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Protests in Donetsk in June 2014 | Andrew Butko

Foreign ministry statement on Ukraine conflict

D&T
Aug 29, 2014

The Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade follows with deep concern recent developments in Eastern Ukraine. One of the opposition parties calls on PM Viktor Orbán to take a stance by Ukraine's territorial integrity and independence.

Hungarian Minister of Justice

Hungarian diplomats advised to stave off criticism

D&T
Aug 27, 2014

Speaking at the annual ambassadors' conference at the Hungarian Foreign Ministry, Hungarian Minister of Justice László Trócsányi has called on the country's diplomats to stave off criticism of areas such as Hungary’s judicial system with suitable arguments.

Bronze Age findings at Jobbágyi

Important Bronze Age finding in Hungary

D&T
Aug 26, 2014

Hungarian acheologists have encountered important Bronze Age findings at excavations preceding earthworks along main road 21 at Jobbágyi, NW of Budapest. The findings are said to be from the late Bronze Age tumulus culture.

| Dávid Harangozó

Annual Ambassador's conference

D&T
Aug 25, 2014

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stressed the importance of forging ties between foreign and Hungarian businesses at the annual conference for the country’s top diplomats in the Hungarian Foreign Ministry on Monday.

Imre Kertész (on the left) and Ernõ Rubik at the award ceremony of the 2014 Order of St. Stephen in Budapest | Attila Kovács / MTI

Renowned Hungarians receive controversial award

D&T
Aug 22, 2014

The President of the Republic János Áder presented internationally acknowledged Nobel Prize-winning author Imre Kertész and internationally renowned inventor Ernõ Rubik with the Order of Saint Stephen at the proposal of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

PM Viktor Orbán at the 25th anniversary of the Pan-European picnic near Fertõrákos

25th anniversary of the Pan-European picnic

D&T
Aug 19, 2014

The Pan-European picnic that eventually led to the fall of the Iron Curtain was celebrated with a family day on the Hungarian side of the border on the 25th anniversary of the August 19, 1989 event and with a conference in the nearby town of Sopron.

| Dim Dimich/Shutterstock.com

Hungary's debt close to all time high

D&T
Aug 18, 2014

Hungary’s gross general government debt was 85.1% of gross domestic product at the end of the second quarter of 2014. It is believed to be related to the peculiar course in Hungary’s debt financing and a correction of the end-2013 doctoring of debt figures.

István Fetter

Added value

D&T
Aug 15, 2014

Professionals see significant opportunities in the financing of export activities of companies, says István Fetter, the Head of Trade Finance at CIB Bank Hungary. He also explains how his bank is able to provide prefential loans for different firms.

Gergely Prõhle and Hans Niessl | Csaba Krizsán/MTI

The importance of inter-regional cooperation

D&T
Aug 14, 2014

At the 25th anniversary of the dismantling of the Iron Curtain, Gergely Prõhle of the Hungarian Ministry of Human Capacities said that freedom consists in small, practical things and depends on how common paths are built, what kind of joint cultural events are organized.

Judit Polgár | Tímea Jaksa / juditpolgar.com

Judit Polgár to retire from competitive chess

D&T
Aug 13, 2014

The most successful in chess history, Hungary's Judit Polgár, has announced that she retires from competitive chess at the age of 38. She will now concentrate more on her chess foundation and the further popularization of chess education in schools.

Cauliflower harvest in Tömörkény

Russian embargo: negligible effect on Hungary

D&T
Aug 12, 2014

The Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture says direct effects of the Russian measures on Hungarian agricultural exports are negligible, and primarily cause actual difficulties only to enterprises that export exclusively or to a major extent to Russia.

First day arrivals at Sziget 2014 | Balazs Mohai / MTI

Sziget festival kicks off in Budapest

D&T
Aug 11, 2014

One of Europe's biggest cultural - and mainly music - festival, the Sziget Festival on Óbuda island (hence the name) on the River Danube opened its gates this Monday. We have for you a preview by a Dutch journalist, Maria Douwes.

Tiszaroff castle hotel | source: kastely.blogter.hu

National Bank buys luxury castle hotel

D&T
Aug 7, 2014

The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) has purchased a castle hotel in eastern Hungary and it will operate the facility as its own resort in the future, the financial website portfolio.hu reports on the basis of news from HVG released on Thursday.

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