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A year in the spotlight

The European Capital of Culture 2019 is up and running at Plovdiv in Bulgaria…

On the up and up from Down Under

It shouldn’t take long before guests at Budapest’s Adina Apartment Hotel begin…

Green cuisine, red tractor

Organic is in – and not only on the shelves of grocery markets. More and more…

Five places where smooth temptation awaits

Christmastime is just over, and while different people prefer very different…

New year, new local

The lads have bought a bar. A neighbourhood joint in District IX. I was…

The 'best Abba since Abba'

The Show: A Tribute to Abba has two elements to make it one of the leading…

From luxury to decay – a landmark’s fall

Citizens stood to watch as the Corvin department store’s aluminium cover was…

How Austria-Hungary contributed to the dream factory

"It’s not enough to be Hungarian, you need to be talented too." This quote…

New terminal among plans

Double-digit passenger traffic growth in 2018 saw some 14.9 million passengers…

City 'destruction would end'

The opposition Socialists' candidate for Budapest mayor Csaba Horváth has…

Sargentini blasts Fidesz 'danger'

Dutch Green MEP Judith Sargentini, author of a report critical of the state of…

Demonstrators make demands

Opposition MPs attended a demonstration outside Parliament and the public media…

End migration once and for all: PM

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said Hungary's goal is to have "anti-immigration…

The brief history of the month (2019. January)

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

31 million Indians represent their country abroad

Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of India, was famously photographed using a charkha,…

Immerse yourself in one of the biggest religious gatherings ever

Kumbh Mela, also called Kumbha Mela, is a religious festival that is celebrated…

Deadly, perhaps, but 1960s Paris is still a good place to be

There’s a comforting familiarity in settling down to the latest “Maigret”. Not…

Brexit and beyond

British Ambassador to Hungary Iain Lindsay and a senior official of the…

The gift of art

Nothing makes me feel more “of” a place than running into someone I know on the…

Gourmet canteen in the sausage factory

The salamis and sausage specialties manufactured by House Pick are known and…

Tapas from the Near-East

Similarly as the French cuisine in Europe, the Lebanese cuisine is the gourmet…

Empowering the world’s indigenous people

The annual Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival held in…

From uncool to hot

English singer-songwriter Tom Odell released his debut extended play “Songs From…

Mystery in the graveyard

It was by remarkable chance that friend and TV journalist Michael Dankanych, an…

Yesteryear spirit in leafy Zugló

Although passably central, as shown by the yellow number 1 metro line end-stop…

New setting for old masters

It’s taken three years, but finally Budapest’s Museum of Fine Arts has just…

'Everyone needs their own time and their own story'

Nóra Soós and Márton Győri have known and loved each other for about 20 years.…

Figyelő firmly rejects accusations of anti-Semitism

The Figyelő editorial staff has faced numerous unfounded attacks since we drew…

Sweep away tired MEPs: PM

New blood is needed in the European Parliament, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has…

'Dark day' for Europe, Hungary

Budapest's Central European University (CEU) will launch all US-accredited…

The brief history of the month (2018. December)

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

Russia “plotting chemical attack” in Donbas

A group of Russian specialists in the field of chemical warfare agents and toxic…

Government to call new tender for Budapest-Belgrade railway upgrade

Hungary's government has decided to launch a new public procurement procedure…

Exhibition dedicated to Hungarian explorers of Silk Road welcomes visitors until early January

An exhibition guiding the visitor through explorations in central Asia and the…

Hungary to further develop economic relations with Shaanxi province

Hungary is open to developing bilateral trade and investment ties with Shaanxi…

China allocated 700 million yuan over 8 years to help other countries cope with climate change

The Chinese government has spent a total of 700 million yuan (nearly $102…

Asian economy gains ADB outlook

Backed by robust domestic demand, developing Asia continues to weather external…

Why is China laying importance on cash payment as e-payment develops?

Mobile payment in China is developing rapidly and becoming a mainstream payment…

China to raise over half of impoverished counties out of poverty by year’s end

More than 700 million Chinese farmers have been lifted out of dire poverty over…

Culture, history ‘Together’ at Plovdiv in 2019

It was 2007 when Bulgaria joined the European Union, and so now a 12-year wait…

On course for learning in India

The Embassy of India in Hungary has held its annual celebration of the Indian…

Independence of 1878 celebrated

Qatar’s Ambassador to Hungary, Mohamad Bin Hamad Mubarak Al-Khalifa, has hosted…

‘Friend’ Hungary needs occasional reminder: ambassador

United States Ambassador to Hungary David B. Cornstein has said that under his…

New Emperor, new era for Japan

Japan’s Ambassador to Hungary, Sato Kuni, told guests at the Emperor’s Birthday…

Latest expansion taking Australian group into Munich

Australian company TFE Hotels will add to its European portfolio of 11…

It's no longer “change at the Ukrainian border”, it's now “change at Mukachevo”

Despite recent and precarious Hungarian-Ukrainian relations, I sensed both a new…

Triple celebration for Thais

The Hungarian Embassy of the Kingdom of Thailand celebrated three special…

Ballet and brunch

This year’s InterContinental® Christmas and Advent offering continues the…