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December 2012

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Hungary's Constitutional Court 2012 |

Voter registration deemed unconstitutional

Dec 28, 2012

Hungary’s Constitutional Court has thrown out legislation that was to introduce mandatory voter registration, a move sharply criticized by the political opposition as a requirement infringing on basic rights and favoring the current governing parties.

The new Mercedes CLA model | Mercedes-Benz

New Mercedes model photo leaked by factory

Dec 27, 2012

Factory-leaked photos have appeared about the upcoming Mercedes-Benz CLA model, a four-door version of the A-Class model, with coupe-like body. After the B-Class, CLA will be the second model, built in the Hungarian factory of Mercedes-Benz.

A family in Nyíregyháza

Last day Christmas preparations in Hungary

Dec 24, 2012

Hungarian families decorate pine trees into Christmas trees to be ready by the evening with presents under it. In Hungary, Christmas is a two-day festive event (December 25 and 26) and is now less of a religious holiday but that of the family.

Éva Risztov and Dániel Gyurta | Tibor Illyés / MTI

Hungarian athletes of the year

Dec 21, 2012

Given the outstanding performance of Hungarian athletes at this year’s Summer Olympic Games in London, it has come as no surprise that the Hungarian athletes of the year in 2012 are all Olympic gold medal winners.

Alessandro Farina | Dávid Harangozó

The Business Community Surveyor

Dec 20, 2012

In the lack of comprehensive information about Italian economic presence in Hungary, Italian businessman Alessandro Farina, with excellent connections in the Italian community here, helped create a database lists over 2,300 Italian businesses in this country.

Student protest against the government in front of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest | László Beliczay / MTI

Student demonstrations in Budapest

Dec 19, 2012

Secondary school students gathered in front of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on Wednesday to protest against government plans to change Hungary's higher educationby cutting funding for higher education.

Amaury Tempral in Budapest | Embassy of Brazil

Rio business leader visits Budapest

Dec 18, 2012

The Director of the Center for International Business (CIN) of the Federation of Industries of Rio de Janeiro (FIRJAN), Mr. Amaury Temporal, visited Budapest, from December 14th to 17th, to promote trade and investments opportunities

Hungarian and Afghan soldiers discuss cooperation in the fall of 2012 | Veronika Dévényi /

Hungarians in fighting contact in Afghanistan

Dec 15, 2012

In the morning of December15, soldiers of the Hungarian-American Military Advisory Team (MAT) came into fighting contact in Afghanistan’s Kilagaj region. The night before, the MAT-base was attacked by insurgents' rocket fire.

Maria Assunta Sabbatini Accili | Dávid Harangozó

We are stronger if we are united

Dec 14, 2012

The new Italian Ambassador to Hungary, Maria Assunta Accili Sabbatini, who presented her credentials to the President of the Hungarian Republic on May 30 this year, talked about bilateral relations in the recent Italy Focus of Diplomacy & Trade.


Diplomacy & Trade Christmas Party

Dec 12, 2012

Diplomacy & Trade organized its Christmas Party for its partners this Tuesday evening in the InterContinental Budapest Hotel, featuring a concert by well-known pianist Csilla Szentpéteri as well as fine food provided by the hotel.

Marching students in Budapest in protest of tuition fees | Balázs Mohai / MTI

Students protest against tuition fees in Hungary

Dec 11, 2012

Over a thousand Hungarian students took to the streets on Monday evening in Budapest in protest of the government's plan to cut subsidies to finance college tuition briefly blocking a bridge over the Danube in freezing weather.

EU leaders receive Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo | President of the European Council

European Union receives Nobel Peace Prize

Dec 10, 2012

Three leaders of the of the European Union received in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the EU "for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe".

Normal traffic resumes at Budapest Airport after Friday's shutdown due to electric problem | Zsolt Szigetváry / MTI

Budapest Airport resumes normal operation

Dec 8, 2012

Traffic returned to normal on Saturday afternoon as Budapest Airport was re-opened following shutdown of its operation just before noon on Friday due to electric problems. The problem was fixed and flights resumed from 7 a.m. on Saturday

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