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HUN-UA Gas Transmission System Test Period Prolonged

D&T
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

D&T
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

D&T
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

D&T
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

D&T
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

D&T
Apr 24, 2021

The oldest person in Hungary, Veronika Zsilinszki, died this week at the age of 113, the national news site telex.hu 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

D&T
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

D&T
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 […]

New Danube Bridge Between Hungary and Slovakia

D&T
Sep 18, 2020

The Monostor Bridge built between Komárom and Komárno, mainly from European Union funds, has been inaugurated in the presence of the two countries' prime ministers. "This inauguration, too, stands as proof of the fact that rather than dividing them, the Danube connects Hungarians and Slovaks together," Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán said. His Slovak counterpart, Igor […]

Hungarian-Romanian Motorway Border Crossing Point Opens

D&T
Sep 4, 2020

The second motorway border crossing between Hungary and Romania was handed over on Friday in the presence of the Hungarian and Romanian Foreign Ministers and the Romanian Minister of Transport. The Nagykereki-Bors II. motorway border crossing connects the Hungarian M4 motorway with the five-kilometer section of the Romanian A3 motorway. On the Hungarian side, a […]

Relatively Low Decline on the Hungarian Car Market

D&T
Jul 27, 2020

In the first half of this year, 25.3% fewer new cars were sold in Hungary than in the same period last year. This figure is the most favorable in the Central and Eastern European region, with the decline in the surrounding countries typically being above 30%. In addition to Hungary, it was only the Czech […]

More Births and Fewer Deaths in the First Half of 2020

D&T
Jul 26, 2020

In the first half of 2020, the number of births was 5.5% more and that of deaths 5.5% less in Hungary than in the corresponding period of 2019 according to preliminary data. As a result, the natural decrease declined by 23% or 6,024 compared to the first half of 2019, According to data by the […]

Number of Hospitalized Coronavirus Patients under 500

D&T
May 22, 2020

During today's Operational Group press conference, Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller said the epidemic curve is still pointing downwards. There are currently 483 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus. According to official figures, the number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 3,678. There are 11,688 people in compulsory home quarantine, […]

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