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June 2014

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Recalling the Pan-European picnic of 1989 | Noémi Bruzák / MTI

Europe’s freedom commemorated in Sopron

Jun 30, 2014

The 25th anniversary of the dismantling of the Iron Curtain was celebrated near Sopron, NW Hungary, where the barbed wire was cut in 1989 to begin the demolition of the closed border. This symbolic gesture is remembered today by a memorial stone.


The Club pays farewell to János Martonyi

Jun 26, 2014

The Diplomacy & Trade Business Club (The Club) held a special session in the Gundel restaurant in Budapest as diplomats said farewell to János Martonyi who finished his second term as Hungary's foreign minister earlier this month.

Tove Skarstein | Dávid Harangozó

Hungary and Norway: a win-win partnership

Jun 25, 2014

“The main reason for Norway to maintain an embassy in Budapest is because both countries are members of NATO – something very important today in the light of the Ukrainian situation," Norwegian Ambassador Tove Skarstein tells Diplomacy & Trade.

| GKI Economic Research Co.

Economic expectations hardly changed in June

Jun 23, 2014

After one and a half years of spectacular rise, the GKI-Erste economic sentiment index reached a peak in April. After a decrease in May, expectations improved slightly in the business sector in June, whereas the consumer confidence index continued to decline.

The inaguration of the new Wallenberg memorial at Erzsébet tér in downtown Budapest | Dávid Harangozó

New heroic diplomacy walking tour

If fortunate to be in Budapest on this Saturday, June 21, tourists, expats, and Hungarians can partake in one of the best developed tours by manners at once engaging and deeply moving into the brightest, yet, best kept secrets of Hungarian history.

TWD Investments CEO Zsolt Dámosy | Dávid Harangozó

Hungarian expert in Sierra Leone

Jun 19, 2014

Recognizing difficulties on the real estate market in Sierra Leone, West Africa, the Hungarian firm TWD Investments Plc. - drawing on the knowledge of its owners about local conditions and the experience of its management - plans various projects in that country.

Olympic Champion Ágnes Kovács speaking at the Swimming Hall of Fame ceremony | source: ISHOF

Hungarians inducted in Swimming Hall of Fame

Jun 18, 2014

The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) formally inducted two Hungarians, Olympic Champion Ágnes Kovács and the man credited with inventing the modern wave-style breaststoke, coach József Nagy, into the Hall of Fame.


Budapest Summer Festival

Jun 17, 2014

The Hungarian capital's annual open-air summer festival of opera, music and dance is staged at two open-air theaters, one on Margaret Island and one in Városmajor Park, on the Buda side of the city, throughout the summer of 2014.

Omega singer János Kóbor seen on the screens at the Heroes Square concert | MTI / Szilárd Koszticsák

Freedom day concerts in Budapest

Jun 17, 2014

On the 25th anniversary of the reburial of Imre Nagy, the martyr prime minister of the 1956 Hungarian uprising, and also celebrating what the government calls the 'day of Hungarian freedom', a large-scale rock concert was held on Budapest’s Heroes’ Square.

András Schiff in a BBC studio in January 2012 | SteveBowbrick / wikipedia

Hungarian pianist knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

Jun 16, 2014

World-renowned Hungarian classical pianist and conductor András Schiff, a British citizen since 2001, has been awarded a KBE (Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II in the 2014 Birthday Honors.

Gyula Grosics | Tibor Illyés/MTI

Legendary Hungarian footballer Grosics passes away

Jun 13, 2014

The goalkeeper of the legendary Hungarian national soccer side of the late 1940s and early 1950s (the 'Golden Team'), Gyula Grosics passed away this Friday at the age of 88. He was Olympic champion in 1952 and World Cup runner up in 1954.

Budapest China Mart

China Smart Expo in Budapest

Jun 12, 2014

The China Smart Expo 2014 in Budapest aims to bring together Central and Eastern European enterprises with their potential Chinese partners. The exhibitions and trade fairs provide great opportunity to directly meet with the Chinese manufacturers.

Top Fidesz leaders (with PM Viktor Orbán in the middle of the first row) vote for another special tax - this time on advertising revenues | Zoltán Máthé / MTI

Hungarian government levies special tax on ads

Jun 11, 2014

The governing party Fidesz and the far-right nationalist Jobbik party have passed a bill on a new advertising tax to be imposed on media companies, publishers, billboard users and online advertisers. Experts claim the measure is politically motivated.

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