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Hungary is the consecutive president of the European Council

D&T
Jul 2, 2024

The Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has officially taken over the presidency of the European Council from the Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo. The handover took place in Brussels on Monday, where Orbán and De Croo held talks to mark the transition. This marks the beginning of Hungary's six-month tenure in the role. During […]

Cherishing a Long-Standing Friendship

D&T
Jul 2, 2024

The Ambassador of Japan to Hungary, Hikariko Ono presented her credentials to the Hungarian President in Budapest at the end of March this year. Regarding her first impressions, she tells Diplomacy&Trade that as she begins her tenure in this country, she is deeply humbled to be serving “in this distinguished European nation, renowned for its […]

World Francophone Day: Exhibition in Budapest

D&T
Mar 25, 2024

The exhibition, organized by the Hungarian National Assembly, brings together the Francophone countries, demonstrates the plurality of the world and the cultural relations of the Francophone countries with Hungary, said Jean-Francois Paroz, Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation in Budapest and this year's President of the Francophone Ambassadors' Circle. According to the ambassador, all countries strive […]

Virtual Olympic Relay ‘Stops’ in Hungary

D&T
Mar 13, 2024

On March 14th, a 24-hour relay will take place around the world, held by Paris 2024, the organizing committee of this year's Summer Olympic Games. The relay will pass through all five continents and engage the general public and figures from the world of sport in hour long sporting activities." In Hungary, the events of […]

President of the Republic New Year Diplomatic Reception

D&T
Jan 10, 2024

The Hungarian President of the Republic, Katalin Novák held a New Year Reception for Ambassadors and other mission leaders accredited to Hungary in the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest. She recalled that there will be elections in Europe this year, giving 400 million European citizens the opportunity to set the direction of European politics. […]

Exploring History, Challenges and Opportunities for Cooperation

Edith Balázs
Oct 14, 2023

Dutch Ambassador to Hungary Désirée Bonis talks to Diplomacy&Trade about the historical connections as well as the current challenges and opportunities characterizing bilateral relations between The Netherlands and Hungary. While differences exist on issues such as the war in Ukraine and EU values, economic cooperation remains strong and cultural exchanges continue to reaffirm ties between […]

Strengthening Bonds and Navigating Challenges

Edith Balázs
Sep 16, 2023

Swiss Ambassador Jean-François Paroz's tenure epitomizes the intricate dance of diplomacy — adapting to shifting currents while upholding core principles, fostering economic prosperity while addressing challenges, and celebrating cultural ties that transcend borders. In an interview with Diplomacy&Trade, the Ambassador explored the nuances of his second term in Hungary, delving into the shifting political landscapes, […]

A Thicker and More Complex Relationship

Edith Balázs
Jul 3, 2023

Bilateral ties between Hungary and the UK have become of a different order of magnitude following Brexit, UK Ambassador to Hungary Paul Fox tells Diplomacy &Trade. Despite political differences over the war in Ukraine and Sweden’s NATO accession, the two countries are enjoying a more direct relationship and economic cooperation is growing dynamically. The Ambassador […]

Parliamentary Diplomacy

D&T
Jun 2, 2023

Heading a delegation, the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Malta, Dr. Angelo Farrugia has paid a recent visit to Budapest this April. Diplomacy&Trade has caught up with him to discuss bilateral and European issues like economic relations, parliamentary diplomacy or the tackling of migration. The delegation of the Maltese House of Representatives arrived […]

Good Neighborly Relations and Cooperation

D&T
Feb 24, 2023

Austria is Hungary's second most important trading partner in terms of trade volume and the third largest investor in Hungary. As the Austrian Ambassador to Hungary, Alexander Grubmayr highlights to Diplomacy&Trade, bilateral political relations mainly focus on European and cross-border cooperation. He also talks about neutrality as a fundamental element in Austria's foreign policy ever […]

Responding to the Challenges of the Moment

D&T
Dec 4, 2022

In the second half of 2022, the Czech Republic is holding the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union. On this occasion, Diplomacy&Trade has carried an extensive interview with the Czech Ambassador to Hungary, Tibor Bial who presents in detail the priorities of the Presidency in addition to highlighting Czech-Hungarian cooperation in various […]

11th Diplomatic Charity Fair in Budapest

D&T
Nov 21, 2022

The Diplomatic Charity Fair is back in Budapest for the 11th time. Just as in previous years, a number of countries will assemble to showcase their traditional products. National souvenirs, crafts and specialty items, as well as food corner will enable visitors to ”shop around the world in one day.” The Diplomatic Charity Fair, organized […]

Diplomacy&Trade The Club at Kempinski Hotel Corvinus

D&T
Nov 7, 2022

Dozens of guests – diplomats and businesspeople – gathered at the 30-year-old Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest on Monday evening for the latest 'The Club' event organized by Diplomacy&trade once again after a long hiatus due to the new coronavirus pandemic. On the 12th anniversary of the establishment of The Club, participants were greeted by Diplomacy&Trade […]

Spain's National Day Celebrated in Budapest

D&T
Oct 12, 2022

On the occasion of Spain’ National Day and that of the end of her tenure in Hungary, the Ambassador of Spain, Anunciada Fernández de Córdova invited members of the diplomatic corps, Spanish nationals living in Hungary and other guests to the Aurea Ana Palace Hotel in downtown Budapest. The National Day of Spain (Fiesta Nacional […]

Taiwanese National Day Celebrated in Budapest

D&T
Oct 5, 2022

The Taipei Representative Office in Hungary invited guests to the Pest Vigadó event venue in the downtown area of the Hungarian capital to celebrate the 111th National Day of the Republic of China (Taiwan) this Wednesday evening. In his speech, the Representative of Taiwan to Hungary, Ambassador Shih-Chung Liu spoke about the importance of the […]

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