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Astra Filmland to Offer 21st Century Technology

D&T
Jul 27, 2021

Astra Film Studios near Budapest is expanding its facility with several studios to serve large-scale international productions with cutting-edge technology in Hungary, the company said on Tuesday. Astra Filmland at Mogyoród, east of the Hungarian capital, will offer several stages and large spaces suitable for a variety of productions with support services including set design […]

Hungarian PM Prohibits Air Traffic Controllers' Strike

D&T
Jul 27, 2021

According to a government decree published in the official Hungarian Gazette Monday night, "there is no room for a strike (…) at the organisation responsible for air traffic control services", and the decree will remain in force until the end of the emergency. Signed by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the decree came out after a […]

Knapp buys Old MTD Facility in Nemesvámos

D&T
Jul 27, 2021

The real estate property development firm Colliers has sold a 30,000 sq m industrial complex as part of a nine-hectare site in Nemesvámos, near Veszprém, W Hungary to the Austrian automation company Knapp. The seller MTD Hungary, a lawnmower producer, closed the factory in 2020 as they decided to centralize the production somewhere else and […]

State Gambling Company Expands SAP-Based HR System

D&T
Jul 26, 2021

Five modules of SAP SuccessFactors, a cloud-based system developed specifically for labor management, were implemented in 2019 by the Hungarian state gambling services provider Szerencsejáték Plc. The new HR system will be updated in 2021 to reflect the new HR system of the National Lottery. Szerencsejáték Plc. started 30 years ago with just a few […]

Three-week Production Break at Mercedes in Kecskemét

D&T
Jul 26, 2021

There have been reports that production at the Mercedes factory in Kecskemét will be halted for several weeks. The local news site hirös.hu contacted the company last week, and today Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary Kft. replied to the enquiry. As they write, “we are currently experiencing supplier difficulties in the supply of certain semiconductor components worldwide, […]

Qatar Airways, Airline of the Year 2021 at AirlineRatings

D&T
Jul 26, 2021

A press statement by the aitlines says it has also clinched the Best Middle East Airline, Best Catering, and the Best Business Class awards. This marks the third year in a row Qatar Airways has achieved the Best Business Class accolade, recognising its patented Qsuite product. The AirlineRatings ‘Airline of the Year’ award acknowledges the […]

Tokyo 2020: a Silver Medal for Hungary on Sunday

D&T
Jul 25, 2021

Gergely Siklósi, competing in the first Olympics of his career, won the silver medal in the men's individual epée event at the Tokyo Games on Sunday. The 23-year-old world number one and defending world champion lost 15-10 to France's Romain Cannone in the final. Siklósi fought with freat spirit all day long in Hall B […]

Platform for Dedicated Transport

Sándor Laczkó
Jul 25, 2021

Delivering goods all over the continent is a constantly growing business that needs to be well organized to put less burden on the environment and make the process easier, more economical, and more visible for shippers and clients alike. That is where Chain Cargo comes into the picture. As Giovanni Gubbels, Head of Business & […]

Norway to Look for Ways to Help Hungarian Civil Groups

D&T
Jul 24, 2021

Unlike that of 14 other countries, Hungary's government failed to agree with the donor countries of the EEA and Norway Grants scheme and Hungary on how the funding for civil society was to be administered. Thus, these donor countries (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) look for alternative ways to help Hungarian civil society. "The donor countries […]

Hungary's Áron Szilágyi Writes Olympic History

D&T
Jul 24, 2021

Just like in London in 2012 and Rio de Janeiro five years ago, Áron Szilágyi won the men's individual event at the Tokyo Olympics, and with his triple victory he made sporting history. Szilágyi put up a stunning performance all day, and in the evening local time final he produced a superb fencing display to […]

WHC Group Expands in Debrecen

D&T
Jul 23, 2021

WHC Group, one of the leading temporary placement and recruitment companies of the country, expands its activities in Debrecen, Eastern Hungary. Due to the dynamic economic growth, 20,000 new jobs are expected to be created by 2030 in the city. A statement by the company says the economic activity of Debrecen and its region is […]

Hungarian Olympic Expectations

D&T
Jul 23, 2021

"13 medals is the current reality. The Olympics are just starting, let's wait and see what happens, there are bound to be some big surprises due to the many effects of Covid," the President of the Hungarian Olympic Committee, Krisztián Kulcsár told the Hungarian news site telex.hu. "However, on a statistical basis, not on the […]

Hungary Announces Referendum on Much Criticized Law

D&T
Jul 23, 2021

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced this week that his government will hold a referendum on the country's controversial new LGBTQ law. The move comes after the act received heavy criticism from Brussels, EU member states and rights organizations. Hungarians will have to answer five questions on the bill that would forbid showing gay and […]

Blue Ribbon Sailing Race on Lake Balaton

D&T
Jul 22, 2021

Last year's winner, the boat RSM driven by Róbert Vándor, was the first to cross the finish line of the 53rd Blue Ribbon Raiffeisen Grand Prix in Balatonfüred on Thursday evening. The final stage of the race, which started in light winds, saw a great battle between the defending champion and the time record holder […]

Ferzol Capacity Expansion Investment with EU Support

D&T
Jul 22, 2021

Ferzol Plate Machining Ltd., based in Tápiószőlős, SE of Budapest, has completed a capacity expansion investment of more than HUF 2.3 billion with EU support in Szolnok, E Hungary. The company decided to implement the technology development and capacity expansion investment due to the continuously growing demand. Ferzol won a HUF 996 million non-refundable grant […]

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