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London calling: why home-loving Hungarians are flocking to British capital


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London calling: why home-loving Hungarians are flocking to British capital

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Which city has the largest Hungarian population after Budapest? London, is the surprise answer. Up to 400,000 Hungarians have left the home country in the past 5-6 years, with around half of them moving to the British capital. What makes these figures so alarming is that it’s fairly recent phenomenon; the country does not have a tradition of mass emigration. Economic hard times at home is normally cited as the main reason for leaving, but, as Euronews’ Brussels correspondent Andrea Hajagos found out a sombre social and political environment are also factors. She spoke to Hungarian expatriates from all walks of life in London and Vienna.

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