This article discusses the year 2004 in Hungary.
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List of years in Hungary
The European Parliament election of 2004 in Hungary was the election of MEP representing Hungary constituency for the 2004–2009 term of the European Parliament. It was part of the wider 2004 European election.
The vote took place on 13 June. The ruling Hungarian Socialist Party was heavily defeated by the opposition conservative Hungarian Civic Union and other conservative parties.2004 Hungarian dual citizenship referendum
A two-part referendum was held in Hungary on 5 December 2004. Voters were asked two questions:
Do you agree with the notion that public health service institutions and hospitals should remain state or local government property, and, in accordance with that, the Parliament should repeal the contradictory law?
Do you want the Parliament to pass a law that enables ethnic Hungarians with non-Hungarian citizenship and residence, who affirm their Hungarian nationality, either with a Hungarian identity card described in Par. 19 of Act LXII/2001, or in a way specified in the forthcoming law, to apply for and be granted Hungarian citizenship?Both measures were approved by voters, but the referendum failed due to a voter turnout of 37.5%.Brigitta Bulgari
Brigitta Bulgari (29 September 1982), is a Hungarian pornographic actress and fashion model.Eric Radford
Eric Radford (born January 27, 1985) is a Canadian pair skater. With partner Meagan Duhamel, he is a two-time world champion (2015, 2016), a 2018 Olympic gold medalist in the team event, a 2014 Olympic silver medalist in the team event, a 2018 Olympic bronze medalist in the pairs event, a two-time Four Continents champion (2013, 2015), the 2014–15 Grand Prix Final champion, and a seven-time Canadian national champion (2012–18). He is the first openly gay man to have won a gold medal at any Winter Olympics.During the 2014 Olympics, Duhamel and Radford became the first pair to land a side-by-side triple Lutz jump at any Winter Olympic competition.At the 2018 Winter Olympics, 33-year-old Radford won a gold medal as part of the figure skating team event, becoming one of the oldest Olympic champions in figure skating. Three days later, during the individual pairs free skate, Duhamel and Radford became the first team to complete a quadruple throw jump at any Winter Olympic competition when she landed their throw quadruple Salchow.György Dalos
György Dalos (born September 23, 1943) is a Hungarian Jewish writer and historian. He is best known for his novel 1985, and The Guest from the Future: Anna Akhmatova and Isaiah Berlin.Local number portability
Local number portability (LNP) for fixed lines, and full mobile number portability (FMNP) for mobile phone lines, refers to the ability of a "customer of record" of an existing fixed-line or mobile telephone number assigned by a local exchange carrier (LEC) to reassign the number to another carrier ("service provider portability"), move it to another location ("geographic portability"), or change the type of service ("service portability"). In most cases, there are limitations to transferability with regards to geography, service area coverage, and technology. Location Portability and Service Portability are not consistently defined or deployed in the telecommunication industry.In the United States and Canada, mobile number portability is referred to as WNP or WLNP (Wireless LNP). In the rest of the world it is referred to as mobile number portability (MNP). Wireless number portability is available in some parts of Africa, Asia, Australia, Latin America and most European countries including Britain; however, this relates to transferability between mobile phone lines only. Canada, South Africa and the United States are the only countries that offer full number portability transfers between both fixed lines and mobile phone lines, because mobile and fixed line numbers are mixed in the same area codes, and are billed identically for the calling party, the mobile user usually pays for incoming calls and texts; in other countries all mobile numbers are placed in higher priced mobile-dedicated area codes and the originator of the call to the mobile phone pays for the call. The government of Hong Kong has tentatively approved fixed-mobile number portability; however, as of July 2012, this service is not yet available.
Some cellular telephone companies will charge for this conversion as a regulatory cost recovery fee.Pál Teleki
Count Pál János Ede Teleki de Szék (1 November 1879 – 3 April 1941) was prime minister of the Kingdom of Hungary from 19 July 1920 to 14 April 1921 and from 16 February 1939 to 3 April 1941. He was also a famous expert in geography, a university professor, a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and Chief Scout of the Hungarian Scout Association. He descended from a noble family from Alsótelek in Transylvania.
He is a controversial figure in Hungarian history because as Prime Minister he tried to preserve Hungarian autonomy under difficult political circumstances, but also proposed and enacted far-reaching anti-Jewish laws.Zone Club
Zone Club was a European lifestyle and entertainment channel. It launched in 1998 as Club. It then launched on 1 April 2001 in Poland, and on 13 September 2004 in Hungary.
The Hungarian version was originally 24/7 on the UPC Direct satellite platform, but on cable, it timeshared with TV2's Irisz TV, which was broadcast between 18:00-23:00 CET. On 27 June 2006, as part of Zone Vision's channels rebranded under the "Zone" brand, Club became Zone Club. The channel became 24/7 in Hungary on 1 January 2007, when Irisz TV closed.
The channel focused on six programme categories: style, health, home, travel, food and relationships. It also broadcast dramas and documentaries. It targeted women aged 18 to 39 and was available 24/7 in five languages, reaching 6 million viewers in 22 countries across Europe, the Arab World and Korea. On 27 December 2010 Zone Club in Poland changed its name into Club TV.
The Hungarian version of the channel became timeshared again by 18 April 2011, when Chello Central Europe launched its new kids channel, Megamax, broadcasting between 16:00-22:00 CET. Megamax's broadcast hours were extended to 15 hours (7:00-22:00 CET) in late 2011, leading Zone Club being broadcast at night.
In EMEA, Zone Club closed on 1 April 2010 and was replaced by Fine Living Network. On 1 February 2012, Zone Club closed in Hungary and was completely replaced by Megamax. On 1 August 2012 Chellomedia revealed that all European versions of the Zone Channels would be rebranded into CBS channels. CBS Drama replaced Club TV in Poland on 3 December 2012.
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