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Fidesz-KDNP would dismantle the EP in its current form
Fidesz-KDNP would dismantle the EP in its current form

The leaders of the governing parties have set out their ideas on the future of the EU: they say we need a common army but not a common loan.

"The social capital most squandered these days is that of young Roma women"
"The social capital most squandered these days is that of young Roma women"

What does feminism mean to Roma women? Do women living in deep poverty dare to dream? What are their chances of breaking out of extreme poverty? In part three of our five-part Telex series, we are taking a look at the problems and circumstances of the disadvantaged Roma women in Hungary.

The German ultra-hiker whose favourite trail is in Hungary
The German ultra-hiker whose favourite trail is in Hungary

She has walked almost 60 thousand kilometres. Christine Thürmer hikes extreme distances all over the world, and she is crazy about Hungary and recommends her favourite Hungarian hiking trail to everyone.

Ágnes Keleti, the most successful Hungarian gymnast and olympian of all time
Ágnes Keleti, the most successful Hungarian gymnast and olympian of all time

At 101 years of age, the five-time olympic champion, Ágnes Keleti is the oldest living olympic champion. Her story is quite remarkable: she originally wanted to be a cellist, survived deportation during the Holocaust with the help of fake documents, and even worked as a maid in the house of a leader in the Hungarian Arrow Cross movement. She won her first olympic gold at the age of 31, and proceeded to win four more four years later.

Katalin Novák: There is a gateway connecting the President's Office and the Prime Minister's Office
Katalin Novák: There is a gateway connecting the President's Office and the Prime Minister's Office

Hungary's recently appointed new president, Katalin Novák gave her first major written interview to Telex. She told us that she meets with Viktor Orbán weekly and has had the opportunity to criticise him before, but that she does not consider this her main task. She also shared what she had asked Polish President Duda on her trip to Warsaw and whether she would travel to Moscow if invited.

“The great powers should not try to solve their historical sins with some ridiculous kneeling” – Hungarian State Secretary for Religious and Ethnic Relations
“The great powers should not try to solve their historical sins with some ridiculous kneeling” – Hungarian State Secretary for Religious and Ethnic Relations

Speaking at a school's opening ceremony, the State Secretary for Religious Affairs addressed the English fans who booed the Hungarian anthem, as well as some of the world's most powerful nations.

Orbán government keeps silent about Russian residency bond owners – even as the EU prepares to end the practice
Orbán government keeps silent about Russian residency bond owners – even as the EU prepares to end the practice

Fidesz' MEPs did not vote on the EP proposal to review the residency bonds issued to members of the Russian political and economic leadership and their relatives by member states. Several Russian top leaders have previously purchased Hungarian residency bonds.

Orbán: We want peace, but we will fight against "proposals that defy common sense"
Orbán: We want peace, but we will fight against "proposals that defy common sense"

Orbán responded to the 44 MEPs who had asked him to "get on the right side of history".

Preschool teacher by day, nail tech by night – just to make ends meet
Preschool teacher by day, nail tech by night – just to make ends meet

When comparing the situation of women and men in the labour market, the pay gap comes to mind first, but the problem is much more complex. How is it possible that Hungarian women are more educated than men, yet earn less, and what role does the government play in inequalities? In part two of our five-part series, we are examining the situation of women in the labour market.

„Would the Prime Minister like to come to our dressing room?”
„Would the Prime Minister like to come to our dressing room?”

Ádám Szalai invited the Prime Minister to the team's dressing room while speaking with Telex. We spoke with the Hungarian players who were euphoric following their historic win.

Minister Nagy responds to Ryanair CEO
Minister Nagy responds to Ryanair CEO

Nagy hopes that Ryanair does not treat passengers' problems with the same arrogance as they have approached the extra-profit tax introduced by the Hungarian government.

Hungarian president awards Jordan B. Peterson Hungarian Order of Merit
Hungarian president awards Jordan B. Peterson Hungarian Order of Merit

The Canadian psychologist and bestselling author also gave a lecture at the Presidential Palace.

Fidesz group leader urges secret service to monitor NGOs and media platforms funded from abroad
Fidesz group leader urges secret service to monitor NGOs and media platforms funded from abroad

Fidesz' group leader hasn't had the chance to speak with Antal Rogán about his idea yet. He explained his plans to us on Monday.

Telex will belong to the Telex team: the publisher of Telex becomes employee-owned
Telex will belong to the Telex team: the publisher of Telex becomes employee-owned

The publisher of Telex is being transformed: the employees are becoming shareholders. We are planning for the long term, have lots of plans and want to continue growing and developing.

Hungarian state cancels support for charity concert for Ukraine in Budapest
Hungarian state cancels support for charity concert for Ukraine in Budapest

The 9th district of the capital city stepped in to host the event where some of Ukraine's biggest starts will take to the stage to collect donations for the country overrun by Russia three months ago.

The case of the mysterious small aircraft that violated Hungarian airspace
The case of the mysterious small aircraft that violated Hungarian airspace

A small Lithuanian aircraft flew across 7 countries including Hungary without authorisation last week. We spoke with an expert about what the authorities can and cannot do in such a case.

Research reveals how Hungarians see Putin and other world leaders
Research reveals how Hungarians see Putin and other world leaders

Hungarians say they fear Jews, Muslims, migrants and gypsies less than corrupt politicians and terrorists. The majority do not want to strengthen ties with Russia, belonging to the West is still considered more attractive. Závecz Research conducted a poll on behalf of Telex.

Ryanair and the Hungarian government face off about extra profit tax
Ryanair and the Hungarian government face off about extra profit tax

Ryanair passes Hungarian extra profit tax onto its passengers, while the government launches consumer protection investigation in response.

Cables show how Orbán’s diplomats gather information on journalists
Cables show how Orbán’s diplomats gather information on journalists

Direkt36 has obtained the diplomatic reports that Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó's confidant requested concerning the professional trips organised by foreign countries for Hungarian journalists. The diplomats also reported on some beginner journalists' trip to learn about media relations in Finland.

Orbán on inflation and George Soros making money from the war
Orbán on inflation and George Soros making money from the war

In this morning's radio interview the Hungarian PM spoke about inflation, war and peace, George Soros, and windfall taxes.

Hungarian state loses another court case at European Court of Human Rights
Hungarian state loses another court case at European Court of Human Rights

Four children and their parents who were unlawfully detained when seeking asylum have been awarded compensation by the court.

Urban wild boars – a problem some Hungarian towns are trying to solve
Urban wild boars – a problem some Hungarian towns are trying to solve

In some Hungarian towns it has become scary to go out on the streets because of the troops of wild boars roaming around. We visited one such place, Balatonfűzfő and found that local authorities have been struggling to tackle the issue. Interestingly, genetic differences have also been found between the "city boars" and their relatives living in the forest.

It's not easy getting a medical report confirming the day-to-day oppression
It's not easy getting a medical report confirming the day-to-day oppression

Violence against women may be the most common human rights violation worldwide, yet it is the least reported crime. What is the current situation of abused women in Hungary and how do the authorities treat the victims? In this five-part Telex series looking at issues faced by women in Hungary, this is the first question we explore.

The big question is whether Navracsics will bring in the EU money or take the blame
The big question is whether Navracsics will bring in the EU money or take the blame

It is not by chance that Viktor Orbán made it look like he outsourced the supervision of funds expected from the European Union (which are still withheld in many cases) from his ministries which have been plagued by corruption allegations. The persons of Tibor Navracsics and János Lázár could be a guarantee for effective action, but the new government structure and the failure to implement the Brussels recommendations raise serious questions about their success.

Salvini and Navracsics have different ideas on the future of Fidesz
Salvini and Navracsics have different ideas on the future of Fidesz

A new debate is unfolding around Hungary's governing party.

„It would be just fair for Viktor Orbán to have a heart attack” – Austrian state media chief says
„It would be just fair for Viktor Orbán to have a heart attack” – Austrian state media chief says

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is summoning Austria's ambassador to Budapest over a Facebook post by a senior Austrian state media executive that has already been deleted.

Orbán: Hungary’s stance on sanctioning Patriarch Kirill has been well known
Orbán: Hungary’s stance on sanctioning Patriarch Kirill has been well known

The PM says that nobody spoke out against the government's stance at the EU summit this week.

We went to the mass held for Viktor Orbán
We went to the mass held for Viktor Orbán

Viktor Orbán is a gift from God, who shines like a torch, revealing the light of the world – the priest said at the mass held for the Prime Minister in the Budapest-Inner City Church of Our Lady of the Assumption. The lonely prime minister, surrounded by enemies, was greeted with mass and prayer for the tenth time this year on his birthday, where we also found out that liberalism is exactly the same as Nazism.

Croatian Prime Minister: Hungary will lose the case if the dual fuel price case goes to court
Croatian Prime Minister: Hungary will lose the case if the dual fuel price case goes to court

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic believes that the Hungarian decision is clearly a failure to fulfill member state obligations.