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Hungarian President Addresses Commemorations Of 1849 Arad Martyrs
When honouring the martyrs of the revolution and freedom fight of 1848/49, it is also important to remember those who kept the ideals of the revolution alive after its defeat, President János Áder said at an event commemorating the leaders of Hungary’s revolution and freedom fight who were executed by Austria in 1849. more »
Hungary’s Former President Árpád Göncz Dies Aged 93
Árpád Göncz, Hungary’s first postcommunist president who held office between 1990 and 2000, has died at the age of 93. Parliament observed a minute of silence, while the government paid tribute to Göncz in a statement of condolences, saying that as the first head of state of a free democratic Hungary, Göncz had “served his ten years in office to the best of his ability”. more »
New Rules To Encourage Homeless To Go To Shelters
The government is planning to draft new rules under which social workers in the street would be obliged to convince rough sleepers to seek homeless shelters for the night. Károly Czibere, state secretary at the human resources ministry, told a press conference that the current law has a very vague definition of the perils facing the homeless. more »

Amendment Ensures Increased Support For Crime Victims


Amendment Ensures Increased Support For Crime Victims
Parliament passed a law amendment aimed at expanding the rights of crime victims and ensuring increased support for them during criminal proceedings. Under the new law, the victim is entitled to more information in the course of proceedings, for example via written communication or electronic messages. It also expands the circle of family members, including brothers and sisters, who can represent a victim during the proceedings. more »

Szijjártó: Govt Asks For Parlt Support Against Migrant Quotas


Szijjártó: Govt Asks For Parlt Support Against Migrant Quotas
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met the group leaders of five parliamentary parties to discuss the country’s approach to the European Union’s decision to introduce mandatory migrant quotas. Speaking after the meeting, the foreign minister told journalists that most lawmakers “support the notion that Hungary’s national sovereignty must be protected.” Péter Szijjártó said that Orbán had instructed the justice minister to prepare proposals on the basis of the talks for parliament to thwart the mandatory migrant quotas. more »

Flag Set To Half-Mast On Hungarian Parliament Square


Flag Set To Half-Mast On Hungarian Parliament Square
The national flag was hoisted with full military honours at Kossuth Square in front of Hungary’s Parliament building in Budapest on Tuesday morning on the anniversary of the 1948-49 Revolution and War of Independence and the Memorial Day for the Martyrs of Arad. Hungary’s flag will remain at half-mast throughout the national day of mourning as a sign of respect. more »



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