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Great Race In Budapest, 30 April - 1 May
Race cars, performance motorbikes and some special trucks will speed through the heart of the Hungarian capital on May 1st. The annual 'Nagy Futam' event has the aim of bringing motorsport 'closer to the people', and it delivers a spectacular sight for spectators who may never visit a race circuit. Read on for a detailed program including when the international drivers will be introduced, plus a map and advice about which parts of Budapest will be closed to regular traffic.
Jackie Chan Opens Chinese Film Festival In Budapest
The Chinese Film Festival opened in Budapest’s Uránia National Film Theatre on Sunday, where guest of honour Oscar-winning martial arts expert and film star Jackie Chan met Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog.
TEDxDanubia Conf On Technology, Entertainment, Design, 4 May
Join us for a unique, multi-disciplinary conference from science to arts, business to adventure at MÜPA Budapest.
Natalie Imbruglia Concert In Budapest, 2 May
Platinum-selling artist Natalie Imbruglia has announced she is heading out on an international tour this spring. The three-time Grammy nominee will be playing smaller venues for a more intimate, acoustic tour to show her appreciation to her fans who continue to support her year after year.
Mayday Holiday In Hungary On 1 May
Mayday, also known as International Workers' Day, commonly sees organized street demonstrations and marches by working people and their labour unions throughout most of the world. May 1 in Hungary is a national holiday, with a wide range of Spring time festivals and fun activities taking place, read on for example events.
153,000 Expats Here, Fewer Hungarians Emigrating
Last year, fewer Hungarians emigrated to work abroad than in previous years but many young people still fancy their chances in another country, business daily Világgazdaság said on Tuesday. Based on Central Statistical Office (KSH) data, the paper said 29,400 Hungarians emigrated last year, 10 percent less than in the previous year.
See What Happened @ XpatLoop’s ‘Discovery On The Danube’ Event
The Xpat Wine Club held its Spring bash last Friday on the Columbus Boat, where the spirit of the internationalism and discovery of the venue’s eponym, Christopher Columbus, was in the air at this social networking celebration.
Orbán’s Speech At Plenary Session Of The European Parliament
The Hungarian government’s dedication to the European Union is “unquestionable” but in many respects, the government is dissatisfied with the operations of the EU, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told a plenary session of the European Parliament on Wednesday.
Orbán: Accusations Of Aim To Close Down CEU ‘Unfounded’
Accusations levelled at the Hungarian government that recent amendments to Hungary’s higher education law tightening rules on the operations of foreign universities in the country are aimed at closing down Budapest’s Central European University are “unfounded”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in a European parliamentary debate in Brussels.
EC Launches Infringement Procedure Against Hungary Over 'Lex CEU'
The European Commission has launched an infringement procedure against Hungary over the recent amendments to its higher education law tightening rules governing the operations of foreign universities in the country, an EC spokesperson announced on Wednesday. Critics of the law have said it puts the operations of Budapest’s Central European University under threat.
Gulyás: Soros ‘Brazenly Lobbying’ In Brussels Against Hungary
Hungarian-born US financier George Soros has started “brazen, intense lobbying” in Brussels against Hungary, the Fidesz deputy group leader told a press conference.
CEU Refutes Orban’s Remarks At EP
The Central European University (CEU) has refuted remarks that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán made at Wednesday’s European Parliament plenary session. CEU said in a statement that Orbán had claimed, referring to a letter written by CEU President-Rector Michael Ignatieff to the students and teachers, that Ignatieff is not worried that CEU, operating in Budapest, may be closed down.
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