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December 2013

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Scene from the Hungarian movie 'The notebook' | source: Budapest Film

Hungarian movie short-listed for Oscar

Dec 30, 2013

The Hungarian movie ‘The notebook’ submitted to the 86th Academy Awards ('Oscars') for Best Foreign Language Film has been short-listed to be among the nine finalists from which the final five nominees announced on January 16, 2014.

Barefoot on Margaret Island in Budapest on December 27 | MTI / Bea Kallos

Unseasonably mild winter in Hungary

Dec 27, 2013

This winter has so far been unseasonably mild in Hungary. Daily heat records were broken again this Friday afternoon with over 12 degrees Celsius measured in Budapest and over 15 degrees in Békéscsaba in the southeast of the country.

Rhoda Scott concert in Budapest in December 2013 | Balázs Mohai / MTI

Rhoda Scott concert in Budapest

Dec 23, 2013

The world's best-known female organ player Rhoda Scott gave a concert this past Sunday in the Budapest Marriott Hotel, performing with fellow American Sylvia Howard, Hungary's Roby Lakatos and the Modern Art Orchestra.

László Benkõ (on the left) and János Kóbor of the Hungarian rock group Omega | Dávid Harangozó

Honored for the sense of freedom

Dec 21, 2013

Earlier this year, members of Omega, the legendary Hungarian rock group were recognized in Russia for the role they played decades ago. In a recent issue of Diplomacy & Trade, János Kóbor and László Benkõ talked about the surprise.

Hungarian Athletes for 2013

Hungarian Athletes of the Year

Dec 20, 2013

Swimmers Katinka Hosszú and Dániel Gyurta have been voted the athletes of the year for 2013 by the Association of Hungarian Sportswriters. The awards were presented at the Sports Stars Gala Evening in Budapest this Thursday.

Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán speaking at a forum in Ankara

Hungarian PM visits Turkey

Dec 19, 2013

Hungarian-Turkish relations have strong roots dating back several decades and have a promising future as well, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at a Turkish-Hungarian business forum organized in the Turkish capital, Ankara.

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Hungary buys back minority stake in Fõgáz

Dec 18, 2013

The Hungarian state struck a deal on buying out Germany utility RWE’s share in Fõgáz, the capital city’s gas distributor. The buyer is the Hungarian Electricity Works (MVM) and the subject of the transaction is RWE’s 49.83% stake in Fõgáz.


Supercomputer to be built in Debrecen

Dec 17, 2013

Hungary's most powerful supercomputer is scheduled to be operating in Debrecen University, in the eastern part of the country, by the end of 2014. It is another project that will be realized in the country from European Union funds.


Diplomatic fundraising for charity

Dec 13, 2013

At a charity event hosted by the Hungarian Foreign Ministry in Budapest, the diplomatic corps in Hungary have collected donations for tow organizations: the Missionaries of Charity and the Budapest Methodological Center of Social Policy.

Hungarian Foreign Minister János Martonyi | Dávid Harangozó

Hungary in the EU, the EU in the world

Dec 12, 2013

There are always new challenges in the European Union, in addition to the old dilemmas - Foreign Minister János Martonyi said at the winners' ceremony of the competition entitled ‘Hungary in the European Union, the European Union in the World’.

Hungariacum Ball in Budapest | Csaba Pelsõczy /

The First Hungaricum Ball

Dec 11, 2013

Certificates recognizing the nation's Hungaricums were awarded for the first time at the First Hungarian Ball - "a celebration of the national treasures of the Hungarian people", Minister for Rural Development and Hungaricum Committee Chairman Sándor Fazekas said.

TI activists move pebbles - symbolizing corruption-related issues - from dirty to clean water | Dávid Harangozó

Youth should be educated against corruption

Dec 10, 2013

Young people consider important honesty, but they do not always think it pays off. This is why there is a need to educate ethics to them. This was pointed out at the "Átláccó" festival held by Transparency International Hungary the International Anti-Corruption Day.


Hungary to benefit from global trade agreement

Dec 9, 2013

The global trade agreement signed at a ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Bali, Indonesia, represents a positive development for Hungary and Europe, Minister of Foreign Affairs János Martonyi said.

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