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Consumer Confidence Slips, Business Confidence Up In February

February 27. 2017.

Economic research firm GKIʼs combined consumer and business confidence index slipped to 0.1 points in February, from 0.2 points the previous month, Hungarian news agency MTI reported. The standalone business confidence index rose slightly from 4.4 points to 4.5 points. Rest of the article - Full GKI report.

Orbán Vows To Make ‘Representatives Of Global Capital’ Accountable

February 24. 2017.

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said this morning that “representatives of global capital” need to be made accountable and transparent – believed to be a reference to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) critical of how the government has been handling the refugee crisis, according to reports. More...

Legoland Coming To Hungary, Says Nyíregyháza Mayor

February 23. 2017.

After Berlin, Oberhausen, Istanbul and Manchester in Europe, the next Legoland Discovery Center is set to be opened in Nyíregyháza, northeast Hungary, the city that also hosts Lego’s Hungarian plant, city Mayor Ferenc Kovács announced in a Facebook post, according to Hungarian online news portal More...

NATO Ally Tried To Overthrow Gov’t, Says MNB Governor

February 22. 2017.

Budapest Business Journal

György Matolcsy, the governor of the National Bank of Hungary (MNB), said he believes an unspecified NATO ally was trying to overthrow the Hungarian government in 2015 through the brokerage scandals at that time, according to widely reported comments by the governor in Parliament Wednesday. More...

Goals Achieved, Enemies Identified – Orbán Addresses Parliament At Start Of Spring Session

February 21. 2017.

Hungary Matters via

Hungary’s indices show the country’s economic model is viable, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told lawmakers on the first day of Parliament’s spring session. All economic policy goals set for 2016 have been met, he said in his speech, which also covered migration issues and the government’s looming battles with Brussels. More...

CULTURE: Hungarian Short Film ‘Sing’ Wins Academy Award In Short Films Category

February 27. 2017.

Hungary Today

Hungarian short film ‘Sing’ (Mindenki) by Kristóf Deák has won an Academy Award in the category of Live Action Shorts, it was announced in Los Angeles last night. The 25-minute short film has become the first film directed by a Hungarian to secure a win in the category. Moreover, it is the second Hungarian film that earned the Academy Award in a year. Rest of articleWATCH "Sing" with English subtitles

BRIEFING Hungary Offers 'The Best Potential For Growth' In CEE

February 24. 2017.

PropertyEU / By Nicol Dynes

Optimism about the prospects for Hungary’s real estate market is justified by the fundamentals, experts agreed at PropertyEU's CEE Investment Briefing which was held this week in Budapest. More...  Read also on subect: Stats show further recorvery of Hungary’s housing market

Olympics in `Crisis' as Just Two Cities Vie to Host Summer Games

February 23. 2017.

Bloomberg - by Tariq Panja

From Athens to Sochi and on to Rio, stadiums and arenas in varying stages of decay are symbols of the crisis facing the International Olympic Committee. Budapest’s decision on Wednesday to withdraw its bid for the 2024 summer games leaves just two cities -- Los Angeles and Paris -- competing to play host to sport’s biggest event. More...

More Names For Hungary's Sziget 2017

February 22. 2017.

Many more acts have been announced for Hungary's Sziget which takes place on an island in the Danube, Budapest, Hungary from Wednesday 9th to Wednesday 16th August 2017. New for the main stage are P J Harvey, Alt-J, Rudimental, George Ezra, White Lies, Dubioza Kolektiv, while for the A38 Tent there's The Naked and Famous, Mando Diao, Anne-Marie, Andy C, Watsky, Nothing But Thieves, Leon, Bear's Den, Chef'Special, De Staat, Valentino Khan, The Strypes, Rone, Weval, and finally, for the Arena are Steve Aoki, and Nervo. More details


CULTURE: Hungarian Slaughterhouse Love Story Wins Top Prize At Berlin Film Festival

February 21. 2017.

The Guardian

Hungary’s On Body and Soul, a tender love story set in a slaughterhouse, won the Golden Bear top prize Saturday at the Berlin film festival, Europe’s first major cinema showcase of the year. The drama by Ildiko Enyedi, one of four female film-makers in competition, features graphic scenes in an abattoir set against the budding romance of two people who share a recurring dream. More...