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Change the person, not just their lot in life

Nobody really knows the merits of the Salvation Army in Hungary. What does their…

Hand in hand with Salvini

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo…

The brief history of the month (May 2019.)

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

Public art installation Think Freedom opens in Veszprém

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1989 regime change in Hungary, Veszprém…

A case of deadlier than the male

Occasionally, we follow Maigret out of Paris and into the countryside or onto…

Cooking, cleaning and fighting crime

Feminists, please look away, because Madame Maigret is a woman who knows her…

Simenon lets it all hang out

Georges Simenon is ready to write another novel. He's roughed out the first…

Foreign ministry delegation discusses Hungarian poultry, pork exports to Thailand

A delegation of the Hungarian foreign ministry discussed the export of Hungarian…

Soviet empire blown apart

Front-cover accolades on books veer into hyperbole and thus become devalued…

A new season in the saddle

Hungary was the first mainland European country where polo was introduced, in…

'Great strides' in South Africa but still a work in progress

This year South Africa is celebrating 25 years of freedom, for on April 27, 1994…

Community 'dedicated to democracy'

It was party heaven when Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands René van…

Scandal in Scandinavia

Swedish media shared in the widespread revulsion when multiple German women were…

From the mind to the canvas

Morocco is often in Kata Németh's dreams, and when it is, next day she will take…

Georgian library benefits scholars at ELTE

April is an important month in Georgia, the country's Ambassador to Hungary,…

Ambassador confident Ukraine will overcome Russian hostility

Ukraine has no doubt that victory will prevail over the aggressor Russia and the…

Out on the poetic boundaries

Possessed with the knowledge that the Hungarian poet you are about to read for…

Polo 'three sports in one'

Hungary's long, strong tradition of horsemanship has not yet fully embraced the…

Hungary's opening to Arab world a success: Kövér

Fourteen Arabic countries accredited in Hungary brought the sights, smells and…

Nature fights back from mankind’s failure

Would you let your curiosity overcome your caution and go to have a look at…

Irish take a businesslike approach

Ambassador of Ireland to Hungary Pat Kelly says trade betwen the two countries…

Gourmet burger and grilled delights on the Castle Hill

With its eclectic style somewhere between Old Town Chicago and grandma’s…

The revival of a traditional café

Fine porcelain, slim glasses and a sophisticated flair – Zsolnay Kávéház…

It’s snakes alive

Platinum-seller Whitesnake, the successful rock band founded by Deep Purple…

Knopfler circus hits the road

Mark Knopfler, both a critically and commercially successful artist, is starting…

Branded fashion for rent

Most ladies dream about wearing a dress by Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Michael…

Babies and good luck, by air mail

When storks rearrive on the scene, it's a sure sign spring is here. These…

Iggy Pop owes me 20 dollars

I lent Iggy Pop 20 Australian dollars in 1983 and the punk never paid it back.…

Immersed in India

For the first time in the history of the ancient Kumbh Mela pilgrimage…

Four new Corinthia hotels

The Corinthia Hotels Group, whose luxurious Budapest hotel is among the…

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…