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October 2014

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The 2014 GranPrize | Source: Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hungary

Swedish Chamber announces Gran Prize winner

D&T
Oct 31, 2014

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hungary honours those working on outstanding solutions to the most urgent and crucial challenges facing the planet today, in the field of environmental protection, sustainable development. The 2014 winner has been announced.

Ksenia Skrilec | Dávid Harangozó

Making an excellent neighbor better known

D&T
Oct 30, 2014

“Most of the years I have spent abroad are connected to Hungary,” the Slovenian Ambassador in Budapest, H. E. Ksenija ©krilec tells Diplomacy & Trade in a comprehensive interview as part of the newspaper's special focus on Slovenian-Hungarian relations.

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Authorities should crack down on corruption!

D&T
Oct 28, 2014

According to Transparency International Hungary, the Hungarian government and the prosecution service should launch an immediate investigation into the corruption allegations expressed by the United States. TI has published a global survey on corruption.

Anti-government demonstration in Budapest on October 23 | Zsolt Szigetváry / MTI

For freedom rights and against Internet tax

D&T
Oct 23, 2014

There have been several demonstrations in Hungary on the October 23 national holiday. The largest took place in downtown Budapest where speakers called for more civil rights and criticized the government's plan to introduce the world's first Internet tax.

Jean-Claude Juncker | ec.europa.eu

Hungarian commissioner portfolio tweaked

D&T
Oct 22, 2014

European Parliament has approved the new EU commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker. The portfolio of the Hungarian commissioner, Tibor Navracsics, has been curtailed, no longer containing citizenship, but sport, alongside culture and education.

Government delegation at the opening of the Siemens training center in Budapest | Szilárd Koszticsák / MTI

Siemens opens training center in Budapest

D&T
Oct 21, 2014

The German multinational engineering and electronics company Siemens has opened a vocational training center at its Budapest headquarters. The facility is to accommodate up to 100 students: would-be welders and industrial engineers.

Hungarian President János Áder speaking before Hungarian Parliament on October 20 | Attila Kovács / MTI

Hungarian President on climate issues in Parliament

D&T
Oct 20, 2014

Hungarian President János Áder spoke before the agenda this Monday at the plenary session of Hungarian Parliament. He gave account to the national assembly about his participation at the UN climate conference organized in New York City last month.

Budapest office building | source: irodahaz.com

Budapest office market vacancy rate drops

D&T
Oct 16, 2014

In the third quarter of 2014, the total Budapest office stock (including owner-occupied and speculative buildings) reached 3,219,380 square meters. The vacancy rate came in at 16.9% in Q3, down 0.7% quarter on quarter and 1.7% year on year.

Citibank ATM in Hungary | source: Citibank

Citigroup to sell consumer business in Hungary

D&T
Oct 14, 2014

Along with the publishing of its third-quarter earnings report this September, Citigroup also announced its intention to exit its consumer businesses in 11 markets, including Hungary. The sale the units is to be completed in 2015.

Budapest mayor István Tarlós celebrating election victory | Szilárd Koszticsák / MTI

Governing party wins local elections also

D&T
Oct 13, 2014

With only 43% of those eligible to vote, the governing party Fidesz won the most mayoral positions and local government seats at Sunday's municipal elections on Sunday. In Budapest, István Tarlós retained his mayoral position against a fragmented opposition.

| Dávid Harangozó

Municipal elections in Hungary this Sunday

D&T
Oct 10, 2014

8.170.413 people are eligible to vote in 3.177 settlements (including 169 towns with over 10.000 inhabitants) at this Sunday’s municipal elections in Hungary. In Budapest, mayor István Tarlós is challenged by four candidates.

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