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Human rights
| July 3, 2015
Embassies express support for Budapest ParadeThe embassies in Budapest of 25 countries have issued a joint satatement expressing support for the 2015 Budapest Pride Festival. The document says human rights shall apply equally to every human being, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
| July 2, 2015
23rd Volt Festival in SopronThe now traditional VOLT Festival takes place for the 23rd year with a great line-up of more than 130 artists on 5 stages. The four-day event attracts over 100 000 fans each year, it is still said to maintain a special 'family' atmosphere.
| July 1, 2015
Aunt Bici sets chess world recordAn 87-year-old Hungarian woman set a new world record in simultaneous chess by having played 13,600 such matches. Brigitta Sinka, known as Aunt Bici would like to have her performance recognized a Guinness world record.
Quote of the week
For us, the roots of democracy are always liberal, though not only. Our party CDU has three roots: Christian Democratic, liberal and conservative roots. That’s what makes us a people’s party...I don’t know what to do with the word 'illiberal’ in connection with democracy.
- Angela Merkel, German Chancellor
Energy supply
| June 25, 2015
Hungarian success in European energy efficiency competitionThe Hungarian Virtual Power Station Program has been selected as one of the best three among 153 energy efficiency programmes submitted to the jury of the EU’s Sustainable Energy Week, the Hungaian Ministry for National Economy has announced.
| June 24, 2015
Hungary reported to slip further down in democracyA new Freedom House report says Hungary, driving the decline in Central and Eastern Europe, fell out of the category of 'consolidated democracies'. The demotion to 'semi-consolidated democracy' came after seven straight years of score declines.
| June 17, 2015
Hungarian gov't to build new 'iron curtain'The Hungarian government has instructed Minister of the Interior Sándor Pintér to prepare for the closure of the Hungarian-Serbian border by next Wednesday; this will be achieved by erecting a four-meter-high fence to keep illegal immigrants out.
Hungary vs. EU
| June 23, 2015
The Hungarian government decided to suspend the the application of Regulation (EU) No 604/2013/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (Dublin III), which requires an EU country to take back refugees who have travelled from it to another EU country.
| June 22, 2015
Hungary’s no-work Sunday law cost more than 2,000 people their jobs in commerce by the end of April 2015, the country's Central Statistical Office (KSH) data suggest. Additionally, the number of overtime hours rose to five-year highs.
| June 12, 2015
The most successful female chess player of all times, Judit Polgár, a two times Chess Olympiad winner, has unanimously been appointed by the presidium of the Hungarian Chess Federation as the manager of the country's men's national team.
Business club
| June 11, 2015
The Belgian Business Club in Hungary Association (Belgabiz) was officially presented on Thursday in Budapest, aiming to provide information-gathering services for companies interested in the development of Hungarian-Belgian economic relations.
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