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Japanese Garden Opens in Gyula

D&T
Sep 22, 2021

A Japanese garden was inaugurated in the courtyard of the library in Gyula, SE Hungary on Wednesday. Otaka Masato, Japan's Ambassador to Hungary, described the community space created by a Gyula-based NGO as a link between the two countries. The Ambassador said that Japan has a long tradition of Japanese gardens, with records dating back […]

Hungary Sanctioned After Racist Behaviour in Football

D&T
Sep 21, 2021

The Disciplinary Committee of the international football federation FIFA has imposed a ban and a substantial fine on the Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) in relation to the racist behaviour of numerous supporters during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ qualifying match between Hungary and England on September 2, 2021. A statement by FIFA adds that […]

New Railway Service Center by Knorr-Bremse in Budapest

D&T
Sep 21, 2021

The 8,000-square-meter new Railway Service Center of the world leading manufacturer of brake systems for railway and road vehicles, Knorr-Bremse Rail Vehicle Systems Hungária Kft., has been inaugurated in Budapest. As a result of the investment, which includes on-site infrastructure and building development, as well as technology development, the range of the company's service competencies […]

STARGATE Project at Budapest Airport

D&T
Sep 21, 2021

Budapest Airport is a member of the consortium which won nearly EUR 25 million of support from the European Commission, as part of a sustainability project called STARGATE. As part of the project, Budapest Airport can implement developments to a value of EUR 1.53 million, 70% of which (EUR 1.07 million) is provided by the […]

Budapest International Book Festival Postponed

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Sep 20, 2021

The Presidency of the Association of Hungarian Publishers and Book Distributors has decided to postpone the Budapest International Book Festival scheduled for November due to the currently increasing number of cases of the disease and the gradual deterioration of the epidemic situation, the news site 24.hu reports, quoting the association. The reasoning is that they […]

Digital Well-Being: Hungary Drops in World Ranking

D&T
Sep 20, 2021

According to the Digital Quality of Life (DQL) Index 2021, Hungary ranks 32nd in the world. Compared to last year, Hungary has dropped seven places. Hungary ranks 4th in Eastern Europe and comes behind Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland. This year, the study covers 90% of the global population and indexes 110 countries by looking […]

Worsening COVID-19 Situation in Hungary

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Sep 20, 2021

A total of 1,072 new infections have been confirmed in the past three days, bringing the total number of identified infections in this country to 818,231 since the beginning of the outbreak, according to the government website koronavirus.gov.hu. 13 patients died from Friday to Sunday, bringing the total number of deaths in this pandemic in […]

Canadian Wins Ferenc Liszt International Piano Contest

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Sep 19, 2021

Kevin Chen of Canada won the Grand Prize of the Liszt Ferenc International Piano Competition, followed by Giovanni Bertolazzi of Italy and Gergely Kovács of Hungary. The official competition program of the long-established Ferenc Liszt International Piano Competition at the Liszt Academy of Music came to an end with the final on Saturday. Of the […]

More Passengers and Stable Cargo Traffic in Budapest

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Sep 19, 2021

The last month of the summer was characterized by increasing passenger numbers and stable cargo traffic at the Hungarian capital's Ferenc Liszt International Airport. The gateway handled 702,524 passengers in August, which constitutes a 78% growth from the same period of 2020. Thus, a total of 1,507,079 passengers used the airport during the three summer […]

Hungarian Gold Medal at the World Cheese Championships

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Sep 18, 2021

Balaton cheese, produced by Balaton cheese, produced by Vászolyi Cheese, was the only Hungarian brand to receive a gold medal from the French jury at the Mondial du Fromage. Cheese, was the only Hungarian brand to receive a gold medal from the French jury at the Mondial du Fromage. The award was handed over to […]

Schaeffler Savaria E-mobility Components Factory

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Sep 18, 2021

Schaeffler Savaria's second plant was handed over in Szombathely, the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency reports. The investment is a new facility realizing the development and production of powertrains for electric vehicles, built on a 30-hectare area three kilometers from the old factory with a greenfield investment. As the first electromobility plant of the Schaeffler Group, […]

Hungary’s Massive FX Debt Sale Signals EU Row May Drag On

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Sep 17, 2021

Hungary raised the equivalent of EUR.4. billion in foreign-currency bonds this week in one of the largest FX debt issuance in the country’s history. The move suggests the government expects the dispute with the European Union over funding to drag on. Hungary sold USD 2.25 billion in 10-year dollar bonds, USD 2 billion in 30-year […]

20 New Members of the V4 Capital Cities Association

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Sep 17, 2021

The Municipality of Budapest, Political Capital and the CEU Institute for Democracy held a major annual international conference, the Budapest Forum on Building Sustainable Democracies. Taking place on the margins of the conference, the Pact of Free Cities mayors' summit saw the alliance expanded with new members. Held at the New Town Hall, the meeting […]

Statue of the Identity Credited with Inventing Bitcoin

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Sep 17, 2021

The world's first bitcoin sculpture, created by Hungarians Réka Gergely and Tamás Gilly commemorates the founder of the bitcoin cryptocurrency and the blockchain technology behind it, Satoshi Nakamoto. The sculpture was unveiled in Graphisoft Park, Budapest. The work of art honors the mysterious cryptocurrency creator Satoshi Nakamoto, a pseudonym for the Bitcoin inventor or inventors, whose […]

New Hanon Systems Plant in Pécs

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Sep 16, 2021

Hanon Systems, one of the world's largest automotive air conditioning suppliers, has set up a new plant in Pécs as part of a greenfield investment. The new manufacturing facility increases production capacity for fluid transport products. The volume of the development is almost EUR 36 million, over 20% of whcih is borne by Hungarian taxpayers […]

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