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January 2013

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Former US ambassador to Hungary dies

D&T
Jan 30, 2013

Mark Palmer, who served as United States Ambassador to Hungary from 1986 until 1990 – and as such was the last American ambassador to the Communist regime in Hungary –, has died at the age of 72 after a long struggle with cancer.

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Irish issue presented at DT Club event

D&T
Jan 29, 2013

The Diplomacy & Trade Business Club (The Club) presented the Irish focus of Diplomacy & Trade in the Gundel Restaurant in Budapest with diplomats, businesspeople and members of the Irish community in Hungary attending the event this Monday evening.

IMF delegation in Budapest in January 2013 | MTI / László_Beliczay

IMF recommends new policy course for Hungary

D&T
Jan 28, 2013

Hungary needs a "new policy course to deliver the required medium-term fiscal adjustment in a sustainable way to support growth and confidence, repair the financial sector, and promote structural reforms to boost the potential of the Hungarian economy."

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Systemax to set up new service center in Budapest

D&T
Jan 24, 2013

Systemax, one of Europe’s largest computer products sellers, is to open a new service center in Budapest, from where it will provide support services for European, Middle Eastern and African markets. It is to open in the spring of 2013.

State Secretary in the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

Hungarian CEI Presidency launched

D&T
Jan 22, 2013

Hungary has officially launched its Presidency of the Central European Initiative. In the second half of this year, Hungary will be heading the Visegrád Group. Having these two responsibilities, the Foreign Ministry calls 2013 the Year of Central Europe in Hungary.

The French Ambassador to Hungary

French presence in Hungary

D&T
Jan 21, 2013

France is a major investor in Hungary, its presence has tripled in this country between 2001 and 2011. The scope of this presence is described in the study published by the French Embassy and the Hungarian-French Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

Hungarian President János Áder in Brussels with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen | Tamás Kovács/MTI

Hungary ready to stay in Afghanistan after 2014

D&T
Jan 18, 2013

If there is such a request, Hungary stands ready to continue its presence in Afghanistan after 2014, the end of the mandate, Hungarian President János Áder said after his discussions at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels.

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Hungary supports France operation in Mali

D&T
Jan 17, 2013

Hungary has ensured France of its "full support and solidarity" in connection with the French military operations in Mali. A statement by the Hungarian Foreign Ministry views the French action as part of the global fight against terrorism.

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Who weakens the Hungarian Forint?

D&T
Jan 15, 2013

Roubini Global Economics insists that it was not its research note that sparked a sell-off of the Hungarian currency but comments by Hungarian economics minister György Matolcsy that the policy of a strong forint between 2002 and 2010 had been a mistake.

Snow hinders traffic in Budapest | Zoltán Máthé / MTI

Snow hits traffic in Budapest

D&T
Jan 14, 2013

Snow that began to fall Sunday night and continued Monday morning hinders traffic in the Hungarian capital. Roads both in Budapest and Western Hungary are snowy and skiddy, motorists are advised to stay home or use the means of community transport.

| Vanda Katona/D&T Archive

Anti-Roma remarks by journalist condemned

D&T
Jan 10, 2013

Hungarian journalist Zsolt Bayer's recent remarks concerning the Roma minority are unacceptable, Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission. Hungary’s Deputy Prime Minister, Tibor Navracsics also condemned the remarks.

The empty Puskás Stadium in Budapest | zoldenergetika.hu

FIFA punishes Hungary for anti-Semitic incident

D&T
Jan 9, 2013

FIFA, world soccer's governing body, sanctioned Hungary to play the next World Cup qualifying match on home ground behind closed doors. The disciplinary action came after racist abuses by Hungarian fans at a recent match against Israel.

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