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Katalin Karikó Mural Completed in Budapest

D&T
Aug 31, 2021

On Monday afternoon, August 30, the last brushstrokes and the slogan "The future is written by Hungarians" were painted on the giant fire mural with which the organizers of the Brain Bar Future Festival pay tribute to the Hungarian scientist who played a key role in the development of Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine, Katalin Karikó, the […]

Fourth Gold Medal for Hungary at the Paralympics

D&T
Aug 31, 2021

Hungary’s Luca Ekler won the gold medal in the women’s long jump in the T38 category at the Tokyo Paralympics on Tuesday, beating her own world record twice, the Hungarian state news agency MTI reports. A world and European champion, the Hungarian competitor started her second event in Tokyo after finishing fourth in the 100m […]

One More COVID-19 Related Death in Hungary

D&T
Aug 31, 2021

110 new infections have been confirmed in the past 24 hours in Hungary, bringing the total number of identified infections since the start of the epidemic to 812,337 in this country. One patient has died, and thus, the total number of deaths is 30,058, the related government website reports. The number of recovered patients is […]

Another Car Plant Forced to Halt Production in Hungary

D&T
Aug 30, 2021

Like the Mercedes factory in Kecskemét, the Suzuki factory in Esztergom is also forced to shut down due to the global microchip shortage, the company told the Hungarian language Slovakian daily Új Szó, which reports that the factory will be shut down between September 6 and 18. During the shutdown, the factory will provide rest […]

Philip Morris International Opens Recycling Center

D&T
Aug 30, 2021

The complete recycling of smokeless tobacco products such as Iqos devices will be made possible at a center opened by Phillip Morris International (PMI) on Monday near Gyál just SE of Budapest. Apart from Hungary, a similar center only exists in Japan. The US tobacco company chose Hungary because of its location, infrastructure, external relations […]

Surplus in Hungarian External Trade of Services

D&T
Aug 30, 2021

In the 2nd quarter of 2021 service exports calculated in EUR increased by 21%, while its imports decreased by 3.4% compared to the same quarter of the previous year. The surplus was EUR 1571 million, EUR 983 million more than in the 2nd quarter of 2020. As reported by Hungary's Central Statistical Office (KSH), the […]

Two Paralympic Gold Medals for Hungary This Sunday

D&T
Aug 29, 2021

Table tennis player Péter Pálos won the second gold medal for Hungary at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, while the country’s third gold at this competition came in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke event that was won by Fanni Illés. Péter Pálos defeated Samuel Philip von Einem of Australia 3 sets to 2 in the final. The […]

Sixt Technical Base Next to the Airport in Budapest

D&T
Aug 29, 2021

A technical base is being developed near Budapest’s Ferenc Liszt International Airport by Sixt, a member of the AutoWallis Group, in the interest of preparing the Group for serving car sharing and even fleet management providers in addition to developing its car rental services. Of the company’s HUF 565 million investment project, HUF 282 million […]

JYSK Opens Large DownTown Store in Budapest

D&T
Aug 28, 2021

The Danish household goods retail JYSK chain has opened its first large-format, 900-square-meter store in the city center of Budapest. The company is expanding despite the coronavirus epidemic: it currently has 88 stores in Hungary, four of which opened this financial year and three more planned for the next. JYSK employs more than 800 people in […]

Continest Manufacturing Plant in Székesfehérvár

D&T
Aug 28, 2021

Continest Technologies has opened its factory producing foldable containers in Székesfehérvár. The Hungarian-owned company that uses innovative technology will be able to produce 1,200 foldable containers per year in its nearly 4,000-sqm plant. More than HUF 680 million has been spent on the mechanization of the production plant this year, and considerable improvements are planned […]

Mercedes Factory in Kecskemét to Halt Production Again

D&T
Aug 27, 2021

Production at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét is halted due to a shortage of semiconductor circuit components, the state news agency MTI reports. It is not only the German manufacturer's Kecskemét plant, but also the one in RastattGermany will shut down next week, and this week production has already been halted at the Bremen plant […]

Swiss Federal Councillor Cassis Visits Hungary

D&T
Aug 27, 2021

Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), gave an address highlighting Switzerland's foreign policy strategy at the Hungarian Ambassadors' Conference in Budapest this Friday. During the visit, he also held working meetings with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó and Minister of Justice Judit Varga of the […]

Gerhard Richter. Truth in Semblance

D&T
Aug 27, 2021

Opening on August 27, the Museum of Fine Arts – Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest is hosting an exhibition of works by the world-renowned contemporary German master Gerhard Richter, who turns ninety next year. Entitled Gerhard Richter. Truth in Semblance, the show is the artist’s first comprehensive exhibition in Hungary, featuring almost 80 works from Hungarian […]

8,153 Live Births and 9,632 Deaths in Hungary in July

D&T
Aug 26, 2021

Compared to July 2020, the number of live births decreased by 5.9% and that of deaths by 1.7%. 9,605 couples got married, which was 28% more than in the same period of the previous year, the Hungarian Central Statistical Office reports. In terms of the trends of vital events in the last twelve months, i.e. […]

Hungary’s Central Bank Hikes Rates as Governor Lambastes Economic Policy

D&T
Aug 26, 2021

The National Bank of Hungary delivered its third interest rate hike in as many months as monetary policy makers seek to slow the rate of price increases. Meanwhile central bank Governor György Matolcsy berated the government’s economic policy and called for a turnaround in competitiveness. The Monetary Policy Council of the National Bank of Hungary […]

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