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Ill-Fated Boat Recovered from the Danube

D&T
Jun 19, 2019

On June 11, following several days of preparations, the wreckage of the 40-ton, 27-meter sightseeing boat Hableány (Mermaid) was lifted by rescue workers with the help of a crane vessel from the bottom of the River Danube onto a barge in Budapest. The Hableány sank almost two weeks before: shortly after 9 p.m. on May […]

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The Day of the Hungarian Flag and Coat of Arms

News Agency
Mar 16, 2019

In commemoration of the adoption of Article XXI, on March 16, 1848, on the mandatory use of the Hungarian flag on public holidays as well as on Hungarian ships, a flag of 1,848 meters was carried along Andrássy Avenue in Budapest this Saturday.

A scene from the moview 'Bad Poems' | source: Proton Cinema

Hungarian movie wins in Monte Carlo

D&T
Mar 11, 2019

The award for best film at the Montecarlo Film Festival de la Comédie was given to the Hungarian movie 'Bad Poems'. The film tells the inner journey of the young Tamàs, disillusioned by love after the end of his long relationship with Anna.

| Z. László Nagy

BCSDH re-elects president

D&T
Mar 5, 2019

Attila Chikán Jr. was re-elected president of the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary (BCSDH). During his past three years as president, the number of member companies increased by 27.

Budapest view with Chain Bridge and Parliament | Botond Horvath/European Best Destinations

Budapest voted as top European destination

D&T
Feb 11, 2019

With a total of 62,128 of the more than half a million of votes cast, the Hungarian capital has been chosen as the top travel destination in Europe as published on the website of Best European Destinations that organized the voting.

| Slovak Tourist Board

Year-end festivities in Slovakia

D&T
Dec 5, 2018

After an autumn packed with cultural events and great gastronomy comes the most festive time in the life of the Slovak capital city. In November and December, the streets and squares turn into ice rinks, traditional Christmas markets and decorated alleys.

Prince Andrew and Presdient János Áder on the balcony of the sándor Palace in Budapest | Zoltán Máthé/MTI

Prince Andrew visits Budapest

D&T
Sep 10, 2018

Prince Andrew, the second of Queen Elizabeth II, is on a three-day official trip to Hungary. The Duke of York was welcomed by Ambassador Lindsay and later this afternoon met with János Áder, President of Hungary at Sándor Palace.

Car charged from electric pole in Budapest | Zoltán Máthé /MTI

Smart lighting poles in Budapest

D&T
Aug 23, 2018

The first group-linked public lighting poles have been introduced in Budapest. In the pilot project, five public lighting poles with different intelligent functions were installed and connected in a network in the capital's 9th district.

Visitors leave the Sziget Festival | Márton Mónus /MTI

Record attendance at the Sziget Festival

D&T
Aug 15, 2018

The 26th edition of one of Europe's biggest cultural – mainly music – festivals, the Sziget Festival in the Hungarian capital ended this Tuesday, having had record number of 565.000 visitors from all over the world attending the seven-day event.

Hungarian Red Cross opens charity café in Budapest | Hungarian Red Cross

Red Cross opens charity café in Budapest

D&T
Aug 6, 2018

A community space ‘Empathy Cafe & Bistro’ has been opened in the heart of Budapestat the headquarters of the Hungarian Red Cross in Arany János Street. Those visiting the place support the organization's charitable work through their consumption.

US Ambassador David B. Cornstein greets American soldiers in Hajmáskér

NATO exercise in Hungary

D&T
Aug 3, 2018

In the framework of the Operation Atlantic Resolve, the assigned staff of the Hungarian Defense Forces undertake joint training in Bakony. The participating American and Hungarian troops were visited by U.S. Ambassador David B. Cornstein.

Lewis Hamilton takes the chequered flag at the Hungarian Grand Prix this Sunday | Tamás Kovács/MTI

Hungaroring: a ten-month makeover next year

D&T
Jul 30, 2018

Hungaroring, the site of the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix car race is to be completely transformed after next year's event. According to the CEO of Hungaroring, it will be difficult to destroy and rebuild the place within ten months.

‘For a Sustainable Future’ prize | BCSDH

’For a Sustainable Future’ Prize 2018

D&T
Jul 10, 2018

The Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary has announced the ‘For a Sustainable Future’ prize in 2018, with the purpose of recognizing the achievements of leaders and companies on advancing Sustainable Development Goals.

ESA Director General Johann-Dietrich Wörner speaking in Budapest | Zsolt Szigetváry /MTI

Business incubation center opens in Budapest

D&T
Jul 2, 2018

The European Space Agency (ESA) in cooperation with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) has opened a business incubation center in Budapest. It is to fund startups using space technology solutions in products and services developed for everyday life.

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