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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    PÉTER SZIJJÁRTÓ CALLS FOR REPEAL OF UKRAINE’S CONTROVERSIAL EDUCATION LAW

    Source: hungarytoday.hu Hungary is fighting to get Ukraine’s new education law repealed and its language and citizenship bills withdrawn, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said. Ukraine’s new rules on education banning post-primary-level education in minority languages were signed into law by the president earlier this week. Ukrainian lawmakers have yet to vote on two other “dangerous” bills, Szijjártó said. […]

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    ORBÁN SENDS SECOND LETTER TO JUNCKER: “HUNGARY IS NOT AN IMMIGRANT COUNTRY AND DOES NOT WANT TO BECOME ONE”

    In a letter of response to the European Commission (EC) President Jean-Claude Juncker, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has insisted that the EC President’s “interpretation of solidarity conforms neither to EU law nor the historical traditions of Hungary”. “Unlike some other major EU member states, Hungary does not have a colonial past,” the PM said, […]

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    THOUSANDS PROTEST IN TRANSYLVANIA AGAINST ROMANIA’S PLANNED CLOSURE OF A HUNGARIAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL

    On Wednesday, thousands gathered in the Transylvanian city of Targu Mures (Marosvásárhely) at a protest held in support of the local Roman Catholic High School, which was set to be closed by Romanian authorities. As Romania’s Roman Catholics are overwhelmingly ethnic Hungarians, the move was seen by many in the Hungarian community as an ethnically- […]

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    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the World Judo Championships, held in Budapest’s László Papp Sport Arena (Photo: MTI/PMO Press Office: Balázs Szecsődi)

    AMID PROTESTS, PUTIN RETURNS TO BUDAPEST, MEETS WITH ORBÁN, DISCUSSES PAKS NUCLEAR UPGRADE

    Yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Budapest for the second time this year, an event which drew both great attention and controversy. While Putin was officially in Budapest for the 2017 World Judo Championships (as he is honorary head of the International Judo Federation), he also spent his time at the sporting event meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, discussing […]

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    AUGUST 20: HERE’S HOW HUNGARY CELEBRATED ITS 1000+ BIRTHDAY

    20th of August, the day King Saint Stephen of Hungary, was celebrated with weekend-long festivities throughout Hungary. The national holiday  commemorates the foundation of the medieval Kingdom of Hungary by the legendary king, who was canonized on 20th of August, 1083 by Pope Gregory VII. Festivities started in the morning with the raising of the Hungarian […]

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    Reformed School Choir of Pecs, Hungary Cleveland Hungarian Cultural Garden August 18, 2017

    The Reformed School Choir of Pecs, Hungary travels in various parts of Hungary and to Hungarians living in the diaspora throughout the year. This is the first time that they will perform in North America. The choir is dedicating this performance to commemorating and celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Currently, the choir is comprised of […]

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    HUNGARIANS OR NOT? – RECOGNITION OF SZEKLER PEOPLE AS INDEPENDENT ETHNIC GROUP IS HARMFUL, DEPUTY PM SAYS

    Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén has labelled a voter initiative seeking the recognition of the Szekler people as an ethnic group independent of the Hungarian nation is “harmful and dangerous”. “Szeklers are Hungarians” and “by the logic of this initiative” Hungarians could further be divided into various other ethnic groups, Semjén told MTI, stressing his […]

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    The right to an opinion questioned: UDMR/RMDSZ president Hunor Kelemen attacked for voicing the views of his party

    UDMR/RMDSZ president Hunor KELEMEN under attack

    Hunor KELEMEN, the president of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR/RMDSZ) has been harassed for days in the Romanian media for declarations he made regarding the upcoming centennial of the 1918 Great Union, and is now facing threats from civil organisations, as well as individuals, who demand that his Romanian citizenship be taken […]

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    “MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH HUNGARY BEGAN IN 2006”: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH APRIL H. FOLEY, FORMER US AMBASSADOR TO HUNGARY

    Last week, Hungary Today had the opportunity to interview April H. Foley, the United States Ambassador to Hungary from 2006 to 2009. Prior to her service as ambassador, Foley held, among other distinguished positions, the role of Vice Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. She currently serves as the Chair of the Board of […]

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