhibition marks a double commemoration: the centenary of the founding…

Business practices 'hard to swallow'

Visitors to Amsterdam can take in the charming canals, the Anne Frank House, Dam…

Star of Italy

For Hungarians, the easiest part of Italy to drive to is the north-eastern…

Tunisia building a 'modern social model'

"Long live free and independent Tunisia!" – with these emblematic words,…

Not a lot happens – but read on anyway

Almost all the action in this 1966 novel happens in the first chapter: Detective…

Russia 'capitalising on weak Western response to aggression'

The Embassies of Ukraine and Georgia in Hungary joined forces on 20 March 2019…

European Capital of Culture 2019 continues in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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The greening of Budapest

St Patrick’s Day this year falls on a Sunday, which is perfect for the the…

Dine just like at home, only much better

The cosiness of your living room and the ambiance of an evening spent with…

'Hungarian cuisine should please the Hungarians most of all'

Enrico Crippa knows what fine dining is all about. The chef from Alba in Italy…

Stand and deliver

Hot on the heels of the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Budapest also rolled out…

Landing soonish at Brussels, Bucharest

Polish airline LOT continues to develop its services in Hungary. From September…

Half a century at the top

Tom Jones’ 50-year career has remarkably gone from strength to strength. Along…

Rock in peace

In January 2018 Slayer announced their final world tour. It began in North…

The city’s largest canvases

Street Art is practised in all kinds of dimensions in Budapest, from small…

Expansion 'will continue'

Finance Minister Mihály Varga has said Fitch Ratings' upgrade of Hungary can be…

Trouble in the family

Fidesz prioritises protecting European Christian values and stopping migration…

No need for words

Silent film holds a vital, if sometimes unappreciated, place in the history of…

'Live like a local' in Vienna, Linz

A group of Viennese architects hatched a plan in 2011 for a different kind of…

Green light for St. Patrick’s Day

There were no borders in sight – hard or otherwise – when friends from several…

World 'full of new challenges to NATO'

United States Ambassador to Hungary David B. Cornstein has commemorated the 20th…

Over, under, through: anything to get away

On The Budapest Times bookshelves is "They Got Back", with the tagline…

Prolific author in fine form

"75 novels are scarcely enough," bemoans Britain’s Telegraph newspaper in…

The brief history of the month (March 2019.)

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

Fighting to save his career

As we near the end of Penguin’s six-year reissue of the 75 "Maigret" books –…

Ukraine seeking return of territorial integrity

Ambassador of Ukraine to Hungary Liubov Nepop reminded attendees at a conference…

'Brexit' just nine days later

British Ambassador to Hungary Iain Lindsay and Minister of State for EU Policies…

Centuries-old history 'should continue to unite' two nations

An exhibition of the archive photos of the documents of the Extraordinary…

Mixing it with the best

Blue Fox The Bar at Budapest’s Kempinski Hotel Corvinus has been named 19th Best…

'Our compliments to Grandma'

In Fortuna utca in the Castle District are two restaurants directly opposite…

The man who would not be held

Subtitled "A compelling story of courage and endurance in the Second World War",…

Some cases take longer than others

Budapest is often called the "Paris of the east", a tag that is supposed to…

'Wonderful achievements' of forefathers

A film being beamed on the wall is showing a grand and affluent modern city of…

Celebrating with a message and music

February 16, 2019 marked the 101st anniversary of the foundation of the…

Capital reading

Döblin’s novel of 1929 comes in a new edition in February 2019, having been…

Flashmob tribute to protestors killed in Kyiv

A flashmob took place in Budapest of February 20, 2019 to honour the Day of the…

Master instructor shows art of flower arranging

Japan and Hungary are celebrating 150 years of bilateral relations in 2019, and…

Catch Budapest

I couldn't tell you the number of times I've made a determined effort to learn…

Number one with Bullet

After initially forming as Jeff Killed John in 1998 and eventually securing a…

Discovery for some, revelation for others

As part of its season dedicated to Puccini’s Italy, the Hungarian State Opera…