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Daily Heat Records Broken in Hungary

D&T
Dec 31, 2021

The Budapest and national daily heat record was broken on Friday, New Year's Eve, the National Meteorological Service has announced. It said that unusually mild air flowed over most of the country on Friday, with highs between 10 and 18 degrees Celsius, except in the northeastern counties and the shores of Lake Balaton. Until now, […]

COVID-19: Growing Number of New Infections in Hungary

D&T
Dec 31, 2021

3,360 new infections have been confirmed, bringing the total number of identified cases to 1,256,415 since the beginning of the epidemic. The death toll has risen to 39,186, with 82 people, mostly elderly, chronic patients, according to Friday's announcement on the government site koronavirus.gov.hu. According to the portal, the number of cured patients is steadily […]

Budapest Stock Exchange Index Up by 20% in 2021

D&T
Dec 30, 2021

The stock index of the Budapest Stock Exchange (BSE), the BUX, closed the year at 50,720.71 points on Thursday, with a turnover of HUF 6.6 billion, up 8,613 points, or 20%, in 2021. The annual turnover of the BSE is estimated by the state news agency MTI to have exceeded HUF 3,360 billion this year, […]

Olympic Committee President Loses Vote of Confidence

D&T
Dec 30, 2021

At the extraordinary general assembly of the Hungarian Olympic Committee (MOB) on December 30, the confidence in the president Krisztián Kulcsár was withdrawn. The former world and European champion, Olympic silver medallist fencer had held the position since 2017. 24 people voted against the President, 18 were in favour and one invalid vote was cast. […]

Lost and Found: 2021 Numbers at MÁV Hungarian Railways

D&T
Dec 29, 2021

Some 7,500 lost property items lost on trains or at railway stations have been handed in to the railway company this year, of which more than 4,000 have been returned to their owners, Mávinform said on Wednesday. According to the statement, passengers mostly forget phones, wallets, bank cards, small bags, backpacks, gym bags, suitcases, documents, […]

Aeropark Aviation Museum Celebrates 30th Anniversary

D&T
Dec 29, 2021

The Aeropark Aviation Museum, located next to Budapest's Ferenc Liszt International Airport, is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and visitors can learn about the heroic era of aviation, the 66-year history of Malév airlines, and get an insight into the everyday life of modern aviation, behind the scenes of Budapest's and Debrecen's international airports. The Aeropark […]

Pandemic Fatality Number Surpasses 39,000 in Hungary

D&T
Dec 29, 2021

115 patients died in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 39,009. According to information by the official government website, the number of recovered persons is steadily increasing and currently stands at 1,097,628. In the last 24 hours, 3,005 new infections have been confirmed, bringing the total number of identified infections […]

K&H Bank Achieves Carbon Neutrality

D&T
Dec 28, 2021

K&H Bank has achieved carbon neutrality by the end of the year, which means that it will fully offset the emissions resulting from its operations by supporting carbon neutrality projects, the financial institution told the state news agency MTI on Tuesday. The statement highlighted that carbon emissions will be reduced to 80% by 2030 compared […]

COVID-19: 151 Deaths, 1,370 New Infections in One Day

D&T
Dec 28, 2021

Altogether 151 patients died of a new coronavirus related illness during the past 24 hours, while 1,370 new coronavirus infections were registered, the official government site koronavirus.gov.hu said on Tuesday. So far, 6,252,653 people have received a first jab, while 5,968,354 have been fully vaccinated. Altogether 3,153,470 Hungarians have received a booster jab. The number […]

Hungarian Tourism Said to Have Closed a Successful Year

D&T
Dec 27, 2021

Hungarian tourism closed the year with a much better result than last year. That is according to the CEO of the Hungarian Tourism Agency (MTÜ), Zoltán Guller who talked about the results in a podcast published this Monday. Zoltán Guller explained the upturn mainly by the increase in domestic turnover, as three quarters of the […]

Schneider Electric Expands Regional Center in Budapest

D&T
Dec 27, 2021

Schneider Electric is expanding its regional procurement center in Budapest, which has been operating since 2017, and the number of employees there could rise from the current 150 to nearly 300 by 2023, the company told the state news agency MTI. According to the information, Daniel W. Bartel, the head of global procurement at the […]

COVID-19: 436 Deaths in the Past Four Days in Hungary

D&T
Dec 27, 2021

7,989 new cases have been identified in the last four days, the official information site said, bringing the total number of patients diagnosed with coronavirus in Hungary to 1,245,319. In the last four days, 436 people have died, bringing the total number of deaths to 38,743. The number of people cured has increased, with a […]

Hungarians Would Move Benefit Payments to a Card

D&T
Dec 26, 2021

The majority of Hungarians believe that digital solutions could make the provision of benefits to people in need of assistance more efficient and beneficial for those concerned, according to a representative telephone survey of 1,000 people conducted by Kutatópont public opinion research firm on behalf of Edenred Hungary that specializes in prepaid corporate services including […]

Over a Hundred Tons of Christmas Donations

D&T
Dec 26, 2021

More than a hundred thousand kilograms of Christmas donations arrived at the Santa Claus Factory Christmas donation collection points this year, the organizers told the state news agency MTI this Sunday. According to the information, there was a company – the Ebes center of the 'Privát' food chain Kerekes Ltd. – which donated 16,000 kilograms […]

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