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Preserving the traditions in the Diósgyőr Castle

Diósgyőr Castle Reopens to Visitors

D&T
May 31, 2020

At Pentecost, the Castle of Diósgyőr, located in Miskolc, NE Hungary, has reopened its gates and awaits with exciting outdoor programs those interested. The first Castle of Diósgyőr was built probably in the 12th century and was destroyed during the Mongol invasion (1241–42). The current, Gothic castle was built after the invasion and reached the […]

Businessman Donates Diagnostics Equipment to Hospital

D&T
May 31, 2020

Hungarian venture capital investor Ottó Albrecht purchased a PCR diagnostic equipment, the use of which is currently the safest means of detecting coronavirus infection, for the Heim Pál National Pediatric Institute in Budapest to treat new waves of the epidemic, napi.hu reports. The most reliable way to detect a coronavirus infection is through so-called PCR […]

Hungarian Medical Chamber Letter to the Prime Minister

D&T
May 31, 2020

"During the coronavirus epidemic, the Hungarian medical community, with the risk of their own lives and the lives of their loved ones, did their best, but at the same time, the epidemic highlighted that the structural and financial renewal of Hungarian healthcare has become urgent." That is how the letter, written by Dr. Gyula Kincses, […]

Hungarian GDP Rises by 2.2%

D&T
May 30, 2020

The volume of gross domestic product was 2.2% higher in Hungary in the 1st quarter of 2020 than in the corresponding period of the previous year, the country's Central Statistical Office (KSH) reports. The extraordinary situation resulting from the corona virus pandemic had a negative impact on the performance of most sections, but market services and, […]

Hungarians Advised to Maintain Protection Level

D&T
May 30, 2020

Hungarians are reminded that easing the restrictions are necessary to return to normal everyday life, but it does not mean that the protection measures proposed by the government and recommended by experts should be forgotten. Colonel Tibor Lakatos, Head of the Operational Group pointed out during today's Operational Group press conference that “keeping to a […]

River Cruise Services Resume In and Out of Budapest

D&T
May 30, 2020

On Pentecost weekend, Mahart Passnave will resume its services with two cruises: one to Szentendre, a small baroque town at the gate of the Danube Bend and one within Budapest. Szentendre is situated north of the capital where the river Danube meets the Pilis hills, in a beautiful natural surrounding. It is known as the […]

The Mayor of Budapest, the Ambassador of the Republic of Koreaand Hungary’s Foreign Minister (from left to right) jointly placing a wreath in front of a plaque commemorating the victims a year ago of a river cruise ship in Budapest

Victims of Tourist Boat Tragedy Remembered

D&T
May 29, 2020

A memorial will be erected at the Pest end of the Margaret Bridge in Budapest to the victims of the crash of the Hableány (‘Mermaid’) river cruise ship that happened a year ago. As the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjártó put it at a memorial ceremony at the scene this Friday, it […]

Hungarian Nobel Laureate Birth Centenary Coins

D&T
May 29, 2020

The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) issues a silver collector coin with a face value of HUF 10,000 and its non-ferrous metal version of HUF 2,000, on the 100th anniversary of Hungarian-born American Nobel Prize winner János Harsányi’s birth. By issuing this collector coin, MNB wishes to pay tribute to the renowned researcher of the […]

Budapest Restaurants to Open Indoor Areas

D&T
May 28, 2020

Outdoor sporting and cultural events, restaurants and hotels to reopen across Hungary this week. At today’s Operational Group press conference, Róbert Kiss, Lieutenant Colonel of the Hungarian Police Force, announced that a new phase of protection measures will enter into force in Budapest tomorrow. “This means, people can consume food and drink inside restaurants and […]

Favorable Business Data at Hörmann Hungária

D&T
May 28, 2020

The turnover at Hörmann Hungária Ltd., which sells garage doors, exterior and interior doors and traffic restraint systems, increased by 19% (to HUF 9.5 billion) compared to the previous year, the company told the Hungarian news agency MTI. According to the information provided, internationally, the German parent company closed with a 5% increase and sales […]

Support for Retailers

D&T
May 28, 2020

Many retailers have been adversely affected by the special retail tax re-introduced by the Hungarian government from May this year and the opening restrictions on a significant number of shops from mid-March to mid-May. However, there are state subsidies, tax and financial incentives that can also be applied in this sector. Several of these will […]

Hungarian-Born Ventilator Inventor Engineer Dies

D&T
May 27, 2020

Renowned British engineer George Weisz, born in Hungary in 1929 as György Weisz, has passed away. He was also known as the father of Academy Award and Golden Globe Award actress Rachel Weisz. As The Times notes in its obituary of George Weisz, "in 1972, aged 42, he invented a pioneering artificial ventilator pneumatically powered […]

Shipment of protective equipment arrives at the National Korányi Institute of Pulmonology

Number of COVID-19 deaths Surpasses 500 in Hungary

D&T
May 27, 2020

Another six people died of the Covid-19 pandemic in Hungary in the past 24 hours – all of them elderly with chronic diseases –, raising the official number of deceased in the current pandemic to 505 in this country. The confirmed number of people infected with the coronavirus now stands at 3,793 (1,432 of them […]

Zalazone Test Track Construction Continues

D&T
May 27, 2020

“Despite the pandemic situation, the construction of the Zalazone automotive industry test track in Zalaegerszeg is continuing unhindered and will soon be reaching its third and final phase”, Minister for Innovation and Technology László Palkovics said during an international online press conference held at the track. Following the announcement of the completion of the first […]

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