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  • Hungary’s PM Viktor Orbán to meet Donald Trump at White House

    05/02/2019 5:22:29 PM PDT · by Innovative · 55 replies
    The Guardian, UK ^ | May 2, 2019 | Shaun Walker
    After being shunned by Obama, Orbán’s meeting with Trump is to focus on ‘bilateral relations’ After years of receiving the cold shoulder from Washington, Hungary’s nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orbán, will visit the White House to meet Donald Trump on 13 May. Hungarian authorities announced the visit on Thursday morning. Orbán’s spokesman Zoltán Kovács wrote on Twitter that “energy security, defense cooperation, bilateral relations and regional security” would be on the agenda. “Today all I can say is that they have invited us and we have accepted the invitation,” said Orbán, when he was asked about the meeting during a...
  • Hungary: Muslim “refugee” discovered to have beheaded 20 people for the Islamic State

    03/23/2019 2:05:59 PM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAR 23, 2019 4:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Hungary: Muslim “refugee” discovered to have beheaded 20 people for the Islamic State He was ordered expelled from Hungary after being caught with forged documents on December 30, but he was detained on Friday, so clearly he didn’t leave after he was expelled. Also he seems to have moved freely around Europe for quite some time. His story is evidence that European authorities are overwhelmed and cannot deal adequately with the Muslim migrant crisis they have inflicted upon themselves. “Hungary detains Syrian Islamic State member accused of killings,” Reuters, March 22, 2019 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): BUDAPEST (Reuters)...
  • Pompeo Says U.S. To Be More Engaged In East Europe, Warns Russia Trying To Divide West

    02/11/2019 6:46:10 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Radio Liberty ^ | Feb 11 2019
    On the first day of a five-country European tour that will focus on opposition to the growing influence of Russia and China in Central Europe, Pompeo met with Hungary's prime minister, Viktor Orban. "We must not let Putin drive wedges between friends in NATO," Pompeo told a joint news conference in Budapest with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto. Pompeo specifically pointed to Central Europe's reliance on Russian energy as well as the presence of the Chinese telecom firm Huawei, particularly in Hungary.
  • Orbán Announces Major Family Protection Package for Hungary

    02/11/2019 6:42:42 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced a seven-point family protection action plan in his state-of-the nation address in Budapest. “This is Hungary’s answer to challenges, rather than immigration”, the prime minister said. Listing the points of the action plan, Orban said: * every woman under 40 years of age will be eligible to a preferential loan when they first get married. * The preferential loan of the family home purchase scheme (csok) will be extended; families raising two or more children will now also be able to use it for purchasing resale homes. * The government will repay 1 million forints...
  • Budapest Wins Best European Destination 2019 Title

    02/07/2019 11:10:32 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 34 replies
    Hungary Today ^ | 2019 Feb 6 | Fanni Kaszas
    "The pearl of the Danube is not only the best European destination, it is also one of the most beautiful and safest cities in the world. Budapest offers the elegance of Paris, the architectural heritage of Vienna, the charm of Porto, Stockholm’s gentle way of life.” The Hungarian capital received a total of 62,128 votes. According to the statement of Mayor István Tarlós, posted on budapest.hu on Tuesday, No other previous winner received as many votes from abroad as Budapest, with 77 percent submitted from other countries. This year’s list also included Athens, Florence, Bratislava, Metz and Paris. The trendiest...
  • Hungary: Thousands rally for George Soros-founded Central European University

    11/25/2018 6:02:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.24.2018 | amp/cmk (Reuters, AFP, dpa)
    Thousands of people have protested in Budapest in support of a university founded by US-Hungarian billionaire George Soros that plans to leave the country amid strong pressure from Hungary’s right-wing government. Students from Central European University (CEU) and other universities including ELTE and Corvinus attended the rally in front of the Hungarian parliament. Protesters voiced support for CEU, which said in October that it would start admitting students to a new campus in Vienna if the government did not acknowledge its legal status by December 1. The government has rejected CEU’s claim that it complies with a controversial law requiring...
  • The Safest Country for European Jews? Try Hungary

    05/29/2018 8:39:49 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 28 May 2018 | David P Goldman
    Last Friday evening I put on a kippah and walked half an hour across Budapest to the Keren Or synagogue maintained by the Budapest Chabad. After violent attacks on Jews in German streets, the leaders of Germany’s Jewish community warned Jews last month not to wear a kippah or any other visible sign of Jewish identification in public. The French community issued such warnings years ago. Belgian TV could not find a single Jew in Brussels willing to wear a kippah in public. I walked across Budapest four times (for Friday evening and Saturday daytime services), and no-one looked at...
  • George Soros foundation's office to pull out of Hungary

    BUDAPEST - George Soros' foundation said on Tuesday it would close its office in Budapest and move to Berlin, leaving what it called "an increasingly repressive political and legal environment" in Hungary. The pro-democracy group said it was pulling out a day after the right-wing government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced it would tighten restrictions on non-governmental organizations, under a law dubbed the "Stop Soros " bill. Orban, who won a landslide election victory last month, has repeatedly accused Soros and his organization of encouraging migrants and undermining the national culture. Soros's Open Society Foundations (OSF) organization said it...
  • Soros in Retreat: Billionaire’s University to Move from Budapest to Vienna

    04/19/2018 6:53:14 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 4/19/2018 | Admin
    After a sustained campaign against the influence of left-wing billionaire George Soros by the Hungarian government, Soros’s Central European University has announced its plans to move from Budapest to Vienna. The Central European University (CEU) has come under fire from the Hungarian government which had previously claimed it was unfair that the institution was allowed to give out both Hungarian and U.S. diplomas while not operating a campus in the USA. Now, the university has announced that it has plans to leave Budapest and move to neighbouring Austria where a new campus will be set up, Swedish radio broadcaster Sveriges...
  • Russian spy suspect missing in Cyprus, say police

    06/30/2010 4:12:26 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 18 replies
    BBCNews ^ | Wednesday, 30 June 2010
    One of 11 suspects accused by the US of spying for Russia has gone missing after being freed on bail on Cyprus. The man, a Canadian, named by police as Christopher Metsos, was due to sign in at a police station in the coastal town of Larnaca but did not show. He was held at Larnaca airport on Tuesday as he tried to board a plane to Budapest, a day after the US said it had held 10 other suspects. Mr Metsos was awaiting a hearing for extradition to the US. He had been staying alone at a hotel in...
  • Bombing in Downtown Budapest

    09/26/2016 12:30:28 PM PDT · by wtd · 45 replies
    Gates of Vienna Blog ^ | September 26, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    Bombing in Downtown BudapestOn Saturday night there was a major explosion in downtown Budapest that was originally reported in the media as a likely gas leak. However, by Sunday morning it became clear that the blast was caused by a bomb, and that police officers were deliberately targeted. Two officers were seriously wounded, and one (the female officer) is in critical condition. Below is a video excerpt from a press conference given by the chief of police and the prosecutor’s office in Budapest. Many thanks to CrossWare for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling: Hungarian police...
  • Terror alert in Budapest as huge explosion rocks centre of city near major hotels

    09/24/2016 5:14:09 PM PDT · by Tours · 40 replies
    Mirror ^ | 9/24/2016 | Sam Adams
    A huge explosion has rocked the centre of the Hungarian capital Budapest sparking fears of a terror attack. At least two people are believed to have been injured with a large police presence at the city's Oktogon intersection. Reports say the blast may have been caused by a gas leak, but this has not officially been confirmed. Footage from the scene shows a queue of police cars rushing down the street with terrified people running in the other direction. Cops have cordoned off a large area around a shop at the corner of Kiraly Utca (King Street) and buildings have...
  • Hype the Loop

    06/11/2016 7:16:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/11/16 | Dr. Klaus Kaiser
    Dream on you loopians, just don't expect me to fund your crazy ideas! There is a new company, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) that intends to revolutionize high speed continental travel. It’s CEO, Dirk Ahlborn, recently announced an agreement with the Slovakian government to build Hyperloops from Vienna, Austria to Bratislava, Slovakia, and from Bratislava to Budapest, Hungary. Its competitor, Hyperloop One, recently tested an open air propulsion test of a vehicle with its “Blade Runner” test rig. The Japanese “bullet trains” going at 200 mph are like snails in comparison. The new hyper-things are envisaged to do about 760 mph....
  • March 5 is the anniversary of Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain speech

    03/04/2016 6:59:11 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 7 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 03/04/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe. Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia, all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in what I must call the Soviet sphere, and all are subject in one form or another, not only to Soviet influence but to a very high and, in many cases, increasing measure of control from Moscow. ~ Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) (speech, Fulton Missouri, 5 March...
  • Holocaust documents trove unearthed in Budapest apartment

    11/21/2015 6:24:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | November 21, 2015
    A vast and historically valuable trove of Holocaust-era documents, long thought destroyed during the second world war, has been found hidden in a wall cavity by a couple renovating their Budapest apartment. The haul of 6,300 documents are from a 1944 census that was a precursor to the intended liquidation of the Hungarian capital’s 200,000 Jews in Nazi death camps. Brigitte Berdefy, co-owner of the apartment overlooking Hungary’s parliament, said in August a worker detected paper after jamming a screwdriver through a crack in the wall....
  • Meanwhile At Budapest Main Train Station (Live Feed)

    09/01/2015 11:29:07 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 43 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 9/1/15 | Tyler Durden
    In an unprecedented move to stem the tsunami of migrants entering Europe, Hungary has decided to stop all trains at Budapest main train station to stop refugees - most of them from conflict areas such as Syria - from entering the EU onwards to Austria and Germany. For now, there are 1000s of refugees waiting at the station, with entrances blocked by police.
  • Hungary Holocaust Museum Gives Collaborators a Free Pass

    05/25/2015 10:02:25 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 5 replies
    Forward ^ | March 5, 2015 | JTA
    Hungarian Jewish leaders are criticizing a new Holocaust museum under construction in Budapest for omitting the culpability of Hungarians in the attempted genocide of the Jews. The museum in Budapest, called House of Fates, is nearly complete, but the planned exhibition focuses only on the last period of the Holocaust in Hungary, starting in 1944, when the ghettoization and deportation of over 500,000 Hungarian Jews was already complete. It fails to deal with the earlier persecution against Hungarian Jews, starting with the passage of anti-Jewish laws in the 1920s, local Jewish community leaders and historians complained. Community leaders said they...
  • New Budapest Holocaust museum omits culpability of Hungarians

    03/08/2015 10:47:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | March 5, 2015 11:56am
    Hungarian Jewish leaders are criticizing a new Holocaust museum under construction in Budapest for omitting the culpability of Hungarians in the attempted genocide of the Jews. The museum in Budapest, called House of Fates, is nearly complete, but the planned exhibition focuses only on the last period of the Holocaust in Hungary, starting in 1944, when the ghettoization and deportation of over 500,000 Hungarian Jews was already complete. It fails to deal with the earlier persecution against Hungarian Jews, starting with the passage of anti-Jewish laws in the 1920s, local Jewish community leaders and historians complained. Community leaders said they...
  • Hungarians Protest Against Premier's Dealings With Putin

    02/01/2015 9:40:31 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 3 replies
    AP ^ | 1 Feb 15 | AP
    BUDAPEST, Hungary — Thousands of protesters in Budapest are demanding the ouster of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government a day before a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Around 3,000 people attended the rally Sunday, which organizer Balazs Gulyas said was meant to show "that the majority of the country does not support (Orban's) policies going closer to Vladimir Putin." Orban's dealings with Moscow, including an agreement for Russia to build new reactors at Hungary's nuclear power plant and a loan of 10 billion euros ($11.3 billion) to help finance the project, are expected to be on the agenda...
  • Crime wave spurs tobacco shop design rethink

    01/07/2014 10:25:49 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 5 replies
    Budapest Business Journal ^ | 1-7-14 | Gergő Rácz
    The central government is set to ease the design requirements for tobacco stores as a response to the recent wave of robberies targeted at the units, commercial broadcaster RTL Klub has reported.