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Set up in 2014 by Pope Francis, the council is a high-level economic supervisory body and comprises eight cardinals and seven lay experts. Cardinal Péter Erdő, the Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, has been appointed a member of the Vatican’s Council for the Economy, the body supervising the economy and finances of the Holy See. Set up in 2014 by Pope Francis, the council is a high-level economic supervisory body and comprises eight cardinals and seven lay experts. Erdő…

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 07:48

The HUF 9,500 billion (€27.4 billion) the Hungarian government has devoted to shield the economy from the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic is significant even in an international comparison, state minister of the Finance Ministry, András Tállai told national news agency MTI in an interview. One of the biggest single measures the government brought this March was private individuals' interest payments on loans was deferred, meaning this year they do not have to pay…

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 08:08

The Hungarian government has allocated HUF 13.8 billion (EUR 40.0m) for providing students with free textbooks. Zoltán Maruzsa, State Secretary for Public Education, has announced that all 1.2 million students in Hungary’s public school system will be provided with free textbooks starting from the coming school year. Speaking to reporters at the warehouse of textbook distributer KELLO Könyvtárellátó, Maruzsa said the government has allocated HUF 13.8 billion (EUR 40.0m) for…

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 08:35

  ​ ​ Of the many brotherly pages in Polish-Hungarian relations, one of the brightest is the attitude of the Hungarian army during the heroic 63 days of fighting in Warsaw in 1944. Warsaw and Poles still remember today how their brothers in arms behaved then. Hungary was dragged into the Third Reich's system of military alliances during World War II. The Hungarian army fought on the eastern front, incurring considerable losses. It was stationed in numerous countries occupied…

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 15:03

​ “The ‘systemic threats to the rule of law’ and of democracy may not be where one would think”, and “it will have escaped no one's notice that such power left in the hands of the European institutions can be turned against any Member State at the whim of political movements, either within the States or within the institutions themselves”, guest author Jérôme Soibinet wrote in a recent article published by the European Centre for Law and Justice, under the title “Article 7…

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 08:32

​                           Operettas by Imre Kálmán, the most outstanding representative of the silver Viennese operetta next to Ferenc Lehár, have been performed regularly around the world for almost a century. His two greatest works, full of characteristic Hungarian music - Csárdás Princess and Countess Marica - were hugely successful. Kálmán's life has been the subject of many films (including The King of Csárdás from 1958 by the German director Harald Philipp). The…

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 09:30

“Our primary goal was that these European resources should be distributed fairly and on objective criteria. Giving in to any blackmail or some countries pressing others and setting subjective criteria were out of the question,” the foreign minister said. During an interview with France24 television, Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said participants in last week's European Union summit reached "the best deal" concerning the community's…

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 08:36

​ This week's winning photo is a true work of art. The still life composition by Ewelina constitutes a simple reminder of our deep bonds of friendship.  Congratulations

Fri, 07/24/2020 - 19:01