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WWF Big Jump 2017: Let’s Jump Together For The Living Rivers On 9 July
On the 9th of July, at 3pm Hungary joins the celebrations of Big Jump with the biggest splash in the region. Big Jump aims at reconciliating people with their rivers. This project will induce the citizens to reconquer their rivers and wetlands and will revive the powerful links that used to bind people to these spaces.
Super Sour Cherry Introduced
Horticultural researchers of the state institute MKSZN are introducing a new type of sour cherry they developed called Pipacs 1 (Poppy 1).
Sensational Archaeological Discovery In Budapest
A second carriage grave dating back to the Roman era has been found in the area of Budapest. The discovery was presented to the media at Aquincum Museum on Thursday. Only one of its type has been found in Budapest so far.
PM Orbán: EU Member States At Odds Over Migrant Redistribution
European Union member states disagree on how migrants should be distributed across the continent, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told Hungarian reporters ahead of a two-day EU summit in Brussels on Thursday. Western European member states want to “get rid of the migrants they unjustifiably let in” by distributing them among countries, such as Hungary, that protected themselves and refused to let in any migrants, Orbán said.
Local Opinion: 1.2 Million Planning To Work Abroad?
A pro-government columnist has doubts about the figures released on the number of Hungarians contemplating emigration.
Szijjártó: Central Europe’s Role Important In Restoring Security, Competitiveness
Central Europe must play an important role in restoring Europe’s security and competitiveness, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said at a meeting of Central European Initiative (CEI) foreign ministers in Minsk. Szijjártó said the migration crisis, the threat of terrorism and Europe’s competitiveness woes posed serious challenges to the continent.
Local Opinion: Green MEP Proposing Mass Settlement Of Syrians In Eastern Europe
An independent conservative columnist finds an idea proposed by a leading German Green MEP to resettle whole Syrian villages into Eastern Europe, ‘abhorrent’.
Fidesz Calls On LMP To Voice Stance On ‘Migrant Villages’ In Hungary
Ruling Fidesz has reached out to the green opposition LMP party asking them to clearly state whether they support “setting up migrant villages” in Hungary, the party’s communications director said. Balázs Hidvéghi cited a recent proposal by the Greens’ European parliamentary group leader to relocate “whole Syrian villages” to eastern Europe.
Hungary Must Not Give Up Euro-Zone Aspirations, Says Varga
Hungary’s economic policy cannot lose sight of its long-term goal to enable the country to eventually join the euro zone, the economy minister said on Thursday. Addressing a business lunch organised by the Joint Venture Alliance, Mihály Varga insisted at the same time that Hungary was in no rush to adopt the euro.
Lázár: Migration At Heart Of Hungary’s V4 Presidency
Speaking about the Visegrad Group, whose rotating presidency Hungary will take over on July 1, Lázár said Hungary has a serious responsibility to clearly flag the interests of the Visegrad Group (V4) during its V4 presidency.
New Budapest Sports Park Named After Legendary Footballer Kubala
Work has started to build a sports park named after football legend Lászlo Kubala in Budapest’s 13th district. Lászlo Kubala was a forward who played for clubs in Czechoslovakia and Spain. FC Barcelona’s fans elected Kubala, who died in 2000, as the club’s best player of all time.
European Court Rules Hungary Online Gambling Legislation Violates EU Principle
The Hungarian legislation on the authorisation of online games of chance is not compatible with the principle of the freedom to provide services, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled on Thursday.
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