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April 2014

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| Lajos Soós/MTI

Government outlines new convergence program

D&T
Apr 30, 2014

The Hungarian government projects 2.9% of GDP budget deficit for 2014 and over 3% economic growth for 2017 in its convergence program sent to the European Commission. The program was outlined to the press by Economics Minister Mihály Varga.

| Lajos Soós/MTI

Model Institutions for a Sustainable Future

D&T
Apr 29, 2014

Supporting the spread of future generations’ institutions – at the national, sub-national and UN levels – was the call that attracted dozens of experts, policymakers and journalists to Hungary’s parliament building the last week-end in Budapest.

EU money |

EU puts on hold paying new bills to Hungary

D&T
Apr 28, 2014

The European Commission is not suspending the payment of development funds for Hungary, but for now, Brussels will only pay the bills submitted by 15 April until every question about the country’s new tendering system is clarified.

'Beyong Rubik's Cube' - an exhibition at the 40th anniversary of the Rubik's cube | Noémi Bruzák / MTI

Beyond Rubik's Cube

D&T
Apr 25, 2014

The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ in the United States hosts the exhibition ‘Beyond Rubik’s Cube’ held at the 40th anniversary of the invention of the Rubik’s cube by Hungarian architect and toy designer Ernõ Rubik.

Hungarian Academy of Sciences President József Pálinkás (on the left) and the President of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary

Crime, Responsibility, Memory

D&T
Apr 24, 2014

The Research Center for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Holocaust Memorial Center organized an international conference ‘Crime, Responsibility – Memory’ on the 70th anniversary of the Hungarian Holocaust.

GKI-Erste Economic Sentiment Index

Economic sentiment rises to 15-year high

D&T
Apr 23, 2014

The GKI-Erste economic sentiment index, which has been rising spectacularly for 18 months according to seasonally-adjusted figures in Hungary, has gone up in April and expectations reached their highest in more than 15 years.

| Balázs Mohai/MTI

'Ride your bike to work!'

D&T
Apr 22, 2014

The Hungarian Ministry of National Development and the Hungarian Cyclists’ Club have launched their jointly organized campaign promoting cycling for the 13th time, starting on April 22, that is International Earth Day, this spring and finishing on May 30.

Easter fair in Budapest | Sándor Laczkó

Easter traditions in the Buda Castle

D&T
Apr 21, 2014

The Buda Castle hosted a three-day long celebration bringing alive old folk customs surrounding Easter: traditions, art, culture and gastronomy, featuring a handicraft and gastro fair, live folk music, dance performances and programs for kids.

Ferdinand Gross logistics base in the Tatabánya Industrial Park | source: Ferdinand Gross Hungary Ltd.

Ferdinand Gross logistics base in Hungary

D&T
Apr 18, 2014

Ferdinand Gross Hungary Ltd., a German company affiliate, the wholesaler of screws and fasteners, small mounting parts and supplies, has inaugurated its logistics base in the Tatabánya industrial park, west of Budapest.

Leena Pasanen | Dávid Harangozó

Finnagora for cultural collaboration

D&T
Apr 17, 2014

Founded in 2004, Budapest-based Finnagora is one of the 17 culture and science institutes of Finland around the world. In its recent Finland focus, Diplomacy & Trade published an interview with the director of Finnagora, Leena Pasanen.

The Palace of Arts  in Budapest - the new convention center is to be built in the area | MÜPA

Major property deal in Budapest

D&T
Apr 16, 2014

Hungary bought a 12,000-square-meter plot suitable for the purposes of Budapest's new convention center from a subsidiary of TriGránit, investor Sándor Demján's real estate development company, news site Napi.hu reported.

Attila Debreczeni | Dávid Harangozó

Proactive help for Finnish firms in Hungary

D&T
Apr 15, 2014

At FinPro, Finland’s national trade, internationalization and investment development organization, the main line of activity is partner searching. In the recent Finland Focus of Diplomacy & Trade, the head of FinPro in Hungary talked about the organization.

Finnish ambassador Pasi Tuominen

Diplomats at the Vivicittá run in Budapest

D&T
Apr 14, 2014

A record number of participants – over 20,000 people –, including members of the diplomatic corps, took part in the 29th Vivicittá running event on Budapest’s Margaret Island and the Pest embankment of the river Danube this Sunday.

| Dávid Harangozó

Tax-free home-made pálinka contradicts EU law

D&T
Apr 10, 2014

It is inconsistent with the regulations of the European Union that Hungary made it possible to distill 50 liters of pálinka (a fruit brandy) per year without the payment of excise duty. The Hungarian government tries to settle the issue with the EU.

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