Russia’s emergencies ministry ready to help Hungary organize work with refugees
Oct25

Russia’s emergencies ministry ready to help Hungary organize work with refugees

Russia’s emergencies ministry is ready to cooperate with Hungarian counterparts to organize work with refugees and forced migrants, Russian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov said on Monday at a working meeting with Hungarian Interior Minister Sandor Pinter. “We could offer cooperation on issues of the organization of work with refugees and forced migrants as Russia’s emergencies ministry has a vast experience in such...

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Poor Hungary town eyes riches of Suleiman the Magnificent
Sep05

Poor Hungary town eyes riches of Suleiman the Magnificent

The recent discovery of the tomb of Suleiman the Magnificent, considered the greatest Ottoman ruler, has raised hopes of a tourism boom in one of Hungary’s most impoverished areas. From hammam baths and crumbling minarets to battle site memorials and ruins of mosques, traces of the country’s 150-year-long stretch (1541-1699) in the Ottoman Empire are not hard to find in Hungary. But many Hungarians see them as relics of a...

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Russians as sole biddrs win Hungarian helicopter tender
Jul14

Russians as sole biddrs win Hungarian helicopter tender

Bidding without competition, a Russian state-owned company won the tender for the renovation of five Mi-17 helicopters of the Hungarian Air Force, Russian helicopter firm Vertolety Rossii told Hungarian online daily origo.hu on July 12. Hungarian and Russian officials signed an agreement on the renovation of the five aircrafts yesterday, according to origo.hu. Igor Chechikov, deputy director of the company, said that dozens of...

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Border controls cause row between Austria and Hungary
Jul08

Border controls cause row between Austria and Hungary

Security checks have been given a big boost along the border between Austria and Hungary, causing a row between the two countries. As reported by The Local, Hungarian authorities have come under fire from Austria’s Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka after they began checking people crossing the border from Austria into Hungary. But Hungary’s decision is a response to Austria recently strengthening controls on its side of the border....

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Hungary to hold referendum on mandatory EU migrant quotas on October 2
Jul05

Hungary to hold referendum on mandatory EU migrant quotas on October 2

Hungary will hold a referendum on Oct. 2 on whether to accept any future European Union quota system for resettling migrants as Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government steps up its fight against the EU’s migration policies. Emboldened by Britain’s shock vote to quit the European Union, Orban is forging ahead with his own referendum which he hopes will give him a mandate to challenge Brussels. A massive...

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