Economy

Budget Deficit Edges Up to HuF 2,270 BN at End-September, Ministry Confirms

Hungary’s budget deficit, excluding local councils, reached 2,270.3 billion forints (EUR 6.2bn) at the end of September, up 9 billion from a month earlier, the Finance Ministry said. The central budget had a 1,841.8 billion forint deficit and the social insurance funds were 441.8 billion forints in the red, but the separate state funds had […]

Police

4.3 Million Euros Worth of Counterfeit Clothing Seized from Turkish Lorry

Officials of Hungary’s National Tax and Customs Authority (NAV) have seized fake branded clothing with a market value of more than 1.5 billion forints (EUR 4.3m) from a lorry with Turkish licence plates on the M43 motorway in southern Hungary, NAV has said.

Culture

Jack is back in Nyíregyháza

Jack, the largest African elephant bull in Europe came back to the Nyíregyháza Zoo from Basel after two years.

Photo of the Day: Premier of Missa Missio in Budapest

The premier of Tamás Szarka’s Missa Missio at the Budapest Basilica with soprano Erika Miklósa.

Hundreds of Gypsy Musicians Get Government Support

Fully 456 musicians from 97 Gypsy bands are this year receiving support as part of the government’s Music Hungary programme, which is aimed at reviving the traditions of Hungarian restaurant Gypsy music, the House of Traditions organisation said on Thursday. The National Tourism Development Strategy will take into consideration the views of Gypsy musicians, the […]