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Ceramic flower pot by István Gádor

Ceramic Artist's Bequest Auctioned

D&T
Nov 12, 2019

István Gádor, the creator of modern Hungarian ceramics, will have his bequest auctioned at the BÁV Auction House and Pawnshop in Budapest within the framework of the 75th Art Auction. In addition to István Gádor's most accomplished pieces, the collection to go under hammer includes outstanding paintings and sculptures created by some of his friends, […]

Hungary Mulls Hosting MotoGP Races

D&T
Nov 12, 2019

Hungary is considering hosting Grand Prix motorcycle (MotoGP) races from 2022 and the government has already taken steps for building a new sports arena that would house the event, news website privatbankar.hu reported, citing Minister for Innovation and Technology László Palkovics. Hungary started talks with the company that owns the MotoGP commercial rights a long […]

Trade Union Calls for Shorter Shop Opening Hours

D&T
Nov 12, 2019

The Independent Trade Union of Retail Workers (KDFSZ) has called on Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony to put forward a proposal limiting Sunday shop opening hours in Budapest, daily Magyar Nemzet reported. The trade union wants supermarkets with a floor area exceeding 400 square meters to be open only until 2 pm on the last day […]

Hungarian Brand Protected in EU-China Agreement

D&T
Nov 11, 2019

Tokaji is the only Hungarian brand among one hundred European products that are protected by geographical indications (GI) in an agreement signed by the EU and China against imitations and usurpation. Tokaj is a historical wine region located in northeastern Hungary and southeastern Slovakia. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 2002 under the […]

Wizz Air Signs Partnership Deal with Sixt

D&T
Nov 11, 2019

Budget airline Wizz Air announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with car rental firm Sixt, with the deal covering 44 countries worldwide. The cooperation will allow Wizz Air passengers to reserve cars through the air carrier’s mobile app. The car rental company will join Wizz Air’s credit program as a result of […]

Dr. Edit Mátyus

Hungarian Researcher Receives ERC Award

D&T
Nov 8, 2019

Dr. Edit Mátyus of the Chemistry Institute of the Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE) in Budapest is the only Hungarian of the 408 recipients of this year’s European Research Council Starting Grants. Her project 'Theoretical developments for precision spectroscopy of polyatomic and polyelectronic molecules' won EUR 1.5 million support to be used in a period of […]

Food Prices Push Inflation Higher in October

D&T
Nov 8, 2019

Hungary’s consumer price inflation rose an annual 2.9% in October, fueled primarily by an above-average increase in food prices, according to data published by the Central Statistical Office. The annual inflation index was 2.8% in September. Core inflation, which excludes volatile food and energy prices, rose from 3.9% in the previous month to 4% in […]

Viktor Orbán and Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Budapest

Migration, EU Membership on the Agenda at Orbán, Erdogan Meeting

D&T
Nov 7, 2019

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stressed that Turkey was a strategic partner for Hungary and praised Turkey’s role in stopping Europe-bound migration. Orbán spoke at a press conference after meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Budapest. The Hungarian premier noted that Turkey stopped 350,000 illegal immigrants from entering Europe this year alone and […]

The Hungary pavilion at the Second China International Import Expo

Innovative Hungarian Presence at China Expo

D&T
Nov 7, 2019

Chinese audience will learn about the innovative side of Hungary at the second China International Import Expo (CIIE), said Balázs Hendrich, CEO of the Hungarian Export Development Agency (HEPA) in Shanghai at the opening of the Hungarian Country Pavilion, the Hungarian news agency MTI reports. In addition to the tourist attractions, investment environment and trading […]

Growing Sales in Hungarian Retail Shops

D&T
Nov 6, 2019

In September 2019, the volume of sales in retail shops in Hungary increased by an annual 6.3%, according to raw data, and by 5.8% when adjusted for calendar effects. The country’s Central Statistical Office reports that the volume of sales, adjusted for calendar effects, rose by 3.0% in specialized and non-specialized food shops, by 8.6% […]

Huawei to Take Part in Building Hungary’s 5G Network

D&T
Nov 5, 2019

Hungary’s fifth-generation (5G) network will be built by Huawei, Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom, new portal portfolio.hu reports, citing Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó. Hungary does not differentiate between companies based on their country of origin, Szijjártó said at the International Economic Forum organized in Shanghai. The U.S. government seeks to bar the […]

MOL Buys Stakes in Azeri Oil Field and Pipeline

D&T
Nov 4, 2019

MOL today signed an agreement with Chevron Global Ventures and Chevron BTC Pipeline to acquire their non-operated exploration and production as well as mid-stream interests in Azerbaijan for USD 1.57 billion (subject to adjustments at closing), the Budapest-based company said in a press release. The deal includes a 9.57% stake in the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (“ACG”) oil […]

Hungary's Tímea Babos (on the left) and Kristina Mladenovic of France with the WTA trophy

Hungary's Tímea Babos Scores WTA Finals Hat-Trick

D&T
Nov 4, 2019

No. 3 seeds Timea Babos of Hungary and Kristina Mladenovic of France became the first team to successfully defend a WTA Finals doubles title in 11 years. They defeated No. 2 seeds Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-3 in a flawless performance to lift the Martina Navratilova Doubles […]

The Future ‘Made in CEE’

Sándor Laczkó
Nov 1, 2019

Central and Eastern Europe will play an increasingly important role in the European Union's economy in the future. The current technological changes can give the region additional impetus. These are the core statements made at an international conference in Budapest this Thursday. Organized by the ‘Netzwerk Digital’ initiative and the organization ‘United Europe’, the event […]

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