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November 2015

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A 'National Tobacco Shop' in Hungary |

Hungarian tobacco retail business investigated

Nov 30, 2015

An investigation of Hungary’s central tobacco distributing company by the European Commission takes more time than it was originally expected, but it is not by chance the EU executive is taking its time to look into the matter, quotes a local paper.

Participants of the Climate March Budapest demonstration throw leaves into the Danube from Szabadság Bridge | Zoltán Balogh / MTI

Climate March in Budapest

Nov 29, 2015

Thousands of people have gathered in the Hungarian capital this Sunday for the demonstration 'Climate March Budapest' ahead of the United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change held in Paris between November 30 and December 11.

Destination: Germany |

More and more Hungarians move to work abroad

Nov 27, 2015

The number of Hungarians with official working permits in Germany and Britain has increased over the past two years, the daily Magyar Nemzet is quoted by the Hungarian news agency MTI, citing data from the statistical offices of Germany and the UK.

The Sándor Palace in the Buda Castle in Budapest |

Diplomatic spouses visit Presidential palace

Nov 26, 2015

At the invitation of Anita Herczegh, the wife of Hungarian President János Áder, the spouses of diplomats stationed in Hungary visited this week the Sándor Palace, the official residence of the President of Hungary and the seat of the Office of the President.

The City Park Ice Rink opens new season in Budapest | Balázs Mohai / MTI

Skating season starts in Budapest

Nov 25, 2015

The City Park Ice Rink, the largest public ice rink in Europe opened its gates for the new winter season in Budapest this Wednesday. Originally opened in 1870, and reopened after renovation in December 2011, the rink offers 12 thousand square metres of ice surface.

Snow at Hungary's highest peak

First snow of the season in Hungary

Nov 23, 2015

This past week-end saw the first snow of the season on higher-lying areas of Hungary as temperatures dropping following an unseasonable mild weather lasting for the past few weeks. However, the 5-10-centimeter snow is not suitable for skiing.

Christmas tree set up in Debrecen's Kossuth square | Zsolt Czeglédi / MTI

Debrecen gets early Christmas tree

Nov 20, 2015

It can never be too early. The eastern Hungarian city of Debrecen had its Christmas tree set up on Kossuth square this Friday. As the Hungarian news agency MTI reports, the 16-meter tall pine tree was offered to the city by a private individual.

The Paks atomic power station |

EU infringement procedure over Hungarian nuclear deal

Nov 19, 2015

The European Commission has opened infringement against Hungary for lack of compliance of the Paks nuclear power plant project with EU public procurement rules. says the move is not unexpected, as press reports have already heralded it.

Abu Izzadeen filmed in Britain |

Terrorism supporters detained in Hungary

Nov 18, 2015

Two British nationals convicted earlier for supporting terrorism, Abu Izzadeen (born as Trevor Brooks), and Simon Jonathan Keeler were detained by Hungarian police at Lõkösháza border crossing point on Sunday when discovered on a train heading for Romania.

Victims of the Quaestor brokerage scandal demonstrate in front of the Constitutional Court in Budapest | Attila Kovács / MTI

Brokerage compensation law unconstitutional

Nov 17, 2015

The Hungarian Constitutional Court on Tuesday annulled parts of a law that required commercial banks to pay billions of forints to bail out clients of failed brokerage Quaestor, the financial website quotes the country's state news agency.

Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán speaking in Hungarian Parliament | Szilárd Koszticsák / MTI

Parliamentary debate on national security

Nov 16, 2015

Speaking before Hungarian Parliament on Monday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was of the view that the European Union had been attacked, and Hungary was also in danger and that terrorists are deliberately exploiting mass migration to blend in among migrants.

Hungarian celebration after qualifying for the Euro 2016 tournament | Tibor Illyés / MTI

Hungary qualifies for Euro soccer tournament

Nov 15, 2015

The Hungarian national football side has qualified for the 2016 European championship of 32 teams in France by defeating Norway 2-1 at the Hungarian leg of the playoff against Norway this Sunday. The first leg in Norway was also won by Hungary (1-0).

Economic growth in Hungary since 2008 |

Hungarian economy grows - growth slowing

Nov 13, 2015

Hungary’s gross domestic product rose by 0.5% quarter on quarter in the July-September period of 2015, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) reported on Friday. According to figures adjusted for calendar effects, growth slowed to 2.3% year on year.

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