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April 2015

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New Head of Mission at the British Embassy

Apr 30, 2015

The British Embassy in Budapest has released a statement to announce that Ms. Theresa Bubbear has been appointed Chargé d'Affaires Ad Interim to Hungary. She took up her appointment on April 27, 2015. There is also a new Deputy Head of Mission.

IPN Drilling Rig in the North Sea | Source:

Hungarian company in Norway’s oil industry

Apr 29, 2015

Hungarian fuels group MOL has entered Norway by acquiring 100% ownership in Ithaca Petroleum Norge (IPN) from Ithaca Petroleum Ltd. for USD 60 million to extend its presence in the North Sea region and enhance its international exploration portfolio.

Earthquake in Nepal | source:

Nepal earthquake: ten Hungarians not contacted

Apr 27, 2015

The Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affaars and Trade has knowledge of 58 Hungarin citizens who were in the area when the earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday and still has not managed to make contact with 10 of them this Monday, the Minister said.

Acclaimed Danish journalist Per Nyholm speaking at the Scandinavian House in Budapest | Noémi Nagy

A house for Scandinavia in Budapest

Apr 24, 2015

"The idea was to create a meeting place for the Scandinavian people who live in Budapest, and for Hungarian fans of Scandinavian language and culture," founder Veronika Varga explains in the recent Swedish country focus of Diplomacy & Trade.

At the foundation-stone ceremony of Apollo Tyres’ new factory | Gergely Botár /

Apollo Tyres to receive state subsidy in Hungary

Apr 23, 2015

Apollo Tyres Ltd. will receive a job-creation training subsidy of HUF 606 million (cca. EUR 2 million). The Indian company is to spend the amount on providing Hungarians with vocational training in tire manufacturing between May 2015 and December 2019.

Student demonstration in Budapest against govenment plans | Zsolt Szigetváry / MTI

Student demonstration in Budapest

Apr 22, 2015

Hundreds of students and teachers gathered at Budapest’s ELTE university to attend a forum entitled 'Let us decide what we want to study' organised in protest against the government's plans to eliminate several basic courses, MTI reported.

Hungarian peacekeepers received in Budapest | Tamás Kovács / MTI

Hungarian peacekeepers end mission on Sinai

Apr 21, 2015

Soldiers of the Hungarian Defense Forces have ended their Middle East peacekeeping operations on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt where they formed part of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the past twenty years.

Vivicittá Budapest 2015 | Zsolt Szigetváry / MTI

Hungarian winners at Vivicittá Budapest 2015

Apr 20, 2015

Hungarian competitors crossed the finish line first at the half marathon race that took place this past Sunday in Budapest in the framework of the Vivicittá Budapest 2015 running festival that, the organizers say, was the largest ever leisure sports event in Hungary.


Green Economic Forum

Apr 17, 2015

Addressing the challenges of the global economy's transition from the linear model to the circular economy, EuCham European Chamber is hosting the Green Economic Forum on May 11 in Budapest. Attending is free of charge for accepted registrants.

EU money | B.Stefanov/

EU suspends over EUR two bn funds for Hungary

Apr 16, 2015

The European Commission has suspended the payment of funding in three priorities of Hungarian development programmes totalling about EUR 2.3 billion. Hungarian officials say a correction of up to 10% can be expected, adding that this amount will not necessarily be lost.

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Hungary's construction output up, outlook down

Apr 15, 2015

The volume of Hungary’s construction output grew by 3.2% month on month in February 2015, but the fall in orders data suggest that regardless of the strong start this year the floor will soon fall from under the sector, the business website reports.

| Dávid Harangozó

Partnership and dialogue based on values

Apr 14, 2015

“I think for any ambassador arriving to a new posting, it is important to try to learn as much as possible about the country," Swedish Ambassador Niclas Trouvé has said in a recent interview for the Swedish country focus of Diplomacy & Trade.

Lajos Rig | György Varga / MTI

Radical party candidate wins by-election

Apr 13, 2015

With 99.13% of the votes counted, Lajos Rig, candidate of the radical right-wing party Jobbik is set to win the Veszprém county No. 3 constituency by-election ahead of his governing Fidesz party candidate with the joint center-left candidate finishing third.

The 150-year-old mummy of a young boy now on exhibition in Budapest | Zoltán Máthé / MTI

150-year-old boy mummy exhibited in Budapest

Apr 10, 2015

The MummyWorld Exhibition at the Hungarian Natural History Museum in Budapest was added the mummy of a Hungarian physician's young son who died in diphtheria 150 years ago. Human mummies from five continents are on display until May 17.

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