· May, 2006

Stories about Hungary from May, 2006

Hungary: Pension System Imminent Collapse

  25 May 2006

Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes about the gloomy prospects of Hungarian pension system: “Without mass immigration of workers or a raising of the retirement age, the Hungarian pension system will, in all probability, collapse within the next 15 years.”

Lithuania: Eurovision Mania

  23 May 2006

Andy H of Csikszereda Musings writes about the Eurovision Song Contest, which he watched in Lithuania this year: “Lithuania got maximum points from Ireland, in what I thought was testament to the Irish love of a good joke, but was told today that it’s because there are loads of Lithuanians...

Slovakia: Hungarian Detained for Sightseeing

  23 May 2006

Hungarian tourists were detained by the Slovak police for violating the law that states that “all sightseers in Bratislava must use the guides of the Bratislava Cultural and Information Service,” writes Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar.

Banned White-Red-White Flag of Belarus Travels Abroad

  17 May 2006

This flag used to be the official state flag of Belarus from 1991 to 1995. Following the controversial referendum of May 14, 1995, president Aleksandr Lukashenko banned it and reintroduced a variation of the Soviet-time Belarusian flag. During their visit to Kyiv, Ukraine, in early May, Belarusian LJ users lysaye-dzyaucho...

Hungary, Estonia: Eurovision Song Contest

  16 May 2006

Pestiside.hu writes that Hungary isn't taking part in this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Athens and highlights a few performers from other countries (one is Sandra – who, though Swedish, represents Estonia).

Romania: Diacritical Marks

  2 May 2006

Andy H of Csikszereda Musings writes on how Romanians and Hungarians treat their diacritical marks differently: “A few days ago, for example, I wrote a post entitled Happy Paste. Now ‘Paste’ was the way I had seen the Romanian word for Easter written, and it amused me that it was...