Hungary

Sporting Diplomacy: Did Rugby Almost Change the Face of Europe Before 1914?

Stephen Cooper | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Sport
Stephen Cooper

In the 19th century the very British game of rugby football was adopted successfully throughout her Dominions; by 1906, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa were regularly beating us at our own game. In the years preceding the First World War, rugby tried to conquer territories closer to home with expeditionary forays into Continental Europe.

Where Are the World's Best Hotels?

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Destinations are ranked according to the reputation of their hotels, based on over 82 million hotel reviews and ratings aggregated from over 200 online booking sites. Included in the list are destinations with at least 130 hotels and 60 reviews.

18 Pictures Of Savage Weather Battering Central Europe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK

As Britain continues to be battered by storms, leaving many areas at risk of further flooding, extreme weather is also causing chaos across Europe. Th...

Anger Swells As Far-Right Leader Set To Enter UK

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Protesters are set to voice their anger at the visit to London of an extreme right-wing Hungarian politician, as activists make last minute pleas to t...

Jessica Elgot

Hungarian 'Fascist' Set To Visit London

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Home Secretary Theresa May has been urged to ban a Hungarian extreme right leader from the UK, as he prepares to come to a meeting in London on Sunday...

Jessica Elgot

Labour MP Makes Extraordinary Blunder

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK

UPDATE: John Mann's office has responded, but not retracted his call for Andor to resign. Issuing a 'correction', Mann said said that "his country'...

The Other Side of the Roma Story

Conor Mills | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Conor Mills

Over the last few months, the UK and European press have dedicated extensive column inches to the Roma community, with the majority of coverage being negative. Much of the adverse reporting focuses on the widely recognized and highly visible problem of Roma arriving in the UK to beg on our streets, litter our countryside and instigate waves of crime.

Homeless to Face Fines, Imprisonment in Hungary

Kristina Jovanovski | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Kristina Jovanovski

The law, passed late Monday, bans living on the streets in the capital's world heritage sites, which are popular with tourists, and allows local governments to impose their own bans in designated areas.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 35 - Hungry in Hungary

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

When you meet a Hungarian the first thing they will tell you is that they like to eat and drink. That is certainly true, but also only half the story....

Ferrari Rebuke Alonso as Rumours Swirl

Todd McCandless | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Ferrari entered this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix with a  sense of foreboding to be honest... at least that's what it seemed like from Fernando Alonso's public statements. The Spaniard made it clear that the team needed to have a good showing in Hungary or face a summer break full of anxiety over what best to do to salvage the year.

Need Something? Just Ask

Stephen Ewashkiw | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Ewashkiw

In the West we have an inbuilt weakness. We don't want to impose. We don't want to put someone out. We just don't want to make a nuisance of ourselves.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 30 - From the Rhine to the Danube

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I know don't what comes over me but there is a certain kamikaze spirit that drives one to oblivion. I knew that I had an early flight on Thursday morn...

Hungarian Pensioner Dragged From Scooter And Killed By Donkeys (PICTURES)

Central European News | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK

A pensioner has died after he was dragged off his scooter by two donkeys – which then trampled and bit him so viciously that when his body was found...

Concerns Linger Over Hungary's Response To Rising Anti-Semitism

Kristina Jovanovski | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Politics
Kristina Jovanovski

Hungary is insisting it's taking a firm stand against rising anti-Semitism in the country but questions remain over a perceived lack of commitment by its government. At a meeting in Budapest, the World Jewish Congress called on Hungary to take immediate and decisive action against extremism in the country on Tuesday.

The Time Has Come for the European Union to Take Firm Measures Against the Orban Regime

Guy Verhofstadt | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Politics
Guy Verhofstadt

Viktor Orban has considered his party's political majority not as a responsibility, but as an opportunity to consolidate his party's grip on the state, media and judiciary. International and European institutions, civil society and human rights organisations, opposition parties, and even the United States, have closely scrutinised and criticised the gradual 'Orbanization' of Hungary.

Hungary to Destroy European Economic Recovery and EU?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

It looks like PM Victor Orban and his Fidesz party are prepared to take on the whole European Union (EU) in trying to transform Hungary into an authoritarian state. If Orban succeeds in his plans, this will not only harm the Hungarian people and economy, but also the 'European project'.

A Cold Slice of Old Europe, But Budapest Has Charms of its Own

David J Constable | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David J Constable

Budapest confused me in a way no other city has. I didn't know anything about the place, or the country. Airport arrivals was small and without grandeur and my taxi driver was pleasant enough with a good grasp of English.

Planet Appetite: Cézanne and the Past - Tradition and Creativity at Budapest's Museum of Fine Arts, Hungary

Rupert Parker | Posted 05.02.2013 | Home
Rupert Parker

Budapest makes a great destination for a long weekend with its many fine buildings, funky bars and excellent restaurants. I certainly recommend a long soak in one of the many thermal baths after a hard night on the tiles.

Far-Right Politician Who Railed Against Jews To Visit Auschwitz..

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK

Csanád Szegedi built his political profile ranting about the Jewish "control of Hungary" - and as a member of the far-right Jobbik party, that was a ...

Do Brits Drink More Than Anyone Else?

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

I realised that the big difference between the UK and other parts of the European Union is that drinking in Britain is a very public affair - its effects are visible on the streets - but in many parts of Europe the excessive drinking takes place behind closed doors with the long-suffering family.

'Hungary' Diabetics Who Break Diets Won't Receive Treatment

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Hungarian diabetics will be ‘punished’ if they fail to stick to their healthy eating diet by being banned from having modern treatment – a gover...

Hunger Strike Speaks of Downward Spiral in Budapest

Rosie Scammell | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK
Rosie Scammell

A hunger strike sparked by one blurred face on national television has captured the wave of discontent spreading across Hungary, a country in the heart of Europe but far from the minds of its neighbours.

Raoul Wallenberg – Humanity in the Midst of Inhumanity

Zsolt Nemeth | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK Politics
Zsolt Nemeth

The challenges confronting Europe and particularly Hungary have been much discussed in recent weeks. And some of our European partners have expressed concerns about the direction in which Hungary is heading.

Hungary Had the World's First Broadcast News, But Does it Have a Free Press?

Josephine Forster | Posted 08.03.2012 | Home
Josephine Forster

Communication is under threat in Hungary, with opposition radio stations shut down by Viktor Orbán's centre-to-rather-further-right ruling Fidesz par...

Christmas Traditions Around The World :Defecating Figurines, Burning Goats, and KFC

Huffington Post UK | Cosima Ungaro | Posted 23.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

The Victorians gave us the kind of Christmas we know today, reviving the tradition of carol singing, borrowing the practice of card giving from St. Va...