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July 2012

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US report criticises Hungarian church law

Jul 31, 2012

The US State Department has criticised parts of Hungary's church that substantially cut the number of recognized churches and the strengthening of the radical nationalist Jobbik party in its international report of religious freedom for 2011.

Hungary's Áron Szilágyi wins Olympic saber fencing title at the London Olympics | MTI / Tibor Illyés

Áron Szilágyi wins first Hungarian gold in London

Jul 30, 2012

Hungary’s Áron Szilágyi won the men’s individual saber fencing competition to take the Hungarian delegation’s first gold medal at the 30th Summer Olympic Games in the British capital Sunday. The week-end also produced a silver and bronze for Hungary.

| Péter Kollányi/MTI

157 Hungarians compete at the London Olympics

Jul 27, 2012

At the previous Olympic Games, Hungarian athletes have won 160 gold, 144 silver and 164 bronze medals and the 157 competitors representing Hungary at the 30th Summer Olympic Games in London hope to increase this medal collection.

EU delegation leader Barbara Kauffmann (on the left) and the head of the IMF Representation Office in Budapest

IMF-EU talks with Hungary continue in September

Jul 26, 2012

A delegation by the International Monetary Fund and the European Union, which held talks on precautionary financial assistance to Hungary in the past eight days, will return to Budapest in September, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has stated.

Linamar Békéscsab plant | MTI / Tibor Rosta

Linamar opens new unit at Hungary plant

Jul 13, 2012

Linamar Hungary, a manufacturer of agricultural and construction machinery with a growing automotive parts division, opened a new manufacturing unit of 7,600 sqm at its Békéscsaba location in southeastern Hungary.

| Dávid Harangozó

Mercedes 'Made in Hungary'

Sándor Laczkó
Jul 12, 2012

The Mercedes assembly plant, operated by Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary Ltd, in Kecskemét, east central Hungary, began production this spring. the June issue of Diplomacy and Trade carried an interview with the CEO.


International Women Leaders gather in Budapest

Jul 11, 2012

170 women of Soroptimist International of Europe (SIE) will gather in Budapest July 13-15 for their Annual Governors’ Meeting. They belong to the world’s largest women’s service-organization with 90.000 women in 126 countries.

| Attila Balázs

Komodo dragons in Hungary

Jul 10, 2012

Green Pyramid: the flora, fauna and the culture of Indonesia - that is one of the main attractions in the Sóstó Zoo in Nyíregyháza that the June issue - dealing with the countries of the ASEAN region - of Diplomacy and Trade.

Hungarian economics minister György Matolcsy at the vote on the transaction tax | MTI / László Beliczay

Parliament approves 2013 transactions tax

Jul 9, 2012

Hungary's Parliament passed the controversial Financial Transactions Tax Act on Monday. The bill levying a 0.1% tax on transactions - except for those connected to credit - had 249 MPs voting in favor of the proposal vs. 94 against.

| Dávid Harangozó

US Embassy July 4th celebration in Budapest

Jul 6, 2012

The Embassy of the United states of America in Budapest held its traditional Independence Day celebrations at the Táncsics compund in the Buda Castle in Budapest this week with hundreds of guests invited by Ambassador Kounalakis.


White Lounge champagne and wine bar

Jul 5, 2012

Hotel Le Meridien in Budapest has just introduced its brand new White Lounge champagne and wine bar. The opening celebration included a performance of Hungarian piano player László Pecek Lakatos and culinary specialties.

Cooling tram tracks in Budapest | MTI / Zoltán Máthé

Extreme heat continues in Hungary

Jul 4, 2012

Day by day new heat records are broken in Hungary with the maximum daily temperatures reaching 38 degrees Celsius (about 100 degrees Fahrenheit) and even the dawn temperatures are higher than ever before. No improvement expected before next week.


Eyes towards the Future

Jul 3, 2012

Constantly developing and redeveloping is the key to a successful business, according to the management of Duna Elektronika, a dynamically growing IT firm that provides cost effective, modular IT services for both global accounts and SMEs.

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