Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó at a hearing of the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) focusing on the rule of law in Hungary (Photo: MTI/Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade)

    AT UNPRECEDENTED EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT HEARING, HUNGARIAN GOV’T ACCUSED OF RESTRICTING FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

    Source: hungarytoday.hu Addressing a hearing of the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) focusing on the rule of law in Hungary, representatives of Hungarian rights groups criticized the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for restricting fundamental rights. The hearing itself is unique in that it is the first instance in […]

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    “A SMALL HUNGARIAN ARMY” IN RURAL AMERICA: INTERVIEW WITH HUNGARIAN-AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER RÉKA PIGNICZKY

    Source: hungarytoday.hu Earlier this month, we had the opportunity to sit down for an interview with Réka Pigniczky, a Hungarian-American journalist and documentary filmmaker whose work often touches on deeply personal topics related to her own cultural upbringing. Pigniczky, who lives in California, was in Budapest for the premiere of her latest film, Cold Warriors (Lövészek). Over […]

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    HUNGARIAN FILMMAKER’S MUSIC VIDEO WINS ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL AWARD

    Source: hungarytoday.hu Hungary’s Izabella Pörös has won the Top Shorts Online Film Festival’s award for Best Indie Filmmaker for Runaway, a music video featuring Hungarian vocalist Barbara Kiss, which gives voice to the tragedy and heartbreak of abusive relationships. Like all of Pörös’ films, Runaway focuses on issues affecting women.  Violence against women, both physical and mental, are recurring themes in […]

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    National Day for the Victims of Communism

    Today, the National Day for the Victims of Communism, marks 100 years since the Bolshevik Revolution took place in Russia. The Bolshevik Revolution gave rise to the Soviet Union and its dark decades of oppressive communism, a political philosophy incompatible with liberty, prosperity, and the dignity of human life. Over the past century, communist totalitarian […]

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Orbán Viktor miniszterelnök az 1956-os forradalom és szabadságharc emléknapján tartott állami ünnepségen a Terror Háza Múzeum elõtt 2017. október 23-án.
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    “HUNGARIANS’ THIRST FOR FREEDOM CANNOT BE DENIED” – PRIME MINISTER VIKTOR ORBÁN’S OCTOBER 23 SPEECH IN FULL

    Below, we are sharing the full text of Hungarian Prime Minister’s speech delivered at House of Terror Museum in Budapest on 23 October 2017. In his national holiday speech, Viktor Orbán not only remembered the heroes of Hungary’s anti-Soviet uprising in 1956 but also drew parallel between the times of the revolution and today’s political […]

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    HUNGARIAN KIDNAPPED IN NIGERIA “ALIVE AND WELL” BUT STILL WEEKS AWAY FROM RESCUE

    The Hungarian national who has recently been reported kidnapped by pirates off the coasts of Nigeria is alive and well, the head of Hungary’s counter-terrorism force TEK told public television on Thursday night. János Hajdu (pictured) said his information had been confirmed and TEK was working to rescue the captive. Answering a question as to how long […]

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    Ferencváros striker Dániel Böde (13) made the difference against Faroe Islands (photo: Tibor Illyés – MTI)

    WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS: HUNGARIAN FANS BOO NATIONAL TEAM AFTER DISAPPOINTING 1-0 WIN OVER FAROE ISLANDS

    Source: hungarytoday.hu A late goal from corner by substitute striker Dániel Böde gave Hungary a narrow 1-0 home victory against the Faroe Islands in the final fixture of the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign in the Groupama Arena in Budapest last night and ensured a third-place finish for his country in the final group standings. […]

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    HUNGARIAN SCIENTISTS AMONG WORLD’S BEST, NOBEL LAUREATE ECONOMIST SAYS

    Source: hungarytoday.hu “This is the first time I pay a visit to Hungary and I clearly see the impacts of the EU process on the country’s culture, institutions, ideas and education. At the same time I’m also feeling a fantastic intellectual buzz around here”, said Nobel laureate economist Thomas J. Sargent in a recent interview with Hungarian economy and […]

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    Government spokesman Zoltán Kovács declined to say whether Hungary would recognize Catalan independence if the breakaway referendum were successful (Photo by Sandra Montanez/Getty Images)

    Hungary to ‘respect’ will of people in Catalonia vote

    ‘This is called democracy,’ Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s spokesman says. Hungary will “respect the will of the people” if Catalonia goes ahead with a referendum on independence on October 1, the Hungarian government said on Monday. “The will of the people is always what matters, that’s the position,” Zoltán Kovács, spokesman for Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s administration, told […]

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    HUNGARY, NETHERLANDS RESOLVE DIPLOMATIC CONFLICT AS PREMIERS HOLD TALKS IN TALLIN

    Source: hungarytoday.hu Hungary has settled its conflict with the Netherlands and the Hungarian ambassador will soon resume his post in the country, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in Tallinn on Friday. Hungary recalled its ambassador to the Netherlands last month after Gajus Scheltema, the outgoing Dutch ambassador to Hungary, compared the principles of Islamic extremism to […]

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