· February, 2006

Stories about Hungary from February, 2006

Hungary: Spoof Campaign Posters

  22 February 2006

Posters have appeared in Hungary imitating one of the opposition party's campaign posters and mocking politicians who are too eager to get back to power, writes Pestiside.hu.

Hungary: Book Collection To Be Returned by Russia

  22 February 2006

Pestiside.hu reports that Russia has finally agreed to return an invaluable Hungarian book collection that was seized during WWII – but will charge Hungary $400,000 for “storing” the books for over 50 years.

Hungary: Prime Minister's Blog

  22 February 2006

Hungarian prime minister has his own blog now, and Henrik of Hungarian Accent reviews the reactions of Hungarian bloggers to this unlikely development. Pestiside.hu describes it as “a classic blog, offering updates on his personal life and observations and arguments on the political issues of the day” – and thinks...

Hungarian Election: the Lesser Embarrassment

  16 February 2006

Pestiside.hu writes of a silly political story that made it into the Western media, the coverage of Hungary in general, and the candidates Hungarians have to choose between in the upcoming election: the lesser embarrassment, not the lesser evil.

Roundup of Hungary's Pre-election “Retardo Politics”

  15 February 2006

Folks at Pestside.hu do a roundup of Hungary's pre-election “retardo politics”: a “miner problem” for one party and a “minor problem” for another, Socialist “red spots” and free Internet, a former cosmonaut as one of the candidates. They also write about the outing of a Catholic cardinal who used to...

Budapest Thermal Bath is Losing Money Because of Women's Days

9 February 2006

Pestiside.hu reports that unless more women start coming to Budapest's historical Rudas Thermal Bath, financial losses would be too substantial to continue with the “women only” and “co-ed” days experiment beyond the end of March.

Hungarian Blogs React to Cartoon Scandal

7 February 2006

Henrik at Hungarian Accent reviews the reaction of Hungarian bloggers to the Danish cartoons scandal. By not linking to the blogs he mentions – most of which contain the notorious drawings – Henrik exercises his own right to freedom of expression.