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Municipal Elections Set for October 13 in Hungary

Jul 26, 2019

A statement by the President of the Republic of Hungary, János Áder says that "ever since the first free elections in 1990, all constitutional conditions are given to us to decide for ourselves the issues that determine our present and future. In the fall of 2019, we have the opportunity to decide on our local […]

Hungary - US relations

Scenes from a Marriage

Tamás Magyarics
Jul 9, 2019

Marriages can be of different nature. Some are between equals, others between partners where one is more equal than the other’. U.S.-Hungarian relations clearly fall into the latter category; given the size, the capabilities and the opportunities of the two countries, it is a euphemism used only in polite circles that they are equal partners […]

Ambassador Cornstein at Pápa Air Base

U.S. Keen on Weaning Hungary off Russian Energy

Edith Balázs
Jul 9, 2019

Hungary’s dependence on Russian natural gas imports is a concern for the Trump administration, which seeks to help the eastern European country in diversifying its natural gas supply sources, U.S. Ambassador to Hungary David B. Cornstein tells Diplomacy&Trade in an interview. Hungary’s reliance on Russia for energy supply has repeatedly been highlighted as an issue […]


CETA takes effect

Sep 21, 2017

As of September 21, 98% of all tariffs between Hungary and Canada are eliminated as the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement – known as CETA – comes into effect through provisional application.

Market hall in Budapest | Sándor Laczkó

Hungary in OECD's Better Life Index

Jun 9, 2017

Hungary ranks above the average in work-life balance and education and skills in OECD's Better Life Index but below average in social connections, civic engagement, environmental quality, income and wealth, housing and many other issues.

Austria-Hungary cross-border development announced | source: Landesmedienservice Burgenland via

Austrian-Hungarian cross-border project

Mar 30, 2017

A concept regarding an Austrian-Hungarian cross-border railway network and road infrastructure development has been presented in Parndorf in Burgenland, the Austrian province bordering on Hungary. Six new road transport routes will also be built.

Oscar winner Hungarian director Kristóf Deák | Mike Baker/A.M.P.A.S.

Everyone wins an Oscar

Feb 27, 2017

The Hungarian production 'Mindenki' (literal translation: 'Everyone') has won the Academy Award in the Best Short Film Live Action category. The recognition comes after last year's success of the 'Son of Saul' in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

Hungarian Parliament's Foreign Affiars Committee in session | US Embassy Budapest

Reasoning and solving problems together

May 5, 2016

There are appreciable changes in Hungarian-US ties and this is thanks to a sharing of interests in several areas, according to Zsolt Németh, head of parliament’s foreign affairs committee before which US Ambassador Colleen Bell appeared this Thursday.

IOC President Thomas Bach (on the left) and HOC President Zsolt Borkai in Budapest | Péter Szalmás /

Hungarian Olympic Committee 120 years old

Dec 14, 2015

The Hungarian Olympic Committee (HOC) celebrates the 120th anniversary of its establishment on December 19th this year. On this occasion, a gala evening took place in the Hungarian Opera House with the participation of IOC President Thomas Bach.

| MTI / Csaba Krizsán

Shortcomings in Hungary

Sep 27, 2015

The Government of Hungary does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so, says the U.S. Department of State in its annual Trafficking in Persons Report, published in July.

| Dávid Harangozó

Curry Diplomacy

Andrew L. Urban
Aug 15, 2015

Thousands of Indians are coming to Budapest each year on corporate incentive tours, encouraged and welcomed by the Budapest Marriott, whose General Manager Rick Enders has even adapted his kitchen for the curry consuming guests. It’s helping to build a social bridge between the cultures.

| Dávid Harangozó

Hungary? Wine? Really?

“How does a country that up until 25 years ago did not even know what the global market was, make a hit internationally in the wine business?” the question bursts out of me the moment I meet Nimród Kovács, whose great mission is to put Hungarian wines on the world stage.

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