· February, 2007

Stories about Hungary from February, 2007

Hungary: Two-Tailed Dog Party

  28 February 2007

Pestcentric writes about Two-Tailed Dog Party – “a guerrilla street artist (read: creative university student with too much spare time) operating out of Szeged” – and showcases some of his work: “Well, fortunately, there’s now an English-language subsite, where a lot of the written work is actually translated so non-Hungarian...

Hungary: Mozikep

  28 February 2007

Shopping for movies at Mozikep DVD/Video shop in Budapest is a crazy experience: read the details at Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar.

Hungary: Paedophilia Controversy

  23 February 2007

According to Pestcentric, “Hungary has one of the lowest age-of-consents in the EU at 14 years old” – and this is causing foreign media to announce that the country is about to make paedophilia legal.

Hungary: News Roundup

  21 February 2007

Pestcentric covers the following topics in the most recent posts: the complexities of the Hungarian language; Hungary's “Turkeygate” scandal; Hungarian pseudo-terrorists posting videos on YouTube – here and here; construction of Central Europe's biggest shopping center in Budapest.

Hungary: A Podcast on Ciaran Tobin Case

  20 February 2007

An expat who killed two children in a car crash in Budapest has escaped punishment – Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes more about the case after the childrens’ father contacts him, “detailing what steps the family plans to take next.” He is also featured in this podcast at...

Hungary: Terror and the Fence

  12 February 2007

Pestcentric reports: “The big news now in Hungary is that there may be a big terror plot being planned against the parliament building, which is why the fence […] needs to be kept in place until March 15th. March 16th is apparently the day when terrorists hibernate for the summer,...

Budapest: Porn Capital

  7 February 2007

Pestcentric writes this about Budapest's current image: “Sure, Budapest now holds the dubious distinction of being Europe’s porn capital, (to be addressed at a later time), but its public face doesn’t need to show it.”

Hungary: Euro 2012 Bid

  7 February 2007

Pestcentric discovers that, due to the recent football scandals in Italy, Hungary (together with Croatia) may have a chance to win the bid to host Euro 2012: “Sure, Hungary has seasonal rioting, but it should be brought to the attention of those voting that there are no public holidays tied...

Hungary: Why Study English

  7 February 2007

Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar points out that the Hungarian government is suggesting the wrong motivation for studying English: “[…] achieving the rather lofty (and therefore completely unmeasureable) objective of increasing the ‘mobility of upcoming Hungarian generations’ and improving ‘their options on the labor market.’ Think about the logic...

Hungary: Health Care System

  7 February 2007

Hungarian prime minister recently compared the Hungarian and British health care systems. Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar responded with a mock comparison – and here's the first item: “In Hungary, the patients have to bring their own toilet rolls.”

Hungary: Down With the Barriers

  7 February 2007

“Since the riots last September, Kossuth ter – the square where parliament is situated – has been closed to the public. […] On Friday, the opposition party thought it would be a good idea to remove the barriers themselves,” writes The Hungary Years. Pestcentric also covers the initiative.