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EU funded projects to bring clean drinking water to Hungarian settlements affected by polluted groundwater

Polluted groundwater threatens the health of half a million people living in the Pannonian Basin According to the National Public Health and Medical Officer Service (ÁNTSZ), over a million Hungarians drink water containing contaminants that increase the risk of serious illness and disease.  An estimated 300 Hungarians die each year as a result of consuming arsenic-contaminated […]


Court suspends sale of government’s shares in Takarekbank

This Court has determined that the law cited in the complaint is unlawful on numerous points and can be considered to be unconstitutional.  This Court finds the law in question to be unconstitutional on grounds that it violates rights of a private property, the rule of law, and fair economic competition through the prohibited use […]


How Hungarians celebrate Easter

Easter Sunday As was the case with other major holidays, on Easter Sunday people were forbidden to work, cook, clean, take care of livestock, and even sew. Shepherds did drive livestock out into the fields but they refrained from bringing any grazing animals in. In the villages of the Tapio region people superstitiously reasoned that […]


How Hungarians celebrate Holy Week

Established by the First Council of Nicea in 325, the holiday of Easter is referred to as a moveable feast in that it is not to a calendar date, instead taking place on the first Sunday after the full moon following the March equinox. It is for this reason that Easter takes place between 22 […]