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September 2014

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Racist conference banned in Budapest

D&T
Sep 29, 2014

The Hungarian Ministry of Interior says it has banned a conference US-based extremist and nationalist international ‘white supremacy’ organization, the National Policy Institute (NPI), is to organize in the Hungarian capital together with Russian radical figures.

Sóstó Zoo in Nyíregyháza | Source: Sóstó Zoo

Victoria House and the World of Andes

D&T
Sep 25, 2014

Two important development projects to give a better insight into the world's flora and fauna are under way in Hungary's largest zoo, the one in the northeastern town of Nyíregyháza. The projects are mainly financed by the European Union from development funds.

U.S. President Barack Obama | source: The White House

Pres. Obama worries about Hungarian civil society

D&T
Sep 24, 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama pledged expanded support for society groups and "embattled NGOs" at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, mentioning Hungary as one of the countries where the civil society is increasingly the subject of intimidation.

Raiffeisen Bank Hungary CEO Heinz Wiedner | source: portfolio.hu

Raiffeisen does not plan to leave Hungary

D&T
Sep 22, 2014

Exit from Hungary is not on Raiffeisen’s agenda. CEO Heinz Wiedner told a newspaper that Raiffeisen Hungary was profitable in every business segment in the first half of the year, but still incurred serious losses due to government measures.

Tibor Navracsics (on the left) and Péter Szijjártó | Foreign Ministry and Lajos Soós /MTI

Hungarian FM resigns, PM nominates replacement

D&T
Sep 19, 2014

Hungarian Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Tibor Navracsics submitted his resignation to President János Áder and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. the latter already nominated his former spokesperson Péter Szijjártó, now deputy FM, as the new minister.

German ambassador Lieselore Cyrus (on the left) and Canadian ambassador Lisa Helfand (in the middle) at the diplomatic harvest | Lajos Nagy / MTI

Diplomatic grape harvest in Tihany

D&T
Sep 18, 2014

Several diplomats accredited to Budapest participated - together with winemakers from the Balaton region - in a grape harvest organized by the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture in Tihany on the northern shore of Lake Balaton, one of the wine regions of the country.

Apples at the market to popularize the consumption of this fruit | Zoltán Máthé / MTI

Apple consumption campaign in Hungary

D&T
Sep 17, 2014

The Hungarian government has launched a campaign calling for Hungarians to consume more apples after a predicted record crop of 780-800,000 tons and the EU embargo against Russia. One of the oppositon parties have come up with alternative proposals.

The European Court of Justice in Strasbourg

Hungarian Parliament loses case at European Court

D&T
Sep 16, 2014

The European Court of Justice has ruled in favor of several opposition members of Hungarian Parliament and stated that their rights to freedom of expression were violated when Speaker László Kövér fined them for displaying anti government banners.

Flooding on the Hungarian-Slovenian border near Rédics | National Directorate General for Disaster Management / MTI

Floods on the Hungarian-Slovenian border

D&T
Sep 15, 2014

Some 370 hectares are flooded near the Hungarian-Slovenian border in SW Hungary due to heavy rains in the past week. Streams have exited their bed and flooded roads, lands and houses as a result of which dozens of people have had to be evacuated.

EU elections 2014 | Alexis Haulot/EU2014

Business as Usual?

Tamás Magyarics
Sep 12, 2014

As our international affairs analyst suggests, the future of the EU could be decided by 5 million Scots. In a recent analysis for Diplomacy & Trade, he looks at the possibilities of the 'yes' and 'no' outcomes of the September 17 Scottish referendum on independence.

Aquincum Campus | Attila Kovács / MTI

Aquincum campus opened

D&T
Sep 5, 2014

Aquincum campus, the new university quarters of Graphisoft Park in the northern Óbuda region of the Hungarian capital was inaugurated this Friday. AIT-Budapest and IBS International Business School are the two first two 'tenants' in the new campus.

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