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June 2016

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A visual of the new pier | Budapest Airport

HUF 50 billion development at Budapest Airport

Jun 30, 2016

Budapest Airport Co. Ltd. will make a HUF 50 bn investment over the next five years. The program includes a new passenger pier, and the construction of an airport hotel as well as a series logistics and security-related investments will all begin shortly.

The colors of Budapest Pride |

Embassies support Budapest Pride Festival

Jun 28, 2016

31 embassies and the British council have issued a statement on the occasion of the 21st Budapest Pride Festival (June 24 - July 3) to convey their support to the LGBTI communities in Hungary and their right to express themselves peacefully and lawfully.

Hungary's national football side leaving for home from France | Tibor Illyés / MTI

Hungary home after Eu Champs defeat

Jun 27, 2016

Hungary's national football team is back in Budapest after knocked out in the last 16 of the European Football (soccer) Championships. This past Sunday, the Hungarians suffered a serious, 4-0 defeat from Belgium.

The British Embassy in Budapest flying the British and EU flags | Zoltán Balogh / MTI

Hungarian reaction to Brexit vote outcome

Jun 24, 2016

The most important lesson to be learned from the referendum is that Brussels needs to listen to the voice of the people, Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán said. Opposition parties warn that the Orbán government's anti-EU stance may lead the country out of the EU.

Hungary 3 - Portugal 3 | Tibor Illyés / MTI

Hungary to face Belgium in EuChamp 8th final

Jun 22, 2016

Hungary drew 3-all with Portugal in Lyon, France this Wednesday in Group F of the European Football Championships. Hungary finished on top of Group F (tied with Iceland on points) and will play against Belgium this Sunday for a place in the quarterfinals.


Migration issue meeting in Budapest

Jun 21, 2016

A meeting to review illegal migration in the Western Balkans was held in the Hungarian capital,
attended by representatives of 13 countries, the European Union’s border control agency Frontex and the European police cooperation organisation Europol.


EU to investigate Hungarian PM's vintage railway

Jun 20, 2016

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is facing accusations of fraudulently using EUR two million of EU funding after he opened a vintage railway between his two childhood villages, the British newspaper 'The Telegraph' reports.

The TAL Block in Pakistan |

New MOL oil and gas discovery in Pakistan

Jun 17, 2016

Hungarian oil and gas group MOL has announced on Friday a new oil and gas discovery in the TAL Block it operates in Pakistan. This marks the 8th discovery in the block and Mol's 12th discovery in the country, reports.

Shopping mall in Budapest |

Hungary's PPP lagging behind in the EU

Jun 16, 2016

Hungary’s GDP per capita (purchasing power parity) reached 68% of the European Union average in 2015, a Eurostat report showed on Wednesday. The Hungarian figure is better than Latvia’s and those member states that joined the EU after 2004.

NATO ministerial meeting in Brussels in June 2016 |

NATO paves way for Warsaw summit

Jun 15, 2016

The two-day Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence, held on 14–15 June in Brussels, has ended. It was aimed at paving the way for the decisions to be taken at the upcoming NATO Summit to be held in Warsaw on 8–9 July.

Hungarian striker Ádám Szalai (on the left) after scoring the first Hungarian goal against Austria | Tibor Illyés / MTI

Hungary defeats Austria in Euro soccer

Jun 14, 2016

Hungary's national football team won the first game in Group F of the 2016 European Championship by defeating Austria 2-0 in Bordeaux, France. The two goals were scored by Ádám Szalai (min. 57). and Zoltán Stieber (min. 86.).


Hungarian ALF performer dies at the age of 76

Jun 14, 2016

Budapest-born American actor and circus performer Mihály 'Michu' Mészáros died in Los Angeles. Mészáros was probably best known as the man behind costume of ALF, the extraterrestrial living with an American family in an NBC comedy series.

The opening of the 2016 Budapest Book Week on Vörösmarty Square | Balázs Mohai / MTI

Budapest Book Week

Jun 10, 2016

Vörösmarty Square in the downtown area of the Hungarian capital is the venue of the 87th Budapest Book Week and its accompanying event, the 15th Children Book Days. Visitors have the opportunity to look at the selections of some 200 publishers.

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