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The capital with the eye of an expat

Adding some Scottish to the mix

Mary Murphy

French philosopher Voltaire is reputed to have said "We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation". Presumably he was talking about the French. Some three centuries later, the British in Hungary are looking in that direction too, this time for id…

19. July 2019 12:07

Interview with Allen Weeks, Director General of ELI-DC in Szeged

"A world-class facility in your own backyard"

Vanessa Polednia

As the Director General of ELI-Delivery Consortium (ELI-DC), Allen Weeks has a lot on his plate. We spoke to him about interesting laser facts, the importance and scientific scope of the ELI-ALPS laser centre in Hungary, and why Szeged is the perfect loca…

13. May 2019 02:05

A letter of apology to my fellow European Union citizens

It’s love, not hate

I wanted Scotland to be an independent nation. But the majority of Scottish voters disagreed, and I respect the result of the 2014 referendum. I would have preferred to remain a citizen of the European Union. But the majority of British voters disagreed, …

08. April 2019 10:04

Brussel's 'faults' outlined again as European election approaches

Orbán's commandments

In a speech to launch the campaign of the European Parliament election, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán outlined his Fidesz party's programme aimed at stopping immigration. He said no country should be forced to take in migrants against its will and no person…

08. April 2019 10:04

A letter of apology to my fellow European Union citizens

We don’t hate you, we love you

Junaid Abbas Bhatti, The Baron of Ballencrieff

I wanted Scotland to be an independent nation. But the majority of Scottish voters disagreed, and I respect the result of the 2014 referendum. I would have preferred to remain a citizen of the European Union. But the majority of British voters disagreed, …

03. April 2019 01:04

Town Hall Meeting for British nationals In Hungary, March 20

'Brexit' just nine days later

British Ambassador to Hungary Iain Lindsay and Minister of State for EU Policies at the Prime Minister’s Office of Hungary Szabolcs Takács will attend a “Town Hall Meeting” at Budapest Marriott Hotel on March 20 to give British nationals an update on how …

08. March 2019 08:03

Orbán believes all Europe will rally to the call

End migration once and for all: PM

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said Hungary's goal is to have "anti-immigration forces" in the majority in every European Union institution. Hungary wants to see an anti-immigration majority first in the European Parliament, then the European Commission …

15. January 2019 10:01

'Town Hall Meeting' for UK nationals

Brexit and beyond

British Ambassador to Hungary Iain Lindsay and a senior official of the Hungarian Government will update UK nationals living and working in Budapest and elsewhere in the country on the agreement reached between the United Kingdom and the European Union on…

03. January 2019 08:01

A special year in one of the most beautiful spots in Eastern Europe

Culture, history ‘Together’ at Plovdiv in 2019

It was 2007 when Bulgaria joined the European Union, and so now a 12-year wait is over for one of its cities to become the country’s first European Capital of Culture. With 27/28 EU Member States (remember “Brexit”) and two countries being chosen each yea…

19. December 2018 09:12

Pro-immigration forces look upon European institutions as transport agencies: PM

MTI

The issues of the migrant bank card and the migrant visa demonstrate that, instead of defending the continent, pro-immigration forces look upon European institutions as “transport agencies” as in their view, this is in the continent’s best interests, Prim…

25. November 2018 11:11