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“If I Can Make It There, I’m Gonna Make It Anywhere” – Interview With Ferenc Kumin Consul General Of Hungary In New York City

Mr. Consul General, Hungarians in the New York area seemed to have supported and welcomed your appointment to your new post. How have these past few months unfolded for you? The few weeks prior to our departure, the preparations, the exams and all the packing have amounted to intense work. Since I arrived along with my family, beyond my regular […]

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HT Comment: MP’s Radical Rant Shows Jobbik’s Racist Tendencies Are Alive And Well

Hungary’s Jobbik party reached international headlines in 2010 when it won 16.7 per cent of the vote at general elections, which saw the spectacular collapse of the ruling Socialists and a two-thirds victory for the Fidesz-KDNP alliance, which remains in power until this year. Jobbik, which describes itself as a value-based conservative party radical in its methods and committed to […]

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In The Holiday Spirit: Give Peace A Chance!

Christmas in Hungary is a wonderful, traditional holiday rooted in religious beliefs, songs and unique customs. It is a family affair, similarly to other parts of the world, where Christmas brings families together. For example, Australia’s capital, Canberra, has a tradition of stringing Christmas lights at a shopping center, but this year, the city managed to set a world record […]

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Stratfor: Orbán Government Faces Its Most Difficult Year In Office Since 2015

In its analysis of Hungarian politics in the year 2015, the U. S. geopolitical intelligence and consulting firm Stratfor, founded by Hungarian-born political scientist George Friedman, the institute assesses the challenges to be faced by Viktor Orbán’s government in 2015. In the forecast, Stratfor claims that 2015 will be the administration’s most difficult year since the second Orbán cabinet took office […]

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European Commissioner Navracsics: Invest In Education – It Pays Off

In today’s Blog article, originally published on the website of the European Commission, Commissioner Tibor Navracsics of Hungary explains why investing in education is vital to the future of our continent. Getting our economy growing again is Europe’s top political priority. This is crucial if we are to reduce the still shockingly high unemployment in the EU, especially among young people. […]