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Hungarians Concerned about the Future of the Planet

D&T
Apr 10, 2021

There are almost no Hungarians who would not be preoccupied with the future of the planet, and a resident can list an average of 12 environmental factors, according to a national, representative survey commissioned by the ALTEO Group. Although different demographic groups differ on the significance of each of these, 80% agree on one thing: […]

New Coronavirus Fatalities Exceed 23,000 in Hungary

D&T
Apr 10, 2021

Another 245 Hungarian patients fell victim to the new coronavirus infection, increasing the official number of pandemic-related deaths to 23.211 in this country. 8,053 new infections were identified by Saturday morning and this has increased the number of identified infections to a total of 713,868 since the outbreak began, the government site koronavirus.gov.hu reports. The […]

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Passes Away

D&T
Apr 9, 2021

The husband of Queen Elisabeth II died two months before his 100th birthday. The Hungarian President sent a letter of condolence to the Queen. Prince Philip visited Hungary in the 1980s and in the 1990s. "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness […]

Olympic Champion Dies of New Coronavirus Infection

D&T
Apr 9, 2021

Hungarian Olympic, world and European champion skeet shooter Diána Igaly, Vice-President of the Hungarian Sport Shooting Association died at the age of 57 years of her life due to compliations of the new coronavirus infection. The excellent skeet shooter was hospitalized for a disease caused by a coronavirus infection. The news of his death was […]

Building on the Values of the Glorious Past

Sándor Laczkó
Apr 9, 2021

Hungary’s internationally renowned lighting company Tungsram celebrates the 125th anniversary of its foundation this year. Its President & CEO Joerg Bauer tells Diplomacy&Trade about the firm, the brand and how this history was intertwined with that of Hungary. “We have been very much looking forward to celebrating this anniversary. Under the present circumstances, we will […]

Hungarian Catering Industry in Distress

D&T
Apr 9, 2021

The catering industry is undeniably one of the hardest hit sectors by the coronavirus pandemic. With dining-in forbidden for months, industry players have been forced to resort to drastic measures to survive. While opposition politicians are challenging the government for not doing enough to help them, experts warn that many market players are unlikely to […]

The World’s First Fully COVID-19 Vaccinated Flight

D&T
Apr 9, 2021

By operating the world’s first fully COVID-19 vaccinated flight, Qatar Airways continues to lead the recovery of international travel. The three-hour special flight that took off from Hamad International Airport in Doha and then returned there carried only vaccinated crew and passengers onboard, with passengers also to be served by fully vaccinated staff at check-in. […]

Hungarian Industrial Production Up by 1.9%

D&T
Apr 8, 2021

Despite the fact that manufacture of transport equipment that represents the largest weight dropped to a greater extent, the volume of industrial production grew in Hungary in February by 1.9% year-on-year. Based on working-day adjusted data production rose by 3.9%. Industrial output was 4.8% higher, compared to the previous month, according to seasonally and working-day […]

The Construction Business is a Matter of Trust

Sándor Laczkó
Apr 8, 2021

Market Építő Plc. that celebrates its 25th anniversary this year has become the leading high-rise construction company in Hungary. The company, which attaches importance to the application of innovative solutions and the comprehensive use of quality, health and safety and energy management systems, also earned the title of ‘Construction Company of the Year’ in 2019. […]

Heineken Hungária Removes PET Bottles from Portfolio

D&T
Apr 8, 2021

Heineken Hungária was the first large-scale brewery to withdraw PET bottle products from its portfolio in the name of sustainability. It says that as an environmentally conscious company, it has been using and marketing exclusively glass, barrel and endlessly recyclable aluminum can products in its portfolio this year. Heineken Hungária is renewing one of its […]

Tourism Nights Down by 90% Compared to February 2020

D&T
Apr 7, 2021

As a result of border crossing restrictions and COVID-19 protection measures for commercial accommodation, domestic tourists spent 86% fewer tourism nights in commercial accommodation establishments (hotels, boarding houses, camping sites, bungalow complexes and community hostels) compared to the same period of the previous year. International guests spent 94% fewer nights, the Central Statistical Office reports. […]

Hungarian as a Brand

Sándor Laczkó
Apr 7, 2021

Companies and brands like Tungsram, MOL or OTP have long been known internationally. As to how much these and other similar firms have enhanced the image of the ‘Hungarian’ brand, Diplomacy&Trade talks to the State Secretary for Financial Affairs at the Hungarian Ministry of Finance, Gábor Gion who also shares his thoughts on the Hungarian […]

Easing COVID-19 Lockdown, Record Number of Deaths

D&T
Apr 7, 2021

By Wednesday morning, another 311 Hungarian patients died of the complications of the new coronavirus infection – more than ever before in 24 hours. Still, the government decided to ease the lockdown restrictions and shops were allowed to open as of this Wednesday. As the government site koronavirus.gov.hu reports, the majority of the 311 deaths […]

Hungarian Named as Europe's Top Junior Judoka

D&T
Apr 6, 2021

The European Judo Association (EJU) has named Hungary's Richárd Sipőcz as the best junior competitor last year. The Hungarian state news agency MTI reports that according to judoinfo.hu magazine, the judoka of Széchenyi University SE and his coach, Nikolett Gyimes have been invited to the EJU awards ceremony, which will take place next Friday during […]

Decreasing Used Car Imports

D&T
Apr 6, 2021

A total of 30,971 used cars were imported into the country in the first quarter, down 18% from the same period last year. In March, the decrease was 11%. Almost a third of imported used cars are made up of three brands: Volkswagen 10.6%, Opel 10% and Ford 9.7%. While nearly 40,000 used cars flowed […]

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