Budapest, October 28 (MTI) – A group of demonstrators carrying national flags and red-and-white striped banners associated with the far right interrupted a Sunday commemoration of the victims of a shooting spree during the 1956 revolution.
Daily Archive: October 28, 2007
Budapest, October 28 (MTI) – As the central bank’s interest-rate-setting Monetary Council readies for a Monday meeting, pundits are divided in their outcome predictions, with some expecting no change and others seeing a 25-base-point drop in the offing.
Budapest, October 28 (MTI) – The Budapest Stock Exchange’s BUX index dipped by 2.02 percent in a three-day trading week – Monday and Tuesday were holidays – to close at 27,189 points on Friday. Overall turnover amounted to 100.4 billion forints (about 401.6 million euros) compared to the 158.3 billion (about 633.2 million euros) of the preceding five-day week.
Budapest, October 28 (MTI) – President Laszlo Solyom and First Lady Erzsebet attended the 20th anniversary celebration of the National Association of Large Families in Budapest on Sunday, where he addressed the gathering.
Orasu Nou, Romania, October 28 (MTI) – Main opposition Fidesz leader Viktor Orban attended a campaign rally in Orasu Nou, N Romania, on Sunday, in support of the ethnic Hungarian European parliament candidate Calvinist Bishop Laszlo Tokes.
Budapest, October 28 (MTI) – European Court of Justice President Vassilios Skouris arrived in Hungary on Sunday at the head of a 17-member delegation for an official visit.
Budapest, October 28 (MTI) – The walkways on the two sides of Elizabeth bridge, which spans the Danube in the centre of Budapest, were reopened to pedestrian traffic on Sunday morning after a two-day closure, police reported.
Budapest, October 28 (MTI) – Hundreds of cyclists in Budapest held a memorial ride on Sunday to remember the victim of a fatal accident in the capital last week and to protest against unsafe bicycle paths.
Budapest, October 28 (MTI) – The vast number of referendum proposals coming from both government and opposition are a reflection of parliamentary inertia and are counterproductive, Speaker of Parliament Katalin Szili told MTI before leaving for a visit to Canada early on Sunday.
Budapest, October 28 (MTI) – Overnight rain will stop by morning in most places, with just a few isolated showers on Monday.