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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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    HUNGARIAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM TO EXTEND 200 MILLION EUROS TO SERBIA’S VOJVODINA REGION

    Wire service MTI reports that the Hungarian government has so far extended 9 billion forints (29.6 million euros) in grants and credit with businesses as part of an economic development program in Vojvodina (Vajdaság), Serbia’s northernmost region, which is home to a large ethnic Hungarian community. Speaking in Subotica (Szabadka), the second-largest city in Vojvodina, Hungary’s […]

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    Hungarian PM Orban pledges to support Poland against ‘European inquisition’

    Hungary will stand by Poland in a row with the European Union, the country’s prime minister Viktor Orban has said, blasting Brussels for its “inquisition offensive” against Poland which has been threatened with sanctions over its controversial judicial reform plans. “The inquisition offensive against Poland can never succeed because Hungary will use all legal options […]

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    HUNGARY HAS A SABRE FENCING WORLD CHAMPION AFTER 27 YEARS

    Even though everyone is focused on the World Aquatics Championships right now, we should take a moment to congratulate András Szatmári who became a world champion in sabre fencing. This is a huge success considering, that the last Hungarian world champion in men’s sabre was György Nébald in 1990, when András Szatmári wasn’t even born […]

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