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November 2013

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Leonid Grigoryevich Shurigin

A lucky choice by fate

Nov 27, 2013

In the recent Russian country focus of Diplomacy & Trade, Leonid Shurigin, the Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in Hungary looks back at an important bilateral event, the the meeting of the Russian-Hungarian Intergovernmental Commission.


World Science Forum - this time not in Budapest

Nov 26, 2013

Scientists, decision makers and leading science diplomats have gathered in Rio de Janeiroto attend the World Science Forum held outside Hungary for the first time. The main theme of this year’s event is ’Science for Global Sustainable Development’.

Jenõ Buzánszky (on the left) inaugurating one of the subway cars | Zoltán Máthé

Match of the Century: 60th anniversary

Nov 25, 2013

On the 60th anniversary of Hungary defeating England 6-3 in London’s Wembley Stadium, two new underground railway cars have been named after Jenõ Buzánszky and Gyula Grosics, the still living two Hungarian players participating in that match.

Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán (on the left) at Japanese emperor Akihito | Barna Burger / Hungarian PM Office

Hungarian Prime Minister in Japan

Nov 22, 2013

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán paid a visit to Japan where he held talks with his Japanese counterpart Abe Shindzo, delivered speeches on his government's opening towards Asia and was also received by Emperor Akahito.


Diplomacy & Trade Russian focus presented

Nov 21, 2013

The Diplomacy & Trade Business Club (The Club) presented the Russian focus of Diplomacy & Trade at the 40-year-old Russian Cultural Center in Budapest with diplomats, businesspeople and members of the Russian community in Hungary attending.

EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti (on the left) received by Hungarian National Economy Minister Mihály Varga in Budapest | Hungarian Ministry for National Economy

EBRD President in Budapest

Nov 19, 2013

The President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Suma Chakrabarti paid a visit to Budapest where he discussed with Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga several ussies on the agenda between the bank and Hungary.

Júlia Király | Péter Kollányi / MTI

Hungarian bank expert appointed to KBC Group

Nov 18, 2013

Júlia Király, a former Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Hungary (NBH) will continue her career at KBC Group as member of the Board of Directors, the Belgian bank has announced. In the Board, she is going to replace Professor Dirk Heremans.

ZF Lenksysteme Hungária | László Tyukodi

BMW Group has 54 suppliers in Hungary

Nov 15, 2013

The BMW Group has been in contact with over 200 suppliers in Hungary and currently, it purchases different components directly from 54 active partners in the value of about EUR one billion. These companies employ in Hungary a total of appr. 10,000 people.

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Bank complaint on government taxing free service

Nov 14, 2013

The Hungarian Banking Association considers free cash withdrawals just passed by lawmakers unfair and also detrimental on a social level. The new law requires banks to offer ATM withdrawals for free, yet pay tax on the transactions.

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Ruscenter in Budapest

Valery Platonov
Nov 13, 2013

The official home of Russian Culture in Hungary, the Russian Cultural Center of Budapest offers a wide range of programs in the field of arts, education and science. The Director of the Center Valery Platonov described the institution for the readers of Diplomacy & Trade.


Diplomatic Fair 2013 Budapest

Nov 12, 2013

This year, the Diplomatic Spouses Budapest (DSB) will hold its annual Diplomatic charity fair InterContinental Hotel, November 24th showcasing unique handcrafted products from different countries and presenting unique tastes from all around the world.

Mercedes factory in Kecskemét: Hungarian automotive production could be the force driving up exports | Dávid Harangozó

Promising Hungarian export figures

Nov 11, 2013

New Hungarian foreign trade figures published by the Central Statistics Office (KSH) show a promising pickup. Data show an increase both in exports and imports for September and the trade surplus has not been this large since early 2011.

Erkel Theater reopens in Budapest |

Erkel Theater reopens in Budapest

Nov 8, 2013

After being shuttered up for more than five years, Budapest’s Erkel Theater officially reopened on November 7, the birthday of the great Hungarian composer, Ferenc Erkel, and appointed as the Day of Hungarian Opera from now on.

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