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April 28, 2013, by Benedicte Williams of The Budapest Times

Between 10 000 and 12 000 people gathered for the March of the Living (Élet menete) on Sunday in commemoration of the 600 000 Hungarian victims of the Holocaust.  The […]

We are not Cyprus, Slovenian prime minister says

April 17, 2013, by Benedicte Williams of The Budapest Times

Slovenian officials launched a damage-limitation campaign this week as concerns reappeared that the small country may be the next to succumb to the ba ...

S&P sees tough 2013 for CEE banks

April 3, 2013, by Benedicte Williams of The Budapest Times

Central and Eastern European banks face a difficult year, with those in Hungary, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Croatia among the weakest, according to a sect ...

Trojan Horse: tainted meat in beef lasagne in Hungary

March 4, 2013, by Benedicte Williams of The Budapest Times

Hungary was the latest member of the European Union to admit to prepared beef dishes tainted with horsemeat on Monday in a food scandal that is reachi ...

  • Few heroes in Central Europe’s post-war chaos
    December 4, 2012, by Benedicte Williams of The Budapest Times

    Review: Orderly and Humane. The Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War Some 65 years ago on the outskirts of Bavaria’s Kaufbeuren, a thousand settlers working from a disused […]

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    ‘Last warning’ before CEE docs get tough on pay
    November 8, 2012, by Benedicte Williams of The Budapest Times

    Medical unions in Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland will stage a joint protest on 20 November against their governments’ health policies, head of Hungarian Doctors’ Association János Bélteczki […]

  • Canada won’t force Roma to return to Hungary: Balog
    October 16, 2012, by Benedicte Williams of The Budapest Times

    There will be no mass return of Hungarian Roma once Canada implements stricter immigration rules, Minister of Human Resources Zoltán Balog told state news agency MTI on Monday. He was […]

  • Hungary: Angry backlash against Roma
    July 30, 2012, by Benedicte Williams of The Budapest Times

    Hundreds of people attended the burial of Kata Bándy in Szekszárd on Monday as more gathered in Pécs, some to condemn “Gypsy crime” and others to condemn anti-Roma racism. Bándy, […]

  • Harsher criminal code adopted by Hungary
    July 2, 2012, by Benedicte Williams of The Budapest Times

    Hungary’s parliament has approved a new criminal code, which came into effect on July 1 2012. Justice Ministry state secretary Róbert Répássy said the code, which will replace the current […]