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May 2014

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Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán | MTI / Szilárd Koszticsák

Prime Minister names members of new cabinet

May 29, 2014

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has announced the names of his candidates for ministers of his next government in a letter sent to the Speaker of Parliament. Except for three people, the list includes same names as the previous government.

The european Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg

European Court rules against Hungarian government

May 28, 2014

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Hungary had fired one of its most senior judges for criticism of the government. The impact of the decision, however, will be mainly symbolic, as the ECHR imposed no punishment on Hungary.


Low turnout at the EP elections in Hungary

May 26, 2014

Less than 29% of the electorate voted at the EP elections in Hungary this Sunday. 12 of the 21 Hungarian seats were won by the governing Fidesz, with Jobbik, the Socialists, the Democratic coalition, the Together PM and LMP also passing the 5% threshold.

Hungary's Péter Szakály (in red) fights for the ball with Denmark's Daniel Agger at the Hungary-Denmark friendly | Tibor Illyés / MTI

Hungary draws football friendly with Denmark

May 22, 2014

Hungary's national football side drew 2-2 with Denmark in Debrecen, eastern Hungary in a friendly international game that served as part of the preparations for the European Championship qualifiers scheduled to begin in September.

The ING office building in Budapest | source:

ING Investment Management leaves Hungary

May 21, 2014

ING Investment Management, which was the third-largest on the Hungarian market in 2010 with HUF 1.2 trillion worth of funds managed, is winding up its local operation. The company’s foreign owner decided to cease operation of the Hungarian unit as of July 2014.

Economics minister Mihály Varga speaking at the assembly of the Hungarian Association for Innovation | source: Hungarian Ministry for National Economy

Hungary must become an innovation hub

May 20, 2014

The Hungarian government will do everything in its power to help Hungary turn into not only a production but an innovation centre, Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga said at the general assembly of the Hungarian Association for Innovation.


Norwegian national day celebrated

May 16, 2014

The Norwegian ambassador to Hungary, Tove Skarstein and defence attaché, Colonel Øivind Oland Christensen invited guests, including members of the Norwegian community, to the Ambassador's residence in Budapest to celebrate Norway's National Day.

In Hungary

SME sector struggling in Hungary

May 14, 2014

The SME sector struggling in Hungary with a sharp rise in bankruptcies and a shattered structure of companies. That was one of the issues were addressed at the Portfolio CEE Private Equity & Corporate Finance conference in Budapest.

The Hungarian participant of the 2014 Eurovision song contest

Hungary finishes 5th in Eurovision song festival

May 12, 2014

The Hungarian participant of this year's Eurovision song contest, András Kállay-Saunders - with his song entiled 'Running' - finished 5th in Saturday's final from among 26 entries in Tuesday's semifinal in the Danish capital, Copenhagen.

| László Beliczay/MTI

PM Orbán enacted for new term

May 10, 2014

Hungary's new national assembly re-elected Viktor Orbán as prime minister on Saturday, with 130 votes (of his 133-strong 2/3 majority) in favor and 57 (of the 66-member opposition) against, after which he took the oath of office, and addressed Parliament.

V4 + Bulgaria

V4 environmental co-operation agreement

May 8, 2014

The V4 group, Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania, signed an agreement on environmental cooperation in Visegrád, north of Budapest. The document deals, among other things, with the EU's proposed package of air quality management strategy and GMO deals.

The new president of the hungarian Academy of Sciences

New president at the Academy of Sciences

May 6, 2014

Internationally acclaimed mathematician and computer scientist László Lovász has been elected as the new president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) at a closed session of the academy’s 185th annual assembly meeting in Budapest this Tuesday.

The political director of the Hungarian Ministry of foreign Affairs

European Institute of Peace

May 5, 2014

Eight countries, including Hungary, participate in the establishment and start of operation of the European Institute of Peace, with the aim of contributing to the prevention of conflicts and the handling of crises emerging on the continent and other regions.

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