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‘Budapest Helps’: Information Office for Refugees

Sep 5, 2022

The Hungarian capital has been and will continue to do its part to help refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine, Mayor Gergely Karácsony said on Monday at the opening of the Budapest Helps information and community center. The war in Ukraine has put everyone in a new situation, and everything must be done to provide […]

EU-Supported Energy Efficiency Projects in Budapest

Jul 16, 2022

Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony has announced that the city is investing nearly HUF 4 billion in energy efficiency with support from the European Union. The mayor says the available resources will be used to completely renovate heat exchanges, install new pipeline sections, connect new consumers to district heating, upgrade district heating pipeline sections, replace hot […]

Information Point for Elderly People in Budapest

Jun 7, 2022

Budapest's first Information Point for the Elderly opened in the City Hall building on Tuesday, offering help to elderly people with various issues. Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony said at the opening ceremony that the opening of the information point is a seemingly small but important step towards making Budapest "truly for all of us." The […]

Direct EU Funding to Budapest for Green Development

Apr 30, 2022

The European Commission is directly funding green developments in the Hungarian capital, as part of a mission to aid achieving the 2030 climate goals in a hundred cities in Europe, Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony has announced. As the Hungarian state news agency MTI reports, the European Union's Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities mission is also supporting […]

Photo Exhibition Kicks Off Budapest Spring Festival

Apr 8, 2022

A photo exhibition entitled Budapest Vision opened this Friday in Budapest's City Hall Park as part of the 42nd Budapest Spring Festival, which starts on April 29.  The pictures of the contemporary street photo exhibition were selected by a professional jury from a competition of more than 200 images, Szilvia Mucsy, director of the Budapest […]

Budapest, Warsaw Mark Polish-Hungarian Friendship Day

Mar 23, 2022

Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony and Rafal Trzaskowski, the Mayor of Warsaw, commemorated the Day of Polish-Hungarian Friendship with a joint video this Wednesday. In the video, Gergely Karácsony said that Polish and Hungarian patriots helped each other fight for civil transformation in 1848, for the overthrow of communist dictatorships in 1956 and in the 1980s, […]

Budapest Offers to Help Ukrainian Refugees

Mar 3, 2022

From this Friday, refugees from Ukraine will be able to travel free of charge on public transport in the Budapest, and from Monday the municipality will set up an information center in the Nyugati Square underpass, the Mayor of Budapest announced at a press conference in Budapest on Thursday. Gergely Karácsony is quoted by the […]

Exhibition on the Life of Former President Árpád Göncz

Feb 10, 2022

An exhibition of the life of Árpád Göncz, the first President of the Republic after the regime change, was opened on Thursday in the City Hall Park in Budapest on the occasion that he would be 100 years old today. Speaking at the opening, Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony said that "Árpád Göncz knew us like […]

Budapest Mayor Presents Honorary Citizen Titles

Nov 17, 2021

Budapest is the capital of the nation, and the city’s future cannot depend on party sympathies and selfish power interests, Mayor Gergely Karácsony said this Wednesday when he presented honorary citizens' titles and other awards on the occasion of Capital Day, the Hungarian state news agency MTI reports. Budapest is a bridgehead, an island in […]

Budapest Mayor Signs City Climate Strategy

Apr 3, 2021

Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony has approved the capital city’s new climate strategy, and energy and climate action plan, which sets the goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by at least 40% by 2030 against 2015 levels, the Hungarian state news agency MTI reports. He also approved Budapest’s green infrastructure development and sustainability action plan, according […]

Budapest to Launch City Diplomacy Academy

Jul 28, 2020

The leadership of the Hungarian capital will launch a city diplomacy academy this fall, Mayor Gergely Karácsony has announced. The mayor says the academy will provide a supply of city diplomats by introducing university students and recent graduates to international and city diplomacy, the Hungarian news agency MTI reports. The head of the academy will […]

The Mayor of Budapest, the Ambassador of the Republic of Koreaand Hungary’s Foreign Minister (from left to right) jointly placing a wreath in front of a plaque commemorating the victims a year ago of a river cruise ship in Budapest

Victims of Tourist Boat Tragedy Remembered

May 29, 2020

A memorial will be erected at the Pest end of the Margaret Bridge in Budapest to the victims of the crash of the Hableány (‘Mermaid’) river cruise ship that happened a year ago. As the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjártó put it at a memorial ceremony at the scene this Friday, it […]

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