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Norwegian Loan to Modernize the Hungarian Army

Mar 17, 2021

Hungary has concluded an agreement on favorable financing terms for the development of its military: EUR 348.5 million, i.e. about HUF 130 billion, will be provided by Export Credit Norway (ECN) and the Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency (GIEK) to increase the country's combat defense capabilities. According to an announcement on Wednesday, the Ministry of […]

Agreement Reached on the EEA and Norway Grants

Dec 21, 2020

Norway has signed new memoranda of understanding with the Hungarian government on the EEA and Norway Grants, in which EUR 214.6 million in funding has been allocated to Hungary. However, the allocation of funds cannot begin until a fund operator for civil society funding is agreed upon. According to a statement by the Norwegian Ministry […]

Norway Wins Bocuse d’Or Europe 2020

Oct 17, 2020

After two days of intense competition in Tallinn, Estonia on October 15 and 16, Norway won the title of Bocuse d’Or Europe 2020. The Hungarian team finished 9th. Mrs. Kersti Kaljulaid, the President of Estonia, presented the award to Chef Christian Andre Pettersen from Norway who impressed Régis Marcon, president of the International Organizing Committee, and […]

Venus Transit 250th anniversary commemoration

Cold Dogs for Lunch...

These things in the title and subtitle have nothing in common, but they are in a way representative of some funny and interesting things that I have encountered since I started working for the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1980. So, here are three unrelated ‘episodes’ from my life as a diplomat. When joining […]

Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide with her Hungarian counterpart

Norwegian Foreign Minister in Budapest

Feb 22, 2019

The Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide paid an official visit to Budapest this Friday. Topics in her talks with her Hungarian counterpart included European cooperation, security policy and other relevant foreign policy issues.


Presentation of the Norway Focus

Jul 3, 2014

The Diplomacy & Trade Club ('The Club') presented its recent country focus supplement on Norway at the residence of the Norwegian Ambassador to Hungary, Tove Skarstein Wednesday evening with with diplomats, businesspeople attending.

Tove Skarstein | Dávid Harangozó

Hungary and Norway: a win-win partnership

Jun 25, 2014

“The main reason for Norway to maintain an embassy in Budapest is because both countries are members of NATO – something very important today in the light of the Ukrainian situation," Norwegian Ambassador Tove Skarstein tells Diplomacy & Trade.


Norwegian national day celebrated

May 16, 2014

The Norwegian ambassador to Hungary, Tove Skarstein and defence attaché, Colonel Øivind Oland Christensen invited guests, including members of the Norwegian community, to the Ambassador's residence in Budapest to celebrate Norway's National Day.

Once on the streets of Budapest - now in the statue park |

Keeping the memory alive

Tove Skarstein
Mar 11, 2014

In its WittyLeaks section, Diplomacy & Trade carries articles written by ambassadors accredited to Hungary on topics that are outside their official duties. For a recent issue, the Norwegian Ambassador wrote a piece on the changing Budapest.

Participants of the press conference announcing - at the British Embassy in Budapest - the latest project 'Roma law enforcement community tour' | Dávid Harangozó

Roma law enforcement project in Hungary

Jun 11, 2013

A press conference at the British Embassy in Budapest this Tuesday announced the launch of the latest project 'Roma law enforcement community tour' supported by the Fraternal Association of European Roma Law Enforcement Officers.

Hungary's Dániel Gyurta on his way to Olympic gold in London 2012 | MTI / Tibor Illyés

Hungarian swimmer’s gesture moves Norwegians

Aug 3, 2012

Hungarian Olympic champion swimmer at the current Olympics, Dániel Gyurta will send a replica of his Olympic gold the family of his friend, Norway’s world class swimmer Alexander Dale Oen who died of heart attack three months ago.

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