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July 2013

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General Electric's Dave Cox in Fót

General Electric expands activities in Hungary

Jul 31, 2013

General Electric (GE) has announced this Wednesday that it will expand the activities of its Fót-based (Hungary) Oil & Gas business, east of Budapest, by a 6,000-square-meter new production hall and an office building to go with it.

Light blue color indicates areas for analog swithoff on July 31 |

Analogue terrestrial TV ends in most of Hungary

Jul 30, 2013

Analog terrestrial television broadacsting ends this Wednesday, July 31st in most parts of Hungary, including Budapest and its vicinity, with the northeast and small areas in the south following suit at the end of October this year.

Lewis Hamilton at the top of the 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix podium | Tamás Kovács / MTI

Hamilton wins Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix

Jul 29, 2013

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the 2013 Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at the Hungaroring circuit, east of Budapest. In the meantime, a new contract has been signed to secure the organization of the Hngarian GP till 2021.


Miss Jamaica of Hungarian descent

Jul 25, 2013

The winner of this year’s Miss Jamaica World title is of Hungarian descent. 18-year-old Gina Hargitay’s father grew up in Hungary while her mother is Jamaican. She also won sectional prizes for being 'Most Aware' and having 'Best Smile'.


Formula One official afterparty in Budapest

Jul 24, 2013

The complex of Symbol Budapest hosts great restaurants and legendary parties. The most prestigious and sought after event every year is the Official GP Afterparty, to be organized this year on July 28 - for the 28th Hungarian Grand Prix.


Future elite surveyed to leave Hungary

Jul 23, 2013

Whereas 18% of Hungarian secondary school graduates have applied to college or university abroad, 36% of 9-11th graders are now planning to study outside the borders, a survey by the Institute for Economic and Enterprise Research (IEER) revealed.


Forbes Hungary to launch in November

Jul 22, 2013

In partnership with Business Consulting & Media and its Hungarian branch, Mediarey Kft., Forbes’ latest local-language edition, Forbes Hungary will be published as of November 2013. They do not seem to believe in the decline of the printed press.

Judit Polgár | Tímea Jaksa

Chess Palace in Education

Jul 19, 2013

“Chess education was introduced in 2010 to the Happy Kids International Kindergarten, where my own kids went at that time,” Hungary’s Judit Polgár, the world’s top female chess player recalls in a recent interview to Diplomacy & Trade.

Ambassador of the State of Israel to Hungary

Public diplomacy and dialog

Sándor Laczkó
Jul 16, 2013

“There is a special bond between Hungary and Israel going back to 20th century history, a bond that is still very important today.” That is what the Israeli Ambassador to Hungary Ilan Mor emphasized in a recent interview with Diplomacy & Trade.

Simona Halep

Simona Halep wins Budapest tennis title

Jul 15, 2013

No. 3 seed Simona Halep conquered her third WTA title of the year, and of her career, by defeating Yvonne Meusburger of Austria 6-3, 6-7(7), 6-1 to win the USD 235,000 Hungarian Grand Prix WTA International women's tennis tournament at the Romai Tennis Academy Sunday.

Simona Halep and Yvonne Meusburger | György Kiss

Halep, Meusburger in Budapest tennis final

Jul 13, 2013

No. 3 seed Simona Halep defeated fellow Romanian Alexandra Cadantu 6-2, 7-6(1) in the semifinal of the USD 235,000 Hungarian Grand Prix WTA International women's tennis tournament at the Romai Tennis Academy Saturday.

Simona Halep at the Hungarian Grand Prix | György Kiss

All-Romanian semifinal at Budapest tournament

Jul 12, 2013

No. 3 seed Simona Halep of Romania defeated Hungary’s top player, Timea Babos 7-5, 6-1 in the quarterfinal of the USD 235,000 Hungarian Grand Prix WTA International women's tennis tournament at the Romai Tennis Academy Friday.

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