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Outdoor cultural and sports events can be held again and hotels can reopen, but people must continue to practice social distancing, officials announced at today’s Coronavirus Operational Group presser. They also reported that the data show that those who have had the disease should remain protected against the virus for a long time.
Minister Gulyás announced that current rules remain in force in the countryside, but movement restrictions in Pest County will be eased to the level of the countryside, with a decision on Budapest expected later this week.
The defense committees of Budapest and Hungary’s 19 counties will be holding a session during the course of today in the interests of coordinating and assisting the work of organizations taking part in efforts to protect against the coronavirus epidemic.
Since mid-December, the number of tourists has grown even faster than in previous years. Downtown shops, shopping malls and Advent markets are very popular and over the past week alone there has been noticeable growth in retail sales.
“We are convinced that organizing such a major international competition could not only boost Hungary’s reputation, but also stimulate young people’s interest in sports,” said the 12 athletes lobbying to keep the event in Budapest.
The prime minister said he had raised the issue of 15-20 projects at a meeting with Budapest mayor Gergely Karácsony with a view to coming to an agreement on them. “I had to withdraw a lot of things; it wasn’t pleasant for us to give up dreams,” he said.
Coordinated by the Liget Project, works were completed in March to reconstruct the original glory of the culturally and historically significant Olof Palme House, while also modernizing the building in accordance with contemporary tastes.
With August upon us, we’re enjoying peak tourist season in Hungary and expecting record numbers again this year. Most international visitors who come to Hungary will pay a visit to the capital and for many good reasons. It’s not only the historic thermal baths, the terrific cuisine, world-class music offerings, rich cultural scene and lively night life but also the capital’s monumental architecture and exceptional buildings.
“Budapest is in the middle of Europe, easily reachable from anywhere in the world by land, sea or air. The level of our services is rapidly catching up with western Europe and in price/value terms we are extremely competitive on a global level,” said Balázs Fürjes, government commissioner for the development of Budapest.
Sándor Pintér, the Hungarian interior minister agreed to allow rescuers from the Zaka emergency service and victim identification organization to scour the river for bones of Jews who were shot and thrown into the waters of the Danube in Budapest during the Holocaust
PM Orbán pointed out that Budapest has all the features and capabilities to claim the title of a global sports capital: its geographical location, its beauty, its economic development, the hospitability of the people living here, its vivid cultural life, its strong services sector, but above all the safety of the city
The world-famous event – which kicks off in Budapest today and ends on August 15th – will include performances by US singer Lana Del Rey, rapper Kendrick Lamar, as well as British virtual band Gorillaz, Mumford and Sons, Dua Lipa, Kygo and the Arctic Monkeys
The Hungarian National Film Fund received more than two thousand applications for filming on location in public spaces last year, and already more than a thousand requests had been submitted by the middle of July 2018
“The process now is for a full technical, financial and risk evaluation to be undertaken with the results presented to the Council in December. At that stage a final decision will be made,” the IAAF said
"Hungary and Budapest offer great locations and a well-equipped infrastructure for film productions. For instance, Hungary has the largest water tank in continental Europe, which was used in "Blade Runner 2049," Andy Vajna tells CNN Travel
Correspondent Nathan Kay describes Budapest as one of the most beautiful and relaxing cities in Europe, thanks to the 118 natural thermal springs that deliver 70 million liters of therapeutic waters each day
If you haven’t been to Budapest lately, you should do yourself a favor and visit. One of Europe’s great capitals is going to get even better in the coming years, and this week, Hungary embarks on its first-ever tourist campaign to promote Budapest as one of Europe’s best destinations.
Zoltán Metál, president of the Hungarian Taxi Association, said that he believes the reason why it is so hard to get a taxi in Budapest today is because of the greater demand on the taxi market – not the prices!
Held between August 8-15th in Budapest, the festival will include US singer Lana Del Rey, rapper Kendrick Lamar as well as British band Gorillaz, Mumford and Sons, Dua Lipa, Kygo and the Arctic Monkeys
The prime minister said the government regards the security of the Hungarian people as its highest priority because where there is no security there are no investments, no new jobs, no incomes or pensions that hold their value, and there is no growth
“We can be proud of this title, our athletes and professionals, and of Budapest, because the title is a clear acknowledgement of the fact that we can be a worthy host of large-scale sports events, and that we also play an important role in international sports life within the field of recreational and youth sports," the sports official said
Eurostat figures show that home prices grew 3 percent compared to the previous quarter and 10.2 percent compared to Q3 of 2016. Rent is also going up in Budapest and other towns and cities across Hungary
The European Commission announced that the 158-year-old synagogue, the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world, would be added to the list of 38 heritage sites next year, joining the likes of Italy’s Fort Cadine and Slovenia’s Javorca Church
In the article, titled “The Best Places to Go This Winter”, the author says, “almost thirty years after the fall of communism, Hungary’s capital has reclaimed its title as Paris of the East” and calls Budapest the “crown jewel of the Austro-Hungarian Empire"
A new penthouse is being built in the heart of Budapest that will cost 9,500 euros (3 million HUF) per square meter. Districts 5, 6, 1, 2 and 12 are the most expensive places to live where prices reach way above the average 600,000 HUF per square meter
The proposal to host the IAAF World Championships was put forward by the Hungarian Athletics Association (MASZ) earlier this year, and will continue with development plans put in place for the Budapest 2024 Olympic bid
János Lázár, the minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office, said the prime minister has expressed his wish to his government that the country must make the top ten list of the world's safest countries
Despite the summer heat, tourists have flooded the streets of Budapest and the Hungarian countryside. Tourism remains one of the leading sectors of the Hungarian economy, and the numbers are growing exponentially.
Hungary did not only pass the test with flying colors as the organizer of the FINA event, but also as a host and tourist destination over the past couple of weeks. Billions will flow into tourism thanks to the tournament
Thousands of athletes, a record-breaking fast-track preparation for the international event, and the most picturesque diving background ever. The 2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships, Hungary’s largest sporting event to date, will overtake the cities of Budapest and Balatonfüred for over two weeks. As a nation with exceptional watersports traditions and accomplishments, Hungarians can barely wait, although it is not just our athletes who are setting the bar high.
Hungary's foreign minister said that the investment was a joint step towards moving the Hungarian economy and Hungarian industry forwards into a new dimension, a digital era based on research and development and innovation
The decision was announced on Friday at the congress of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), and the event will take place at the 9,000-seat László Papp Budapest Sports Arena in Hungary on April 22-28, 2018
The big event is right around the corner. From July 14 to 30, Budapest and the Lake Balaton city of Balatonfüred will host the FINA World Aquatics Championships. Over the next few weeks, it’s a race to get everything ready.
The arena houses two Olympic worthy swimming pools, diving pool and a short course training pool. There are 5,000 seats, and 8,000 additional pop-up seats have been designed especially for the 2017 World Aquatics Championships
“All preparations are moving forward according to schedule seventy-three days ahead of the start of the FINA Aquatics World Championships, the biggest ever sports event hosted by Hungary," Hungary's minister for National Development has said
The March of the Living began at the “Shoes on the riverbank” memorial honoring the memory of Holocaust victims killed on the banks of the Danube, where participants placed stones, candles and flowers. The memorial march led across the Chain Bridge to Clark Adam Square on the Buda side
The Hungarian capital still plans to build many of the facilities they proposed if they were awarded the Olympic games. This includes the main Olympic Stadium along the banks of the River Danube, which would host the IAAF World Championships
The new white metro cars, dubbed 'angels', have modernized pneumatic and braking systems, and a new drive system, which is more energy efficient by 30 percent. The passenger sections are vandal-proof, and the cabins are entirely fire-proof
Budapest’s Ferenc Liszt International Airport saw more than 10,000 passengers arriving indirectly from Ukraine, and the new flights will help service their needs. The new service will provide more than 2,500 seats to Kiev Boryspil weekly
Wallenberg rescued tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazis by providing them with Swedish passports or housing them in diplomatic buildings. But in January 1945, he vanished from the streets of Soviet-occupied Budapest and was never seen again
Implicating the Socialist-led government in the biggest corruption scandal since Hungary joined the EU, the OLAF report uncovered irregularities and the suspicion of corruption in connection with 57 contracts, with most losses tied to five contracts
Hungary has many internationally renowned sights that draw hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to Budapest and the countryside, such as Parliament, Buda Castle, Heroes' Square, Lake Balaton, the many spas and much more
If you have any helpful information, police can be contacted through the toll-free telephone number 06-80/620-107, 06-80/555-111, on either of the central emergency numbers (107; 112) or in person at any police station
The Urban Games, featuring five sports including cycling, table tennis, four-a-side football, running and longboarding, has the backing of both the City of Budapest and Budapest 2024 and is due to be held on October 1st.