Articles by Date

August 2012

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Enrique Pastor de Gana | István Doba

From Puskás to Casillas

Aug 30, 2012

In the summer issue of Diplomacy & Trade, the contributor to the WittyLeaks section of the publication was the Spanish ambasador, Enrique Pastor de Gana who wrote a piece on Hungarian-Spanish football relations from a personal experience.


Multinational law firm with superior local standing

Aug 29, 2012

bpv | JÁDI NÉMETH is the founding member of bpv | LEGAL alliance operating as an association of independent law firms with local offices in key locations such as Baden, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Mödling, Prague and Vienna.

| Dávid Harangozó

Hungarian National Bank cuts prime interest rate

Aug 28, 2012

At its meeting on 28 August, the Monetary Council reviewed the latest economic and financial developments and voted to reduce the central bank base rate by 25 basis points from 7.00% to 6.75%, with effect from 29 August 2012.


Judge reinstated after forced into retirement

Aug 24, 2012

The Labour Court of Zalaegerszeg in southwestern Hungary has restored to her earlier position a judge who had been forced into retirement under a law, proposed by the Orbán government, which has now been annulled by the Constitutional Court.

DWC Board | Aaron Taylor/Budapester Zeitung and Budapest Times

Deutscher Wirtschaftsclub Budapest

Aug 22, 2012

The German Business Club in Budapest (Deutscher Wirtschaftsclub – DWC) has been – for twenty years now – active in the Hungarian-German Business community and plays an important role in the field of networking.

Mercedes-Benz factory in Kecskemét | Dávid Harangozó

Daimler to double capacity in Hungary

Aug 21, 2012

The Hungary-based Mercedes-Benz plant of German carmaker Daimler plans to double its current 150,000-unit capacity. The expansion of the Kecskemét-based Mercedes plant, absorbing HUF tens of billions, may start in 2013.


The Queen's National Day message to Hungary

Aug 20, 2012

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom has send her best wishes to János Áder, President of Hungary on the occasion of Hungary's National Day, August 20th, which is also St. Stephen's Day in this country.


The Queen's National Day message to Hungary

Aug 18, 2012

Her Majesty The Queen sends her best wishes to His Excellency Dr János Áder, President of Hungary on the occasion of Hungary's National Day.

“It gives me great pleasure to send Your Excellency my congratulations on the celebration of your National Day, together with my best wishes for the happiness and prosperity of the Government and people of Hungary in the coming year.

Elizabeth R.”

Olli Rehn |

Hungary warned not to postpone euro adoption

Aug 17, 2012

Putting off accession to the euro-zone could harm the Hungarian economy, European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn responded to a question by Edit Herczog, a Hungarian member of the European Parliament.

Norbert Hovanyecz of SuperShip Ltd. |

Mobile Wallet - a novel way of payment

Aug 16, 2012

This summer, the Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association celebrated the first anniversary of its foundation. Diplomacy & Trade talked to a member of the Board, Norbert Hovanyecz about the technology used and the plans for the future.

US Ambassador Kounalakis at the Ability Park at Sziget Festival 2012 | Attila Németh

NGO Ability Park at Sziget Festival honored

Aug 15, 2012

The American Ambassador to Hungary, Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis presented the Active Citizenship Award to the NGO Ability Park at the Sziget Festival in Budapest. The Park helps better understand the challenges faced by disabled people.

| Tamás Kovács/MTI

Hungary exceeds expectations at London Olympics

Aug 13, 2012

Surpassing expectations by most officials and fans alike, Hungarian competitors won eight gold, four silver and five bronze medals at the 30th Summer Olympic Games that ended this past Sunday, earning the 9th place on the medal table of nations.

Hungarian Olympic champions Danuta Kozák (left) and Éva Risztov | MTI_Tamás Kovács and Tibor Illyés

Two more watersports Olympic golds for Hungary

Aug 9, 2012

Thursday produced two more gold medals for Hungary at the London Olympics: one, by Danuta Kozák in the women's 500-meter single kayak event, more or less expected; and a quite unexpected one by Éva Risztov in the women's 10-km marathon swim race.

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