Hungary

Country Hungary
Capital Budapest
Continent Europe
Currency Forint(HUF)
Languages Hungarian

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Introduction

Hungary became a Christian kingdom in A.D. 1000 and for many centuries served as a bulwark against Ottoman Turkish expansion in Europe. The kingdom eventually became part of the polyglot Austro-Hungarian Empire, which collapsed during World War I. The country fell under Communist rule following World War II. In 1956, a revolt and an announced withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact were met with a massive military intervention by Moscow. Under the leadership of Janos KADAR in 1968, Hungary began liberalizing its economy, introducing so-called "Goulash Communism." Hungary held its first multiparty elections in 1990 and initiated a free market economy. It joined NATO in 1999 and the EU in 2004.

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Council of Europe calls on Hungary to redraw higher education law ... - Times Higher Education (THE)

Times Higher Education (THE)

Council of Europe calls on Hungary to redraw higher education law ...
Times Higher Education (THE)
A new higher education law in Hungary that could force the country's top-ranked university has been described as "highly problematic" by a fact-finding mission ...
Christian Hungary on Collision Course with European Union's ...CBN News

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Hungary, Factors to watch, Aug 17 - Times of India

Hungary, Factors to watch, Aug 17
Times of India
The crown jumped and the forint eased on Wednesday after the Czech Republic reported a surprise surge in second-quarter economic output, while Hungary's growth slowed down slightly. Second-quarter economic output data released by several Central ...



Budapest's Margaret Island, a green haven in Hungary's capital - The Guardian

The Guardian

Budapest's Margaret Island, a green haven in Hungary's capital
The Guardian
An eye-shaped haven in the centre of the Danube, Margaret Island lies between the grandeur of Pest to the east and Buda, the city's more frenetic side, to the west. Just 1.6 miles long (it is linked to a bridge at either end) and less than half a mile ...



Netanyahu's Israel Is Looking a Lot Like Orban's Hungary - and It Could Spell Its Demise - Haaretz

Haaretz

Netanyahu's Israel Is Looking a Lot Like Orban's Hungary - and It Could Spell Its Demise
Haaretz
In a historic speech in 2014, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban laid out a political philosophy under which the era of the enfeebled liberal democracy has passed, supplanted by the proud illiberal one. This is only a partial democracy, existing ...
The Erosion of Liberal Democracy in Central Europe is the Greatest Threat to the EUHuffPost
Poland and the EU: looking for the exit door?Visegrad Insight

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Mila Kunis Celebrates Her 34th Birthday With Ashton Kutcher in Hungary: Pic! - 9NEWS.com

9NEWS.com

Mila Kunis Celebrates Her 34th Birthday With Ashton Kutcher in Hungary: Pic!
9NEWS.com
Simple celebrations! Mila Kunis rang in her 34th birthday at a quaint restaurant in Budapest, Hungary, with her hubby, Ashton Kutcher, on Monday. MORE: Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Watch Wiz Khalifa's Set at Hungarian Festival Alongside Justin Theroux ...
Mila Kunis Enjoys Birthday Outing in Hungary With Ashton Kutcher: PhotoUs Weekly
Mila Kunis Celebrates Her Birthday With Ashton Kutcher in Budapest in New PhotoPopCulture.com

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Hungary pulls tainted egg products from shelves, Europe News ... - The Straits Times

The Straits Times

Hungary pulls tainted egg products from shelves, Europe News ...
The Straits Times
BUDAPEST (AFP) - Hungary on Tuesday (Aug 15) became the latest European country to withdraw egg products imported from Germany containing the ...

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At Swimming Worlds, Hungary Deserves Biggest Gold Of All - SwimSwam

SwimSwam

At Swimming Worlds, Hungary Deserves Biggest Gold Of All
SwimSwam
Hungary took over the hosting duties for these World Championships in February 2015, when Guadalajara, Mexico withdrew as host four years after they were first selected. With just over two years time, the city of Budapest put on quite a show that made ...



Hungary Fights Persecution of Christians - Church Militant

Church Militant

Hungary Fights Persecution of Christians
Church Militant
BUDAPEST (ChurchMilitant.com) - Catholic Hungary is making good on plans to become a leading advocate for persecuted Christians. Over the past few days, the central European nation has made headlines for intervening to save a former Muslim from ...



Ghanaian students starving in Hungary | - Citi FM - Citifmonline

Citifmonline

Ghanaian students starving in Hungary | - Citi FM
Citifmonline
Ghanaian students benefiting from a Hungarian government scholarship have been compelled to call on the government for support to cater for their basic ...

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Hungary's economy expands 3.2 percent in Q2 - Xinhua

Hungary's economy expands 3.2 percent in Q2
Xinhua
BUDAPEST, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Hungary's gross domestic product (GDP) slowed to 3.2 percent year on year in the second quarter of 2017, from 4.2 percent in the first quarter, according to a preliminary estimate released by the Hungarian Central ...

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