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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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Complex and Dynamic Network of Links

Sándor Laczkó
Nov 20, 2020

In commemoration of the Czech National Day, Diplomacy&Trade – in cooperation with the Czech Embassy in Budapest – has recently presented a compilation on Czech-Hungarian relations with special emphasis on Czech beers. the section also included an interview with Ambassador Bial. “Czech-Hungarian relations are complex and intense, on political and various informal levels. When we […]

Hungarian Named into IMF Board of Directors

Oct 29, 2020

Dániel Palotai, who was Executive Director and Chief Economist at the National Bank of Hungary for over seven years until last month, will be on the Board of Directors of the International Monetary Fund from November 1. The Hungarian economist has been an advisor to the IMF since September this year. As the news site […]

Former U.S, President's Statue Unveiled in Budapest

Oct 27, 2020

This Friday, a statue in honor of George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, was unveiled in Szabadság tér (Liberty Square) in Budapest on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the fall of communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe. The statue pays tribute to President George H. W. Bush, […]

Council of the Central European Consular Corps

Oct 27, 2020

The Council of the Central European Consular Corps has introduced itself at the Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Budapest. The event was opened by Márton Ugrósdy, Director of the Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade, followed by Péter Cseresnyés, State Secretary of the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Ms. Vesna Njikoš Pečkaj, Plenipotentiary […]

Back on Track: the V4 Polish Presidency

The pandemic and the process of overcoming its effects will be a significant focus of the Polish Presidency. It will permeate many areas and aspects regarding the decisions yet to be made. Hence the motto: ‘Back on track’. The main task imposed by the crisis is a return to the path of rapid and sustainable […]

British ambassador Paul Fox

New British Ambassador in Hungary

Oct 16, 2020

Paul Fox, the United Kingdom’s new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary has handed over his credentials to János Áder, President of the Republic of Hungary this Friday at Sándor Palace in the Buda Castle. Commenting on taking up his service in Hungary, Ambassador Fox said that "as Ambassador, I will do all I can in the […]

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