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PM Viktor Orbán at the inauguration of the narrow-gauge railway to his village | Balázs Szecsõdi / PM press office

Felcsút: railroad and elimination

D&T
Apr 30, 2016

Felcsút, the village of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán experienced good news and bad news this Saturday. The PM opened a 5.6-km railway line between Felcsút and Alcsútdoboz, while the local football team was relegated from the top division.

The chassis plant of the Mercedes-Benz factory in Kecskemét | Sándor Ujvári / MTI

Mercedes-Benz increases capacity in Kecskemét

D&T
Apr 29, 2016

Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has announced a HUF 185 billion (some EUR 595 mn) worth of investment at its Hungarian plant in Kecskemét. This amount already includes the EUR 250 mn to be spent on a new bodywork unit there.

New photo-voltaic plant in Pécs

New solar panel development in southern Hungary

D&T
Apr 28, 2016

Hungary's carbon-dioxide emission can be reduced by as much as 15,000 tons with the introduction of a new photo-voltaic plant that has been inaugurated near the southern Hungarian city of Pécs. It is an investment of HUF 4 billion (most of it EU funding).

The chain Bridge in Budapest illuminated in Brazilian colors | Szilárd Koszticsák / MTI

100 days to the Rio Olympics

D&T
Apr 27, 2016

With 100 days left till the opening of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Chain Bridge in Budapest was illuminated in the colors of the Brazilian flag. The opening ceremony will take place in the Maracanã Stadium on 5 August 2016.

The Karmelita Monastery | Elekes Andor Derzsi

UNESCO to investigate Hungarian gov't project

D&T
Apr 26, 2016

A UNESCO committee will investigate whether or not a planned 100 sqm balcony being built to the Karmelita Monastery in the Buda Castle is according to the permission given by UNESCO to the Hungarian Prime Minister's Office.

Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán (on the left) celebrating the country's Basic Law's passing by his party 5 years ago while the opposition Democratic Coalition protested against it in the Buda Castle for the reinstament of a legal state in Hungary | Tamás Kovács and Zsolt Szigetváry / MTI

Hungarian constitution: celebration and protest

D&T
Apr 25, 2016

The Hungarian governing parties have celebrated the 5th anniversary of the country’s new constitution, the Fundamental Law, At the same time, a few hundred people protested against the Law and the plan to move PM Viktor Orbán's office to the Buda Castle.

I Bike Budapest 2016 | Balázs Mohai / MTI

I Bike Budapest

D&T
Apr 23, 2016

Thousands of cyclists gathered to ride through downtown Budapest this Saturday afternoon at the intitiative of the Hungarian Cyclists' Club, calling for the popularization of cycling traffic in cities and further improvements for bicycle riders.

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V4 to fight fraud in the digital economy

D&T
Apr 22, 2016

The Visegrád Group countries will draft a joint proposal for the European Commission against fraud in the digital economy, Hungarian Economy Minister Mihály Varga said after a meeting of European Union finance ministers in Amsterdam on Friday.

The 400-year-old downy oak in Bátaszék

European tree of the year - in Hungary

D&T
Apr 21, 2016

The oldest tree in Bátaszék (S Hungary), a downy oak, won the 2016 European Tree of the Year contest. It received 72,653 votes ahead of 14 entries from another 14 countries, according to the EC-supported Environmental Partnership Association (EPA).

Teachers in an elementary school in Budaörs

Nationwide teacher strike in Hungary

D&T
Apr 20, 2016

Piroska Galló, the head of teachers’ union PSZ, declared Wednesday’s nationwide day-long teacher strike a success. The latest reports from the union’s county offices indicate that 24,960 public school teachers and workers participated in the strike.

A few food trucks showed up at the press presentation

2016 Food Truck Show in Budapest

D&T
Apr 20, 2016

The first full week-end this May will see the third Food Truck Show Budapest in the Kincsem Park horse racing venue. The main is to present food trucks offering the best quality meals and drinks to the audience who can also enjoy several horse races.

Bribery is still widespread | canstockphoto.com

Corruption permeates Hungarian economy

D&T
Apr 19, 2016

The perception of bribery and corruption among corporate executives has not changed meaningfully over the last four years, according to the 14th Global Fraud Survey by Ernst & Young. In Hungary, this ratio is well above even the regional average at 66%.

Siemes-Valeo joint venture | www.siemens.com

Hungary to host electric car engine plant

D&T
Apr 18, 2016

German engineering giant Siemens and French automotive supplier Valeo will manufacture engines for electric and hybrid cars. The venture will be headquartered in Germany with facilities in China, France, Norway, Poland and Hungary.

Participants of the March of the Living in the streets of Budapest | Tamás Kovács / MTI

March of the Living in Budapest

D&T
Apr 17, 2016

Thousands marched in the streets of the Hungarian capital Sunday to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. The march is the largest civic demonstration against racism, anti-Semitism and neo-Nazi and anti-democratic movements in Hungary.

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