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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 […]

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 […]

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