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June 2018

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First take-off from renewed runway | Budapest Airport

Runway re-opened at Budapest Airport

Jun 29, 2018

One day before the scheduled deadline, Runway 1 of Liszt Ferenc International Airport was re-opened for traffic. The handover of the runway was made urgent by the need to meet the demand of increased summer traffic more safely and more comfortably.

HUF bills and coins | Sándor Laczkó

Hungarian forint hits all time low

Jun 27, 2018

The Hungarian currency, the forint began Wednesday trading at 326 units to one euro. Then, a morning waning wave had flown it to 327.3, before another fall early evening resulted in the common European currency being worth HUF 328 – an all-time low.

Laying the foundation stone for Soft Flow's new building | Tamás Sóki /MTI

Foundation stone laid for new Soft Flow center

Jun 26, 2018

In the framework of a development project of EUR 6.3 million, a brand new, modern building complex of over 2,000 square meters is to be built in Pécs, for Soft Flow Hungary, owned to the Danish company of FOSS, will create more than 90 new jobs.

The new American ambassador to Hungary

New US Ambassador presents credentials

Jun 25, 2018

The new ambassador of the United States of America presented his letter of credentials to Hungarian President János Áder in the Sándor Palace in Budapest this Monday. The previous US ambassador, Colleen Bell left her post in January 2017.

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Seeking the country's best brewers

Jun 22, 2018

Sopron Brewery has announced a contest in which it is seeking the best home brewer and the most sophisticated beer experts. The company would like to find the Hungary's best porter and those judges who represent consumers in the jury.

At the announcement: SRF Group managing director Asis Bharatram (in the middle) with the Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade  Péter Szijjártó (on the left) and Indian ambassador Rahul Chhabra (on the right). | Attila Kovács /MTI

SRF chooses Hungarian location

Jun 20, 2018

SRF Limited, a chemical based multi-business Indian conglomerate, SRF is going to establish in Jászfényszaru, SE of Budapest, a benchmark plant which is going to be the most advanced site of the corporation, so far.

Infineon inauguration ceremony in Cegléd | Márton Kovács/MFAT

New Infineon building in Cegléd

Jun 18, 2018

The Infineon Technologies Group’s new main building in Cegléd, SE of Budapest, has been inaugurated. The Hungarian government contributed to the investment with HUF 1.2 billion (EUR 3.7 million) in nonreturnable funding.

Ecuadorian export products | Embassy of Ecuador

PRO ECUADOR opens representation office in Budapest

Jun 15, 2018

The trade development and investment promotion agency PRO ECUADOR has opened a representative office in Budapest with the aim of promoting Ecuadorian exportable supply and investment climate on the Hungarian other Central Europe markets.

Airbus A330 | Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways additional flights to Budapest

Jun 13, 2018

Qatar Airways has announced that it will increase frequency to Budapest by adding four additional flights, commencing on August 2. This will take the airline’s 14 weekly service to Hungary to 18, to satisfy demand by tourists transit travellers flying via Doha to Asia.

Indian yoga teacher Ankita Sood and India's Ambassador to Hungary

India Festival and Yoga Day

Jun 11, 2018

The Ganga-Danube Indian Cultural Festival, combined with the International Day of Yoga, takes place this year in Hungary on June 23-24. Diplomacy&Trade has talked to Indian Ambassador Rahul Chhabra as well as a yoga teacher from India, Ankita Sood.

| HEINEKEN Hungária

HEINEKEN continues plastic-free glass campaign

Jun 11, 2018

Due to favorable consumer feedback, HEINEKEN Hungária decided to continue its campaign promoting plastic-free glassware launched in May. 93% of Hungarians prefer plastic degradable packaging, willing to pay more for environmentally friendly solutions.

Trombone player Márk Beke | Zoltán Balogh /MTI

Virtuosos: absolute winner 2018

Jun 8, 2018

Trombone player Márk Beke was voted by the viewers of the Hungarian public service channels Duna Television and M5 as the absolute winner in the final of the fourth series of the classical music talent show 'Virtuosos'.

Festive Budapest Book Week 2018 | Noémi Bruzák /MTI

Festive Book Week kicks off in Budapest

Jun 7, 2018

Festive Book Week, the biggest celebration of contemporary Hungarian literature is being held for the 89th time this year (June 7-11). It was opened at Vörösmarty Square in downtown Budapest but satellite events are organized throughout the country.

Mercedes ground-breaking ceremony in Kecskemét | Márton Kovács/MFAT

EUR 1 bn Mercedes investment in Hungary

Jun 5, 2018

Mercedes-Benz Cars is starting construction of its first 'Full-Flex Plant' in Kecskemét, about 90 kilometers in the south of Budapest. Overall, the company is investing one billion euros in the new car plant and creating over 2,500 jobs.

DUIHK 2018 General Assembly | Csaba Pelsõczy

German Chamber board elections and awards

Jun 1, 2018

At the General Assembly of 2018 of the German-Hungarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DUIHK), four new members were elected to their board of directors. Also, 20 companies were awarded the 'Reliable Employer' rating for the third time.

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