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Imre Kertész in 2005 | Máté Nándorfi / MTI

Hungarian Nobel laureate Imre Kertész passes away

D&T
Mar 31, 2016

The winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in literature, Hungarian novelist Imre Kertész has died at the age of 86. The novel Fatelessness he received the Nobel Prize for is said to be one of the most unsettling and credible works of art about the Holocaust.

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Teacher strike: civil disobedience

D&T
Mar 30, 2016

According to the organizers, at least 300 schools and over 7,000 people all around Hungary took part in a one-hour demonstration this Wednesday morning to demand for changes to the way public schools are run in this country by the government.

The new British Ambassador Iain Lindsay in the Sándor Palace in Budapest | Dávid Harangozó

New British ambassador in Budapest

D&T
Mar 30, 2016

The new Bristish Ambassador Iain Lindsay OBE presented his Letters of Credence to Hungarian President János Áder, accrediting him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom to Hungary this Wednesday in Budapest.

| 123RF.com

CEE more favored as a logistics location

D&T
Mar 29, 2016

The Central and Eastern European region has achieved a significant improvement in its desirability as a logistics location. 8 sites from the region have successfully made it to the top 20 list of most popular European locations - a 100% increase since 2013.

Food distribution to the needy in downtown Budapest | source: krishna.hu

Easter food distribution for the poor

D&T
Mar 28, 2016

Members of the Hare Krishna movement distributed cooked food and food packages in downtown Budapest this Easter Monday to thousands of poor families: the needy had access to 1,600 portions of meals and tons of non-perishable food.

Easter traditions presented in the Sóstó Museum Village in Nyíregyháza | Attila Balázs / MTI

Easter traditions presented

D&T
Mar 28, 2016

The traditional Hungarian Easter ceremony of men sprinkling women with water was one of the elements presented to visitors in the Sóstó Museum Village in the outskirts of the noertheastern Hungarian city of Nyíregyháza on Easter Monday.

Hungary's Balázs Dzsudzsák scores the qualizer against Croatia in Budapest | Szilárd Koszticsák / MTI

Hungary ties preparation match with Croatia

D&T
Mar 26, 2016

Hungary drew one-all with Croatia in a friendly soccer game in Budapest this Saturday. Mario Mandzukic took the lead for Croatia in the first half while the equalizer came in the second half through a free kick by Balázs Dzsudzsák.

Afternoon class in a Budapest school | Sándor Laczkó

International worries over Hungarian education system

D&T
Mar 25, 2016

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has written to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, calling on him to open a dialogue with the country’s trade unions as public outrage grows over changes to the education system.

Measuring the size of the VNIR radiator for the Sentinel-2 satellite at Hungary's ADMATIS Ltd. | János Vajda / MTI

Hungarian parts for Earth monitoring satellite

D&T
Mar 24, 2016

Hungary's ADMATIS Ltd. has designed and procured mechanical and thermal equipments for a high resolution Multi-Spectral Imaging Instrument, such as brackets for electronics (with radiators), thermal shields and baffles for the satellite Sentinel 2.

Manufacturing at the Mercedes plant in Kecskemét | gyar.mercedes-benz.hu

Mercedes expands plant in Kecskemét

D&T
Mar 23, 2016

German carmaker Daimler will invest a further EUR 250 million at its Mercedes manufacturing base in Kecskemét, east-central Hungary by 2018. The company will invest in technology developments as well as expand its production capacity.

| World Economic Forum

Intel's Hungarian-born co-founder dies

D&T
Mar 22, 2016

Andy Grove, one of the key figures in Intel rising to become a large, worldwide-known international technology company, has died in Los Altos, California at the age of 79. He was born in Budapest on September 2, 1936 as András István Gróf.

Visualization of the Paks 2 project | source: paksihirnok.hu

Hungarian gov't to wait until EC probe on Paks 2

D&T
Mar 21, 2016

Until the conclusion of the probe the European Commission (EC) is currently conducting in the issue of possible distortions of competition, the Hungarian government will not draw from a EUR 10 billion loan facility provided by Russia.

Dr. Abdulrahman Abdulrab Mohamed | source: Youtube

Arabic doctor named the best in Hungary

D&T
Mar 20, 2016

Yemen-born Dr. Abdulrahman Abdulrab Mohamed has been voted as the doctor of the year in Hungary. He is a pediatrician and a specialsit neonatologist at the Department of Pediatrics of the Pándy Kálmán Hospital in Gyula, SE Hungary.

A sample from the wines to go under the hammer at the 4th Grand Tokaj auction | Sándor Laczkó

Grand Tokaj wine auction

D&T
Mar 19, 2016

27 types of wine from 19 producers in Hungary's historical wine production region Tokaj will go under the hammer at the 4th Grand Tokaj auction this April. All 27 are special items that cannot be purchased anywhere else currently.

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Tourism sector off to a good start this year

D&T
Mar 18, 2016

Following last year, when several tourism indicators hit new highs, this year also promises to be a record-breaking one in Hungary: dynamic growth experienced in the number of tourism nights by domestic guests and arrivals by foreign guests have also picked up.

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