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Sándor Laczkó

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Anunciada Fernández de Córdova at her book presentation in Budapest

A Woman of Letters

On the day I was to present my Letter of Credentials to the President of Hungary, an official car arrived promptly to pick me up at my residence. The convoy advanced, solemn and with sirens blaring, toward the Castle. When crossing the Danube from Pest to Buda on the Elizabeth Bridge, I turned to my […]

Tanuja Shankar, Director of the Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Center

The Home of Indian Culture in Hungary

Sándor Laczkó
Aug 21, 2019

The Indian Minister of State for Culture, Dr. Mahesh Sharma told Diplomacy&Trade three years ago that “culture is a way of life in India: everything from getting up in the morning and moving on through the daily routine,” concluding that “our life is our culture.” The events organized by the Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Center bring […]

Paneuropean Picnic in 1989

Picnic of the Century

Sándor Laczkó
Aug 19, 2019

It was exactly 30 years ago, on August 19, 1989, that - in a symbolic gesture agreed to by Austria and Hungary - a border crossing was opened on the 'Iron Curtain' for three hours. It was an event that eventually allowed hundreds of East Germans to flee to the West. In the summer of […]

Taras Shevchenko monument in Budapest

Memories for the Future

Walking through any city in the world, one can see a lot of monuments that remind them of historic personalities or events. Budapest is not an exception, it is a city that has a lot to boast. The monuments tell us about the history of the country, the people it is proud of and its […]

Massimo Rustico

Huge Economic and Trade Potential

Sándor Laczkó
Jun 17, 2019

In the recent months, political discussions between Italian and Hungarian officials have become more active. According to Ambassador Rustico, Italy and Hungary have been holding a very good relationship for several years. “A concrete momentum has been put in place, of course, with the 5 Stars/League government taking office in Rome in June 2018 and […]

Juraj Chmiel

Historical Record in Business Exchange

Sándor Laczkó
Jun 6, 2019

“We consider ourselves honorary neighbors. There are no open issues and both official and informal contacts are continually developing in many fields. The V4, including the International Visegrád Fund (IVF) contributes to experts, academics, NGOs and students exchanges, and people to people contacts. Our countries cooperate in the EU where they often find themselves in […]

Pat Kelly Ireland

Positive Direction and Dialogue

Sándor Laczkó
May 20, 2019

As Hungary celebrates the 15th anniversary of its membership in the European Union, the Ambassador of Ireland, Pat Kelly recalls to Diplomacy&Trade’s Irish Focus that it was his country’s EU Presidency in 2004 that welcomed Hungary and nine other new member states to the Union. He also talks about issues of common stance and those […]

Mexican Ambassador David Nájera

México ’a la Mode’

During the two years that I have lived in Budapest, I have discovered a growing interest for Mexico and above all, for its art and cuisine, even in my walks, I literally ‘meet’ Mexico every day. I pass through the Bartók Béla Boulevard and in the windows of its many galleries I find graphic works, […]

FHCCI President Miklós Maróthy | Dávid Harangozó

A professionally appreciated organization

Sándor Laczkó
Jul 15, 2016

The French-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI France Hongrie – FHCCI) has been serving the French business community in this country for a quarter of a century. Its President, Miklós Maróthy gave an interview to Diplomacy & Trade.

| Dávid Harangozó

Our life is our culture

Sándor Laczkó
Jul 12, 2016

India's Minister of State for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, visited Hungary this June on the occasion of the Ganges-Danube Cultural Festival and the International Day of Yoga. That is when he spoke to Diplomacy & Trade.

From partnership to wide-ranging relations

Sándor Laczkó
May 2, 2016

As an addition to the recent coverage of Indian-Hungarian relations in Diplomacy & Trade, we have asked historian Dr. András Balogh, a former Hungarian ambassador to India, to summarize the historical relations between the two countries.

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