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Tram-Trains and Double Deckers

Sándor Laczkó
Oct 17, 2021

Stadler Trains Hungary Ltd., head office of Stadler Rail in this country, is a Swiss manufacturer of railway rolling stock, with an emphasis on suburban, regional and high-speed multiple units and trams. The company’s Managing Director, Zoltán Dunai tells Diplomacy&Trade about the company’s latest project, Hungary’s first Citylink tram-train, their successful cooperation with MÁV Hungarian […]

Czech Police Arrive to Patrol Hungary's Schengen Border

D&T
Oct 16, 2021

In the framework of the Visegrád Four Member States' border police cooperation, 50 Czech police officers are deployed in Hungary between October 15 and December 15, 2021. During the two months of joint work, the Czech police officers will support the Hungarian border guards with thermal imaging vehicles. They will perform their tasks in their […]

How Could a Smoke-Free Future Be Sustainable?

D&T
Oct 16, 2021

Leading tobacco companies of the world are working towards achieving a smoke-free future and their aim is none other than to ensure that as many adult smokers give up cigarettes as possible. The objective is clear: tobacco companies, different stakeholders and the society should work hand in hand together on accelerating the end of smoking. […]

Soaring Demand for Private Healthcare in Hungary

D&T
Oct 15, 2021

Demand for private healthcare has grown dynamically in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic, with Dr. Rose Private Hospital seeing a more than 30% increase in revenue compared to two years ago, mainly due to an increase in surgical services, the business news site napi.hu reports. More and more people are being forced out of […]

Hungary’s Disparate Opposition Joins Forces to Oust Orbán Next Year

D&T
Oct 15, 2021

Hungary’s opposition parties are uniting against Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to unseat the long-serving premier in next year’s general elections. The alliance is organizing to rounds of primaries to decide on a joint candidate to be Orbán’s challenger in the 2022 vote. Hungary’s six opposition parties have decided to unite behind joint candidates in an […]

Givaudan: Committed to Growth, with Purpose

Sándor Laczkó
Oct 15, 2021

Ten years ago, Switzerland’s Givaudan laid the first stones at its European savoury flavours manufacturing facility near Makó, SE Hungary. The global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances opened its factory the following year. As Head of Operations and Company Manager at the plant, Mihály Karkas tells Diplomacy&Trade, the company's management and shareholders […]

New ESG Strategy at Colliers International

D&T
Oct 14, 2021

Colliers, a leading diversified professional services and investment management company, has released Elevate the Built Environment, its new strategic framework designed to embed environment, social, and governance (ESG) best practices across the organization. In order to address the material topics identified for the organization through strong stakeholder engagement, the strategy focuses Colliers’ efforts in three […]

COVID-19: Over a Thousand New Infections in Hungary

D&T
Oct 14, 2021

By Thursday, the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) had been detected in another 1,141 people in Hungary, bringing the total number of infected people identified since the beginning of the epidemic to 831,866, according to official figures. The last time more than that, 1190 new cases, were reported in one day was on May 14. Complications of […]

From Solar Panels to Vertical Farm

Sándor Laczkó
Oct 14, 2021

‘Freshness is an art’ – perhaps this is the slogan that best describes the Hungarian salad producer firm Eisberg's everyday life, according to its Managing Director, Zoltán Gazsi. “Nature is capricious, presenting our professional raw material suppliers with new and ever-increasing challenges especially during the last years. However, the combination of our strict quality assurance […]

2.6% Industrial Production Growth on Pandemic Low Base

D&T
Oct 13, 2021

In August 2021, the volume of industrial production grew in Hungary by 2.6% year-on-year. Based on working-day adjusted data production rose by 0.6%. The majority of the manufacturing subsections contributed to the growth, the manufacture of electrical equipment grew at the highest rate. As reported by the Central Statistical Office this Wednesday, the manufacture of […]

Adapting to the Circumstances

Sándor Laczkó
Oct 13, 2021

The Swiss-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce (Swisscham) celebrated the 25th anniversary of its foundation last year in a limited way due to the pandemic restrictions. A lot of anniversary-related and other events had to be canceled or postponed but the chamber adapted to the circumstances to serve its members and partners. Swisscham Director Júlia Lipovecz tells […]

Hungary's Winter Gas Supply Secured

D&T
Oct 13, 2021

Hungary's winter natural gas supply is secured, the more than five billion cubic meters of natural gas stored in gas storage facilities until 30 September will safely cover domestic demand, the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEA) told the state news agency MTI on Wednesday. The Authority said that every year, they check […]

Solar Panel Park Inaugurated in Öskü

D&T
Oct 12, 2021

A solar farm was inaugurated on Tuesday in Öskü, Veszprém county, W Hungary. The ten-megawatt power plant will provide electricity for more than five thousand families. Attila Steiner, Minister of State for the Development of the Circular Economy, Energy and Climate Policy of the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, stressed at the inauguration ceremony that […]

'Together we are free!' by Zwack Unicum

D&T
Oct 12, 2021

Four young artists presented their unique visions and designs at Zwack Unicum’s ‘Together we are free!’ competition to find answers to the question of how to redefine freedom after a year of confinement. Marina Sztefanu was voted the winner by the jury and her installation will be completed in 2022 in Budapest Park. The four […]

Cooperation with All Stakeholders

Sándor Laczkó
Oct 12, 2021

The intensification of the high-level political dialogue between Switzerland and Hungary, as demonstrated by three recent ministerial visits, reflects the developments which have taken place and still take place in both countries and in Europe. That is according to the old-new Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation in Budapest, Jean-François Paroz. In Diplomacy&Trade's recent Swiss Focus, […]

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