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January 2016

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Smiling Hospital Foundation Grand Gala

Jan 31, 2016

The Smiling Hospital Foundation will have its main charity fundraising event, the annual "Grand Gala” in the Intercontinental Hotel in Budapest on Saturday, February 13. Proceeds will go towards helping the cheering of kids in hospitals.

Hungarian State Secretary for European Affairs

Hungary committed to fight anti-Semitism

Jan 29, 2016

Hungary is fully committed to the fight against anti-Semitism, and takes a zero tolerance stance against anti-Semitic manifestations, Hungarian state secretary Szabolcs Takács pointed out at the UN ceremony held in remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust.

'Is this what ten people's lives are worth? | Lajos Nagy/MTI

2010 red sludge spill accused acquitted

Jan 28, 2016

All 15 suspects in connection with Hungary’s 2010 red sludge disaster were acquitted in a non-binding ruling, of carelessness and causing a public hazard, harming the environment and violating rules of waste management.

Corruption is deadly | The World Bank

Hungary: corruption deteriorating

Jan 27, 2016

Hungary slipped down three places in the most comprehensive corruption ranking in the world, the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) prepared by Transparency International. Hungary's performance declined within the EU and also in the CE region.

Economic sentiment index on the rise

Jan 26, 2016

Hungary’s GKI economic sentiment index (adjusted for seasonal effects) in January 2016 was its highest level in almost 18 months - expectations were near their 2015 peak in the business sector and near their 2014 peak among consumers.

Transit country | Hungarian Press Photo Competition/István Fazekas

Hungarian Press Photo contest 2016

Jan 25, 2016

2,492 photos were entered into this year's Hungarian Press Photo contest by 240 photographers. The top award was gien by the jury to István Fazekas of the business weekly HVG for his series of photos about migrants crossing Hungary.

Research at Gedeon Richter |

Hungarian company buys out Chinese partner

Jan 23, 2016

Hungary’s largest drugs producer, Gedeon Richter Plc., has announced that it bought out its Chinese partner, obtaining its outstanding 50% stake, further strengthening its presence in China, the Hungarian financial website reports.

Coach Attila Bíró and members of Hungary's water pol team celebrate victory in Belgrade | Szilárd Koszticsák / MTI

Hungarian women top European water polo

Jan 22, 2016

Hungary's national team in water polo defeated the Netherlands 9-7 in the final of the European championship in Belgrade this Friday. This victory have not only made them continetal champions but also qualifed them for the Summer Olympic Games.

The Dutch Ambassador in Budapest

Dutch EU Presidency priorities

Jan 21, 2016

The Dutch Presidency will work for a European Union that focuses on the essentials, on growth and jobs through innovation and for a Union that connects with civil society, the Dutch Ambassador Gajus Scheltema told a press conference in Budapest.

The Hungarian Ambassador to the United States

Dual Ambassadors' Chat at AmCham Hungary

Jan 20, 2016

For the second time, the American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary (AmCham) hosted the Hungarian Ambassador to the United States and the American Ambassador to Hungary at a joint business forum at the Budapest Marriott Hotel.


Hungary says no to OECD recommendation

Jan 19, 2016

The Hungarian government has no plans to modify its tax regime as the the government claims the current system is much better than those recommended for Hungary by the IMF, the OECD or other international organisations, reports.

Reception for returning Hungarian air force personnel from the Baltic region | Sándor Ujvári / MTI

Hungary completes Baltic Air Policing mission

Jan 18, 2016

A reception took place at the 59th Szentgyörgyi Dezsõ Air Base in Kecskemét, east-central Hungary for the Hungarian contingent returning from the Hungarian military's Baltic Air Policing mission. Hungary and Germany handed over the task to Spain and Belgium.

Taxi drivers demonstrating in front of the Budapest City Hall | Zoltán Máthé / MTI

Taxi drivers protest against Uber in Budapest

Jan 18, 2016

Hundreds of taxi drivers blocked roads in downtown Budapest to demand the banning of the Uber service that syphons away customers from them. They claim the Uber service is illegal as it does not conform to the requirements cab drivers must adhere to.

The production team of the 'Son of Saul' at the press conference in Budapest | János Marjai / MTI

The 'Son of Saul' nominated for Oscar

Jan 15, 2016

The Son of Saul, a fresh Golden Globe recepient movie by Hungarian director László Nemes Jeles has been mominated by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for an Academy Award in the best foreign-language film category.

In her absence

Athletes of the Year in Hungary

Jan 14, 2016

Swimmers Katinka Hosszú and László Cseh have been elected as the 2015 Athletes of the Year in Hungary. Sports journalists award the Coach of the Year title to Pál Dárdai of Hertha BSC Berlin football club, while the Team of the Year is the national football team.

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