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Hungarian Ambassador to the U.S. to Leave his Post

D&T
Apr 8, 2020

The Hungarian Ambassador to the United States, Dr. László Szabó is to quit his post and return to the business world. As an official from the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade told the Hungarian news agency MTI, the Ministry is completely satisfied with the work of the Ambassador but he will leave his […]

March 2020 V4 summit in Prague

V4 Summit on the Coronavirus Situation

D&T
Mar 4, 2020

At the initiative of Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime ministers of the Visegrád Four (V4) countries held a special working meeting at the Straka Academy in Prague this Wednesday morning with the main focus on the current situation regarding the Covid 19 coronavirus in Europe. The PMs were set to “find solutions and […]

Building on Firm Foundations

Edith Balázs
Feb 21, 2020

With Japanese companies among the pioneers that established a presence in Hungary after 1989 and overall Japanese investments exceeding EUR two billion, Japan ranks as the most significant source of capital inflows from Asia. Hungary and Japan, which marked the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations last year, are set to further strengthen their ties in […]

Fulbright Scholarship Program to Expand

D&T
Feb 11, 2020

The funding for the Hungarian-American Fulbright scholarship program will be increasing from the current HUF 250 million (EUR 740,000) to HUF 400 million (EUR 1.2 million) by 2022. The increase is due to the fact that the Hungarian government will increase its contribution to the same level as that of the United States: from HUF […]

The Croatian Ambassador to Hungary, Dr. Mladen Andrlić

Letting the Ball Roll

Sándor Laczkó
Jan 17, 2020

In the first six months of 2020, Croatia holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union with the motto ‘A strong Europe in a world of challenges.’ When elaborating on these challenges, the Croatian Ambassador to Hungary, Dr. Mladen Andrlić tells Diplomacy&Trade that “we are talking about the overall international scene, which is […]

Croatian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Gordan Grlić-Radman

Sharing European Culture and Values

Sándor Laczkó
Jan 16, 2020

In 2013, Gordan Grlić-Radman, as the Croatian ambassador to Hungary, told Diplomacy&Trade in an interview that “Croatia has always been a member of the European community culturally and has always considered itself a member of the European community.” That was on the occasion of Croatia joining the European Union in July 2013. Now, he tells […]

President János Áder receives Polish ambassador Jerzy Snopek at the New Year diplomatic reception

New Year Diplomatic Reception

D&T
Jan 13, 2020

Hungarian President János Áder held his traditional new year reception this Monday at the Palace of Arts for diplomats accredited in Budapest. In his speech, President Áder voiced his opinion that “it is the most beautiful tradition of Europe that each country shapes its future with their own past experience and national goals, accepting European […]

Rezső Sárdi

Rezső Sárdi Reappointed as Honorary Consul

D&T
Jan 8, 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand reappointed Rezső Sárdi as Honorary Consul of New Zealand for the sixth time since he assumed his position 14 years ago.The Ministry's announcement stresses that Mr Sárdi has played a valuable role in pursuit of the New Zealand Government's external relations and trade objectives. He […]

Siegfried Peinen, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium

Belgian Investors Punching Above Their Weight

Edith Balázs
Dec 20, 2019

Sometimes overshadowed by issues related to the European Union due to the bloc’s heavyweight presence in Brussels, bilateral relations between Belgium and Hungary are thriving, especially in the field of economic cooperation. The interest of Belgian businesses in Hungary as an investment destination continues unabated with representatives of technological and future-oriented companies increasingly drawn to […]

Twin City Liner catamaran in Budapest

Vienna-Budapest Test Cruise

D&T
Nov 25, 2019

A modern fast catamaran – with 160 paying customers on board – was in Budapest this past week-end for a sight-seeing trip connecting the Austrian and Hungarian capitals on the Danube. After a successful trial, at least three similar trips will be organized next year. The Twin City Liner has been traveling between Vienna and […]

DSB visit to the Millennium House

Diplomatic Spouses Visit Millennium House

D&T
Nov 21, 2019

Anita Herczegh, wife of the President of the Republic of Hungary, visited the recently opened Millennium House exhibition in the Városliget (City Park) in Budapest this Wednesday with the spouses of mission leaders accredited in Hungary. The Ambassadors' spouses, partners take part in a cultural program every fall in Budapest, Anita Herczegh was quoted as […]

Spanish ambassador Anunciada Fernández de Córdova

Building Links

Edith Balázs
Nov 15, 2019

Boosting the participation of Spanish companies in Hungarian infrastructure development projects and promoting cultural ties, especially the inclusion of the Spanish language in the primary school curriculum, top the list of priorities for Spanish Ambassador Anunciada Fernández de Córdova. The diplomat also seeks to promote Spain as a tourist destination that has a lot more […]

Viktor Orbán and Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Budapest

Migration, EU Membership on the Agenda at Orbán, Erdogan Meeting

D&T
Nov 7, 2019

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stressed that Turkey was a strategic partner for Hungary and praised Turkey’s role in stopping Europe-bound migration. Orbán spoke at a press conference after meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Budapest. The Hungarian premier noted that Turkey stopped 350,000 illegal immigrants from entering Europe this year alone and […]

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