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June 2014

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Some refreshment in Budapest's City Park to withstand the heat | Bea Kallos / MTI

Budapest heat record broken

D&T
Jun 10, 2014

The daily heat record for June 10 in Budapest was broken by more than two degrees Celsius this Tuesday as 36.3 degrees were measured in the northern part of the capital. According to the weather forecast, the heat is to decelerate on Thursday, the earliest.

The new Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affiars and Trade

New Hungarian Foreign Minister takes office

D&T
Jun 9, 2014

With the formation of the new Orbán government, the new foreign minister, Tibor Navracsics took over his new portfolio from the outgoing minister, János Martonyi. The name of the ministry also changes: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Protest at the editorial offices of the [origo] portal in Budapest | Zsolt Szigetváry / MTI

News portal editors quit in protest

D&T
Jun 6, 2014

The entire staff of Origo News have decided to leave the news portal after their editor-in-chief was abruptly fired, reportedly on political pressure, i.e. for their stories opposing and criticising Viktor Orbán and his cabinet too much.

E-gate at Budapest Airport | Zoltán Máthé / MTI

Hungary first in EU to deploy biometric ID

D&T
Jun 5, 2014

A biometric ID system has started operating at border control in Budapest's Liszt Ferenc International Airport. Zoltán Török, head of the Airport Police Directorate, said that the system operated on the departure side in order to ensure fast border control.

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Foreign saviours in Hungary in 1944

D&T
Jun 3, 2014

As Hungary is commemorating the Holocaust, the embassies of seven countries have initiated a program to remember the victims of the Holocaust and to honour courageous persons who opposed it and saved the life of Jewish families and individuals.

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