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20 New Members of the V4 Capital Cities Association

D&T
Sep 17, 2021

The Municipality of Budapest, Political Capital and the CEU Institute for Democracy held a major annual international conference, the Budapest Forum on Building Sustainable Democracies. Taking place on the margins of the conference, the Pact of Free Cities mayors' summit saw the alliance expanded with new members. Held at the New Town Hall, the meeting […]

Ambassadors' School by the European Parliament

D&T
Sep 9, 2021

The program, launched in 2017, currently involves 49 secondary schools in Hungary and more than 2,000 schools across Europe. The Ambassador School program aims to raise awareness of Europe and European parliamentary democracy among young secondary school students. Through a variety of in-school and extra-curricular activities throughout the school year, students from participating schools can […]

Swiss Federal Councillor Cassis Visits Hungary

D&T
Aug 27, 2021

Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), gave an address highlighting Switzerland's foreign policy strategy at the Hungarian Ambassadors' Conference in Budapest this Friday. During the visit, he also held working meetings with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó and Minister of Justice Judit Varga of the […]

Budapest University Awarded by Japan's Foreign Ministry

D&T
Aug 20, 2021

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan has announced that the 2021 Foreign Minister's Award is conferred on Eötvös Loránd University on August 20, 2021. As a statement from the Japanese Embassy in Budapest says, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) is a prestigious university with a long history in Hungary. With its East Asia Institute, it […]

Bilateral Ties in the Hearts and Minds

Sándor Laczkó
Jul 1, 2021

Relations between Hungary and the Netherlands date back centuries and the two countries have recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations. András Kocsis has been the Hungarian ambassador in The Hague for five years now. He tells Diplomacy&Trade about the various aspects of bilateral relations “forged through centuries of friendship and mutual respect.” “The […]

For Green and Value-Added Cooperation

Sándor Laczkó
Jun 30, 2021

The Netherlands and Hungary have recently celebrated the centenary of diplomatic relations The Netherlands Ambassador in Budapest, René van Hell highlights to Diplomacy&Trade some of the milestones and also reflects on bilateral relations today. Among other things, he mentions the Dutch environmental awareness conveyed to Hungary, agriculture with high added value in the two countries […]

Estonian Embassy Celebrates Victory Day

Sándor Laczkó
Jun 22, 2021

On the occasion of the Victory Day of the Republic of Estonia, the country's ambassador to Hungary, Kristi Karelsohn hosted a garden partyin the garden of the Embassy in the Buda Hills this Tuesday. Attended by dozens of fellow ambassadors and other guests, the event was the first major diplomatic reception in Hungary after the […]

Hungarian Presidency of the Council of Europe

D&T
May 21, 2021

Hungary has taken over the Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe from Germany during a video-conference meeting with representatives of the Organisation’s 47 member States. Heiko Maas, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany, gave an overview of his country’s achievements during its Presidency. The new Chair of the Committee […]

Spanish Ambassador Anunciada Fernández de Córdova with András Bacsó (second from the right)

Royal Spanish Recognition for Hungarian Winemaker

D&T
May 12, 2021

The Ambassador of Spain in Budapest has handed over the Cross of the Order of Isabel the Catholic granted by King Felipe VI of Spain to winemaker András Bacsó, the former director of the Tokaj Oremus Winery in Hungary. It was at the proposal of the Spanish Ambassador in Hungary, Anunciada Fernández de Córdova, that […]

Landscape of Budapest

The first sight when arriving at a new destination by plane is an overview of the city where you will live. That initial picture is completed with the route to the place of residence; now, the city begins to take its shape as one crosses squares, bridges and houses. Thus, the visitor begins to create […]

Hungarian PM Congratulates President Biden

D&T
Jan 20, 2021

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has sent a congratulatory letter on the occasion of Joe Biden’s inauguration as President of the United States of America. In the letter, the Hungarian PM is of the view in the message that "the past four years have proved that friendly and mutually beneficial cooperation between US and Hungary could bring […]

For a Stronger and More Innovative Europe

Sándor Laczkó
Dec 29, 2020

“The German-Hungarian relationship rests on a solid foundation. The thread of the conversation never broke off in the face of the differences of opinion,” Ambassador Haindl points out to Diplomacy&Trade. Describing the current situation, he highlights that “our societies have been heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the past few months. The impacts of […]

Agreement Reached on the EEA and Norway Grants

D&T
Dec 21, 2020

Norway has signed new memoranda of understanding with the Hungarian government on the EEA and Norway Grants, in which EUR 214.6 million in funding has been allocated to Hungary. However, the allocation of funds cannot begin until a fund operator for civil society funding is agreed upon. According to a statement by the Norwegian Ministry […]

New Algeria Era

Sándor Laczkó
Nov 21, 2020

The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria celebrated its National Day on November 1, commemorating the start of the war of independence on November 1, 1954, the anniversary of the outbreak of the struggle against French colonial presence. On this occasion, the country’s ambassador, Ali Mokrani told Diplomacy&Trade how important this day is for the Algerian […]

King Salman Opens G20 Riyadh Summit

D&T
Nov 21, 2020

This week-end, Saudi Arabia hosts the closing event of the country's G20 Presidency. The Leaders' Summit, held online due to the pandemic and attended by the heads of state of G20 members as well as those of guestcountries and international organizations, was opened by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Welcoming the participants, King Salman […]

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