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September 2016

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Roman Kowalski | Marcin Bobiñski / Embassy of Poland

Farewell reception by the Polish Ambassador

Sep 30, 2016

After almost six years in service as the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, Roman Kowalski bid farewell to fellow diplomats, friends and other invitees at the Gundel Restaurant this Friday before returning to Warsaw with his family.

Minister János Lázár at his weekly briefing | Zoltán Máthé / MTI

Hungary to boost competitiveness

Sep 29, 2016

The Hungarian Prime Minister’s cabinet chief, János Lázár announced at his regular weekly briefing this thursday that the country must find the wqys to be more competitive and catch up with Poland in the Visegrád Group.

GKI economic sentoment index

Hungary confidence index up in September

Sep 28, 2016

After reaching its lowest point this year in August, the GKI economic sentiment index rose within the statistical margin of error in September 2016. That is according to the empirical survey conducted by Hungarian think tank GKI.

EU Comissioner Cecilia Malmström at the Budapest forum | source: youtube

EU Commissioner for Trade in Budapest

Sep 26, 2016

Addressing the forum 'It's about Europe, it's about you' i Budapest , European Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malström said the free trade agreements enable Europe to shape economic globalisation rather than passively suffering from it.

Poilce investigating the venue of explosion | Péter Lakatos / MTI

Explosion in the Hungarian capital

Sep 25, 2016

An explosion occurred in a vacant shop along Europe's busiest tram line around 10.30 p.m. Saturday night in Budapest. Two police officers, reportedly passing by, were injured. Crime investihation is ongoing with the suspect's photo published.

| source: Liberty Global

Hungarian UPC subscribers gain access to Netflix

Sep 22, 2016

Liberty Global Plc has announced a multi-year partnership with Netflix Inc. which will lead to Netflix’s content being made available to Liberty Global video customers across more than 30 countries around the world – including those of UPC Hungary.

Hungarian paralympic champion Tamás Tóth starting his backstroke final | Szilárd Koszticsák / MTI

Hungarians win 18 medals and Paralympic Games

Sep 19, 2016

Hungarian Paralympians won one gold, eight silver and nine bronze medals at the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. They won medals in six different sports. The only Hungarian victory was produced by swimmer Tamás Tóth.

Construction of an underground parking facility in Budapest | Sándor Laczkó

Labor shortage worsening in Hungary

Sep 15, 2016

A new set of data are evidence that labour shortage is becoming an increasingly pressing problem in the Hungarian economy. The number of job vacancies grew by over 3,000 in the second quarter since the end of March 2016, reports.

Polish Ambassador Roman Kowalski | Jerzy Bin

Pole and Hungarian, two good friends

Sep 13, 2016

The Polish Ambassador to Hungary, Roman Kowalski, who is leaving his post in the near future, gave an interview to the news portal in which he explained the meaning of the expression ‘Pole and Hungarian, two good friends’.

Hungarian physicist Zoltán Szabó | source: GE

Hungarian physicist wins GE’s global challenge

Sep 12, 2016

29 year old Hungarian physicist Zoltán Szabó has won GE’s unique global contest, “GEeks go for gold”, de-coding the conversations of some of the smartest GE machines. It took him two weeks to crack the code and win the USD 10,000 prize.


Poll: Budapesters reject organizing Olympics

Sep 9, 2016

Less than one third of those polled in Budapest would like to see the Hungarian capital organize the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, with 37% rejecting the idea. In the meantime, a question has been approvedabout a national referendum of hosting the Games.

The prime ministers of the V4 and Ukraine in Krynica | Balázs Szecsõdi /

V4 PMs at Krynica Economic Forum

Sep 7, 2016

The prime ministers of the four countries of the Visegrád cooperation (V4) and of Ukraine participated at the 26th Economic Forum held in Krynica, Poland to discuss the major current economic, social and political issues.

Faroe Islands 0 - Hungary 0 | Gábor Baricsa / Hungarian Football Federation

Kick-off to a bad start in World Cup qualification

Sep 6, 2016

Hungary's national soccer team drew 0-0 at the Faroe Islands in Group B of the European qualification series for the 2018 World Cup. The result at this first qualification match already lessens Hungary's chances of finishing first or second in the group.

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