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| June 27, 2016
Hungary home after Eu Champs defeatHungary's national football team is back in Budapest after knocked out in the last 16 of the European Football (soccer) Championships. This past Sunday, the Hungarians suffered a serious, 4-0 defeat from Belgium.
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EU affairs
| June 24, 2016
Hungarian reaction to Brexit vote outcomeThe most important lesson to be learned from the referendum is that Brussels needs to listen to the voice of the people, Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán said. Opposition parties warn that the Orbán government's anti-EU stance may lead the country out of the EU.
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Migration
| June 21, 2016
Migration issue meeting in BudapestA meeting to review illegal migration in the Western Balkans was held in the Hungarian capital,
attended by representatives of 13 countries, the European Union’s border control agency Frontex and the European police cooperation organisation Europol.
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Quote of the week
The government’s great reform brought about a system that stripped students of the joy of learning and stripped teachers of the joy of teaching. The regime is consciously throwing into poverty an entire new generation. Our patience has run dry. We are here, so as to declare together, that enough is enough. We won’t stand idly by.
- Mrs. Piroska Galló, Head of the Teachers' Trade Union in Hungary
 
Oil industry
| June 17, 2016
New MOL oil and gas discovery in PakistanHungarian oil and gas group MOL has announced on Friday a new oil and gas discovery in the TAL Block it operates in Pakistan. This marks the 8th discovery in the block and Mol's 12th discovery in the country, portfolio.hu reports.

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Hungarian economy
| June 16, 2016
Hungary's PPP lagging behind in the EUHungary’s GDP per capita (purchasing power parity) reached 68% of the European Union average in 2015, a Eurostat report showed on Wednesday. The Hungarian figure is better than Latvia’s and those member states that joined the EU after 2004.
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Military
| June 15, 2016
NATO paves way for Warsaw summitThe two-day Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence, held on 14–15 June in Brussels, has ended. It was aimed at paving the way for the decisions to be taken at the upcoming NATO Summit to be held in Warsaw on 8–9 July.
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Domestic issues
| June 13, 2016
Parliament passes budget, nationalizes schoolsThe governing parties passed the country's 2017 budget in Hungarian Parliament this Monday and it was also the governing parties only that voted for the nationalization of all schools that are now managed by local governments.
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Constitution
| June 7, 2016
'Terror clause' in Hungarian constitutionIn the event of a terrorist threat or attack, a “state of terrorist threat” can be declared in Hungary Also, certain laws can be bypassed and exceptional measures implemented. That is according to the latest amendment to Hungary's Basic Law.
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Hungarian economy
| June 2, 2016
OECD slashes growth estimate for HungaryThe OECD projected hardly a month ago that the Hungarian economy will grow by 2.5% year on year in 2016. However, this forecast has been cut sharply to 2016 in the OECD’s latest Economic Outlook published this Wednesday.
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Military
| May 27, 2016
Hungarians at NATO Tiger MeetGripen fighter planes of the Hungarian military have returned to their home base in Kecskemét from NATO's Tiger Meet international exercise in Spain. The Hungarian contingent included five aircraft and 50 soldiers in personnel.
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Int'l relations
| May 25, 2016
Russian foreign minister in BudapestRussian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov paid a one-day visit to Budapest to have a discussion with Hungarian politicians. Several analysts believe that the real purpose of the visit was to drive a wedge in EU's and NATO's unity.
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Migration
| May 24, 2016
Hungarian police to Greek-Macedonian borderHungary has sent a third police contingent to help patrol the Greek-Macedonian border. According to the website of the national police force, the contingent consisting of 25 officers will mainly be carrying out border patrol tasks with their Macedonian colleagues.
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Hungarian economy
| May 23, 2016
Economic sentiment index stops to declineThe decline of the GKI economic sentiment index that started this January, stopped in May. The business confidence index remained unchanged compared to April. However, consumer expectations almost reached their peak value this year.
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Migration
| May 20, 2016
Viktor Orbán blames George SorosIn his usual Friday radio interview, Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán said that the strength of the Hungarian opposition cannot match the political influence of the organisations financed by billionaire George Soros, which constitute “a background power”.
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Sports
| June 14, 2016
Hungary's national football team won the first game in Group F of the 2016 European Championship by defeating Austria 2-0 in Bordeaux, France. The two goals were scored by Ádám Szalai (min. 57). and Zoltán Stieber (min. 86.).
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Culture
| June 14, 2016
Budapest-born American actor and circus performer Mihály 'Michu' Mészáros died in Los Angeles. Mészáros was probably best known as the man behind costume of ALF, the extraterrestrial living with an American family in an NBC comedy series.
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Culture
| June 10, 2016
Vörösmarty Square in the downtown area of the Hungarian capital is the venue of the 87th Budapest Book Week and its accompanying event, the 15th Children Book Days. Visitors have the opportunity to look at the selections of some 200 publishers.
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Festival
| June 9, 2016
The Embassy of India in Budapest, in cooperation with the Hungarian representatives of several prominent yoga schools, organizes the Ganges-Danube Indian Cultural Festival, a variety of programmes to raise awareness of a healthy and conscious lifestyle.
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Art treasure
| June 8, 2016
'Touch', a painting by Hungarian artist Attila Szűcs, was sold for GBP 16,250 az Sotheby's n London this week. The amount, which was over four times the starting price, is the highest paid for the work of a Hungarian contemporary artist.
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Migration
| June 6, 2016
Migrants in a guarded center in Békéscsaba, SE Hungary, have demanded - in messages written on bedsheets - that they should be allowed to leave the center and they believe the processing of their asylum requests are too slow.
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Sports
| June 4, 2016
Hungary's national football team lost 2-0 to host Germany in a friendly game that served as a prepration match for both teams for the European Football (soccer) Championship that will be held from June 11 to July 10 in various cities in France.
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