Articles by Date

March 2014

19 hits

Sweet taste of the town gala

Mar 31, 2014

Budapest Week Publishing has presented the most outstanding service providers including restaurants and restaurateurs, hotels and hoteliers of the past year with the coveted Best of Budapest & Hungary Award at the 21st annual award ceremony.

Some of the first passengers on the new underground line in Budapest | Csaba Máthé / MTI

New underground line opens in Budapest

Mar 28, 2014

The long-awaited new underground line Metro 4 was inaugurated in the Hungarian capital on March 28. It runs in a 7.3-kilometer tunnel from Keleti Railway Station on the Pest side – under the river Danube – to Kelenföld Railway Station in southwest Buda.

The presentation of some the 'Seuso-treasures' in Budapest | Noémi Bruzák / MTI

Hungary buys disputed Roman times silverware

Mar 27, 2014

Some of the pieces of an ancient Roman hoard of silver objects of exceptional professional craftsmanship, part of a collection known as the 'Seuso treasure', were presented in Budapest after being bought from unnamed sources in Britain.

| Dávid Harangozó

Egyptian ambassador to Hungary passes away

Mar 26, 2014

Diplomacy & Trade has learned with great sorrow that the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Hungary, Dr. Ashraf Mohsen Mohamed Mohsen has passed away at the age of 50. He served his country in Budapest since March 2012.

North Sea oil platform | Stan Shebs / Wikipedia

MOL closes North Sea search license acquisition

Mar 25, 2014

Hungarian oil and gas group MOL has announced that it has successfully closed its previously announced North Sea acquisition, adding that the region was a "very attractive area", the Hungarian financial website, reports.

| Noémi Bruzák/MTI

Polish President visits Hungary

Mar 24, 2014

The President of the Republic of Poland, Bronislaw Komorowski visited Hungary this past week-end to take part in events held on the occasion of the Day of Hungarian Polish Friendship. He was hosted by his Hungarian counterpart, János Áder.

Ambassador Kowalski receives the 'Antall József Prize' from Klára Antall | Dávid Harangozó

Polish ambassador given prestigious award

Mar 19, 2014

The ambassador of the Republic of Poland to, Roman Kowalski, has been awarded the 'Antall József Prize' named after the first democratically elected prime minister (1990-1993) of Hungary. The award was handed over by the widow of the late prime minister.

| Tamás Sóki/MTI

NATO radar inaugurated in Hungary

Mar 18, 2014

A NATO radar station has been inaugurated in Medina, southern Hungary, completing the control of Hungarian airspace with the two similar 3D radar towers in the country. The total cost of the project is HUF 1.05 billion (EUR 3.4 million).


Hungary does not recognize Crimea elections

Mar 17, 2014

The Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairshas issued a communiqué, which states that Hungary considers illegitimate and illegal the March 16 referendum and its results in the Crimean Autonomous Republic of Ukraine as it violates the constitution.

| Dávid Harangozó

Latin America Forum scheduled in Budapest

Mar 13, 2014

It is an important aim for Hungary - as a European Union member state and also an independent country - to establish an active, deepening and expanding system of relations with Latin America, a high-ranking Foreign Ministry official stated this Wednesday.

Hungarian Foreign Ministry Political Director Szabolcs Takács  informing the press | Dávid Harangozó

Hungary opens towards Latin America

Mar 13, 2014

On the model of its policy opening to the countries of the East, the Hungarian government plans a similar move towards Latin America. As part of this effort, Budapest will host the second Hungary – Latin America Forum this summer.

Hungarian Presdient János Áder at the Pápa Air Base on the 15th anniversary of Hungary's membership in NATO | MTI / Szilárd Koszticsák

Hungary's NATO membership: 15th anniversary

Mar 12, 2014

Peace and freedom are not gifts provided by nature, we have to fight for these values day by day, Hungarian President János Áder pointed out at the the Hungarian and NATO Air Base in Pápa, NW Hungary on the 15th anniversary of Hungary's NATO membership.

Once on the streets of Budapest - now in the statue park |

Keeping the memory alive

Tove Skarstein
Mar 11, 2014

In its WittyLeaks section, Diplomacy & Trade carries articles written by ambassadors accredited to Hungary on topics that are outside their official duties. For a recent issue, the Norwegian Ambassador wrote a piece on the changing Budapest.

Adriatic LNG terminal - a possible naval destination for American gas to Central Europe | source:

Central Europe requests American gas supply

Mar 10, 2014

The ambassadors of the V4 countries to the United States have made a plea to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner for the United States to export natural gas to Central and Eastern Europe to ease the region’s dependence of gas supply from Russia.

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