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February 2016

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László Nemes | Phil McCarten / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Hungarian movie wins Oscar

Feb 29, 2016

The Son of Saul, a recent winner at the Golden Globe Awards, a movie by Hungarian director László Nemes Jeles has been given the Academy Award in the foreign-language film category by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Zsolt Fekete (on the right) after winning the mayoral post in Salgótarján | Péter Komka / MTI

Opposition wins another midterm election

Feb 28, 2016

A candidate by the Hungarian Socialist Party (in opposition in parliament), supported by other leftist and liberal parties, won the race for the post of mayor in the town of Salgótarján, north of Budapest, beating that of the nationally ruling Fidesz party.

Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán (on the right) at the venue of his 2016 annual speech | Szilárd Koszticsák / MTI

Hungarian PM speech focuses on migrant issue

Feb 28, 2016

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán dedicated most his traditional annual speech, delivered in front of his followers, to the issue of migrants, blaming EU leaders for not willing to act properly and stop the flow of people to the European continent.

Hungarian Royal Women's Painting School | Antal Weinwurm (1845–1925?)

Images between art and nature

Feb 27, 2016

The Hungarian University of Fine Arts opened a 19th century photo art exhibition in Budapest in order to introduce to the public the pictures of studio photographers whose work was largely ignored by photographic historians in the 20th century.

Market hall with supermarket in Budapest | Dávid Harangozó

New EU infringement procedure against Hungary

Feb 26, 2016

The European Commission has opened infringement proceedings against Hungary over the ban on loss-making in the retail sector, in the form of a Formal Notice, arguing that it may restrict the freedom of establishment for businesses.

| Central Statistical Office

Faster population decline in Hungary

Feb 25, 2016

Hungary’s population decline accelerated in 2015 as the number of births rose less than in 2014 and the number of deaths increased after a decline in the previous year, according to a report this week by the Central Statistical Office.


Diplomacy&Trade ICT Club

Feb 24, 2016

Diplomacy&Trade held a special ICT Club event at the Baraka restaurant on Tuesday. CEO-s of leading international IT companies and representatives of the government attended the event which focused on the opportunities of the growing ICT sector in Hungary.

Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán annoubcing the anti-quota referendum | Szilárd Koszticsák / MTI

Hungarian gov't to hold anti-quota referendum

Feb 24, 2016

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has announced that his government decided to call a referendum to reject the European Union's mandatory quota system on the settlement of migrants in Hungary. Many say such a referendum is unconstitutional.

Press Conference held at Uránia National Film Theater | Péter Egyed

Incredible Dephts and Heights

Five days to go before the 88th annual Academy Awards and my interviewee, producer Gábor Sipos, along with the whole crew that is “traumatized in a very positive way,” have high hopes of seeing their film win the Academy Award.

Scandalous scene at the National election Committee in Budapest | Zsolt Szigetváry / MTI

Governing party accused of blocking referendum

Feb 23, 2016

Opposition parties in Hungary have accused the governing force Fidesz of hiring hooligan-looking people to prevent an opposition member of parliament from initiating a referendum on canceling a law that orders most supermarkets to be closed on Sundays.

| source: GKI

Consumer business confidence index slips

Feb 22, 2016

Compared to its very high January level, the seasonally adjusted GKI economic sentiment index decreased by a rate that has not been seen for a year. Expectations deteriorated in all sectors and among consumers, but they still reflect an optimistic mood.

Gizella Bodnár aka Repülõs ('Airplane') Gizi | source: Youtube

Airplane Gizi strikes once again

Feb 20, 2016

Hungary's infamous burglar, Gizella Bodnár, widely nóknown to the Hungarian public as 'Airplane Gizi' has been caught again. the 89-year-old woman, who has had a criminal record since 1953, was spotted this time stealing from a family home SW of Budapest.

Teachers in checkered shirt in Budapest's Derkovits elementary school | source: facebook

Checkered shirt protest in Hungary

Feb 19, 2016

Teachers and pupils were wearing checkered shirts in schools all around Hungary, protesting against a recent slur at teachers by a former Hungarian government offical. In solidarity, well-known Hungarian personalities joined the protest.

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