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A GreenGo car in Budapest | Zsolt Szigetváry / MTI

GreenGo e-carsharing service in Budapest

Dec 29, 2016

70 cars are serving subscribers of the GreenGo e-carsharing service on the streets of Budapest. Cars can be booked through a mobile application and they can be left anywhere withing the service area after the end of the trip.

Katinka Hosszú winning the women's 400m individual medley at the Rio Olympics | Tamás Kovács / MTI

Katinka Hosszú - third best athlete of 2016

Dec 27, 2016

Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszú was voted the third best European athlete of the year in a survey involving 27 European news agencies. She finished behind Real Madrid's Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and British tennis player Andy Murray.

Budapest Water Summit stamp ossued | source:

Budapest Water Summit stamp issued

Dec 23, 2016

A commemorative stamp has been issued following the Budapest Water Summit 2016. The stamp, designed by Anita Laczkó, is of 30×40 millimeters and is complemented with an orderly inscription arranged on a wave line.

Splitska Banka in Split

Hungary's OTP buys bank in Croatia

Dec 21, 2016

OTP Bank Plc. has announced that its Croatian subsidiary OTP banka Hrvatska, signed an acquisition agreement on purchasing 100% shareholding of Splitska Banka, member of Société Générale Group, reports.

GKI economic sentiment index

Economic sentiment index at 10-year peak

Dec 19, 2016

After November, the GKI economic sentiment index rose again in December. According to
the empirical survey by GKI, business expectations increased slightly, whereas consumer ones went up more strongly, reaching their ten-year peak.

Dubai Tourism Office opening in Budapest | Dubai Tourism Bureau

Dubai Tourism Bureau opens Budapest office

Dec 16, 2016

The Dubai Tourism Bureau has officially opened its Budapest office. The emirate sees significant potential in Hungary and therefore would like to achieve notable growth in the number of Hungarian tourists visiting Dubai.


Diplomacy & Trade Club presents Japan

Dec 14, 2016

Diplomacy & Trade held its Japan themed 'The Club' event at the Sushi Sei restaurant in Budapest on the occasion of Diplomacy & Trade's December issue focus on Japan. The patron of the event was the Japanese Ambassador to Hungary, Junichi Kosuge.

The Swedish Ambassador with the book presented | source: HIPA

Hungarian Investment Guide by the Swedish Embassy

Dec 13, 2016

The Swedish Ambassador to Hungary, Niclas Trouvé, presented the publication ‘Sweden Hungary Business Guide’ promoting the Hungarian investment environment. The event took place on Lucia’s Day, which is considered the brightest Swedish holiday.

Santa's trolleybus in Budapest |

Santa’s trolleybus in Budapest

Dec 10, 2016

Similarly to last year, a specially decorated 'Santa’s trolleybus' is circulating until Christmas on various trolley lines in the Hungarian capital. ,Kids can travel together with Santa Claus and give him presents that will be forwarded to families in need by Santa’s Factory.

Katinka Hosszú

Katinka Hosszú - Swimmer of the Year

Dec 5, 2016

Hungary's Katinka Hosszú was named as the female Swimmer of the Year at the FINA/Alisports World Aquatics Gala held in Windsor, Canada this Sunday. She won three gold medals and a silver at the Summer Olympics in Rio earlier this year.

An exception: underground parking facility built for the catholic church in Budapest's 7th district | Sándor Laczkó

Investments plunge in Hungary

Nov 30, 2016

The volume of investments in Hungary contracted by 9.3% y/y in the third quarter of 2016. This decrease, notes should not be considered as dramatic, though, given that investments grew by 2.7% over the previous quarter.

| Dávid Harangozó

Budapest Water Summit opens in Budapest

Nov 28, 2016

The Budapest Water Summit (BWS) 2016 (November 28-30). receiving around 1,800 participants (including heads of government and state) and 600 Sustainable Water Solutions Expo visitors from 117 countries, has begun in the Hungarian capital.

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