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Chess grand master Kidot Polgár receiving the Order of St. Stephen from President János Áder | Noémi Bruzák / MTI

Order of St. Stephen handed over

Aug 20, 2015

Chess grand master Judit Polgár and composer Péter Eötvös have been recognized with the Order of Saint Stephen, Hungary’s highest state decoration. The decorations were handed over in the presidential Sándor Palace on August 20, Hungary’s national holiday.

Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai | Thomas Andenmatten /

Man Booker International Prize won by Hungarian author

May 28, 2015

Innovative Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai was chosen as the winner of the sixth Man Booker International Prize awarded for an achievement in fiction on the world stage. He was chosen from a list of ten eminent contenders from around the world.


Disinfectant wins Swedish Chamber Gran Prize

May 21, 2015

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hungary (SCCH) has awarded its 2015 Gran Prize to Prof. Zoltán Noszticzius for his patented method of producing hyperpure chlorine-dioxide, a strong but environmental friendly disinfectant.

Managers of the Year (from left to right): Dr. Ágnes Fábián

Managers of the Year

Mar 3, 2015

The Hungarian Association of Executives, which celebrates its 25th anniversary, handed over the Manager of the Year, the Young Manager of the Year and the Leadership Excellence awards on February 28 during the 21st Executive Ball and Awards Gala.


Prestige Reserve celebrates 10 years of excellence

Dec 29, 2014

Recipients of the ‘Prestige Award’ given to a winery, a wine bar, a wine shop and a restaurant, who all play a significant role in the world of wines, have been honored at a ceremony at the Kárpátia Restaurant in Budapest earlier this month.

| Dávid Harangozó

Lech Walesa receives recognition in Budapest

Nov 6, 2014

Lech Wa³êsa, who is regarded by many people in and outside of Poland as the face of the struggle for freedom, was invited to Hungary by the Antall József Foundation to receive the V4 Award for his lifelong efforts in support of democracy.

Imre Kertész (on the left) and Ernõ Rubik at the award ceremony of the 2014 Order of St. Stephen in Budapest | Attila Kovács / MTI

Renowned Hungarians receive controversial award

Aug 22, 2014

The President of the Republic János Áder presented internationally acknowledged Nobel Prize-winning author Imre Kertész and internationally renowned inventor Ernõ Rubik with the Order of Saint Stephen at the proposal of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

EU leaders receive Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo | President of the European Council

European Union receives Nobel Peace Prize

Dec 10, 2012

Three leaders of the of the European Union received in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the EU "for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe".


Hungary’s most livable cities and towns

May 31, 2012

A committee of experts has selected Hungary’s most livable cities and towns for the first time. Holding the title in 2012 is Szolnok, a town of county rank in the middle of the Great Hungarian Plain, followed by Zalaegerszeg and Debrecen.

Ágnes Osztolykán |

Women of Courage Award to Hungarian lawmaker

Mar 9, 2011

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented one of the 2011 Women of Courage Awards to Ágnes Osztolykán, a lawmaker of the Hungarian parliamentary party Politics Can Be Different (LMP), in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.

Zsuzsa Ferge |

Hungarian Sociologist receives UNICEF award

Feb 22, 2011

Hungarian sociologist and academic Zsuzsa Ferge received on Tuesday the UNICEF Bouquet of Appreciation, awarded in recognition of Ferge's efforts to address child poverty in Hungary spanning several decades.

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