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At the Tunisian stand of the Budapest Travel 2013 show | Imre Földi / MTI

Annual Travel show opens in Budapest

D&T
Feb 28, 2013

The Travel exhibition, the biggest travel fair of Hungary, opened this Thursday at the Hungexpo fair site in the Hungarian capital, inviting visitors to get to know the attractions, the culture and gastronomy of several countries from the five continents.

Balloons over Egypt | souce: allafrica.com

Hungarian tourist dies in Egypt balloon accident

D&T
Feb 26, 2013

The Hungarian Foreign Ministry has confirmed that one of the victims of the deadly hot-air balloon accident over Luxor, Egypt was a woman of Hungarian nationality. She was one of the 18 tourists who died as a balloon exploded in the air.

'Mickey's toothache' by Ferdinánd Horváth | source: Disney archives

Hungarian drawing from Disney archives

D&T
Feb 22, 2013

A drawing by a Hungarian artist, Fedinánd Horváth, has been recovered from the Disney archives 74 years after it was made. The 1938 sketch depicts Mickey Mouse having a nightmare under the influence of too much laughing gas.

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Danone to set up regional center in Hungary

D&T
Feb 20, 2013

A regional center in Budapest will be responsible for operations in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Croatia in the new European organizational structure of French food group Danone, the company said in a statement.

| Dávid Harangozó

DT Club's Valentine's Day celebration

D&T
Feb 19, 2013

Budapest Week Publishing held a special Diplomacy and Trade Business Club ('The Club') event to celebrate Valentine's Day in the Corinthia Hotel Budapest, attended - among others - by businesspeople and their spouses.

| Dávid Harangozó

Hungary's debt increases significantly

D&T
Feb 18, 2013

The state debt in Hungary was of the second highest value ever at the end of January when the debt of the central budget was HUF 21,187.8 billion (currently over EUR 72 billion), which means a huge increase of HUF 467.7 billion over a year.

| Dávid Harangozó

Smart City conference in Budapest

D&T
Feb 15, 2013

Within the framework of the SymbioCity 2013 program, the Smart City conference took place in the ‘Green House’ in Budapest this week focusing on sustainable urban environment with the participation of Swedish and Hungarian experts.

| Lajos Soós/MTI

New Opel investment in Szentgotthárd

D&T
Feb 14, 2013

German car manufacturer Opel is expanding its engine factory in Szentgotthárd, southwestern Hungary. The project is worth EUR 130 million, which will create 160 new jobs and increase production space by 1600 square meters.

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Open Day at the French school in Budapest

D&T
Feb 13, 2013

The French School of Budapest, an international institution, which prepares pupils for the French Baccalauréat is organizing an open day on Friday, 8th March 2013 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm, the school management says in a statement.

| Polish President Office

Hungarian cardinal rumored favorite to be Pope

D&T
Feb 12, 2013

Among the European cardinals, Hungary’s Péter Erdõ is the favorite in the conclave to be elected as the next Pope, according to the ‘Italian Insider’ that says 60-year-old Erdõ could be pontiff for a long time. Hungarian circles dismiss the idea.

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Hungary becomes member of UNDAC

D&T
Feb 8, 2013

The Advisory Board of the UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) Team of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) admitted Hungary as a new member at its annual meeting on February 5-6 in Geneva, Switzerland.

hvg.hu claims the bond deal was inked at the Putin-Orbán talks in Moscow in early February | Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI

Russia denies deal to buy Hungary bonds

D&T
Feb 7, 2013

Russian officials have denied the validity of a report by the online version of the Hungarian business weekly HVG that it would buy a huge Hungarian FX bond package at a favorable interest rate to help finance Hungary’s state debt without the IMF.

Ágnes Szávay after winning the Budapest GP in 2010 | www.rta.hu

Injury forces Hungarian tennis star to retire

D&T
Feb 6, 2013

24-year-old Hungarian tennis player Ágnes Szávay, has announced her retirement from competitive tennis due to a vertebral injury she has long been suffering from. She hopes to capitalize on her experience in teaching tennis to children.

| Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI

Hungarian PM receives Turkish counterpart

D&T
Feb 5, 2013

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met with Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Budapest this Tuesday. Topics of discussion included strengthening economic cooperation, particularly in the fields of industry, agriculture and transport.

Budapest Airport | Dávid Harangozó

Strong performance at Budapest Airport in 2012

D&T
Feb 1, 2013

Passenger traffic at Budapest Airport decreased by less than 4.7% last year, in spite of the loss of its base carrier and the protracted global economic crisis. The airport handled a total of 8,504,020 departing and arriving passengers in 2012.

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