- published: 23 Feb 2011
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I was blessed with an opportunity to travel to Central Europe (Czech Republic, Poland, & Hungary) last fall with my husband and mother-in-law, and we had a wonderful time...I chose to keep a travel journal along the way to capture our adventures, and this is the result. I found much of my inspiration for this style of travel journal from Mary Ann Moss' blog, I highly recommend it. To see what my handmade journal looked like BEFORE my trip, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgt0oR... Thanks again for watching!
Two years ago Hungary approved its National Social Inclusion Strategy, intended to improve the lot of its Roma population. Back then, the strategy was hailed as a milestone that could be a model for Europe. But the ethnic minority has seen little benefit. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/european-journal/s-3065-9798
More than 10,000 Chinese live in Hungary - more than in any other country in central Europe. Though xenophobia is a reality there, the Chinese community has been largely tolerated.The Hungarian government sees ties with the Chinese as a way to help revive the country's weak financial situation. Beijing hopes to make Budapest an economic bridge to Europe - and the Chinese community there has been largely left alone. But the group has not completely integrated; they have their own newspapers and television channel. A large and modern Asian shopping center caters to members of the community - and a bilingual school has also been opened in Budapest.
Following the introduction of strict border rules, Hungary declared a crisis situation in two counties struggling to cope with the growing number of migrants. Mark Kelly reports. Image: AFP Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjvideo Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJvideo Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/
Nearly two million people in Hungary - particularly in the southeast - lack access to clean drinking water. In a number of European countries, the groundwater is contaminated with heavy metals. Hungary, Serbia and Croatia are especially affected. For more information go to: www.dw.de/english www.dw.de/program/european-journal/s-3065-9798
Farmers in northeastern Hungary are complaining about large-scale crop theft. Some of them have had to give up their farms.Impoverished villagers often steal a little food from farmers'fields. But increasingly, whole truckloads of animal fodder or alfalfa are disappearing. It's suspected that livestock breeders are the clients of these well organized thefts. The farmers have little chance of stopping these nocturnal thieves given the size of the fields. Some farmers have hired security companies to guard their fields. But that's expensive and doesn't offer 100 percent protection. The government has now increased the penalties for such crimes. But that hasn't deterred the thieves.
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Viktor Orban's far-right Fidesz party won reelection with a two-thirds majority in parliament, allowing him to change the constitution in line with his anti-immigrant platform. Benjamin Novak of the Budapest Beacon analyzes the result Visit http://therealnews.com for more stories and help support our work by donating at http://therealnews.com/donate.
Sandor Kepiro is accused of serious war crimes. After World War Two, he fled to Argentina. Today he lives in freedom in Budapest - and is suing those who accused him.As a Hungarian Gendarmerie officer in World War Two, Kepiro is said to have taken part in the massacre of more than 1,300 Jews, Serbs, and Roma in Novi Sad. Some years ago, the Nazi-hunter Efraim Zuroff traced him to Budapest. A Hungarian court ruled that Kepiro must stand trial. But it hasn't come to a trial. Instead, Kepiro - now 96 years old - tried to take Zuroff to court for slander.
In his aggressive lyrics, the rapper "Dopeman" expresses the frustrations of many young Hungarians. Now right-wing extremists are trying to use state prosecutors to silence him. An internet portal calls on its readers to report the gangsta rapper to the police, claiming his songs defame the Hungarian nation. And, in fact, state prosecutors are investigating him. More: http://www.dw.de/dw/episode/0,,15872306,00.html
A year ago, Hungary almost went bankrupt. Since then, the country has been following a strict austerity plan. Institutions for the mentally ill have been closed, and now many are homeless.Hungary's biggest psychiatric hospital has been sacrificed to the savings plans. It was first opened in the mid-19th century as a madhouse. The hospital had been out-of-step with modern psychiatric thinking for a long time before it finally got the chop. The plan was to replace it with smaller, state-of-the-art clinics, but now there's not enough money to build them. So far, none of them have been built, and no one's doing anything to help the former patients.
The tilt to the right in Hungarian politics has also taken its toll on the country's cultural institutions. Now, the New Theatre in Budapest is planning to ban all non-Hungarian playwrights from its program. Budapest's mayor has appointed two new theatre directors: a right-wing nationalist and an anti-Semite. The move triggered widespread outrage in Hungary's arts scene, but that hasn't deterred one of the new theatre directors, György Dörner. He even wants to rename the performance hall. His is an open challenge to the theatre establishment, who mostly occupy the left-wing, liberal end of the political spectrum.
Hungary now allows its citizens to distill schnapps for private use without the need for a special license or to pay tax. However, physicians and commercial distilleries are against the change.Since autumn 2010 Hungarians can distill up to 50 liters of strong alcohol schnapps or up to 100 liters of schnapps containing 43 per cent alcohol. The government decided to ease restrictions on distilling as a gesture of thanks for the support it received from rural voters in elections. But it's a decision that goes against conventional thinking on public health policy as alcohol abuse is a cause of major concern in Hungary. Commercial distillery owners also oppose the decision. One company, however, is adapting to the situation and is now offering the public courses in distillation with the aim of ...
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