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Opposition Parties Call For Free Public Transport During Smog Alerts
The opposition Socialist Party has joined calls by other opposition parties to make use of public transport free of charge during smog alerts. The Budapest arm of the Socialists said that car registration certificates should be valid for use on public transport or travel should be made completely free of charge in times of smog. more »
So Far 186,000 Avail Of “Women 40” Early Retirement Rules
Some 186,000 Hungarian women have participated in a programme dubbed “Women 40”, introduced in 2011, allowing them to retire early, with a full pension, after 40 years in the workforce, the state secretary for family affairs said on Tuesday. more »
Szijjártó: Italy Bus Crash Not Caused By Technical Problem
The recent bus crash near Verona in which 16 Hungarians died does not appear to have been caused by a technical problem, the Hungarian foreign minister said. Péter Szijjártó added that the Italian police had not seen any tyre marks on the road at the site of last Friday’s accident, nor survivors had reported any unusual developments in the few minutes before the crash. more »

Hungarian Beauty Claims Trump Made A Pass At Her

Hungarian Beauty Claims Trump Made A Pass At Her
Hungarian celebrity Kata Sarka has joined a list of women who claim Donald Trump made sexual advances toward them while the current president-elect was married. The alleged pass occurred at the Miss Universe Pageant in Moscow in 2013. Sarka recently recalled the encounter while a guest on “Kasza Taxi,” a Hungarian talk show in the vein of “Carpool Karaoke.” more »

Hungarian Foreign Minister Meets Russian Counterpart In Moscow

Hungarian Foreign Minister Meets Russian Counterpart In Moscow
Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó held talks with Sergei Lavrov, his Russian counterpart, in Moscow in preparation for an upcoming visit to Budapest by Russian President Vladimir Putin. more »

Hungary's PM Europe Needs More Self-Confidence

Hungary's PM Europe Needs More Self-Confidence
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said Europe should have more selfconfidence. Speaking at a conference organised by the central bank, he said the continent should be able to protect itself without any outside assistance. Right now it is incapable of doing so, he said. more »