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Dutch ambassador René van Hell

Working to Bridge Differences

Edith Balázs
Sep 16, 2019

As European Union member states, the Netherlands and Hungary work closely on a wide range of issues that call for even more intensive dialogue. As NATO allies and EU partners, the two countries share the same values and have common interests – from promoting economic, military and political cooperation and working on a circular economy […]

India Celebrates Independence Day in Budapest

D&T
Aug 15, 2019

The Embassy of the Republic of India held a ceremony this Thursday morning at the Embassy in the Buda Hills to celebrate the country's 73rd Independence Day with "all Indian nationals, persons of Indian origin, friends of India in Hungary and the local press." The event began with a flag hoisting ceremony and the singing […]

Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Dr. Gordan Grlić Radman

Former Ambassador to Hungary Appointed as Croatian Foreign Minister

D&T
Jul 30, 2019

Dr. Gordan Grlić Radman, Croatia’s former Ambassador to Hungary has been appointed Foreign and European Affairs Minister. Croatia's upcoming presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2020 is one of the top priorities of his country’s diplomacy, along with accession to the Schengen Area, the Eurozone and the Organization for Economic Cooperation […]

Hungarian Defense Forces Medical Center

UN Staff Wards Against Health Emergencies in Hungary

D&T
Jul 26, 2019

FAO, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, has signed an agreement with the Hungarian Defense Forces Medical Center in Budapest on delivering first aid trainings for United Nations staff members based in Hungary. The 100 participants will include largely fire wardens and administration team members, the ones who are the most often […]

Péter Szijjártó and Wilbur Ross

Hungarian Foreign Minister Meets With U.S. Commerce Secretary

D&T
Jul 19, 2019

Hungarian and U.S. officials discuss world trade Hungary’s government is an advocate of removing trade barriers and making the world economy as free as possible since the performance of the country’s economy is largely dependent on exports, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told state news service MTI after meeting with U.S. Secretary […]

MOL Bubi

Google Maps to feature Budapest in Real Time Bike-Sharing App

D&T
Jul 18, 2019

Budapest Bike-Sharing Data to be Available in Google Maps Google is launching a new service in 25 cities worldwide, including the Hungarian capital, showing users the exact location of bicycle-sharing docking stations, mediapiac.com reported. The service, offered by Google’s Map function, will also provide real-time information on the number of available bikes in a particular […]

Barceló Budapest

New Barceló Hotel Opens in Budapest

D&T
Jul 17, 2019

Budapest hotel offering sees new unit Spain’s Barceló Group opened its first four-star hotel in downtown Budapest, state news service MTI reported, citing the developer company Sunbelt Group. Barceló operates more than 250 units in 22 countries worldwide. The Barceló Budapest, which was developed at a cost of close to EUR 46 million, has 5 […]

Slovak President in Hungary

Slovak President Visits Hungary

D&T
Jul 11, 2019

Climate protection, energy issues and migration dominated the agenda - as well as the role the Visegrád Four should play in the European Union. As the new Slovak President, Zuzana Čaputová was received by her Hungarian counterpart János Áder in the Sándor Palace in Budapest, the two politicians agreed that mankind was in the last […]

Ambassador Cornstein at Pápa Air Base

U.S. Keen on Weaning Hungary off Russian Energy

Edith Balázs
Jul 9, 2019

Hungary’s dependence on Russian natural gas imports is a concern for the Trump administration, which seeks to help the eastern European country in diversifying its natural gas supply sources, U.S. Ambassador to Hungary David B. Cornstein tells Diplomacy&Trade in an interview. Hungary’s reliance on Russia for energy supply has repeatedly been highlighted as an issue […]

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 […]

Kis magyarok (Little Hungarians)

Happy Moments in Difficult Times

There have been numerous significant associations in the history of bilateral relations between Belgium and Hungary. The Belgian ambassador highlights two of these. The first one takes us back to the 19th century when Princess Stéphanie of Belgium – born in 1864 to Leopold II and Marie Henriette of Austria – married Rudolf, the only […]

Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide with her Hungarian counterpart

Norwegian Foreign Minister in Budapest

D&T
Feb 22, 2019

The Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide paid an official visit to Budapest this Friday. Topics in her talks with her Hungarian counterpart included European cooperation, security policy and other relevant foreign policy issues.

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