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Xpat Community Ezine / Thursday 30 January 2014
Dear Member, first for your interest here are two new Xpat Interviews:

* Rainer Gieringer, General Manager, Hilton Budapest WestEnd. In his free time he is an enthusiastic golfer and tennis player, as well as a passionate photographer. Example Q&As: Your expat experience? For Hilton in Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Cyprus. Your favourite band, film, & hobby as a teen? Bon Jovi, Die Hard, Soccer. Your personal motto? “You can do better than this”.

* Shinsuke Yokochi, Director, Comgame 576. This Japanese national enjoys running around Budapest when he's not working or spending time with his family. Example Q&As: Your expat experience? I studied in the U.S, but do not consider myself an expat here, I speak Hungarian and I feel local. Your favourite Hungarian food? Szegedi halászlé (Szeged style fish soup). Book or movie? Book – recently I read (and recommend) 'The Flow' by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi.

You are also welcome to take our 20 question challenge.
For now here's hoping you like what's included for you below.
Yours sincerely with kind regards, Stephen@XpatLoop.com

Hungary’s Recovery Visible, Says British Ambassador
Signs Of Hungary’s Recovery Visible, Says British Ambassador
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The British government sees the signs of Hungary’s economy recovering from crisis, a trend that is good news for both Hungarians and the companies wishing to invest here, UK Ambassador to Hungary Jonathan Knott told public radio. more »
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New Articles
First Names Announced For Sziget Festival Budapest 2014

First Names Announced For Sziget Festival Budapest 2014
Xpat Opinion: International Scandal Brewing Over Holocaust Memorial Year In Hungary?

Xpat Opinion: Int Scandal Brewing Over Holocaust Memorial year In Hungary
Hungary’s Wizz Air Allows Use Of Electronic Devices On Board

Hungary’s Wizz Air Allows Use Of Electronic Devices On Board
Xpat Opinion: Scandal Of The Year? Russian-Hungarian Nuclear Pact
Xpat Opinion: Scandal Of The Year? Russian-Hungarian Nuclear PactThe headlines in Hungarian weeklies illustrate a growing controversy over the planned addition of two Russian-made blocks to the existing Paks nuclear power station: “The scandal of the year” (168 óra); “Eastern Block” (Heti Világgazdaság); “The business of the year?” (FigyelÅ‘); “Hungary hooked by Putin” (Magyar Narancs); “Change of Roles in Kissidonia” (Demokrata); “Paks Vobiscum” (“Paks be with you”; Heti Válasz). more »
current affairs channel »
New US Ambassador (Designate) To Hungary Critical & Criticized
New US Ambassador To Hungary Critical & CriticizedRemarks by the US ambassador designate to Hungary at a US Senate Committee hearing last week caused “justified and serious outrage in Hungary”, said Gergely Gulyás, a lawmaker of the ruling Fidesz party. The rise in Hungary of extremist parties is of particular concern, she told the committee. more »
current affairs channel »
MPs To Expand Free Cash Withdrawals In Hungary
MPs To Expand Free Cash Withdrawals In HungaryParliament could vote in February on increasing the number of free cash withdrawals from ATMs, Antal Rogán, group leader of the ruling Fidesz party, told TV2. Parliament recently approved legislation allowing two free cash withdrawals a month up to a combined 150,000 forints (EUR 490). more »
business & finance channel »
Classifieds
Job Seekers & Jobs Available - By Vidovici Ildiko, 30 January more »
Buy & Sell Offers - By Melissa Moses, 30 January more »
Education, Translation - By George Schalm, 30 January more »
Real Estate Rentals & Sales - By Edmund Bickford, 30 January more »
Community Announcements - By David Brown, 28 January more »
Specials
Invitation: MBA Info Session, CEU Business School Budapest, 6 February
Invitation: MBA Info Session, CEU Business School Budapest,  6 FebruaryCEU Business School prepares graduate students, executives, professionals and entrepreneurs from all over the world to lead in fast-changing and emerging economies like no other business school. more »
Jet2.com Cabin Crew Pick Up Top Hungarian Travel Award
Jet2.com Cabin Crew Pick Up Top Hungarian Travel AwardLeading British leisure airline Jet2.com is today celebrating after being crowned top in a survey to find Hungary’s friendliest cabin crew in the country’s annual ‘My Airline’ travel awards. more »
Invitation: Cocktail Festival @ Buddha Bar Budapest, 31 Jan - 1 Feb
Invitation: Cocktail Festival @ Buddha Bar Budapest, 31 Jan - 1 FebFor two nights, you will have the chance to taste some of the world’s finest and most exclusive cocktails by Mathias Giroud, Chief Bar Manager of Buddha-Bar Worldwide. Let us spoil you with an ultimate Buddha-Bar evening: Live DJ music, three supreme cocktails, Buddha-Bar Snacks and never ending laughter in the Buddha-Bar Lounge! more »
New Movies in Budapest
Now Showing In Budapest: 'American Hustle'

Now Showing In Budapest: 'American Hustle'
Now Showing In Budapest: 'I, Frankenstein'

Now Showing In Budapest: 'I, Frankenstein'
Now Showing In Budapest: 'August: Osage Country

Now Showing In Budapest: 'August: Osage Country
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COMMUNITY EVENTS
Fri 31 Jan - 10:30 AM - Free guided tours in English - The Museum of Fine Arts
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Sat 01 Feb - 8:00 PM - Cocktail Festival - Buddha-Bar Budapest.
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Sun 02 Feb - 11:00 PM - AmCham Super Bowl Party XLVIII - Budapest Marriott Hotel
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Mon 03 Feb - 1:00 AM - NAWA Movie Club - Budapest
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Tue 04 Feb - 6:00 PM - Budapest Toastmasters Club - California Coffee Company
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Wed 05 Feb - 12:00 PM - Ladies Bible Study - International Baptist Church Budapest
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Thu 06 Feb - 8:30 AM - AmCham Event - Amcham Conference Room
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CONTEMPORARY EVENTS
Fri 31 Jan - 10:00 PM - Jon Hopkins (Domino - UK) - Immunity Album Launch Budapest - Corvintető
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Sat 01 Feb - 9:00 PM - Mystery Gang - Gozsdu Manó Klub
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Sun 02 Feb - 5:00 PM - Sirtos Greek Dance house - Óbudai Cultural Center
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Mon 03 Feb - 8:00 PM - LFZE Monday Open Jam - Budapest Jazz Club
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Tue 04 Feb - 9:00 PM - Czékla Jazz Ensemble - Szimpla Kert
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Wed 05 Feb - 7:00 PM - Red Fang (USA), The Shrine (USA), Lord Dying (USA) - Dürer Garden
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Thu 06 Feb - 8:00 PM - Urbán Orsolya & Sramkó Trió - Ladó Café
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CLASSICAL EVENTS
Fri 31 Jan - 2:30 PM - Gergely Bogányi, piano - Budapest Music Center
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Sat 01 Feb - 6:00 PM - Tekla Boros, piano, Gergely Devich, cello - Marczibányi Téri Cultural Center
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Sun 02 Feb - 4:30 PM - Aura Musicale - National Concert Hall
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Mon 03 Feb - 10:00 AM - Xavér Varnus, organ - National Concert Hall
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Tue 04 Feb - 7:30 PM - Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Liszt Ferenc Academy
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Wed 05 Feb - 7:30 PM - Purcell Choir Orfeo Orchestra Simon Standage, leader - National Concert Hall
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Thu 06 Feb - 6:00 PM - Aino Oláh and Angelika Csizmadia, harpsichord - Hungarian Radio Marble Hall
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