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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 […]

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 […]

A Good Location for Swiss Business

Sándor Laczkó
Sep 30, 2020

Earlier this year, two Swiss companies announced that they had chosen Hungary to invest in: Sensirion is establishing its first European production site outside Switzerland in Debrecen, while Flisom chose Kecskemét for the location of its first plant of industrial capacity. As the Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Switzerland in Budapest, István […]

Korean Miracle in Hungary

D&T
Sep 28, 2020

Last year, the Republic of Korea overtook Germany as the top source country of foreign direct investments in Hungary. The Korean Ambassador Kyoo Sik Choe explains to Diplomacy&Trade the reasons behind this development. He also talks about the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in his country and how much he appreciates the sympathy of Hungarians […]

Spreading a Message of Global Solidarity and Stability

Edith Balázs
Aug 26, 2020

As an international pioneer of environment protection, international solidarity and peace promotion, Switzerland propagates these core values in Hungary as well through the presence of Swiss enterprises and Swisscham Hungary, the bilateral chamber operating in the country, says Peter Burkhard, Swiss Ambassador to Hungary. The diplomat stresses that an extensive overhaul of the nation’s education […]

Building on Firm Foundations

Edith Balázs
Feb 21, 2020

With Japanese companies among the pioneers that established a presence in Hungary after 1989 and overall Japanese investments exceeding EUR two billion, Japan ranks as the most significant source of capital inflows from Asia. Hungary and Japan, which marked the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations last year, are set to further strengthen their ties in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ambassador Cornstein at Pápa Air Base

U.S. Keen on Weaning Hungary off Russian Energy

Edith Balázs
Jul 9, 2019

Hungary’s dependence on Russian natural gas imports is a concern for the Trump administration, which seeks to help the eastern European country in diversifying its natural gas supply sources, U.S. Ambassador to Hungary David B. Cornstein tells Diplomacy&Trade in an interview. Hungary’s reliance on Russia for energy supply has repeatedly been highlighted as an issue […]

Massimo Rustico

Huge Economic and Trade Potential

Sándor Laczkó
Jun 17, 2019

In the recent months, political discussions between Italian and Hungarian officials have become more active. According to Ambassador Rustico, Italy and Hungary have been holding a very good relationship for several years. “A concrete momentum has been put in place, of course, with the 5 Stars/League government taking office in Rome in June 2018 and […]

Juraj Chmiel

Historical Record in Business Exchange

Sándor Laczkó
Jun 6, 2019

“We consider ourselves honorary neighbors. There are no open issues and both official and informal contacts are continually developing in many fields. The V4, including the International Visegrád Fund (IVF) contributes to experts, academics, NGOs and students exchanges, and people to people contacts. Our countries cooperate in the EU where they often find themselves in […]

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