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New Year's Eve Trotter Festival in Kincsem Park

D&T
Dec 31, 2022

The traditional New Year’s Eve Trotter Festival was held once again in Budapest this Saturday. As the organizers say, it is the most popular racing day in Hungary. The New Year’s Eve Trotter Festival was born in 1999 in the old Kerepesi Road Racecourse (now it is the site of the the shopping center Aréna […]

An Essential Support Service

Sándor Laczkó
Dec 31, 2022

Facility management is one of the most important sectors of the Hungarian economy. The umbrella association of this profession in Hungary works on tackling the challenges of our times and on raising the overall standard in this industry. As the President of the National Association of Facility Management, Building Operation and Maintenance Service Providers (LEO […]

Less Corn Could Arrive in Hungary in 2023

D&T
Dec 31, 2022

As Ukraine expects to have a smaller harvest next year than this year, Hungary will probably be able to import less from its northeastern neighbor. Ukraine's corn harvest could fall by almost half, from 41.9 million tons in 2021 to 22-23 million tons in 2022. The Russian invasion prevented the harvesting of grain in some […]

Hungarian Currency Lost Over 8% of its Value in 2022

D&T
Dec 30, 2022

The Hungarian forint (HUF) has moved within a wide range this year, with a gap of around HUF 80 between the strongest and weakest levels against the euro: gaining momentum from the HUF 370 level at the beginning of the year to move close to HUF 350, while in October the common European currency was […]

Free Public Transport for Ukrainians Extended

D&T
Dec 30, 2022

The Budapest Transport Center (BKK) has extended free travel on its public transport services for refugees from Ukraine until March 31, 2023. As in the past, the free travel is available on presentation of a Ukrainian travel document that can be used for identification purposes. The free service, which was introduced on March 4, 2022, […]

1 Mn Declared Themselves Hungarian in Romania

D&T
Dec 30, 2022

1,002,200 people in Romania declared themselves as Hungarians in this year's census, making the Hungarian minority 6% of the population who answered the question, the Romanian National Institute of Statistics is quoted by the Hungarian state news agency MTI. In the previous census, in 2011, 1,227,623 people declared themselves as Hungarians – a drop of […]

Majority of Households Affected by High Energy Costs

D&T
Dec 30, 2022

60% of Hungarian families have seen their housing maintenance costs rise since the rules on the reduction of utility bills were changed. The average household has to pay HUF 12,000 more for energy, while the average household affected by the price increase has to pay HUF 22,000 per month. Almost four-fifths of the families surveyed […]

Shortage of Doctors Getting Worse in Hungary

D&T
Dec 29, 2022

There are more and more vacant posts in healthcare, more and more patients per family doctor, while the number of pediatric practices is decreasing, according to an analysis by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) reviewed by the financial website portfolio.hu. GP services are not always available locally for people living in the smallest settlements. 10% […]

Hungary’s Food Price Inflation Among the Highest

D&T
Dec 29, 2022

Hungary has made it to the World Bank's latest top ten list, which summarizes the countries where food prices have risen the most. According to the institution, food prices in Hungary have recently risen by 44%. The report says Zimbabwe tops the list with an increase of 321%, followed by Lebanon with 203% and Venezuela […]

Almost 12,000 People Arrived from Ukraine on Wednesday

D&T
Dec 29, 2022

6,148 people entered Hungary crossing the Ukrainian-Hungarian border this Wednesday, while 5,751 of those entering at the Romanian-Hungarian border crossing declared that they had arrived from Ukraine, the National Police Headquarters (ORFK) informed the state news agency MTI on Thursday. Of those who entered, police issued 296 people with temporary residence permits valid for 30 […]

100,000 Visitors at Budapest’s Aeropark This Year

D&T
Dec 29, 2022

The Aeropark Aviation Museum welcomed its 100,000th visitor this year, making it one of the most visited exhibition sites in Hungary. Aeropark, located next to Budapest’s Ferenc Liszt International Airport, welcomes visitors in winter, and its collection continues to grow from year to year, the Aviation Cultural Center (LKK) told the state news agency MTI. […]

Young People Most Open to Private Health Services

D&T
Dec 28, 2022

83% of Hungarians have used private healthcare services, and young people are particularly open to this, with 96% of those under 30, according to a representative survey by Ipsos, a public opinion poll firm for the new patient-friendly project initiative. A summary sent to the state news agency MTI on Wednesday says that the new […]

COVID-19: Still 8 Hungarian Fatalities a Day on Average

D&T
Dec 28, 2022

Although the general situation has improved somewhat compared to the previous week, the 56 deaths in Hungary last week, mostly of elderly, chronic patients, brought the total number of fatalities since the start of the new coronavirus epidemic in this country to 48,495. A total of 4,397 new infections were confirmed last week, bringing the […]

Tree Planting Program Launched by Budapest Airport

D&T
Dec 28, 2022

In addition to making its own operations sustainable and reducing its emissions, Budapest Airport, the management company of the Hungarian capital’s Ferenc Liszt International Airport, is also working to protect local natural assets, according to a statement by the company. At the end of November, five hundred tree saplings were planted in the Börzsöny mountains, […]

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