Viktor Brandt professes that people in wheelchair are just like you and me - and for him actions speak louder than words. In recent years he has organized and occasionally even financed numerous events that in Hungary would be inaccessible for the physically disabled.
It is estimated that some 1500 migrants enter Hungary on their way to Western Europe daily. Since late June 2015 hundreds of Hungarian volunteers give humanitarian assistance at railroad stations to the Kosovar, Afghan, Syrian etc migrants.
By 2060 the population of Hungary (9.9 million today) might fall by 2 million, every third Hungarian might be over 65 and the number of childless families might steeply rise.
La Ultra demands almost superhuman performance from those bold enough to take part. The runners cover 333 kilometers within 72 hours up in the Himalayas. The elevation is 5700 meters and oxygen is scarce. As the very first Hungarian in the history of the race this year Ferenc Szőnyi has been invited and due to his records he didn't even need to qualify. This is not very surprising given that he had previously completed a triple deca-Ironman.
During his visit to Bolivia in July Pope Francis delivered speeches that have kept commentators busy way beyond Catholic circles ever since. We carry excerpts from an opinion piece in kettosmerce.blog.hu.
Right after the latest parliamentary elections in Hungary, in April 2014, Kristóf Varga, a public policy analyst and psychologist, was asked why the opposition parties had fared so poorly at the polls.
Though Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has recently said Hungarian-Croatian bilateral political relations are at an ebb, Croatia's Ambassador to Hungary, Gordan Grlic Radman has told Magyar Nemzet that it would be a mistake to reduce the many-faceted relations of the two countries to the dispute between energy firms INA and MOL.
In this interview Gusztáv Bienerth, a member of the Hungarian Olympic Board of Trustees, stresses opportunities over risks that are involved in Hungary's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.
In the present international legal framework nothing can be done to halt the migrants. Police Colonel Gizella Vas, senior officer at the Hungarian Border Police, explains why.
Hungary has some 300 000 physically disabled but you see fewer of them in the streets than in the West. That's because disabled access is far from being universal in Hungary yet. But worse than the physical obstacles is the misconception that the disabled are bound to live a sedentary and closeted life. Suhanj! is a Hungarian foundation to reject that fallacy.
Fact: in 2014 Jobbik won 11.5 percent at the parliamentary elections, 14.7 percent at the elections for European Parliament and has 8 mayors. It leaves analysts agape why. We carry excerpts from the transcript of a brutally candid round table discussion of noted social scientists.
“Hungarian society is very far from realizing the full danger of alcoholism. We, Hungarians have numerous individual and nationwide mechanisms for mitigating the risks and harms of alcoholism. Hungary is doing very poorly in terms of the diseases and mortality related to alcoholism. Actually, we are among the worst in the world in this field,” Zsolt Demetrovics, Hungary's premier addiction specialist warns.
Unless Europe takes a united stand to handle the current, frantic influx of migrants, Europe as we know it will come to an end in the foreseeable future.
The micro-region of Cserehát, NE Hungary, has been synonymous with poverty. But Melinda Kassai and her associates have been employing the principles of Social Business as defined by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus and rally local Roma and non-Roma villagers to grow organic vegetables for the market. Initial results are promising.
In Hungary research has shown that social mobility has been decreasing for decades. The ranks of underclasses are swelling, and inadequate schooling inhibits underprivileged children from working their way up.
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