1945 - Soviet forces drive the Germans out of Hungary by early April. New coalition government introduces land reform bill, redistributing land from large estate owners to peasants.
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Communist statues and ghosts of communist dictatorship
Gypsies make annual pilgrimage in Hungary - in pictures
The Csatka pilgrimage is the most important religious holiday of the Olah clan of the gypsy people living in the Carpathian basin
Romani people in Hungary (also known as Hungarian Roma or Romani Hungarians; Hungarian: magyarországi romák or magyar cigányok) are Hungarian citizens of Romani descent. According to the 2011 census, they compose 3.18% of the total population, which alone makes them the largest minority in the country
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Katinka Hosszu's full swimming biography, including Katinka Hosszu's best times, medals, news and more.
Jobbik - Movement for a Better Hungary - (Jobbik Magyarországért Mozgalom) Founded in 2003. Extreme nationalist far-right party. Won close to 15 % of the votes in the June 2009 European Parliament elections; accused of campaigning on an anti-Jewish and anti-Roma platform. In 2007, the Jobbik established the Hungarian Guard (Magyar Garda), a black-uniformed paramilitary organization. The group was banned during 2009 by a Budapest court but was later reconstituted under a different name.
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Gypsies attending high school from 1930 to 1980; the graph on the right shows the percentage of the population as a whole attending high school during the same period. A rather sad commentary. By today 80% of Gypsies finish eight grades, though not always by the age of fourteen. Twenty percent start high school but only 10% of them actually matriculate.
Viktor Mihály Orbán-born 31 May 1963) is a Hungarian politician and jurist. He is the current Prime Minister of Hungary, in office since 2010. He also served as Prime Minister from 1998 to 2002. He is the present leader of the national conservative Fidesz party, a post he has held since 2003 and, previously, from 1993 to 2000. On 19 November 2016, Orbán surpassed István Bethlen as the 3rd longest-serving Prime Minister in Hungarian history.
1997 May 15, In Hungary the government approved the payment of $553.8 million to the Roman Catholic Church for assets lost under Communist rule. Negotiations on a concordat with the Vatican were in the final stages. Physical assets would be gradually returned through 2011.
Esztergom Basilica, the mother church of the Hungarian Catholic Church-The Catholic Church in Hungary (Hungarian: Magyar Katolikus Egyház) is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome. There are around 3.842 million Catholics in Hungary — or 39% of the population (2011 census). The country is divided into 12 dioceses including 4 archdioceses.
József Torgyán (16 November 1932 − 22 January 2017) was a Hungarian lawyer and politician, chairman of the Independent Smallholders' Party (1991-2002), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (1998-2001) in the Government of Viktor Orbán .
1994 In Hungary paprika stocks were adulterated with minium, a red oxide of lead, and many people were stricken lead poisoning. Once lead enters the biosphere, it is retained and recycled indefinitely. Lead atoms combine with cysteine’s sulfur atoms and disrupt the disulfide bridges of proteins
Main entrance of the Memento Park.Memento Park (Hungarian: Szoborpark) is an open-air museum in Budapest, Hungary, dedicated to monumental statues and sculpted plaques from Hungary's Communist period (1949–1989). There are statues of Lenin, Marx, and Engels, as well as several Hungarian Communist leaders. The park was designed by Hungarian architect Ákos Eleőd, who won the competition announced by the Budapest General Assembly (Fővárosi Közgyűlés) in 1991.
Hungary has the group's third largest economy (total GDP of USD $265.037 billion, 57th in the world). Hungary was one of the more developed economies of the Eastern bloc. With about $18 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) since 1989, Hungary has attracted over one-third of all FDI in central and eastern Europe, including the former Soviet Union. Of this, about $6 billion came from American companies.
The Visegrád Group is a cultural and political alliance of four Central European nations – the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, that are members of the European Union (EU) – for the purposes of advancing military, cultural, economic and energy cooperation with one another along with furthering their integration in the EU. The Group traces its origins to the summit meetings of leaders from Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Poland