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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 […]

Venus Transit 250th anniversary commemoration

Cold Dogs for Lunch...

These things in the title and subtitle have nothing in common, but they are in a way representative of some funny and interesting things that I have encountered since I started working for the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1980. So, here are three unrelated ‘episodes’ from my life as a diplomat. When joining […]

Chinese Ambassador DUAN Jielong

Chinese-Hungarian Relations Geared Toward Success

Edith Balázs
Oct 16, 2019

With Hungary the prime investment destination for China in Central and Eastern Europe, relations between the two countries are at their best and enjoy great momentum and broad prospects, Duan Jielong, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Hungary tells Diplomacy&Trade in an in-depth interview. China’s Road and Belt initiative, embraced by Hungary, provides […]

Ian Lindsay, British Ambassador to Hungary

Magyar is O.K.

My love affair with Hungary began in 2004. I was then the Deputy Ambassador at the British Embassy in Bucharest, Romania. I had never been to Hungary, although Budapest had captured my imagination for many years. In the summer of that year, we drove across Europe from Romania, holidaying en-route in Croatia and Italy, and […]

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 […]

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