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The Croatian Ambassador to Hungary, Dr. Mladen Andrlić

Letting the Ball Roll

Sándor Laczkó
Jan 17, 2020

In the first six months of 2020, Croatia holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union with the motto ‘A strong Europe in a world of challenges.’ When elaborating on these challenges, the Croatian Ambassador to Hungary, Dr. Mladen Andrlić tells Diplomacy&Trade that “we are talking about the overall international scene, which is […]

Nestlé to Use More Food-Grade Recycled Plastics

D&T
Jan 17, 2020

The Swiss multinational food and drink processing corporation Nestlé has announced that it will invest up to CHF 2 billion to lead the shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and to accelerate the development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions. Building on its 2018 commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable […]

Croatian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Gordan Grlić-Radman

Sharing European Culture and Values

Sándor Laczkó
Jan 16, 2020

In 2013, Gordan Grlić-Radman, as the Croatian ambassador to Hungary, told Diplomacy&Trade in an interview that “Croatia has always been a member of the European community culturally and has always considered itself a member of the European community.” That was on the occasion of Croatia joining the European Union in July 2013. Now, he tells […]

Audi Hungaria Closes 2019 with Excellent Production Results

D&T
Jan 16, 2020

Audi Hungaria ended 2019 with a high production result despite challenging conditions: last year, more vehicles rolled off the assembly line in Győr, NW Hungary than ever before. In addition, the company produced over 90,000 e-motors a year after production started. At the same time, 2019 saw the start of the serial production of the […]

New boarding hall at Budapest Airport

New Boarding Hall at Budapest Airport

D&T
Jan 15, 2020

A new chapter begins in the life of Budapest Airport from 2020. The first phase of a new, 11,500-square-meter facility serving passengers and providing the same level of comfort as the terminals has opened this Wednesday. The modern Pier 1 – to be fully completed by the summer of 2020 – replacing the earlier basic […]

Palace of Arts Prepares for 15th Anniversary

D&T
Jan 15, 2020

The Palace of Arts (Müpa) in Budapest celebrating the 15th anniversary of its opening this year with, renowned artists and special programs, the CEO of the institution Csaba Káel told the Hungarian news agency MTI. Haydn's large, full-house oratory, ‘The Creation’ marked the start of the new year at one of the region's most important […]

Changing Real Estate Market in Hungary

D&T
Jan 14, 2020

Q4 2019 data indicate that the property market is in a state of change in Hungary. The latest analysis by the Duna House property agency says that for the first time in many years, the majority of residential property indices of Duna House are falling, but the price index of brick and mortar apartments in […]

President János Áder receives Polish ambassador Jerzy Snopek at the New Year diplomatic reception

New Year Diplomatic Reception

D&T
Jan 13, 2020

Hungarian President János Áder held his traditional new year reception this Monday at the Palace of Arts for diplomats accredited in Budapest. In his speech, President Áder voiced his opinion that “it is the most beautiful tradition of Europe that each country shapes its future with their own past experience and national goals, accepting European […]

Ágnes Keleti

Hungarian Olympic Champion Celebrates 99 Years of Age

D&T
Jan 10, 2020

Hungary's five-time Olympic gold medalist Ágnes Keleti celebrates her 99th birthday this Friday. She is the oldest living Olympic champion. Ágnes Keleti began practicing the sport seriously in 1935, when she was 16. Before it was cancelled due to World War II, she was considered a top prospect for the 1940 Olympic Games. She used […]

A Shell Recharge Unit

Electric Chargers at Shell Stations

D&T
Jan 10, 2020

Shell appears with two new products in the Central and Eastern European market for electric chargers: the company is launching its first fast charging station in Hungary in cooperation with IONITY, a charging network operator, and, at the same time, introducing the Shell Recharge charging station, its own global brand. This allows drivers at Shell […]

Opel Capacity Expansion in Szentgotthárd

D&T
Jan 9, 2020

In the first days of 2020, PSA group starts to produce three-cylinder Turbo PureTech petrol engines at the Szentgotthárd plant in SW Hungary. 350,000 1.2-liter engines, of 100 and 130 hp, are expected to be produced in each year. Being awarded and implementing this strategic investment, the importance of the Szentgotthárd plant among the European […]

SPAR Reaches Wage Agreement in Hungary

D&T
Jan 9, 2020

SPAR Hungary Trade Ltd. and the Trade Employees' Trade Union (KASZ) agreed on wage development for 2020, according to a press release by the company. By convention, the SPAR Loyalty Program will continue to exist. What is new is the extension of the 13th month benefit system and the fact that the employee discount available […]

Rezső Sárdi

Rezső Sárdi Reappointed as Honorary Consul

D&T
Jan 8, 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand reappointed Rezső Sárdi as Honorary Consul of New Zealand for the sixth time since he assumed his position 14 years ago.The Ministry's announcement stresses that Mr Sárdi has played a valuable role in pursuit of the New Zealand Government's external relations and trade objectives. He […]

First jumbo jet at BUD Cargo City

BUD Cargo City Begins Operation

D&T
Jan 7, 2020

The first dedicated cargo flight, a Boeing 747 giant aircraft, arrived this Tuesday and thus, BUD Cargo City is now operational at Liszt Ferenc International Airport. The world-class logistics hub has been one of the largest airport development projects in recent years, now operating as a gateway for air freight in Central and Eastern Europe. […]

Remembering the victims of the Holocaust on the bank of the Danube in Budapest

Holocaust Victims Remembered in Budapest

D&T
Jan 6, 2020

The victims of the Holocaust were remembered this Monday at the ‘Shoes on the Danube’ Holocaust Memorial in Budapest with the participation of Yakov Hadas-Handelsman, Israel's new Ambassador to Hungary. In the first public appearance for the Israeli diplomat in this country, he expressed his respect for the victims of the Holocaust in Hungary, alongside […]

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