Photo Story: Mark Knopfler in concert in Budapest


British guitarist, singer and song-writer Mark Knopfler, founder of the former rock band Dire Straits, performs during his concert in Papp Laszlo Budapest Sports … Read more

Photo Story: Protest against the use of plastics in Hungary


Whale sculptures made from plastic waste that was recovered from the ocean are on display at the parliament building in Budapest, Hungary.

The temporary … Read more

Photo Story: Zsolnay Light Festival in Pecs


A head sculpture of a well is pictured in the foreground of a building facade decorated with a colourful light projection during the fourth … Read more

Photo Story: New, direct flight between Budapest and Shanghai

Hostesses wave Chinese and Hungarian flags next to a Shanghai Airlines Boeing 787-9 aircraft at Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport in Budapest, Hungary, 07 June … Read more

Captain of Budapest fatal ship crash was also involved in Dutch boat crash


The captain of a cruise ship, identifies only as a 64-year-old Ukrainian national named as Yuriy C, who was involved in a fatal crash … Read more

Seven dead after boat capsizes in Danube river in Budapest

At least seven people have died and 19 are missing after a boat capsized on the Danube river in Hungary’s capital Budapest.

Thirty-three people, mostly … Read more

Hungary rejects Weber for EU’s top job


Hungary’s foreign minister has shut down the idea of supporting German MEP Manfred Weber as the next EU commission president.

In an interview with … Read more

Europe Votes: Hungary, the projections

This is a summary of Politico’s projections of the voting today in Hungary:


Hungary – The Projections

If turnout of 28.97% is maintained … Read more

Slideshow: The Arts on Eggs Museum in Hungary


Photos from The Arts on Eggs Museum in Zengovarkony, 188 kms south of Budapest, Hungary.  The decoration of eggs is an integral part of … Read more

Syrian Islamic State member detained in Hungary

Hungarian police detained a Syrian man accused of taking part in beheadings in Syria as a member of Islamic State, Budapest prosecutors said in a … Read more

Orban indicates Fidesz may leave the EPP


Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban revealed that his ruling nationalist Fidesz party may drop out of the European People’s Party (EPP), the center-right grouping … Read more

Viktor Orbán calls EPP antagonists ‘useful idiots’

Politico reported that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán labelled those in the European People’s Party (EPP) critical of his party,  “useful idiots”.

Orbán was quoted … Read more

Merkel’s meeting with Orban described as a sign of ‘new winds blowing in Europe’ though evident differences on views on issue of migration

Euronews/ AFP:  In a joint press conference following the talks, divisions between the pair were clear. Orban argued that closing borders was the only way … Read more

Hungary is to step up its anti-immigration measures with a new 25 percent special tax on aid groups which support migration

Euronews: Hungary is to step up its anti-immigration measures with a new 25 percent special tax on aid groups which support migration.

Prime Minister Viktor … Read more

Belgian mayor invites Orban to migrant-diverse town

EU Observer – The mayor of a Belgian town with reportedly more Muslims than Slovakia and Hungary combined wants Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, to … Read more

Hungary’s Orbán, offers help to Italy, to expel migrants

La Repubblica: Viktor Orbán, the Hungarian Prime Minister, in an interview broadcast by the Hungarian public radio said “I understand that the Italians through a … Read more

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Hungary – Reactions to Orban’s Victory


Winning a two-thirds majority for the third time straight time in Sunday’s election, gives Victor Orban the power to change constitutional laws – potentially paving

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The election in Hungary

Hungary.jpgHungary’s right-wing nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who is the second-longest-serving government leader after Germany’s Angela Merkel, seeks a third consecutive term in parliamentary elections … Read more