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Hungary celebrates Berlin Wall anniversary

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Hungary celebrates Berlin Wall anniversary

Hungary is marking 20 years of the Pan-European Picnic, an event which helped bring the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Laszlo Solyom, the country’s president, and Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, helped celebrate the dismantling of the Iron Curtain and communist rule.

Al Jazeera’s Richard Martin reports.


Corruption mounts in Hungary

Despite vowing to get tough on corruption, this year saw Hungary fall even further down global corruption tables.
A special council’s now been set up to tackle the problem, but with a former economy minister saying corruption is a Hungarian tradition, can the country really clean up?
Harry Smith’s reports from Budapest.