• Expat Explainer:  St Lucy's Day On 13 December

    Expat Explainer: St Lucy's Day On 13 December

    • 6 Dec 2018 6:14 AM

    Named after the Christian virgin, St. Lucy's day (Luca napja, also Lucia or Luca’s day) is rich in customs and traditions in Hungary. Before the Gregorian calendar was reformed, it was the shortest and darkest day of the year, and marked the beginning of the winter solstice. It is for this reason that numerous fertility games are linked to this special day, read on for details of related local superstitions.

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  • Expat Explainer: Christmas Traditions In Hungary

    Expat Explainer: Christmas Traditions In Hungary

    • 6 Dec 2018 6:13 AM

    In Hungary the Christmas tree is decorated on Christmas Eve, 24 December. In addition to the usual decorations, also chocolate pieces in bright wrappings are used. In the Hungarian tradition the Christmas present is brought by baby Jesus in the evening. Religious people follow the (Jesus kid) tradition and they go to the midnight mass, too.

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  • Batthyány Tér In Budapest To Become A Park

    Batthyány Tér In Budapest To Become A Park

    • 5 Dec 2018 3:18 PM

    Major changes lie ahead on Batthyány tér, as the square across the Danube from Parliament will no longer be a bus terminal, First District mayor Tamás Gábor Nagy told Inforádió on Tuesday.

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  • Hungary Has ‘No Alternative’ To Building Nuclear Plant

    Hungary Has ‘No Alternative’ To Building Nuclear Plant

    • 5 Dec 2018 2:23 PM

    Given the security of Hungary’s energy supply as well as economic and climate protection considerations, Hungary has “no alternative” to building a nuclear plant, the minister without portfolio in charge of the upgrade of the Paks nuclear power plant told an international energy conference in Budapest on Tuesday.

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  • Guy Bottomley, Senior Currency Consultant, Global Reach

    Guy Bottomley, Senior Currency Consultant, Global Reach

    • 5 Dec 2018 7:40 AM

    FX Specialist with 7 years sales and management experience in UK & Spain. Experience opening international office, creating business plan, hiring, budgeting, strategy as well as day to day management of existing client book which included medium-large corporates and airlines in UK and mainland Europe. Dual National - British / Canadian.

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  • Hungary Opposes Separate Euro Zone Budget

    Hungary Opposes Separate Euro Zone Budget

    • 5 Dec 2018 7:34 AM

    Hungary does not support the proposal to create a separate euro zone budget, as such a concept would be against the country’s interests, Finance Minister Mihály Varga was quoted as saying at a meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels.

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