• Special Report: Journalists & Critics of PM Orbán Targeted with Pegasus Cyberweapon

    Special Report: Journalists & Critics of PM Orbán Targeted with Pegasus Cyberweapon

    • 20 Jul 2021 11:06 AM

    Pegasus, the spyware manufactured by Israeli cybersecurity firm NSO Group has been in use in Hungary for years against targets such as investigative journalists and wealthy media owners as well as against people in their close circles, Direkt36 has found as part of an international team of investigative journalists, ‘The Pegasus Project’.

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  • Joint Statement by Key Embassies on 26th Budapest Pride Festival 

    Joint Statement by Key Embassies on 26th Budapest Pride Festival 

    • 20 Jul 2021 10:50 AM

    On the occasion of the 26th Budapest Pride Festival, we, the undersigned embassies and cultural institutes, express our full support for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) community and their rights to equality and non-discrimination, freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, and freedom from violence. 

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  • Hungary Pledges Further Aid to Diabetics

    Hungary Pledges Further Aid to Diabetics

    • 20 Jul 2021 9:15 AM

    The government will make a new type of insulin pump available for people with type 1 diabetes from next month, under a Monday decision by the body in charge of restarting community life after the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • 'Festival Academy Budapest', Now on Until 25 July

    'Festival Academy Budapest', Now on Until 25 July

    • 20 Jul 2021 7:27 AM

    11 days, 13 concerts, 5 venues, world-class performers from home and abroad, well-known and less frequently staged chamber music pieces, exhibitions, discussions, lectures until 25 July 2021 at the Liszt Academy, BMC and other venues.

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  • Short-Term Home Rentals Fall in Budapest

    Short-Term Home Rentals Fall in Budapest

    • 20 Jul 2021 6:47 AM

    Short-term home rental prices, mostly used by students, dropped 10% in central Budapest and 14% in regional centres, from the first half of last year, property agent Otthon Centrum said. Rents rose 4% in other areas of Budapest and 10% in smaller cities.

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  • V4 Foreign Ministers Discuss Future of Europe

    V4 Foreign Ministers Discuss Future of Europe

    • 20 Jul 2021 6:40 AM

    Slovak Foreign Minister Ivan Korčok told a joint press conference after talks with his V4 counterparts on Monday that the foreign ministers’ exchange of ideas about the future of the EU had been extremely useful and important.

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  • Hungarian Opinion: Government Accused of Using Spyware

    Hungarian Opinion: Government Accused of Using Spyware

    • 20 Jul 2021 6:14 AM

    As the government stands accused of using spyware to monitor critical journalists and other individuals, a left-wing pundit likens PM Orbán to the dictators of the East. Pro-government commentators are skeptical that the government illegally tapped its critics.

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  • V4 House Speakers Discuss Europe's Future

    V4 House Speakers Discuss Europe's Future

    • 19 Jul 2021 9:46 AM

    The countries of the Visegrad Group are working towards forming a common position on the future of Europe, House Speaker László Kövér said after a meeting with V4 counterparts from Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland on Friday.

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  • Mandatory Covid Vaccination For Health Workers Welcomed by Medical Chamber

    Mandatory Covid Vaccination For Health Workers Welcomed by Medical Chamber

    • 19 Jul 2021 9:36 AM

    ​​​​​​​The Hungarian Medical Chamber (MOK) has welcomed a Friday announcement by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán that coronavirus vaccination would be made mandatory for health-care staff. “At present this measure could ensure protection to both patients and staff,” MOK said on its website.

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