After a disappointing Saturday across the board, Hungary’s men’s fencing team took bronze and its men’s waterpolo team defeated Brazil to advance to the quarterfinals. After losing to France 45:40, Hungary defeated Ukraine 39:37 to win the bronze medal in the men’s team épée event. “Now they can experience what it’s like to stand on […]
After a disappointing Thursday, Team Hungary put in a strong showing at the Rio games on Friday, winning two silver and two bronze medals. Hungarian swimmers Katinka Hosszú, László Cseh and Boglárka Kapás won silver and bronze medals. Anita Márton took bronze in women’s shot put. Katinka Hosszú took silver in the 200 m backstroke. Widely tipped […]
A record number of Hungarians are working in Austria where they receive substantially higher wages and better benefits than in Hungary.
“Fidesz is using toughs to try and prevent MSZP from again submitting a referendum initiative that would make it possible for shops to once again open on Sunday. . . . Only dictators do such things! Come this afternoon to the National Election Office and let us demonstrate against oppression together!” Thus read the invitation […]
“We reject the government’s lies and reject those petty and dastardly attacks on those who raise their voices so that something can finally take place in Hungarian education.” – Katalin Törley Thousands of students and parents gathered in front of the Teleki Blanka Academic Gimnázium (High School) on Friday to express their solidarity with school director […]
Having concluded its investigation into the so-called “Bridge to the World of Work Program”, the Ministry of Human Resources will demand the National Roma Local Government (ORÖ) return some HUF 1.2 billion of EU funds spent on unwarranted, overpriced “prestige” projects instead of expanding Roma employment possibilities. The move threatens the very existence of ORÖ whose current president, István Hegedus, will announce […]
“On the basis of the government’s activity to date, we had every right to believe that the roundtable was just a play for time. The list of those invited did not inspire much confidence as the attending organizations were typically close to the government or dependent on the government. Nevertheless, it was clear to everyone […]
Various Hungarian extremist groups joined by Nazi sympathizers from abroad converged on the Hungarian city of Székesfehérvár on Saturday to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the attempt by German and Hungarian troops to break out of Budapest, which had been encircled by the Soviet Army. The “Remember the heroes of the breakout” event featured a torchlit procession led by young men wearing SS uniforms.
“Education is not only an issue for teachers. Education is a public issue. Hungarian public education is an issue for Hungarian society.” – Mrs. István Galló, president, Teachers Trade Union (PSZ) Teachers Trade Union (PSZ) president Mrs. István Galló announced at a press conference today that teachers from all over the country would demonstrate in […]
Hungarian teachers are becoming increasingly impatient. According to the Beacon’s information, many are contemplating going on strike because they no longer believe that the trade unions can achieve anything with the government. However, Mrs. Istvan Galló (left), the president of the Teachers Trade Union (PSZ), has cautioned membership over this. She said a wildcat strike […]