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May 2016

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Unknown force discovered by Hungarian researchers

May 31, 2016

An extraordinary phenomenon has been discovered in Debrecen: the fifth fundamental force in nature. Laboratories worldwide will attempt to reproduce the results achieved in the Institute for Nuclear Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA Atomki).


Smoking to be banned in downtown Sopron

May 30, 2016

The general assembly of the northwest Hungarian town of Sopron decided last week to ban smoking in the downtown area. According to news portal, it has not been finalised when the regulation enters into effect.

Gripen aircraft over their home base in Kecskemét

Hungarians at NATO Tiger Meet

May 27, 2016

Gripen fighter planes of the Hungarian military have returned to their home base in Kecskemét from NATO's Tiger Meet international exercise in Spain. The Hungarian contingent included five aircraft and 50 soldiers in personnel.

The pasta bridge builders of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca from Romania | János Marjai / MTI

World Spaghetti Bridge Championship

May 26, 2016

At the 2016 World Championship in Spaghetti Bridge Building in Budapest, The winner in the Bridge category was the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca from Romania, while the Support category title went to the Technical University of Riga from Latvia.

Russian FM Sergei Lavrov in Budapest | Tamás Kovács / MTI

Russian foreign minister in Budapest

May 25, 2016

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov paid a one-day visit to Budapest to have a discussion with Hungarian politicians. Several analysts believe that the real purpose of the visit was to drive a wedge in EU's and NATO's unity.

Hungarian police off to Macedonia |

Hungarian police to Greek-Macedonian border

May 24, 2016

Hungary has sent a third police contingent to help patrol the Greek-Macedonian border. According to the website of the national police force, the contingent consisting of 25 officers will mainly be carrying out border patrol tasks with their Macedonian colleagues.

Jane Goodall speaking in Budapest | Zsolt Szigetváry / MTI

Jane Goodall in Budapest

May 24, 2016

British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist and United Nations Messenger of Peace, Jane Goodall visited Hungary and gave a speech in Budapest's Tüskecsarnok arena during the presentation of her book entitled 'The Birth of Hope'.

GKI economic sentiment index | GKI Economic Research Institute

Economic sentiment index stops to decline

May 23, 2016

The decline of the GKI economic sentiment index that started this January, stopped in May. The business confidence index remained unchanged compared to April. However, consumer expectations almost reached their peak value this year.


Diplomacy & Trade Club presents Brazil

May 23, 2016

Diplomacy & Trade held its Brazil themed Business Club event at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Budapest. The event was attended by members of the diplomatic corps and business executives. The host of the event was Brazilian Ambassador Valter Pecly Moreira.

12 Hungarian swimmers who produced a total of 19 medals at the European Swimming championship in London | Anikó Kovács / MTI

Hungary dominates European swimming

May 22, 2016

Hungarian swimmers won ten gold, four silver and five bronze medals at the European Swimming Championship held in London this week. This achievement earned them the top position on the medal table ahead of host Great Britain and Italy.

Sándor Tarics |

Oldest Olympic champion passes away

May 21, 2016

Hungarian engineer Sándor Tarics, who won gold at the 1936 Olympics as member of the Hungarian water polo team, passed away in his home in Belvedere, California in the United States. He celebrated his 102th birthday last September.

Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán arrives for his radio interview | Szilárd Koszticsák / MTI

Viktor Orbán blames George Soros

May 20, 2016

In his usual Friday radio interview, Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán said that the strength of the Hungarian opposition cannot match the political influence of the organisations financed by billionaire George Soros, which constitute “a background power”.

| Dávid Harangozó

Grand Tour of Switzerland in Hungary

May 18, 2016

In the 60th anniversary year of the 1956 Hungarian revolution, the Swiss Embassy in Budapest has announced the 'Grand Tour of Switzerland in Hungary', presenting towns, cities or regions in Hungary with historical, cultural or economic ties to Switzerland.


Fiscal adjustment recommended for Hungary

May 18, 2016

The European Commission recommends Hungary to achieve annual fiscal adjustments and lower sector-specific taxes, reduce the tax wedge for low-income earners and facilitate the transition from the public work scheme to the primary labour market.

Hungarian soldiers arrive at the military airport of Mazar-i-Sharif | Szilárd Koszticsák / MTI

Hungarian soldiers in Afghanistan

May 17, 2016

A new shift of Hungarian soldiers have travelled to the Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif from a Hungarian military base to replace the Hungarian contingent there. Their main task is to provide protection for Hungarian military advisors in the region.

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