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Tibor Navracsics | Zsolt Burger / Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Minister Navracsics nominated as EU Commissioner

D&T
Jul 31, 2014

The Hungarian Prime Minister has nominated Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Tibor Navracsics to serve as Commissioner in the next European Commission (EC). Before the official announcement, Navracsics revealed his nomination on Twitter.

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Hungarian SMEs among new EU fund recipients

D&T
Jul 29, 2014

The European Commission announced the first results of its new EUR 3 billion SME Instrument program, launched under Horizon 2020 to help innovative small firms get ideas from the lab to the market. The first winners include three Hungarian firms.

The podium of the 2014 Formula 1 Hungarian GP | Zsolt Czeglédi / MTI

Ricciardo wins Hungarian Grand Prix

D&T
Jul 28, 2014

Daniel Ricciardo of the Red Bull team won the 29th Hungarian Grand Prix car race at the Hungaroring circuit just east of Budapest on Sunday ahead of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and 2013 winner Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.

Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai | Hartwig Klappert

'Alternative Nobel Prize' for Hungarian author

D&T
Jul 24, 2014

Hungarian contemporary author László Krasznahorkai, the author of 16 books, is the 2014 recipient of the America Awards - considered by many as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize for Literature’ - for a lifetime contribution to international writing.

INA petrol station in Zagreb | ina.hr

Croatia to buy back INA from Hungary's MOL

D&T
Jul 23, 2014

The Croatian government is urging talks on a secured loan to buy back shares of oil and gas company INA from Hungarian counterpart MOL, Croatian Economy Minister Ivan Vrdoljak was reported by portfolio.hu as saying.

Protesters with a huge mirror at the monument for the victims of Nazi occupation in downtown Budapest | Zoltán Máthé / MTI

Controversial monument not inaugurated

D&T
Jul 22, 2014

A monument that the Hungarian government says is that of the victims of the Nazi occupation in Hungary was completed under the cover of darkness in downtown Budapest in order to avoid protests. The government says there will be no inauguration.

Bence Balzam

15-year-old wins cross-Balaton swimming

D&T
Jul 21, 2014

15-year-old Bence Balzam from the northern Serbian settlement of Op¹tina Beèej (or Óbecse, with substantial Hungarian population) won this year's cross-Balaton swimming between Révfülöp and Balatonboglár this past Saturday.

Microsoft's Nokia factory in Komárom

Nokia factory to close, Audi might help

D&T
Jul 18, 2014

Microsoft Corp announced on Thursday that it plans a "phased exit" from the town of Komárom, W of Budapest, where Nokia employs 1,800 people. The Hungarian arm of German carmaker Audi said they might be able to help those that will be laid off.

The presentation of the 2014 HEBC report in Budapest | Szilárd Koszticsák / MTI

HEBC for sustainable and inclusive growth

D&T
Jul 17, 2014

The Hungarian European Business Council, incorporating the most important international companies present in Hungary, has published its 16th annual report, calls on the Hungarian government to create "sustainable and inclusive growth".

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New EU infringement proceedings against Hungary

D&T
Jul 16, 2014

The European Commission opened infringement proceedings against Hungary last week over the country’s new electronic toll collection (ETC) system and the unsatisfactory implementation of several EU directives, the MTI news agency reports.

| Stefan Warter/Audi AG

Audi to start three-shift production in Hungary

D&T
Jul 15, 2014

German car-maker Audi is to introduce a three-shift operation in the middle of August, this year at its plant in Gyõr, Northwest Hungary. The company says the reason for the change is growing demand for its premium models, especially the TT and the TTS Coupé.

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Budapest hosts European waterpolo champs

D&T
Jul 14, 2014

The Hungarian capital welcomes the continent's best waterpolo teams in the next two weeks, starting on Monday, July 14. At the tournament, the host nation is among the favorites both in the men's and the women's fields.

Újpest players celebrating their 2014 Super Cup victory in Budapest | Tibor Illyés / MTI

Újpest wins Hungarian Super Cup

D&T
Jul 11, 2014

Northern Budapest side Újpest FC (the 2014 Cup Winners) won the Hungarian football Super Cup on Friday after a penalty shoot-out against this year's league champions Debrecen following a golless draw in the Hungarian capital's Puskás Stadium.

NATO Lieutenant-General Frederick Ben Hodges during his visit to Hungary | Mária Krasznai-Nehrebeczky / Ministry of Defense

NATO commanding general visits Hungary

D&T
Jul 10, 2014

Lieutenant-General Frederick Ben Hodges, Commanding General, NATO Allied Land Command has paid a visit to Hungary where he met with several commanders of the Hungarian defence forces, discussing Hungarian contributions to NATO operations.

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