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Hungarian-Turkish Cultural Season to Start on December 18

Nov 20, 2023

Hungary and Turkey are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Turkey and the establishment of Hungarian-Turkish diplomatic relations with a year-long Hungarian-Turkish cultural season in both countries starting on December 18, MTI reported this Monday. The Minister of Culture, János Csák was of the view that the aim of the […]

Schengen Rules Apply on the Hungarian-Croatian Border

Jan 1, 2023

As of 00.00 hours this Sunday, Croatia is a member of the Schengen area, which means that travelers will be able to use Croatian-Hungarian border crossings without stopping and without checks, the Croatian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs announced at a ceremony at the Letenye-Muracsány (in Croatian: Gorican) border crossing Saturday night. In his […]

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 […]

Hungarian Bread Price Increase the Highest in the EU

Sep 19, 2022

Bread prices in the EU rose by an average of 18% on an annual basis in August this year, significantly up on the 2.7% increase recorded in the same period in 2021 compared to the same period the year before, the business news site reports based on information from Eurostat. Hungary is the absolute […]

Hungarian Medical Football Team Wins World Title

Jul 11, 2022

After 18 years, Hungary’s national medical football team won the world championship title again as they won the World Medical and Health Games (Medigames) tournament in Monte Gordo, Portugal. The Hungarian national team, made up of doctors, medical students and pharmacy students, won all their games, marching through to the final with a flawless performance. […]

HUN-UA Gas Transmission System Test Period Prolonged

Jan 25, 2022

As a result of continuous negotiations between FGSZ Ltd., the the owner and operator of the Hungarian high-pressure natural gas pipeline system, and its Ukrainian partner, Gas TSO of Ukraine, the test period of Q1 2022 - according to which firm gas transmission capacities have been created in the HU>UA direction from January – has […]

Ukraine to Import Gas from the EU through Hungary

Dec 22, 2021

Hungary has reached an agreement with Ukraine to supply natural gas to its northeastern neighbor with guaranteed capacity from January 1 next year, Serhiy Makokhon, CEO of the Ukrainian Gas Transmission System (HTS) has announced. The Ukrainian side signed a cooperation agreement with the Hungarian gas transport company FGSZ on the guaranteed supply capacity. Under […]

Inflation Peaks at 14-Year High in Hungary

Dec 8, 2021

Consumer prices were 7.4% higher on average in November 2021 than a year earlier. The last time the inflation was as high was in December 2007.  The highest price rises over the last 12 months were measured for motor fuels as well as alcoholic beverages and tobacco. In one month, consumer prices increased by 0.7% on average, […]

National Daily Heat Record Broken in Hungary

Jul 8, 2021

The heat has peaked and the national daily heat record has been broken in Hungary, the National Meteorological Service said this Thursday. As they wrote, the maximum temperatures were between 33 and 40 degrees Celsius, with only a few stations measuring temperatures below 35 degrees. Until now, the daily temperature record was 39.3 degrees Celsius […]

Hungary Kick Off to a Bad Start at the Euro Champs

Jun 15, 2021

The Hungarian national football (soccer) team lost 0-3 to Portugal in the opening match of Group F at the European Championship at the Puskás Arena in Budapest this Tuesday. As expected Portugal - with superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in the starting line-up - dominated the first half with the Hungarian side mostly defending, rarely being able […]

Veronika Zsilinszki

The Oldest Hungarian Passes Away at the Age of 113

Apr 24, 2021

The oldest person in Hungary, Veronika Zsilinszki, died this week at the age of 113, the national news site reports quoting the website of the southern Hungarian town of Baja. Veronika Zsilinszki was born on 4 February 1908 in Kevevara, Vojvodina (then Austria-Hungary, now Serbia), from where she moved to the town of Baja […]

Hungarian as a Brand

Sándor Laczkó
Apr 7, 2021

Companies and brands like Tungsram, MOL or OTP have long been known internationally. As to how much these and other similar firms have enhanced the image of the ‘Hungarian’ brand, Diplomacy&Trade talks to the State Secretary for Financial Affairs at the Hungarian Ministry of Finance, Gábor Gion who also shares his thoughts on the Hungarian […]

Hungarian Women Qualify for the Olympics in Water Polo

Jan 23, 2021

The Hungarian women's water polo team has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics by beating host nation Italy 13-10 this Saturday at the Olympic qualification tournament in Trieste. In the semifinal of the competition organized by the international aquatics federation FINA, the Hungarians took a 3-0 lead early in the match and later increased it to […]

Night Curfew Extended in Hungary

Dec 7, 2020

The current curfew and strict measures will remain in place until January 11, which means that there will still be a curfew between 8 pm and 5 am, Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán announced this Monday. The prime minister added that it will only be decided on December 21 whether Christmas Eve can be an exception […]

Countryside as Energy Boost

There are at least two things that I have learned since I started my life as a diplomat 35 years ago. First, that time flies. Even if three or four years may seem as an eternity when you arrive to your new posting, there are so many things in your work that will absorb you […]

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