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Six Hungarian waterpolo players inducted into the Hall of Fame | source: waterpolo.hu

Hungarian waterpolo players in the Hall of Fame

D&T
Oct 31, 2016

The International Swimming Hall of Fame, the international organisation charged with preserving the memories of those legends of the swimming pool, has inducted six of Hungary's triple Olympic water polo champions into its cast of stars.

Policeman shot dead in NW Hungary | Csaba Krizsán / MTI

Policeman shot dead in NW Hungary

D&T
Oct 26, 2016

A policeman was shot dead in north-western Hungarian village of Bõny on Wednesday, The Hungarian news agency MTI was told that the suspect in the case, a 74-year-old man, was being treated at a hospital in the nearby city of Gyõr.

Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán speaking in front of Hungarian Parliament | Zsolt Szigetváry / MTI

Speeches and whistles at 1956 commemoration

D&T
Oct 24, 2016

Commemorations were held in Budapest on October 23 to mark the 60th anniversary of the popular uprising against the Stalinist regime in 1956. PM Viktor Orbán warned of the 'Sovietization' of the EU while the opposition called for him to be toppled.

| source: www.eib.org

Eurostat doubts numbers provided by Hungary

D&T
Oct 21, 2016

Eurostat is maintaining the reservation on the quality of the data reported by Hungary in relation to the sector classification of Eximbank which needs to be reclassified inside the general government sector resulting in an increase in government debt.

Production line at the Mercedes factory in Kecskemét | source: gyar.mercedes-benz.hu

German carmakers feel Hungarian labor shortage

D&T
Oct 19, 2016

Executives of German carmakers Audi and Daimler complained about labour shortage in Hungary this Wednesday, adding that efforts to improve worker mobility and local infrastructure were needed, the financial website portfolio.hu reports.

MTA President László Lovász | www.mta.hu

MTA does not form an opinion in political issues

D&T
Oct 17, 2016

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) does not form an opinion in political issues. That is according to MTA's President in reaction to an open letter signed by 28 MTA members to formulate a view on what they consider anti-democratic processes in the country.

BYD C9

Electric buses to be manufactured in Hungary

D&T
Oct 14, 2016

Chinese automobile manufacturer BYD is establishing Europe’s first electric bus factory in Komárom, NW Hungary with an investment of HUF 6.2 billion forints (EUR 20 mn). Production is expected to already begin early next year.

Nestlé conference in Budapest in October 2016 | source: Nestlé Hungária

Nestlé Hungária: 25th anniversary

D&T
Oct 12, 2016

Nestlé Hungária organized a conference in Budapest at the 25th anniversary of its establishment and the 150th anniversary of the founding of Nestlé. Nestlé’s investments in Hungary total more than HUF 100 billion (EUR 330 mn).

People protesting against the daily Népszabadság in front of Hungarian Parliament | Zoltán Balogh / MTI

Hungary's largest political daily suspended

D&T
Oct 10, 2016

For the first time in many decades, the Hungarian daily Népszabadság was not published this Monday. The publishing company, citing economic reasons, notified journalists on Saturday morning that they should not come to work on Sunday.

Hungarian striker Ádám Szalai (in white) scored two goals aagainst Switzerland | Tamás Kovács / MTI

Hungary loses vital World Cup qualifier

D&T
Oct 7, 2016

Hungary lost 3-2 it World Cup qualfying game to Switzerland in Budapest. The visitors took the lead three times, Hungary managed to equalize twice but had no answer to the third Swiss goal scored a minute before the end of regular time.

New Praktiker store opens in Hungary | KRQ Communications

Praktiker opens 20th store in Hungary

D&T
Oct 6, 2016

Home improvement and do-it-yourself goods hypermarket chain Praktiker has opened its 20th - and the largest - store in Hungary. The 12,000-square-meter facility, secured with a long-term rent contract, has been built in the place of a similar store.

The slovak Ambassador to Hungary

Cherishing a common heritage

D&T
Oct 5, 2016

The Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to Hungary, Rastislav Kácer tells Diplomacy and Trade in a recent interview that Slovakia and Hungary shared all good and bad things for 950 years. he also discusses the different aspects of bilateral relations.

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