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Hungary Is One Of The European Union's Largest Honey Producers

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:00
In reaction to a query from Greenpeace Hungary, the Ministry of Rural Development has issuing a statement reinforcing the fact that apiculture is indeed an extremely important economic activity in Hungary, not least because of the significance of honey production within the agricultural economy.

'Down With Hate Speech, Up With Free Speech: A New Proposal', By Ferenc Kumin

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:00
By Ferenc Kumin, Deputy State Secretary For International Communications In Hungary:
Freedom of expression sometimes comes with a price, particularly when it protects hate speech. Hungary, like many of its neighbors, suffered through both tyrannies of the 20th century, and although Communism and Fascism were very different in nature, they left hundreds of thousands of people killed, families torn apart and lives shattered. When many of the victims are still among us, issues like this must be managed with sensitivity.

'The Unfortunate Bias Of The Commissioner Towards Hungary', By Ferenc Kumin

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:00
Ever wonder if there is any issue in Hungary on which the different political sides agree? Take a look at this recent quote of Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship from an interview at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

A Verdi Rarity On Stage - Stiffelio At The Hungarian State Opera, 8 April

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:00
In the 19th century, the latest foreign works often reached Budapest in a matter of months, but it was almost certain they would arrive within a couple of years. Nevertheless, as this example shows, there are occasions when even 162 years are not enough for a successful Verdi opera to be staged in Hungary.

Xpat Opinion: Pálinka In Budapest

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:00
By We Love Budapest : Pálinka is good for health and it can be made out of anything. The Hungarian magic shot has been in the Carpathian Basin for hundreds of years and it’s officially Hungarian property according to international law. Its fame is mainly due to its fruity taste and its wonderful effect on the human body and a huge cult has been built around it during the past years. We visited the best pálinka places in Budapest.

Hundreds Protest At Fidesz HQ In Budapest

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 10:59
Hundreds of people protested in favour of the rule of law outside Fidesz headquarters on Saturday afternoon to mark the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the party. Party activists hung a banner on the building, wishing protesters a happy Easter, while police turned out in large numbers.

American Products Week At ExpatShop Budapest

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 10:00
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Eros Ramazzotti Concert, Budapest Sportaréna, 8 May

Mon, 04/01/2013 - 11:00
The tour follows the release of the new album, “NOI”. The long-awaited album was anticipated by the first single “Un angelo disteso al sole”. The song, written by Eros Ramazzotti in collaboration with Saverio Grimaldi and Luca Chiaravalli, who also co-produced the album together with Eros, will also be released abroad in Spanish, with the title “Un angel como el sol tu eres”.

Invitation: Martin McDonagh: The Lonesome West, Atrium Budapest, 1 April

Mon, 04/01/2013 - 09:00
Fratricidal struggle in two acts: Coleman and Valene, who have just recently lost their father in a curious accident, are living at the edge of a godforsaken Irish village. In the midst of their great grief – in which the massively alcoholic priest, Father Welsh tries to comfort them – their days are spent with annoying, pranking, and constantly bothering each other. What’s more, for them, this is life itself – it doesn’t matter whether it’s meat pie or saint statuettes or picture magazines or chips or alcoholic beverages or estate or dogs or cows or women: they can argue and fight about anything and at any time.

Invitation: Easter Celebrations At Hollókő, 30 March - 1 April

Sun, 03/31/2013 - 09:00
"Hollókő, the village on the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites is open for the guests every year on the one of the biggest Christian celebration, on Eastern Sunday and Monday. In this little village almost all of the inhabitants dress up this time in their traditional customs. The boys sprinkle the girls with cold water, who in return give painted eggs for them. The festival is very colourful with folklore programmes and craft exhibitions. There will be trades and crafts, wood-carving, pottering, egg-painting, etc.

Updated: Severe Weather Warning Issued In Hungary Until Saturday Midnight

Fri, 03/29/2013 - 13:40
Weather warnings all across Hungary until Saturday midnight:

Sleet and snow are expected until the evening hours in regions of the North Hungarian Mountains, with fresh snow of 5 to 20 centimetres falling in the highland areas. Snow begins to melt in the lowlands.

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