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| August 28, 2015
Hungarian chef decides football match in lunchtimeGellért Mester made good use of his lunch-break and helped his football team win a match in the Somogy county championship recently. He scored goals in the first half before going back to work in a restaurant in Siófok at Lake Balaton in Western Hungary.
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Migration
| August 27, 2015
Migrants found dead in truck with Hungarian plate in AustriaDozens of migrants (they could number as many 50) were found dead in a truck with temporary Hungarian license plate parked along the A4 motorway in Austria, some 30 kilometers from the Hungarian border on Thursday. Hungary will help in the investigation.
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Migration
| August 26, 2015
Police use tear gas against migrants at Serbian border A brief disturbance broke out among migrants entering Hungary at a refugee camp near the village of Röszke on the Hungarian side of the border with Serbia on Wednesday, the Hungarian news agency MTI reported. Police used tear gas to restore order.
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EU affairs
| August 25, 2015
EU funding for Danube region projectsUntil 2020, the EU made available HUF 70bn for cooperation and support projects within the Danube region. On August 20, 2015 the European Commission adopted the Danube Transnational Program elaborated jointly by the 14 countries of the Danube basin.
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Quote of the week
“If there are indeed four million people living in poverty in this country, then why are you demanding the possibility of shopping on Sundays?”
- László L. Simon, State secretary for the Hungarian Prime Minister's Office
 
Dr. Réka Szemerkényi | August 24, 2015
Shared Values of Freedom, Democracy and Human Rights Hungary's Ambassador to the U.S., Réka Szemerkényi is convinced the transatlantic alliance is more relevant now than ever. She is committed to further strengthening and deepening of the bilateral friendship.
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| August 24, 2015
Business Lease presents Tesla in HungaryBusiness Lease Hungary is the first leasing company that can offer Teslas in collaboration with Tesla in a market that they have no representation. Later Business Lease Slovakia and Czech Republic will follow the Hungarian office.
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Migration
| August 24, 2015
Migrants: no threat of epidemicThere is no threat of an epidemic in Hungary in connection with the influx of migrants and there is no evidence that they are spreading pathogens, Hungary’s health authority (ÁNTSZ) is quoted as saying by the Hungarian news agency MTI.
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Niclas Trouvé | August 24, 2015
Witty Leaks - It's Uborka Season! Lazy summer days in the sun somehow attract anyone from a northern country like Sweden. But there is another reason, as well, says Niklas Trouvé, Ambassador of Sweden to Hungary.
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| August 23, 2015
A smile to pay off Singapore Airlines just recently has added a new class, more destinations and upgraded services. The national carrier has unveiled its new Premium Economy Class seats with new in-flight offerings available to customers.
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| August 22, 2015
PATEC to expand in MiskolcAutomotive component manufacturer PATEC is going to built a new plant in Miskolc. As part of a EUR 5 million project the company will establish a 15,000 sqm production facility which will create some 400 jobs in a region.
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| August 21, 2015
Cellum to set sail in SingaporeAsian expansion creates more business opportunity to the Hungarian based Cellum.
The mobile payment provider has just opened its newest subsudiary in Singapore and planes to capitalize on its strategic location in the region.
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Transparency
| August 17, 2015
Raising awareness about corruptionSenior embassy staff of three countries discussed the importance of fighting corruption and noted the grave social and economic consequences of corruption at a press conference organized by Transparency International (TI) Hungary at the Sziget Festival.
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Businesspeople
Andrew L. Urban | August 16, 2015
Selling burgers with atmosphereThe atmosphere generated at Hooters is critical to its success, says Alex Hemingway. He is proud of the fact that when it opened the place eraged just 10% female customers.
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Tamás Magyarics | August 14, 2015
Open questions and closed nuclear facilities?Despite all the legitimate concerns about the US-Iran nuclear deal, it may be the best that could have been achieved under the circumstances.
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| August 23, 2015
Singapore is famous for its steady growth rate of GDP and a booming foreign trade. The country, often called "young tiger" has managed to evolve its exports from labor-intensive to high value-added products.
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| August 22, 2015
Peter Stračár, head of GE Central Europe thinks it is the task of his team to make the region, including Hungary, visible within the global company while also promoting the benefits of free trade to stakeholders in this part of the world.
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National holiday
| August 21, 2015
The traditional St. Stephen’s Day fireworks were launched this Friday evening from ships on the Danube, two bridges – Chain Bridge (Lánchíd) and Liberty Bridge (Szabadság híd) - and from Gellért Hill to be watched by tens of thousands of people on either banks of the river.
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Award
| August 20, 2015
Chess grand master Judit Polgár and composer Péter Eötvös have been recognized with the Order of Saint Stephen, Hungary’s highest state decoration. The decorations were handed over in the presidential Sándor Palace on August 20, Hungary’s national holiday.
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August 20th
| August 19, 2015
On the occasion of Hungary's national day on August 20th, the American Embassy in Budapest has released a statement with the congratulations sent from Washington, D.C. to the Hungarian people by US Secretary of State, John Kerry.
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Hospitality
Andrew L. Urban | August 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.
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Réka A. Francisck | August 13, 2015
“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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| August 12, 2015
It pays to belong, AmCham Chief Executive Officer Irisz Lippai-Nagy and President Ferenc Pongrácz tell Diplomacy&Trade. What we have also learnt is that
AmCham is doubling its effort to represent members' interests and to have more impact on certain issues.
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