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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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Culture
| May 24, 2016
Jane Goodall in BudapestBritish primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist and United Nations Messenger of Peace, Jane Goodall visited Hungary and gave a speech in Budapest's Tüskecsarnok arena during the presentation of her book entitled 'The Birth of Hope'.
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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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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
 
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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Hungarian economy
| May 18, 2016
Fiscal adjustment recommended for HungaryThe European Commission recommends Hungary to achieve annual fiscal adjustments and lower sector-specific taxes, reduce the tax wedge for low-income earners and facilitate the transition from the public work scheme to the primary labour market.
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Investment
| May 18, 2016
Grand Tour of Switzerland in HungaryIn the 60th anniversary year of the 1956 Hungarian revolution, the Swiss Embassy in Budapest has announced the 'Grand Tour of Switzerland in Hungary', presenting towns, cities or regions in Hungary with historical, cultural or economic ties to Switzerland.
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Military
| May 17, 2016
Hungarian soldiers in AfghanistanA new shift of Hungarian soldiers have travelled to the Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif from a Hungarian military base to replace the Hungarian contingent there. Their main task is to provide protection for Hungarian military advisors in the region.
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Business club
| May 23, 2016
Diplomacy & Trade held its Brazil themed Business Club event at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Budapest. The event was attended by members of the diplomatic corps and business executives. The host of the event was Brazilian Ambassador Valter Pecly Moreira.
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Sports
| May 22, 2016
Hungarian swimmers won ten gold, four silver and five bronze medals at the European Swimming Championship held in London this week. This achievement earned them the top position on the medal table ahead of host Great Britain and Italy.
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Hungarians abroad
| May 21, 2016
Hungarian engineer Sándor Tarics, who won gold at the 1936 Olympics as member of the Hungarian water polo team, passed away in his home in Belvedere, California in the United States. He celebrated his 102th birthday last September.
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