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Video: Kim Lane Scheppele Lecture At CEU On Hungary's New Constitution
Constitutional scholar Kim Lane Scheppele visited Central European University to discuss the legality of the newly-enacted Hungarian constitution. In a four-pronged argument, she says the new basic law is fundamentally flawed and out of synch with the country's previous governing document. Prof. Scheppele was a guest of CEU's Political Science Department, and is the first in their current series of lectures, "Hungary in the Spotlight." more »

Budapest Sziget Festival Line-up For World Music Stage Complete


Budapest Sziget Festival Line-up For World Music Stage Complete
"Easy answer: just make sure everyone spends time at the World Music Party Stage of Sziget Festival, between 6-13 August in Budapest. The program of the stage is complete and means 120% of dance and fun – even the name has changed to indicate this. You can meet the orginal line-up of The Pogues, Goran Bregovic Wedding And Funeral Band, Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra, Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar and also great Hungarian acts like Quimby, PASO, or Besh o droM. No wonder Songlines once again voted Sziget as one of the top festivals of the world music genre. more »

Hungarian Police 'Sheriff System' Expands In Budapest


Hungarian Police 'Sheriff System' Expands In Budapest
"Budapest police will extend the so-called “sheriff” system recently tested for five months in the 16th, 17th and 18th Districts to the Fifth, Seventh and Eighth Districts on an experimental basis. more »

Invitation: Loreena McKennitt, Budapest Sportaréna, 27 March


Invitation:  Loreena McKennitt, Budapest Sportaréna, 27 March
"Internationally acclaimed Canadian singer/composer Loreena McKennitt began her musical career by busking with her harp and started running her own record label, Quinlan Road, from her kitchen table. Now, more than two decades later, Manitoba-born McKennitt has seen her “eclectic Celtic” blend of pop, folk and world music span more than a dozen recordings, three DVDs and a new collection of studio and live recordings. more »

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