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Europe Day in Budapest

May 12, 2024

Free concerts, the traditional Europe Day running race, quizzes and civic programs attracted thousands of visitors to Budapest's downtown Szabadság Square on Sunday, where the focus was on the 20th anniversary of Hungary's EU accession and the EP elections. The Europe Day events were organized by the European Commission Representation in Hungary and the European […]

Europe Day Festival in Budapest

May 7, 2023

A free all-day festival was held in Budapest to celebrate Hungary's accession to the European Union. This year's event was packed with exciting and colorful activities. There was a chance to run with famous Olympians in the now traditional Europe Day running race, but music lovers and families were also in for a treat with […]

EIB Committed EUR 804 Mn to Support Hungary in 2022

Apr 3, 2023

The European Investment Bank (EIB) provided climate finance totalling more than EUR 600 million in 2022 to accelerate the green transition in Hungary, the EIB reports. In 2022, the EIB’s operations in the country included financing for energy, transport and innovation, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-caps. Three-quarters of total financing signed across […]

EU Council Suspends EUR 6.3 Billion to Hungary

Dec 13, 2022

The Committee of Permanent Representatives to the EU has found the required qualified majority to impose measures for the protection of the Union budget against the consequences of breaches of the principles of the rule of law in Hungary, concerning public procurement, the effectiveness of prosecutorial action and the fight against corruption in Hungary. The […]

European Commission President Short Visit to Budapest

May 9, 2022

"This evening’s discussion with PM Viktor Orban was helpful to clarify issues related to sanctions and energy security," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a short Twitter post after arriving in Hungary on Monday evening to meet the Hungarian prime minister. "We made progress, but further work is needed. I will convene […]

Thousands Celebrate Europe Day in Budapest

May 8, 2022

It is eighteen years since Hungary joined the European Union. Thousands of people celebrated the anniversary on Sunday, May 8 with the Europe Day festival on Szabadság (‘Liberty’) Square, which included free family and children's activities, exciting concerts and an 18-kilometer obstacle-free running race. The festival kicked off with the “18 years - 18 kms […]

Record Support for Hungary's EU Membership

Dec 9, 2020

85% of the people eligible to vote in Hungary are in favor of the country's European union membership, according to a new survey conducted by the Medián Institute for Public Opinion and Market Research. The EU's popularity among opposition voters is 94% and 77% of even those favoring the governing parties support the country's EU […]

Csopak Wine Receive Designation of Origin Protection

Jul 21, 2020

The European Commission (EC) has approved the application for the inclusion of 'Csopak' / 'Csopaki' wines in Hungary in the Register of Protected Designations of Origin (PDOs), the EC said in a statement. It has also been geographically determined from which areas wines are protected, according to which the production area of 'Csopak' / 'Csopaki' […]

EU Court Ruling May Affect Future Merger Deals

Viktória Villányi
Jun 27, 2020

The EU General Court’s new approach to merger control may give the green light to an increasing number of merger and acquisition (M&A) deals. On May 28, 2020, the EU General Court annulled the Commission’s prohibition of a merger proposed by two telecom companies, Telefónica UK and its competitor among network operators, Hutchison 3G UK. […]

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) in Budapest's Infopark

EIT Crisis Response Initiative

May 15, 2020

As part of the EU’s collective efforts to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), which is based in Budapest, has launched the ‘EIT Crisis Response Initiative’. The Governing Board of the EIT, which a European Union body, has decided to mobilise EUR 60 million of additional funding to innovators powering […]

Signature of the Paris Treaty creating the ECSC - CECA on April 18, 1951

Europe Day 2020

May 9, 2020

70 years ago, on May 9, 1950, against the backdrop of the Cold War, French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman issued a declaration which marked the beginning of the process of building the European Community. On this occasion, Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán wished Europe every success for building stronger cooperation. The official website of the European […]

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