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As advertisements go, the leaflets landing in Hungarian letterboxes last week were distinctly unappealing: “Jihadist warlord Mohamed Hassan and his warriors are looking to rent or buy flats in your area! Allahu Akbar!” Alongside the picture of an Islamist militant with a gaggle of children toting AK-47s were ...
The Hungarian economy can grow by 4.5% in 2018, analysts at UniCredit projected on Wednesday. The upbeat prognosis is outstanding not only in Hungarian terms, but also in the entire Central and Eastern European region. If UniCredit is right, this year could be the first when Hungary's economic growth ...

Since 2000, several attempts to introduce stricter regulation failed because of political factors or because they were deemed unconstitutional on the basis of the right to free speech, said Euronews' Hungary correspondent. In an email, the Hungarian government told Euronews that its communication ...
And yet, in this city of 160,000 inhabitants in north-east Hungary, a fierce election campaign is under way in which there is one overriding issue being discussed ahead of the vote on 8 April. It is not the recent series of corruption scandals involving government officials and vast sums of money. Nor is it the ...
The European Union (EU) has been "very unbalanced and very irresponsible" in its handling of the continent's migration crisis, Hungary's foreign minister told CNBC on Monday. Peter Szijjarto said Hungary "should be able to control and protect its own borders." Budapest's relations with the EU have been ...
Hungary has announced that it wants to bring back tons of its gold reserves stored in the Bank of England in London. The move comes after Austrian, German, Dutch and Venezuelan central banks made similar decisions. Radio Sputnik discussed the statement by the Hungarian National Bank with a gold ...

Islamabad - Every year the 1848 Revolution is celebrated on 15 March in Hungary . The nation commemorates the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, which led to the war of independence from the Austrian rule. This day is a tribute to the struggle for democracy and freedom of all the Hungarian's involved in ...
Days later, in early March, Hungary's government declared war on the UN Migration Compact, a non-binding global policy currently being negotiated, designed to cover all sides of international migration. The government plans on using taxpayer's money to fund a so called “information campaign” on the ...
A Hungarian court has convicted a Syrian refugee of "complicity in an act of terror" and given him a sentence of seven years' imprisonment and a 10-year expulsion from Hungary. The refugee, referred to as Ahmed H in court proceedings, was also convicted on Wednesday of "illegal entry as part of a mass ...
Head coach Desiree Ellis made five changes to the team that drew 0-0 against Slovakia in the opening match, and the move paid dividends. Banyana Banyana looked fresh and had free flowing movements. Roxanne Barker came in for Andile Dlamini in goal, while Rachel Sebati, Kgaelebane Mohlakoana, ...
And the people who came to Miskolc came from inside the territory of Hungary. Now just imagine when a people with a completely different culture, habits and a view of life come here from outside our borders. And the people of Miskolc should know that migrants always go to the big cities — that's where ...
Voters in both Hungary and Poland go the polls this year: a parliamentary election will be held in Hungary in April, local elections in Poland later in the year. In both countries the populist ruling parties, in the absence of any real opposition, are likely to do very well. What chance then, of their governments ...
JOHANNESBURG - Banyana Banyana will be chasing their first win in the Women's Cyprus Cup when they come up against Hungary in their second group game of the tournament on Friday evening. Coach Desiree Ellis' ladies played out to a goalless draw against Slovakia in their first match of the ...
“Our university is proud to have secured reaccreditation here in Hungary, where we belong,” the president and rector of the Central European University, Michael Ignatieff, said in a statement. The university became a focus last year of a broad campaign against Mr. Soros by the right-wing government of ...
And for Poland and Hungary, it might be a time to revisit an old alliance. Leaders of those countries say they want to team up to push back against what they see as meddling from Brussels, while the rest of Europe is asking, how committed are Poland and Hungary, really, to democracy? NPR's Soraya ...
Poland is the biggest beneficiary of EU money among the bloc's 28 member states. But with Hungary on its side, there's only so much EU officials can do, because any punitive actions Brussels wants to take against one bloc member — including Article 7 — generally require unanimous backing by the rest.
BUDAPEST, Hungary — In Budapest 1, a parliamentary district at the heart of the Hungarian capital, most voters will not support the party of Viktor Orban, the country's far-right prime minister, in a general election on April 8. Yet as things stand, Mr. Orban's party, Fidesz, will hold on to the seat — and its ...

Orban, known for his anti-migrant views and populist rhetoric, is campaigning to serve a third consecutive term from April 8. However, a bellwether vote in southern Hungary backfired for Orban's Fidesz supporters on Sunday. Hungary's current prime minister is still widely expected to secure enough votes to ...
Nearly 30 years after the end of communism, the tightening stranglehold Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his oligarch allies have on key sectors of Hungary's media has inspired a group of activists to relaunch a modern version of samizdat, the clandestine publications created by dissidents in the Soviet era.
Hungary and Poland have grown closer together as their populist leaders come under criticism from the rest of the European Union. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email. Get The Stories That Grabbed Us This Week. Delivered to your inbox, these are the NPR stories you don't want to miss. E-mail address.
BUDAPEST, Hungary – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, expressed today its dismay over recent additional restrictions at border crossing points, which have further reduced access to territory, for asylum-seekers and refugees. It also called the Government of Hungary to withdraw a proposed bill that ...
BUDAPEST, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Hungarian holding company Opus Global on Thursday said it would raise capital through incorporating business interests of its prominent shareholder Lorinc Meszaros, an associate of Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Shares in Opus jumped as much as 14.9 percent to over ...
The transaction includes GEʼs five plants in Hungary, regional sales offices and other properties. The company of Bauer, a German national who headed GE in Hungary until December 2017, will also take over more than 4,000 GE staff, most of whom work in Hungary. The transaction is expected to be ...
Asked why the foundation was not incorporated in Hungary, the team answered that Zug is today the crypto-valley of Europe: it is more efficient and more stable, two things both customers and shareholders are looking for. According to a recent study by Cambridge Judge Business School, customers are ...
Infocommunications company UPC Hungary increased its revenues by 9.7% year on year in 2017, on the back of a 7.3% rise in the number of subscriptions to over ... Robert Redeleanu, CEO of UPC Hungary and UPC Romania, underlined in a statement that the main engine of sales growth was a dynamic ...
Hungary's government submitted a so-called "Stop Soros" legislation package to parliament late Tuesday (13 February), which would grant the interior minister powers to ban civil groups deemed to support migration. The bill is part of prime minister Viktor Orban's anti-immigration drive that has recently ...
The European Parliament's Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) committee will spend two days in Hungary. The three-member delegation will consult with women's rights NGOs and members of the government about what progress Hungary has made in the field in the past couple of years, ...
Less than a generation ago, Poland and Hungary were in the Soviet Union's orbit and adversaries of the United States. But with the end of the Cold War, these two former Communist countries are now vital allies with the U.S. in the war on terror. Two officers, Col. Tomasz Smal, professor and dean at the ...
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and the United States are urging Hungary and Ukraine to resolve their differences over Ukraine's new minority language law, which prompted Hungary to block a NATO ministers' meeting with Ukraine this week. Stoltenberg said on February 13 that he has urged ...
Within the frame of the Hungarian Presidency of the Visegrad Group, the Embassy of Hungary in Azerbaijan is planning to organize a conference on energy security, Hungarian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Viktor Szederkenyi said at a briefing in Baku on February 7. He noted that Azerbaijan plays a strategic ...
The country's trade chief was able to secure Turkey's commitment to expand trade relations with the Philippines in line with the Duterte administration's goal of improving ties with nontraditional partners. Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez headed a delegation that convened the first Philippine-Turkey Joint ...
Read alsoHungary insists on OSCE presence in Ukraine's west after attack on Hungarian culture centerThe new law on education, which entered into force on September 28, 2017, introduces a 12-year secondary education system in Ukraine with Ukrainian being used as the language of tuition. Children ...
PwC Hungary has appointed Zsolt Wermeser as a senior manager in its consulting practice. He will be responsible for creating solutions to help improve clients' business processes and to ensure they comply with increasingly strict regulations, notably the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ...
The trade and investment seminars in both countries was co-organized by the Board of Investments (BOI) through the International Investments Promotion Service, Philippine Trade & Investment Centers (PTICs) in Paris and Berlin (with jurisdiction on Turkey and Hungary, respectively), and the Philippine ...
Romania and Hungary have signed in Bucharest an agreement on the delivery of Romanian natural gas to Hungary until 2020. The agreement was signed by Romania's Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu and Hungary's Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto. According to the Hungarian official, starting 2020, ...
The Philippines will hold two separate missions to Turkey and Hungary this week as part of its renewed interest to strengthen relations with these countries. ... Lopez will then proceed to Hungary where he will meet his counterpart Minister Peter Szijjarto to promote manufacturing particularly the sub-sectors ...
It's time for quarterly reports again in Hungary. Distiller Zwack will kick off the reporting season today. The next is blue chip Richter, the country's leading pharmaceutical producer on February 8, to be followed by Mol on 20 February with their Q4 2017 earnings reports. Magyar Telekom will follow suit on 21 ...
Hungary appears to have closed its borders to nearly all asylum-seekers. It's allowing in only two each day. That's according to human rights advocates who say the move violates international law. It's also causing panic among the thousands of asylum-seekers waiting to cross from Serbia. NPR's Soraya ...
In the summer of 2014, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban singled out Singapore, China, India, Turkey, and Russia as “stars of international analyses.” In the now-famous speech, which also touted the idea of “illiberal democracy,” he suggested that Hungary needed to part with “Western European ...
Lajos "Louie" Rigler fled the Hungarian revolution with his wife and two children in 1956, only to be stopped by the Russians. But luck was on their side, and they eventually found their way out of Europe and landed in Riverside. In that working-class Buffalo neighborhood, Rigler made a life for himself and ...
In the House of Terror, one of Budapest's most popular tourist attractions, two mannequins' torsos stand back to back on a rotating platform, one wearing the uniform of Hungary's communist secret police, the other that of the Arrow Cross fascist party. They bear mute testimony to the traumas of 20th-century ...
Hungary has quietly closed its borders to nearly all asylum seekers, which human rights advocates say violates international laws and is stranding thousands of refugee families in Serbia. NPR interviewed asylum seekers, refugee advocates and a lawyer all with direct knowledge of the near closure and the ...
White cast of 'Porgy and Bess' opera in Hungary provokes debate on artistic freedom. The Hungarian State Opera has dramatically tweaked the famous George Gershwin opera, setting it in a refugee camp in an airplane hanger. It's a far cry from the original African-American cast and US Deep South ...
Eastern Europe does not have a single country qualifying as a full democracy, as some of the region's most politically developed nations, such as Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia, have failed to establish a democratic political culture or encourage broad political participation, the EIU ...
Hungary could walk away from U.N. negotiations on migration over concerns that the international body's pro-migration position clashes with security interests, Hungary's foreign minister said Thursday. “The U.N. wants to create a pact that encourages migration, we are of the opposite view, and if the first ...
The top U.S. diplomat in Hungary remembered Lantos as "Hungarian by birth and a dedicated American by choice" who worked to build consensus and strengthen relations between the two countries. "Tom Lantos called on all of us - not just those in government service, but all citizens, all human beings ...
After hiring an additional 150 employees in Hungary last year, the local unit of global professional services firm Accenture is looking at hiring a further 200 in 2018. In addition, it is expanding its Accenture Technology Services and Accenture Digital capabilities in Hungary via the new Accenture Advanced ...
According to HotelGuru.ro, in 2017 tourists from Hungary booked holidays in Romania worth over EUR 660,000, while the number of bookings of the Hungarians from Romania was approximately 11,000. It was an year-on-year increase by 20 percent, as the portal registered 9,000 bookings amounting to ...
Hungary is prepared to increase its contribution to the European Union to 1.2% of gross national income (GNI) to help fill the gap left after the United Kingdom leaves, Janos Lazar, the head of the Prime Ministerʼs Office, said addressing the conference held in Brussels. European Commission President ...
TABLE-Hungary sells 3-month bills, yield ticks up. Reuters Tuesday January 30, 2018 5:30 AM. Kitco News. Share this article: BUDAPEST, Jan 30 (Reuters) - The Hungarian Government Debt Management Agency (AKK) sold 30 billion forints ($120.33 million) worth of three-month Treasury bills on Tuesday at an auction, ...


 

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