‘As I myself experienced as the first director of the Hungarian Cultural Centre (Liszt Institute) in Zagreb, which opened in January 2014, Croats have a positive attitude towards Hungarian culture. The Institute is now ten years old, very active, and there is a huge interest in Hungarian culture.’ Read Mandiner’s in-depth interview on Croatian– Hungarian relations with historian Dénes Sokcsevits.
The Transport Minister proposed an increase of all salaries by at least a quarter of the present ones over the course of three years, and additionally, all MÁV and Volán employees would receive a uniform monthly wage hike of 70,000 forints this year.
The question may rightly arise as to how and with what means of transport city residents travelled in Budapest before the introduction of today’s railway network and modern means of transport. The capital’s transport network now connects all points of the city, but the efforts to this aim were already present in the 19th century.
The Prime Minister announced that two new types of public transport passes will be available to commuters and citizens. One of them will cover the entirety of individual counties, while the other one will cover the entire country. These will cost significantly less than the passes people needed to purchase cumulatively before. This article takes a look at who benefits the most from the new system.