Economy

Used Car Sales Edge Down 2% in Q1-Q3

Used car sales in Hungary reached 586,489 in Q1-Q3, down 2.1% from the same period a year earlier, used car dealer DasWeltAuto said, citing figures compiled by Datahouse. DasWeltAuto head György Frank said used car sales could catch up to last year’s volume in the fourth quarter. DasWeltAuto’s own car sales climbed 15% to 6,306 […]

Police

4.3 Million Euros Worth of Counterfeit Clothing Seized from Turkish Lorry

Officials of Hungary’s National Tax and Customs Authority (NAV) have seized fake branded clothing with a market value of more than 1.5 billion forints (EUR 4.3m) from a lorry with Turkish licence plates on the M43 motorway in southern Hungary, NAV has said.

Culture

Photo of the Day: Premier of Missa Missio in Budapest

The premier of Tamás Szarka’s Missa Missio at the Budapest Basilica with soprano Erika Miklósa.

Hundreds of Gypsy Musicians Get Government Support

Fully 456 musicians from 97 Gypsy bands are this year receiving support as part of the government’s Music Hungary programme, which is aimed at reviving the traditions of Hungarian restaurant Gypsy music, the House of Traditions organisation said on Thursday. The National Tourism Development Strategy will take into consideration the views of Gypsy musicians, the […]

60 Hungarian Actresses Re-Enact Psycho Shower Scene

Sixty Hungarian actresses have symbolically re-enacted and filmed the shower scene of Psycho in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock’s eponymous film. The 3 minute Psycho60 short by director Zoltán Végh Vozo features different actress in every cut. The set was built in Budapest’s Örkény Theatre, and the director made sure that every […]