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Paneuropean Picnic in 1989

Picnic of the Century

Sándor Laczkó
Aug 19, 2019

It was exactly 30 years ago, on August 19, 1989, that - in a symbolic gesture agreed to by Austria and Hungary - a border crossing was opened on the 'Iron Curtain' for three hours. It was an event that eventually allowed hundreds of East Germans to flee to the West. In the summer of […]

A Hungarian flag on 1

The Day of the Hungarian Flag and Coat of Arms

News Agency
Mar 16, 2019

In commemoration of the adoption of Article XXI, on March 16, 1848, on the mandatory use of the Hungarian flag on public holidays as well as on Hungarian ships, a flag of 1,848 meters was carried along Andrássy Avenue in Budapest this Saturday.

Commemoration ceremony in Arad | Zsolt Czeglédi /MTI

October 6: national day of mourning and remembrance

D&T
Oct 6, 2017

168 years ago, on October 6, 1849, thirteen rebel generals of the Hungarian army were executed by the Austrian Empire in Arad, then part of the Kingdom of Hungary (now in Romania), after the Hungarian Revolution and war of independence (1848–1849).

The statue of Henryk Slawik and József Antall Sr. in Budapest | Tibor Illyés/MTI

Hungarian-Polish statue unveiled

D&T
Jun 28, 2017

A monument commemorating the cooperation of Poland's Henryk Slawik and József Antall Sr, the father of the late Hungarian premier József Antall, who cooperated protecting Polish refugees in Hungary in World War II, has been unveiled in Budapest.

Gergely Prõhle and Hans Niessl | Csaba Krizsán/MTI

The importance of inter-regional cooperation

D&T
Aug 14, 2014

At the 25th anniversary of the dismantling of the Iron Curtain, Gergely Prõhle of the Hungarian Ministry of Human Capacities said that freedom consists in small, practical things and depends on how common paths are built, what kind of joint cultural events are organized.

The staff of the Department of Dutch at the University of Debrecen | The Dutch Department

From cloth trade to Erasmus

D&T
Jul 9, 2014

In its recent Dutch focus, Diplomacy & Trade featured an article by the Dutch Department of the University of Debrecen on how they see the different aspects of seven-century history of relationship between Hungarians and the Dutch.

Tekirdag | www.erdelyma.hu

Chivalry of the Turks

Tamás Katona
Jun 16, 2011

Although, Hungarian remember the Ottoman Turks as savage people who occupied south and central Hungary for some 150 years, historian Tamás Katona's piece for Diplomacy & Trade brings up two positive examples.

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