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Article published on Aug. 3, 2009
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Article published on Aug. 3, 2009
Celebrating minority cultures by Judit Járadi The assimilation and decrease in number of ethnic Hungarians living outside Hungary’s borders inspired two young Hungarian dancers to establish a festival to present the traditions of minorities and ethnic groups living in the Carpathian Basin.
The original idea was to preserve and revive the very old and rich culture of the Moldavian Csángós, the Hungarian-speaking population living in present-day Romania. Today, the Csángó population consists of around 250,000 people, who have survived a number of vicissitudes during the last centuries, including the cruel dictatorship of Ceausescu.

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Mixed feelings among Visegrad four

by Judit Járadi

First it was the old EU member states who didn’t want to share with the newcomers. Now, with the entry of Romania and Bulgaria just around the corner, it’s the Visegrad Four (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) that fear getting a smaller portion of the EU’s honey-pot.

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Hungary fights bird flu

by Judit Járadi

Fear of bird flu spread from South-East Asia to Hun

gary at the speed of light, and now the virus itself seems to be encroaching on Europe, with isolated cases stretching from Russia to the UK. Hungary is doing its best to stop bird flu entering its borders and being transmitted to other EU member states but the public, caught between conflicting predictions, is getting increasingly worried.

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Russia to the rescue?

by Réka Szemerkényi

In the midst of the rapidly growing concern about energy prices and long-term energy supply security, Europe finds itself more dependent than ever on imported energy. The annual 77 million barrels of oil that was needed on the world market in 2002 is predicted to grow to 120 million by 2020. If the American and Chinese markets are expected to be the prime factors in this increase, the figures of the European energy market also call attention to the key role of energy in Europe’s future, particularly as regards its relationship with Russia.

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“The EU is an enterprise where all of us are shareholders”

by Judit Járadi

Since May 2004, Hungary has gone from being an EU hopeful to one of the ‘in-crowd’, speculating on the accession of more countries to the EU club. István Szent-Iványi, previously Undersecretary for the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, believes that Hungarians have nothing to fear from the accession of Romania and Bulgaria.

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