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May 2013

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The 10.000th Mercedes CLA car in the Kecskemét factory | Mercedes Benz Hungary

Hungarian Mercedes factory already profitable

D&T
May 31, 2013

Sales by Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary Ltd. were close to EUR one billion in its first partial year of production. According to company court data, only a fraction, EUR 2.5 million, was realized from the Hungarian market.

Szabolcs Takács | Dávid Harangozó

Israeli-Hungarian Joint Economic Committee meeting

D&T
May 30, 2013

The Hungarian-Israeli Joint Economic Committee met for the second time in Jerusalem on May 29 to discuss the possibilities of developing cooperation between the two countries. The first meeting of this Joint Commission was held in 2009, in Budapest.

Hungarian international Zsanett Jakabfi | vfl-wolfsburg.de

Hungarian player wins Champions League

D&T
May 27, 2013

23-year-old Hungarian international Zsanett Jakabfi is member of the German side VFL Wolfsburg that has won the UEFA Champions League in women’s football against Olympique Lyonnais - a rare piece of success for a Hungarian footballer nowadays.

| Ilka Mûhely/MTI

Hungarians feared dead on Nepal mountain

D&T
May 24, 2013

Zsolt Erõss, 45, the first Hungarian to scale Mount Everest, is feared dead on Nepal’s treacherous Kangchenjunga mountain, according to local tourism officials. Four others, including Hungarian Péter Kiss, 27, are also feared to have died.

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Hungarian bobtail wins World Dog Show title

D&T
May 21, 2013

A Hungarian bobtail named Jimmy has won the ‘Best in Show’ title at the World Dog Show 2013 in Budapest, which featured 18,000 dogs from 70 countries. One of his owners is also a champion: 2004 modern pentathlon Olympic gold medalist Zsuzsa Vörös.

Kristijan Sabo | Dávid Harangozó

Extending potential in the Hungarian market

D&T
May 17, 2013

Kristijan Sabo, the new Managing Director (MD) of Podravka International Ltd., is spending his first weeks in Hungary, learning about his new business environment. He talks to Diplomacy & Trade about the work that awaits him in this position.

Béla Guttmann with the Benfica logo |

Hungarian curse to loom over Benfica

D&T
May 16, 2013

Portuguese soccer club SL Benfica lost the Europa League final this Wednesday night to English side FC Chelsea and the superstitious believe this loss – and the six defeats in European cup finals before – is due to a curse by legendary Hungarian coach Béla Guttmann.

Hungarian Human Resources Minister Zoltán Balog signed a bilateral cultural cooperation agreement with China in Beijing | László Bíró/MTI

Cultural cooperation signed with China

D&T
May 15, 2013

The Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources (EMMI) has issued a statement on Minister Zoltán Balog’s trip to China this week. Minister Balog signed a bilateral cultural cooperation agreement with in the Chinese capital, Beijing this Tuesday.

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Corinthia Budapest celebrates 10th anniversary

D&T
May 14, 2013

This year, Corinthia Hotel Budapest commemorates the 10th anniversary of its reopening. A major series of celebrations are staged throughout the year, the latest event being the Open Day on May 26 during which the hotel can be visited by the general public.

Gordan Grlic-Radman

Representing a good neighbor

D&T
May 13, 2013

This summer, Croatia joins the European Union as the 28th member of the organization. The Croatian Ambassador to Hungary, Gordan Grliæ-Radman talked to an earlier issue of Diplomacy & Trade in an interview covering various aspects of bilateral relations

Economy Minister Mihály Varga announcing new restrictions | Lajos Soós/MTI

New fiscal adjustment package in Hungary

D&T
May 11, 2013

The Hungarian Minister of National Economy Mihály Varga announced that in order to ensure that the European Commission’s excessive deficit procedure against the country is lifted, the government will freeze HUF 92.9 billion in the 2013 budget.

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Hungarian villagers in Finnish course

D&T
May 9, 2013

A dozen people in the small southern Hungarian village of Geresdlak, Baranya County, start a Finnish language course financed by the European Union. They wish to talk the language of the increasing number of immigrants from Finland.

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Polish Constitution Day

D&T
May 7, 2013

On the occassion of the May 3rd Constitution National Day, the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Hungary, Roman Kowalski invited hundreds of guests to the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest.
In his speech, Ambassador Kowalski stressed that the day of the 1791 Constitution, the first modern one in Europe, means a lot for the Polish people, they are proud of the anniversary as it reminds of them of the merits gained in the creation of a modern Europe and of modern democracy.
Hungarian Deputy PM Tibor Navracsics was of the view that the Polish constitution is about being Central European. He called for the member countries of the Visegrád Group, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, whose combined GDP would be the world’s 15th, to now form closer cooperation on the economic front “to achieve big results.”

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