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V4 interior minister meeting in Budapest | source: kormany.hu

V4 Ministers on Ukrainian situation

D&T
Feb 28, 2014

Ministers of Interior of the Visegrád Group adopted a Joint Statement concerning the situation in Ukraine. According to the document, the Ministers agreed to introduce an enhanced coordination to react to possible mass influx of refugees from Ukraine.

BCCH Chairman Vazul Tóth | Dávid Harangozó

Changes to be built on traditional values

D&T
Feb 27, 2014

The British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary (BCCH), established in 1991, elected a new Chairman, Vazul Tóth at its Annual General Meeting in May last year. A recent issue of Diplomacy & Trade carried an interview with him.

Tamás Freund

National brain research project

D&T
Feb 26, 2014

Hungary is to launch a HUF 12 billion forint (EUR 39m) national brain research program to promote research, prevention, innovation, health-care and drug development. It is expected to pave the way for breakthroughs in several areas of brain research.

Hungary's entry for the 2014 Eurovision song contest: András Kállay-Saunders | Tamás Kovács / MTI

Hungary selects entry for Eurovision song contest

D&T
Feb 25, 2014

András Kállay-Saunders has been selected by Hungarian TV viewers to represent Hungary at the 2014 Eurovision song contest in the Danish capital, Copenhagen this May. His song ’Running’ received the most televotes in the national contest called ’A Dal’ (’The Song’).

Footballs for Euro 2016 | Source: uefa.com

Hungary drawn into 'light' qualifying group

D&T
Feb 24, 2014

Hungary will face Greece, Romania, Finland, Northern Ireland and the Faroe Islands in qualifying group F for the 206 European Football Championship tournament in France. The first two of each group and five of the third-placed teams will qualify.

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'The Club' Valentine's Day Carnival

D&T
Feb 21, 2014

The Diplomacy and Trade Business Club has recently presented its annual Valentine's Day Gala, traditionally at Corinthia Hotel Budapest – this year, in a splendid carnival atmosphere! It was attended - among others - by businesspeople and their spouses.

American skier of Hungarian ancestry

Winter Olympic champion of Hungarian origin

D&T
Feb 20, 2014

The American skier of Hungarian ancestry, Ted Ligety won the men’s giant slalom event at the Sochi Winter Olympics, winning the second Olympic gold medal of his career. The Hungarian entrant, Norbert Farkas came in 50th, finishing ahead of 22 rivals.

Ferdinando Beccalli-Falco

GE opens service center in Hungary

D&T
Feb 18, 2014

“Hungary's primary appeal is its well-trained workforce,” Ferdinando Beccalli-Falco, President and CEO of GE Europe pointed out as his company opened a Global Operations Center in Budapest. The opening was also attended by the Hungarian Prime Minister.

Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán evaluating 2013 | Gergely Botár

PM Orbán's evaluation of the year 2013

D&T
Feb 17, 2014

“Hungary's economy has produced the best results in more than ten years, with the country arriving at the threshold of a great era of prosperity,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán claimed this Sunday. The opposition said his speech “lacked reality."

Dr Anna Gedeon

Dr. MBE at the British Embassy

D&T
Feb 14, 2014

The recent United Kingdom country focus in Diplomacy & Trade featured an article on the recognition by Queen Elizabeth II of the doctor of the British Embassy in Budapest, Dr. Anna Gedeon, for her dedicated services to the Embassy staff.

Hungarian PM Orbán in china | Barna Burger / PM Press Office

PM Orbán in China: joint statement

D&T
Feb 13, 2014

The governments of Hungary and China have issued a joint statement in order to deepen bilateral cooperation at the end of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s official visit to Beijing. During the visit, a number of bilateral and business agreements were signed.

'Investor of the month' in Hungary: Hankook Tire | Dávid Harangozó

Vehicle manufacturing: 10pc of Hungarian GDP

D&T
Feb 11, 2014

Hungary’s vehicle manufacturing industry produced some EUR 18 bn last year, which amount constitutes 18% of the total Hungarian manufacturing industry output, 10% of Hungary’s GDP and 18% of total Hungarian exports.

IND Group founder and CEO Balázs Vinnai | source: IND Group

Tech giant Misys acquires Hungarian firm

D&T
Feb 10, 2014

Hungary’s IND Group, which has grown from a garage company at the end of the 1990s into a leading innovator in digital channels solutions, has been acquired by Misys, a global giant of financial technology solutions, Mysis announced.

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