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Heat Alert Issued By Health Authority Until Sunday
The human resources ministry’s public health secretariat has issued first and second-level heat alerts for the whole country and warned of high daytime temperatures continuing until Sunday evening. The national weather service reported that average temperatures in the coming days could reach or even exceed 25-27 degrees Celsius, especially in north-west and south-east Hungary.
President Áder: Global Water Crisis Becoming ‘Threatening Reality’
The global water crisis has become a “threatening reality”, János Áder, Hungary’s president, said at a high-level UN session on water and disasters in New York on Thursday. Summing up the social, economic, health and welfare consequences of the situation, the president said that the number of water-related disasters and the damage caused by them had increased exponentially over the recent period.
Paintcocktail - A Unique Nightout In Budapest, 22 July
From the organisers: Would you be up for a special night out in town? Get creative while having fun at PaintCocktail. If you’re looking for a recreational evening program, where creativity is also on the menu, PaintCocktail is just the perfect opportunity for you.
International Literary & Arts Festival, Budapest, 28 September - 1 October
Budapest Transfer is an interdisciplinary arts festival with its main focus on contemporary literature. Each edition explores a theme through which we look at literary life in a regional and international context. The theme also provides the backbone of the programme that is designed to be interesting and accessible not only for literature enthusiasts but for the general public as well. Transfer Festival takes a special interest in exploring and promoting literature and authors of the Visegrad region.
Election CTTEE Rejects Együtt Leader’s Complaint Over PM’s Letter To Hungarians Abroad
The National Election Committee (NVB) has rejected a complaint submitted by the leader of the opposition Együtt party over a letter the prime minister recently wrote to Hungarians living abroad calling on them to register for next year’s general election.
Hungary Transposes EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive Into Law
Hungary has transposed the European Union’s new anti-money laundering directive into national law, the National Bank of Hungary said. The EU’s Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive came into force on June 26, 2017. Amendments bringing Hungary’s rules in line with the directive are effective from Thursday.
Foreign Minister: European Commission In Witch-Hunt Against Central European Countries
The European Commission has launched a “witch-hunt” against several central European countries that speak about European challenges openly and honestly as well offering effective answers accordingly, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said.
Gross Wages Up 12.9% In May
The average gross monthly wage in Hungary rose by an annual 12.9% to 296,100 forints (EUR 968) in May, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said. Net wages grew at the same pace as gross wages did, also climbing by 12.9% to 196,900 forints.
LMP Threatens Legal Action Over Paks Data Requests
Green opposition LMP has threatened to take legal action over two public data requests concerning the upgrade of the Paks nuclear power plant if the data they seek are not released.
Hungary At Forefront Of Digital Revolution
Hungary will be the first European Union country in which every household, by the end of 2018, will have access to internet speeds of at least 30 Mbit/s, and, as the country starts to roll out 5G services, Hungary also has the world’s third most advanced mobile network, the government’s commissioner for digital developments has said.
Socialists Call For Parliament Hearing Over PM’s ‘Jeopardising’ Hungary
László Botka, the Socialist Party‘s candidate for prime minister, has called for an extraordinary session of parliament’s national security and defence committees to discuss the government’s “dangerous” policies. Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Botka insisted that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had “put Hungary in jeopardy” and “delivered the Hungarian people into the hands of foreign powers and criminals”. Botka said he had evidence to back up his claims.
Local Opinion: Netanyahu Concludes Three Day Visit To Budapest
A liberal analyst believes that the Israeli Prime Minister came to Hungary to seek new allies within the European Union, while a conservative commentator hopes that his visit will help eradicate the remaining traces of anti-Semitism among Hungarian right-wingers.
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