All posts tagged Hungary

  • Steep jump in taxi fares in Budapest
    April 21, 2013, by Robert Hodgson of The Budapest Times

    “Wanna split a cab?” could become a more popular end-of-evening question when new regulations stipulating minimum fares come into force in September. Taxis in the capital will also have to […]

  • Hungary high in global anti-Semitism
    April 15, 2013, by The Budapest Times

    Last year showed a “considerable escalation” in global antisemitism against Jewish individuals, sites and private property, according to a report published by Israel’s Tel Aviv University Kantor Centre for the […]

  • Slovakia wants war crimes suspect extradited from Hungary
    April 9, 2013, by The Budapest Times

    Prosecutors in Slovakia are pressing for the extradition of Hungarian war crimes suspect László Csatáry. The 98-year-old former police commander was arrested in Budapest last summer on suspicion of complicity […]

  • Hungary: Never failing to surprise
    April 8, 2013, by Robert Hodgson of The Budapest Times

    The European Commission should release Hungary from its Excessive Deficit Procedure this year, provided it looks “only at the figures”, an Economy Ministry official said on Tuesday. State secretary Zoltan […]

  • Hungary: Tancsics Prize returned
    March 25, 2013, by The Budapest Times

    Echo TV pundit Ferenc Szaniszló announced on Wednesday that he planned to hand back the Tancsics Prize, a top state award for journalism, at the request of Human Resources Minister […]

  • Hungary: The devil in the details
    March 19, 2013, by Robert Hodgson of The Budapest Times

    There has been a barrage of English-language communications from the government since this case put Hungary back on the news radar. The official line on the Fourth Amendment to Hungary’s […]

  • 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 reaching across the continent […]