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Invitation: Free UN Concert For World Food Day
A Serbian jazz fusion band will be joined by a well-known Hungarian group to headline the first-ever World Food Day concert in Budapest next month, on Friday 14 October at Dürer kert. The UN contacted XpatLoop.com to share this news, one of many events being organized around the world to mark World Food Day.
Invitation: BBC Debate In Budapest On Referendum & Migration, 5 October
The BBC World Service is holding a series of debates across Europe as the continent grapples with the big issues of migration, the economy and security. On 2 October Hungary will vote on whether to accept mandatory EU quotas for relocating migrants. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán opposes the European Union’s plans. In this edition of BBC World Questions recorded at Corvinus University in Budapest, on 5 October, BBC Jonathan Dimbleby invites members of the public to put questions to a panel of politicians and thinkers to debate the issues affecting Hungary and post-Brexit Europe today.
OctoberFest Budapest, 29 September – 2 October
The world's biggest beer festival will visit Budapest this year! You can experience the feeling of the real Bavarian Paulaner Oktoberfest Big Tent directly from Munich for the third time in Hungary.
Programmes By Europa Design @ Design Week Budapest 2016
Design Week Budapest 2016 focuses on the relations of the human body, the surrounding tools, objects and spaces. Europa Design’s connected events will present the results of ergonomics, enviroment psychology and futurology together with a world-renowned company which works with the greatest visionaries from George Nelson to Yves Behár.
Video: Budapest Bomb Blast Footage
Below is security camera footage of the blast in downtown Budapest on Saturday night, including shots of the man suspected of planting and detonating the bomb. The 18-minute video posted on police.hu shows the perpetrator walking past the doorway at Teréz körút 2-4 several times before depositing the homemade bomb and a rucksack filled with nails and screws before the arrival of patrolling police.
Paris, Brussels Bombers Prepared Action In Budapest
Several perpetrators of the Paris and Brussels terrorist attacks in November last year and March 2016 spent time in Budapest, Tuesday’s Magyar Idők newspaper said, citing unnamed law enforcement sources. The terrorists trained by the Islamic State terrorist organisation used the so-called Balkan migrant route into Hungary, the paper said, citing Hungarian law enforcement.
Hungary’s PM Orbán Says Saturday’s Bombing Not Connected To Migration Crisis
In an interview given to state television channel M1, prime minister Viktor Orbán said there was nothing to indicate that the Saturday’s explosion was connected to the migration crisis. “Even if it is impossible to rule this out, at this moment there is nothing to indicate this, which comes as something of a relief.”
WWF Hungary Project Won Telekom’s Sustainability Press Award
The story covering WWF Hungary’s sustainable land use project in Tiszatarján won the ’Big Picture’ category of Telekom’s Sustainability Press Award in Hungary this weekend. Feaured in Hungary’s leading online daily news media INDEX, the report video is covering the sustainable land use project of WWF in Tiszatarján.
Xpat Inspiration: Daring Trip To Antarctica
Most expats are well traveled folks, and are open to new adventures, so here’s a story to inspire your ‘wanderlust’: Exploring wild oceans, discovering abandoned territories, and going on dangerous adventures are nothing new to Veronica Wynne-Hughes, daughter of an English father and Hungarian mother. Her methods are far from ordinary: she goes ‘boat hitch-hiking’, and works in exchange for food and accommodation.
Centre Of Budapest District Named After Former President Göncz
The centre of Budapest’s 13th district has been named after Árpád Göncz, Hungary’s first postcommunist president between 1990 and 2000, in a ceremony on Tuesday. Addressing the event, Mayor József Tóth said that with this move the municipality wanted to pay tribute to President Göncz’s ideals, philosophy and lifetime achievements, a personality who served the cause of the public throughout his life.
Hungarian Online Gaming Law Favours Vajna
The bill on regulating online gaming in Hungary that was filed in Parliament on Monday was designed to favour government commissioner Andy Vajna and was approved by Parliament in a fast track procedure on Tuesday, Népszabadság writes.
Authority To Crack Down On Tax-Evading Uber Drivers
Hungary’s tax authority NAV will identify drivers who have failed to pay their taxes on earlier revenues from ride-hailing service Uber, which no longer operates in Hungary, daily Magyar Idők reported. Citing information from the economy ministry, the paper said that NAV had received the names and income data of Hungarian drivers who had worked as part of Uber, and will start checking those figures against tax returns submitted.
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