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Automotive industry
| November 17, 2017
New supplier plant in KecskemétThe Indian-based automotive supplier Samvardhana Motherson Peguform (SMP) has established a bumper manufacturing plant in Kecskemét, E Hungary, in an area of 96,000 square meters. The greenfield development is to create about 500 jobs.
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Festival
| November 16, 2017
Anilogue International Animation Film FestivalThe most anticipated animation event in the Hungarian capital this fall, the 15th Anilogue International Animation Festival that illuminates the screens of two cinemas – Urania and Kino – will be held from November 29 to December 3 in Budapest.
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Service center
| November 16, 2017
Robots aid service center staff19 robots help the staff working in GE Hungary’s Budapest shared service center. By automating certain elements of financial, accounting, procurement, logistics, IT, and HR processes, GE aims to improve the quality and efficiency of administrative processes.
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Gastronomy
| November 16, 2017
The week of the Italian cuisineThe week between Novermber 20 and 26 will see a series of events orgnaized in Budapest in the framework of the ‘Week of the Italian cuisine’. The Hungarian public will have the opportunity to learn about Italian gastronomy - and even have a taste.
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Banking
| November 15, 2017
Hungary's first bitcoin ATM outside BudapestFollowing the successful operation of its first ATM in Hungary with the possibility of Bitcoin transactions (in Budapest), the Hungarian firm Shinrai Ltd. put into operation another such machine in Mosonmagyaróvár, NW hungary, close to the Austrian and Slovak borders.
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Construction industry
| November 14, 2017
Construction industry continues to growIn September 2017 and in the period January-September 2017, the volume of industrial sector output grew by 5.4% and 5.2% year-on-year, respectively. Since January 2010, the sector’s output has been up by more than 35%.
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Transport industry
| November 14, 2017
Remote Control Tower Control Center opensA remote control tower control center opened in Budapest on Tuesday. In a few years from now, specialists will be able to direct air traffic not only from the tower at the airport in Ferihegy but also from the Igló street control room in the caípital.
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Military
| November 10, 2017
Clever Ferret 2017 in HungaryThe two-week-long multinational military exercise 'Clever Ferret 2017' is drawing to a close. In this phase of the training, the multinational units made up of Italian, Hungarian and Slovenian troops are already carrying out coordinated tactical tasks.
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| November 10, 2017
New petfood production hallNestlé Hungary Ltd. has expanded its its production facility in Bük, W Hungary, with an investment cost of HUF 20 billion (appr. EUR 65 million), thus creating one of Europe's largest animal food production center. The company has 900 employees.
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Construction industry
| November 9, 2017
Construction material production plant opensBodrogi Bau Ltd. saw the opening of its doors and windows and insulation material production plant in Szeged, SE Hungary this Thursday. Nearly HUF 500 million of the total cost of over HUF one billion was financed from EU funding.
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Packaging industry
| November 9, 2017
Packaging company modernized in SW HungaryEdelmann Hungary Packaging Co. Ltd. is upgrading its fleet of machines. With the more than EUR 10 million project, the German company can not only increase its capacity, but can also supply higher quality and added-value products.
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Exposition
| November 9, 2017
Lodz - candidate city for EXPO 2022 Poland is a candidate for the organization of EXPO 2022 in ŁódĽ, the third most populous city of the country, on the theme of revitalization of cities - a global challenge and condition for further development of agglomerations around the world.
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Agrarian industry
| November 8, 2017
Grain processing plant as greenfield projectAs a result of the largest food industry project in Hungary recently, the grain processing plant of KALL Ingredients has been completed in Tiszapüspöki, eastern Hungary. The plant will process GMO-free maize purchased from Hungarian producers.
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Electronics industry
| November 7, 2017
Logistics center to be built for Jabil CircuitThe Infogroup Real Estate Development Group is building a EUR 11.5 million logistics center in the Tiszaújváros Industrial Park. The almost 17,000 sqm facility will be rented by the US-owned manufacturer of electronic products, Jabil Circuit Hungary.
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Viticulture
| November 7, 2017
National Wine Treasury ProgramThe National Wine Treasury Program has been launched in Hungary with the help of funds -
close to HUF 1.5 billion (EUR 4.8 mn) - allocated by the government, starting a unique preservation process in the history of Hungarian viticulture.
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Transport industry
| November 6, 2017
DHL Express opens center in BudapestInternational express delivery world market leader DHL Express has opened a new 13,000-sqm Center at the Budapest Airport Business Park joining DHL's other two divisions, a DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight, which moved in 2013.
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Telecommunications
| November 6, 2017
UPC Hungary digital sales boostedTelecommunications service provider UPC Hungary saw its sales of digital services boosted in the third quarter of 2017. During this period, UPC Hungary surpassed the 2 million subscriptions milestone and delivered an impressive revenue growth of 10,2%.
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Service center
| November 3, 2017
Shared Services gala in BudapestThe Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) organized in Budapest the Hungarian Shared Services Gala, during which awards were given to top companies and managers of 2017 in three categories and the latest SSC market survey was published.
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Diplomacy
| November 3, 2017
Diplomatic spouses visit Salgado exhibitionAnita Herczegh, the wife of the Hungarian President regularly organizes programs for the spouses of ambassadors accredited to Budapest.This week, they visited a photo exhibition in the Art Hall in the Hungarian capital.
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Automotive industry
| November 3, 2017
Spinto to build its tool factory in MiskolcSpinto Hungária Kft. is constructing an automotive tool factory in Miskolc. With the about EUR 19 million project, a unit manufacturing large tools will be established in Hungary, for the products of which there is huge demand throughout the region.
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Int'l relations
| November 2, 2017
ITEC Day at the Embassy of IndiaThe Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Program (ITEC) is a bilateral assistance program run by the Government of India. Held every year since 1964, ITEC Day has recently been celebrated at the Embassy of India in Budapest.
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Banking
| November 2, 2017
Leave your mark!UniCredit Bank Hungary had a very successful year in 2016. As the Deputy CEO of the bank and Member of the Management Board, Marco Iannaccone explains, this profitable result has made it possible for the bank to extend its support activities to new areas.
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Airline industry
| October 31, 2017
WizzAir launches Agadir flightsHungarian low-cost airline WizzAir has launched flights to a new destination from Budapest: Agadir in southern Morocco. The airliner operates this flight twice a week with Airbus A320 aircraft. The first flight was fully booked as the plane left the Hungarian capital.
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Survey
| October 31, 2017
German companies optimistic in HungaryA recent survey by the German-Hungarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce reveals that German companies are currently in excellent shape in the country. They are even more optimistic than the already very good results published in April.
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Real estate
| October 31, 2017
Cushman & Wakefield center to BudapestThe international real estate consultancy firm Cushman & Wakefield has chosen Budapestas the new venue for its Portfolio Services Center (PSC) department. The new investment, supported by the Hungarian government, is expected to create 250 new jobs.
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Competitiveness
| October 30, 2017
National Bank competitiveness reportThe National Bank of Hungary has published its latest competitiveness report in order to analyse, examine and evaluate Hungary’s competitiveness and to explore the possibilities of further progress with over a hundred indicators.
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Weather
| October 30, 2017
Severe storms hit HungaryDisaster management authorities were alerted 3,700 times over the week-end and Monday morning. A spokesman for the National Directorate General for Disaster Management says people were also injured as trees fell on two cars.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| October 30, 2017
Seven decades in the Indian wayThis year, India celebrates the 70th anniversary of its independence from the United Kingdom. On this occasion, the Ambassador of the Republic of India to Hungary, Rahul Chhabra gave an extensive interview to Diplomacy&Trade.
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Hungarian society
| October 27, 2017
More Hungarians favor the European UnionHungarian citizens have a good perception of the European Union and this view shows a particularly positive trend, according to the ‘Parlemeter 2017’ survey that takes a close look at citizens’ views on EU membership and its benefits,
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Automotive industry
| October 26, 2017
Bridgestone's expansion in TatabányaJapanese tyre manufacturer Bridgestone had its HUF 85 billion forint (EUR 274 million) capacity-expanding investment project officially inaugurated in Tatabánya, west of Budapest this Thursday. It is expected to create 500 new jobs.
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Exhibition
| October 25, 2017
World Press Photo: record number of visitorsClose to 34,000 people visited this year's World Press Photo exhibition in the Museum of Ethnography in Budapest. It is an outstanding number as the average attendance in the past years in Hungary was 20-25,000 people.
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National holiday
| October 24, 2017
October 23 speeches in the rainCelebrations of the 61st anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian revolution and uprising against the Stalinist style regime were attened by less people than usual due to the rain that was falling basically all day Sunday in Hungary.
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Automotive industry
| October 20, 2017
High-pressure aluminium foundry completedThe new plant of CSABAcast has been officially opened in Apc, E Hungary. It has been equipped with state-of-the-art technology and fleet of machines of the highest quality. Themanufacturing baseserves the expansion of the activities of the company.
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Telecommunications
| October 19, 2017
First 5G data connection in HungaryEricsson and Magyar Telekom have held a demonstration of the first 5G New Radio at the Ericsson R&D centre in Budapest on Thursday. The first implementation of its kind in Hungary achieved download speeds of 22 gigabits per second (Gbps).
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Medical industry
| October 19, 2017
Becton Dickinson plant in HungaryWorld-leading global medical technology company, Becton Dickinson's (BD) new plant has been inaugurated in Tatabánya where the manufacturing of research reagents required for the production of medical products will be launched.
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Music
| October 18, 2017
Ennio Morricone given Hungarian state recognitionWorld renowned Italian movie theme composer Ennio Morricone received a Hungarian state recognition, the Middle Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit in Budapest this Wednesday for popularizing Hungarian music.
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Exhibition
| October 18, 2017
Automotive Hungary 2017Automotive Hungary, the 5th International Exhibition for Automotive Industry Suppliers
has opened at the HUNGEXPO Budapest Fair Center. Programs of the exhibition are built on the thematical points 'Business, Science, Career.”
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Transport industry
| October 17, 2017
New manufacturing hall in BudapestKnorr-Bremse Rail Systems, the German company manufacturing eailway brake and air systems had it new manufacturing hall in Budapest inaugurated this Tuesday. A training workshop was also presented at the company's premises in the Hungarian capital.
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Construction industry
| October 17, 2017
Hungary's construction sector boomAccording to end of summer figures by the Central Statistical Office, the volume of construction output in Hungary was 36.8% higher in August 2017 than the low base a year earlier. construction output grew by 9.8% in August compared to the previous month.
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Tourism
| October 16, 2017
World Food Day campaign30 tons of food was transported through the Hungarian capital to those in need on World Food Day. The food items were provided by 19 companies for poor families. The truck convoy drove through downtown Budapest to call attention to World Food Day.
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Food industry
| October 16, 2017
Festival-goers demand more choiceMore visual experience and more surprises are needed at Hungarian festivals to keep up with the competition on international level. That was the view shared by the participants of the recent Festival Season Valuation Roundtable organized by HEINEKEN Hungária.
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Official visit
| October 13, 2017
British Minister of State visits BudapestThe British Minister of State for Europe and the Americas, Sir Alan Duncan is in Budapest this Tuesday. He has officially opened the new building of the Embassy of the United Kingdom and also held a lecture and a Q&A forum at the Corvinus University.
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Regional cooperation
| October 13, 2017
V4 presidents meet in SzekszárdPresidents of the Visegrád Group (V4) countries (Andrzej Duda of Poland, Andrej Kiska of Slovakia, Milos Zeman of the Czech Republic and the host, János Áder of Hungary) hold a two-day meeting in Szekszárd, Central Hungary.
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Logistics
| October 12, 2017
Páty Industrial Park opens first facilityThe first facility in the Páty Industrial Park has officially been inaugurated. The 23,000-sqm logistics centre was developed by Inpark and serves as a regional car parts distribution hub operated by logistics service provider Kühne+Nagel.
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Logistics
| October 12, 2017
New logistics center in NyíregyházaAs a result of the development implemented from EUR 28 million by Révész-Nyírlog Ltd., a more than 52,000-square meter logistics center has been established, supplemented with a warehouse hall, an office building and accessory rooms.
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Regional cooperation
| October 11, 2017
V4 foreign ministerial meeting in BudapestThe Foreign Ministers of the Visegrád Group, Western Balkans and Central-European countries held a meeting in Budapest's Várket Bazaar event center within the framework of the Hungarian Presidency of the Visegrád Group (V4).
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Education
| October 11, 2017
CEU Concerning its dispute with the Hungarian government, the Central European University has issued a statement, stressing that its continues its operations uninterrupted despite the new Hungarian education law dubbed as 'Lex CEU'.
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Education
| October 10, 2017
Hong Kong fosters youth exchange with HungaryThe Hong Kong Young Leaders Development Association visited Budapest to enhance the understanding of Hungary amongst youngsters from Hong Kong, and to foster friendship between Hong Kong and Hungary through people-to-people exchange.
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Sustainability
| October 10, 2017
A value creating communityThe Hungarian Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSDH) celebrates its ten-year anniversary. On this good occasion to look back, Diplomacy&Trade talked to the President of the
organization, Attila Chikán, Jr.
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Packaging industry
| October 10, 2017
Krones AG investment in DebrecenGerman family venture Krones AG has announced the establishment of a plant that will manufacture pieces of food industry equipment in Debrecen, E Hungary, with an investment of close to HUF 15 billion, close to 40% of which is covered by the Hungarian government.
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Hungarian economy
| October 9, 2017
Siemens joins govn't supplier programSiemens Ltd, the Hungarian subsidiary of Europe's largest industrial manufacturing company, has joined the working group of the National Supplier Program, the Hungarian Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga said at the signing of a letter of intent.
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Chamber
| October 8, 2017
Chamber of choiceThe British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. Its Chairman Vazul Tóth tells Diplomacy& Trade regards it as a great achievement that the BCCH is among the most active bilateral chambers in Hungary.
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Regional cooperation
| October 8, 2017
V4 Sunday in BudapestIn celebration of Hungary's 5th presidency of the Visegrád Group (made up of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia - V4), a family event, called V4 Sunday, was organized in the Várkert Bazaar event center in Budapest.
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History
| October 6, 2017
October 6: national day of mourning and remembrance168 years ago, on October 6, 1849, thirteen rebel generals of the Hungarian army were executed by the Austrian Empire in Arad, then part of the Kingdom of Hungary (now in Romania), after the Hungarian Revolution and war of independence (1848–1849).
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Ceremony
| October 6, 2017
Former president's bust unveiled in BudapestFormer President of the Republic of Hungary had his bust unveiled in the Óbuda University park, which is in the neighborhood of the one-time residency of the late President. Árpád Göncz was the President of the country between 1990 and 2000.
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Energy industry
| October 5, 2017
GE doubles the value of its procurement in CEEGeneral Electric aims to double the volume of the products and services bought from Central-Eastern European SMEs, including Hungarian enterprises. The firm has approximately 6.000 suppliers in the region and its procurement value exceeds USD 1.7 billion.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| October 4, 2017
Regardless of the Brexit...Over a year after the Brexit vote, British Ambassador Iain Lindsay believes relations between Hungary and the UK are stronger. The political relationship and the economic relations are stronger, trade and investment are growing” he tells Diplomacy&Trade.
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Int'l relations
| October 4, 2017
Hungarian President visits MontenegroHungarian President János Áder János is on a two-day official visit to Montenegro where he was given a reception ceremony with military saulute by his host, the President Filip Vujanovic in front of the presidential palace in Cetinje.
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Automotive industry
| October 3, 2017
Maxon Motor extends Hungarian plantThe Hungarian subsidiary of the Swiss Maxon, Maxon Motor Hungary Kft. will extend - with a cash subsidy from the Hungarian government - its electromotor plant in Veszprém with an investment worth some HUF 4.2 billion, and the project will create 102 new jobs.
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Research and Development (R&D)
| October 2, 2017
Wessling Knowledge Center opens in BudapestGerman company WESSLING, one of the leading consulting, analytical and testing companies engaged in quality, safety, environment and health, has opened a knowledge center, a leading regional R&D base of an international engineering innovation in Budapest.
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Sustainability
| October 2, 2017
BCSDH Jubilee Business LunchThe Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary (BCSDH) organizes a Jubilee Business Lunch at the launch of its yearly Action 2020 Hungary recommendations and the 10th Anniversary of BCSDH with a futurist as the keynote speaker.
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Motion picture
| September 27, 2017
Indian Film Week in OctoberJoining the repertoire of the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of India, an Indian Film Week is held between October 5 and 11, 2017 in the Puskin Cinema in downtown Budapest.
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Foreign relations
| September 25, 2017
Hungarian PM in VietnamA Hungarian delegation headed by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is on an official visit to Vietnam. With several ministers in the delegation, PM Orbán was received by his Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Xuan Phuc as well as by President Tran Dai Quang.
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Transport industry
| September 22, 2017
First BYD buses completed in KomáromThe first two electric buses have been manufactured at the plant of the BYD Electric Bus and Truck Hungary Ltd. in the local industrial park in Komárom, west of Budapest. The Chinese company opened its Hungarian plant in April this year.
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Trade
| September 21, 2017
CETA takes effectAs 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.
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Motion picture
| September 19, 2017
Szemrevaló/Sehenswert/EyefulThis year’s SZEMREVALÓ /SEHENSWERT/EYEFUL Film Festival will take place September 21-30. This event presents the very best new films from the German-language world, now for the sixth time, in the original language with subtitles or interpretation.
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Real estate
| September 19, 2017
Budapest shopping mall sold to South African firmSouth African real estate investment firm NEPI Rockcastle announced that, on September 15, 2017, it acquired all the issued shares of Aréna Plaza shopping center in Budapest through its subsidiary, Arena Property Ltd. for EUR 275 million.
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Int'l relations
| September 15, 2017
Hungarian President attends Arraiolos meetingHungarian President János Áder was one of the heads of state participating this Thursday and Friday at the meeting of the Arraiolos Group in La Valletta, He pointed out that the most effected solution to protecting the borders of the EU is the common stance.
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Engineering
| September 15, 2017
Bosch center foundation stone laidGerman multinational engineering and electronics company Bosch, the world's largest supplier of automotive components is to establish a new regional center for which the foundation stone was laid in the industrial park in Hatvan, east of Budapest this Friday.
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Chamber of commerce
| September 14, 2017
Italian Business Day in DebrecenThe Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hungary (Camera di Commercio Italiana per l'Ungheria – CCIU) held an Italian Business Day event in Debrecen, E Hungary with the participation of the Italian Ambassador to Hungary, Massimo Rustico.
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Music
| September 13, 2017
Bartók World Competition and FestivalSeven violinists, including two Hungarians, have passed to the September 14 final of the Bartók World Competition and Festival in Budapest held on the occasion of the 135th birth anniversary of the world famous Hungarian composer, Béla Bartók.
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Food industry
| September 13, 2017
New Coca Cola warehouse in HungaryCoca Cola HBC has established Hungary's largest food industry warehouse in Dunaharaszti, south of Budapest with an investment of HUF two billion (appr. EUR 6.5 million). The 6,500-sqm warehouse can store 8,4 million liters of goods.
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Int'l relations
| September 12, 2017
Croatian president visits BudapestCroatia's President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic arrived in Hungary this Tuesday. She met with President János Áder and PM Viktor Orbán with the purpose of clarifying why the Hungarian government voted against Croatia's membership in OECD.
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Engineering
| September 12, 2017
Diehl Aircabin engineering centerThe Hungarian Government is providing HUF 968 million (EUR 3.15M) in funding towards Diehl Aircabin Hungary Ltd’s HUF 2.76 billion (EUR 9M) project to develop an engineering center in Debrecen, eastern Hungary, creating 150 new workplaces.
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Transport industry
| September 12, 2017
FlixBus establishes Hungarian officeGerman-owned passenger transport company FlixBus has opened a Central Eastern European regional office at the Népliget Bus Station in Budapest in order to coordinate its Hungarian, Romanian and Bulgarian networks.
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Conference
| September 11, 2017
WHO regional conference in BudapestHealth ministers and high-level representatives of the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region as well as partner organizations and civil society take part in the 67th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe in Budapest until September 14.
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Motion picture
| September 11, 2017
Jameson CineFest  in MiskolcThe 14th annual Jameson CineFest, opened with the screening of ‘Shortcuts’ aka ‘Cutting it Short’ (1981) in the northeastern Hungarian city of Miskolc with the director, Jiři Menzel and the leading actress, Magda Vásáryová as special guests.
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Transport industry
| September 8, 2017
Waberer's shares in the BUX basketThe Hungarian trucking company WABERER’S INTERNATIONAL Plc. has announced on the website of the Budapest Stock Eschange (BUX) that its series “A” dematerialised, registered ordinary shares are to be included in the BUX basket with a weight of 0.91%.
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Hungarian gov't vs. EU
| September 8, 2017
Hungarian gov't willing to acknowledge EU court rulingIn his regular Friday morning appearance on state radio, Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán announced that "we must acknowledge the European Court of Justice’s ruling in the migrant quota lawsuit," in which the legality of the EU migrant quota system was upheld.
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Festival
| September 8, 2017
Budapest Wine Festival 2017Over 200 Hungarian and foreign exhibitors with thousands of different wines await visitors at the 26th Budapest Wine Festival in the Buda Castle until September 10. The guest of honor country at this year's event is Chile.
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| September 7, 2017
Oldest Hungarian film studio 100 years old It was a hundred years ago that Sándor Korda - later to be known as Alexander Korda - and his associates pőened Hungary's first film studio (the 7th oldest in the world) at a location that is still a TV and film production facility in Budapest.
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Automotive industry
| September 6, 2017
New aluminium pressing plant in SzékesfehérvárSPA Profiles Ltd. is constructing a new pressing plant in Székesfehérvár, SW of Budapest. The HUF 6.8 billion forints (EUR 22.2 million) investment by one of the world’s leading automotive industry suppliers is expected to create 120 new jobs.
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Airline industry
| September 6, 2017
Budapest-Madrid winter season flightsIberia, the Spanish national airline, has announced that, unlike in previous years, it will operate flights between Budapest and Madrid in the winter season from 2017, with three weekly flights on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
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Motion picture
| September 5, 2017
On Body and Soul - the Hungarian Oscar entry'On Body and Soul', a 2017 Hungarian drama film directed by Ildikó Enyedi has been chosen by a committee of experts as the Hungarian entry for the next Academy Awards. Earlier this year, the movie has already won the Golden Bear award in Berlin.
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Leisure
| September 4, 2017
Runway run at Budapest AirportThis is the fifth year that Budapest Airport organized its hugely successful charity running race the Runway Run, an event unique in the whole of Europe. This past week-end, the airport operator closed runway No. 1 - or actually opened it for over a thousand runners.
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Festival
| September 4, 2017
Furmint Festival in MádThe village of Mád in Hungary's world-renowned Tokaj wine region in a unique place in the world in that 80% of the grapes grown in its terrtory is of the Furmint variety. This year's edition of the annual Furmint festival took place this past week-end.
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Oil industry
| September 1, 2017
MOL celebrates Hungarian oil exploration anniversaryThe Hungarian oil and gas trust MOL celebrates the 80th anniversary of its first exploratory drilling that took place in Budafapuszta, Zala County in SW Hungary. In the rest of the year, MOL is to start drilling for oil and gas in eastern Hungary.
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Int'l relations
| August 31, 2017
V4 and Eastern Partnership meeting in BudapestForeign ministers of the Visegrád Four (V4) and Eastern Partnership countries meet in Budapest to discuss the Partnership’s future as well as preparations for the Eastern Partnership’s November summit as the central points.
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Photography
| August 31, 2017
World’s first permanent Capa exhibition opens in BudapestThe world’s only permanent exhibition of Robert Capa’s photographs will open in October in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, at the recently refurbished Capa Centre. The news was announced on Tuesday on the occasion of the day of Hungarian photography.
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Automotive industry
| August 30, 2017
New SMR projects in HungarySMR, a global automotive supplier from India, starts two projects eastern Hungary. The one worth EUR 10 million covers a new manufacturing hall for rear-view mirrors, while a EUR 16 million development is to expand the bumper part manufacturing capacity.
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Airline industry
| August 30, 2017
Ryanair to connect Budapest with the north of SpainAs of next April, the Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair will start a new route between Budapest and Santander in northern Spain after an agreement with the government of the province of Cantabria, according to the daily El Diario Montañés.
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Hungarian economy
| August 30, 2017
More payment terminals subsidized in HungaryThe official Hungarian Gazette has published a government resolution according to which the cabinet spends an extra HUF 2.4 billion on the deployment of another 30,000 bank card acceptance points as promised earlier.
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Travel
| August 29, 2017
Lonely Planet's favorite Budapest quartersThe website of Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book publisher in the world, has picked five Budapest neighborhoods as recommedned for those visiting the Hungarian capital - all of them districts in the downtown area along the river Danube.
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Languages
| August 29, 2017
Survey of youth language skills in HungaryThe Hungarian government is going to launch a survey of the language skills and language knowledge of young people in the country as part of the new strategy on the development of the efficiency of teaching foreign languages.
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Hungarian economy
| August 29, 2017
Economic sentiment index close to its peakGKI’s economic sentiment index reached its historic peak in July. According to the empirical survey conducted by GKI with the support of the EU, the business confidence index fell slightly in August. However, consumer expectations increased a bit.
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Foreign relations
| August 28, 2017
Russian president visits BudapestRussian president Vladimir Putin paid a visit to the Hungarian capital this Monday - for the second time this year. At the World Judo Championships, where he is the honorary president of the world federation, he met with Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán.
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Ambassadors
| August 28, 2017
Ambassadors' meeting in BudapestAddressing the autumn meeting of diplomatic mission leaders, Minister Péter Szijjártó asked those present to not allow themselves to be swayed from the standpoint according to which the security situation in Europe can in fact be improved and restored.
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Hungarian society
| August 28, 2017
Hungarian population decreases furtherThe number of deaths considerably and that of births slightly increased in Hungary, as a result of which natural decrease grew from 19,903 in the first half 2016 to 25,192 persons in the first six months of 2017, which meant an increase of 27%.
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Aerospace industry
| August 25, 2017
Aeroplane manufacturing plant to be built in PécsHungarian-owned Magnus Aircraft Cls. is building an aeroplane manufacturing plant in Pécs, southern Hungary. The Hungarian government is contributing approximately 40% of the costs, (HUF two billion) in non-returnable funding.
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Zoo
| August 25, 2017
The night of zoosThe last Friday night of August is traditionally the day of the night of zoos, During this night, this time that of August 25, twelve animal parks aceoss the country welcomed visitors with extended opening hours and unique programs.
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Food industry
| August 24, 2017
Region's largest tomato processing plant opensThe Hungarian Univer Product Co. Ltd. has opened Central Europe’s largest tomato processing plant in Kecskemét, southeast of Budapest. The Hungarian government contributed almost half of the investment costs of the project.
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Military
| August 24, 2017
British-Hungarian joint military exercisesThe British and Hungarian air forces have held joint exercises over western and northeastern Hungary. The exercises that ended this Thursday were directed from the Szentgyörgyi Dezső Hungarian Air Force Base in Kecskemét, SE of Budapest.
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Monetary policy
| August 23, 2017
Upgraded banknote to appear in HungaryThe National Bank of Hungary will continue its program of upgrading Hungarian forint banknotes . As part of the program. The Bank says it will issue into circulation an upgraded 1,000-forint note with new design elements and new security features.

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Pharmaceutical industry
| August 23, 2017
Xellia Pharmaceuticals testing center opensThe latest development by the Danish pharmaceutical company Xellia Pharmaceuticals has been completed at its Kőbánya site in Budapest. The laboratory constructed as part of a development of EUR 11 million will operate as a testing centre for active ingredients.
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Migration
| August 22, 2017
Hungarian police to Macedonia and SerbiaHungarian police, who will be taking part in border control operations, have set off for Serbia and Macedonia, to help local authorities reinforce border security along the Macedonian-Greek and Serbian-Bulgarian borders.
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Energy industry
| August 21, 2017
Coal power station to set up solar panel farmMártrai Erőmű, the second largest power plant in Hungary, will implement the country's largest solar farm with a capacity of 3×20 MegaWatts, according to the Hungarian political daily Népszava. Two of the three units will be completed in 2018.
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Private visit
| August 21, 2017
Japanese prince and princess visiting HungaryJapan's Prince Akishino and his eldest daughter, Princess Mako, are on a private trip to Hungary. On Sunday, they visited a pig farm in Bugac, southeast of Budapest, while earlier, they were welcomed at the Museum of Ethnography in the Hungarian capital.
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Terrorism
| August 18, 2017
Hungarian injured in Barcelona van attackThere is a Hungarian national among those injured in the Barcelona attack: a Hungarian woman is lightly injured, but she has already been released from hospital, Levente Magyar, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said.
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Information technology
| August 18, 2017
NNG wins International Business AwardsAn international jury of more than 200 executives worldwide awarded NNG with three International Business Awards for one of its development solutions, as well as its recent marketing and internal communication campaigns.
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Airline industry
| August 17, 2017
Flying horses spotted at Budapest AirportFourteen racehorses bred in Hungary were flown to China last week, on board Cargolux’s Boeing 747. The Friesian and Shagya Arabian horses, trained specifically for combined driving, took off from Budapest Airport in special freight containers.
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Festival
| August 17, 2017
2017 Sziget Festival ends in HungaryOne of Europe's biggest cultural – mainly music and arts – festivals, the Sziget Festival (this time, the 25th, jubilee edition), ended this Tuesday, having had a total number of 452.000 visitors attending the seven-day event from over a hundred countries.
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Cultural institute
| August 17, 2017
An open window to Spanish cultureAs part of the Spanish Focus of Diplomacy&Trade, the Director of the Institute in Budapest, Iñaki Abad Leguina talks about the role of the institute in the Hungarian capital in disseminating Spanish culéture and in teaching the Spanish language.
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Airline industry
| August 16, 2017
Daily flights between Budapest and PhiladelphiaAs of May 4, American Airline, the world's largest airliner, will have scheduled daily flights between the Hungarian capital and the city of Philadelphia on the east coast of the United States, according to a communiqué by Budapest Airport and the US airliner.
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Music
| August 16, 2017
Elvis Presley remembered in BudapestHungarian fans of Elvis Presley held a candle-lit commemoration event in Budapest's Elvis Presley Park on the 40th anniversary of the death of the legendary American singer. One of the performers was the Hungarian Elvis Tribute Band.
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Festival
| August 15, 2017
Seven Meadows’ Land Festival The 16th Seven Meadows’ Land Festival, which is the largest cultural event in the Őrség region in SW Hungary, icontinues until Sunday, August 20. It includes plenty of concerts and performances by well-known Hungarian musicians.
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Tourism
| August 15, 2017
Government funding for E Hungary tourismThe northeastern Hungarian region involving the city of Debrecen, the town of Hajdúszoboszló, the Hortonágy National Park area and the Lake Tisza reservoir have been given HUF billions for development in a program lasting until 2030.
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National holiday
| August 15, 2017
India's independence celebrated in HungaryThe Ambassador of India, Rahul Chhabra invited guests to his residence in the Buda Hills for the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of India’s Independence. The flag hoisting ceremony was followed by greetings and the reading of the President’s message.
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Festival
| August 14, 2017
India Magic Festival in BudapestThe 'Palace of the Soul' in the Buda Hills in Budapest presented a day of Indian atmosphere this past Sunday with Eastern style dances, cooking on open fire, traditional music instruments, fire ceremony and colorful stage performances.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| August 14, 2017
Ambassadors at the Sziget FestivalThe representatives from the embassies of eighteen countries and that of the Budapest mission of the European Commission were present at the event organized for them on the occasion of the quarter-of-a-century jubilee of the Sziget Festival.
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Banking
| August 11, 2017
More MFB info pointsLending is gaining more and more importance as the pace of economic growth is accelerating, Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga said at the opening of a Hungarian Development Bank (MFB) info point at an OTP Bank branch in the third district of Budapest.
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Real estate
| August 11, 2017
Graphisoft Park expands furtherAccording to information published at the website of the Budapest Stock Exchange, in the framework of the developments tby Graphisoft Park, there will be 20,000 m2 office space and underground parking for 750 cars constructed by 2018.
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Public service
| August 11, 2017
Growing Hungarian state administrationThe size of Hungarian state administatration is contantly growing despite earlier promises to cut it. While the Orbán government spent 7% of all expenses for the wages of government employees in 2010, this figure in 2018 is expected to be 12%.
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Gastronomy
| August 10, 2017
Sugar-free cake of the country'Dotted Annie', a cake without added sugar by Zazzi Confectionery has won Hungary's 2017 Sugar Free Cake Competition announced annually by the One Drop Drop Foundation together with the Association of Hungarian Confectionery Manufacturers.
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Public transport
| August 10, 2017
Airport bus successful in BudapestThe new direct bus link between downtown Budapest and the Liszt Ferenc Airport of the Hungarian capital is a real 'gold mine' for the Budapest Transport Center (BKK) commissioning the service, the Hungarian news website 444.hu reports.
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Festival
| August 9, 2017
Sziget Festival kicks offOne of Europe's biggest cultural - mainly music - festivals, the Sziget Festival on Óbuda Island (hence the name) on the River Danube has opened its gates. Programs at the anniversary, 25th Sziget Festival start this Wednesday.
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Economic forecast
| August 9, 2017
Property market outlook over its peakIn July, the GKI real estate indices for Budapest and Hungary stood at 1 and 0 points respectively. Both figures dropped slightly by one point, compared to the previous survey. Both indices went up 2 points, compared to the survey made one year earlier.
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Tourism
| August 9, 2017
Twelve-percent increase in tourism nightsIn June 2017, the number of nights spent by international tourists in Hungary increased by 16% and that of nights spent by domestic tourists by 8.8% compared to the level a year earlier, Hungary’s Central Statistical Office (KSH) has reported.
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Real estate
| August 8, 2017
Budapest's Eiffel Palace sold againThe National Bank of Hungary has sold heritage protected Eiffel Palace, a downtown office building in the vicinity of the Nyugati railway station in the Hungarian capital, to the Luxembourg-based Corpus Sireo Real Estate investment fund for EUR 53.8 million.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| August 8, 2017
Great opportunities aheadOn the occasion that Spain and Hungary mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations this year, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain to Hungary, José Ángel López Jorrin talks to the latest issue of Diplomacy&Trade.
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Tourism
| August 7, 2017
Balaton Uplands among the best places in EuropeMastercard has compiled a list of 'Europe's hidden treasures' with Balaton Uplands, the area along the northern shore of Lake Balaton, Central Europe’s largest freshwater lake, in Western Hungary, making it to the list in position 15.
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Hungarian economy
| August 7, 2017
Budget surplus produced by higher tax revenue In the month of July 2017 the state budget posted a surplus of HUF 94.4bn, thanks mainly to higher-than-expected tax revenues, according to a statement about fiscal data by the Hungarian Ministry of National Economy.
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Banking
| August 4, 2017
Hungary's OTP buys bank in SerbiaThe Serbian unit of the largest Hungarian Bank OTP has bought the Serbian Vojvodjanska Banka from the National Bank of Greece for EUR 125 million. The deal also includes other Serbian units of the National Bank of Greece.
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Energy industry
| August 3, 2017
New ALTEO projects in the pipelineThe Hungarian energy services firm ALTEO could launch new projects in a total value of close to HUF ten billion (some EUR 32 million): three power plants utilizing a total of 18.1 MW of solar power, and a 2 MW wind power plant.
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Weather
| August 3, 2017
Extreme heat in HungaryThe Hungarian Meteorological Service (OMSZ) has warned that daytime highs could be around (or above) 40 degrees Celsius for the rest of the week, especially on Friday. Accordingly, a heat alert has been declared for the entire country until August 4.
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Agrarian industry
| August 2, 2017
British expert to head Syngenta HungaryAs of August 1, Matthew Prickard took over as the General Manager of Syngenta Hungary, replacing Tibor Czigány who moves on to work in Syngenta's African division. Matthew Prickard arrived to Hungary from the firm's Scandinavian division.
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Food industry
| August 1, 2017
European consumers help Heineken sales increase Heineken, the world’s second-largest brewery company, has published its results for the first half of 2017 and the numbers are quite good. Strong sales in Europe were the main reason including a double-digit growth in Hungary.
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Monetary policy
| August 1, 2017
Two Hungarian banknotes out of circulationThe National Bank of Hungary (MNB) has warned that as of this Tuesday, only the new 2,000 and 5,000 forint banknotes will be accepted in stores. On July 31, the central bank has withdrawn from circulation old notes that had been issued before 2016.
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Economic forecast
| July 31, 2017
New economic sentiment indexGKI's economic sentiment index and the business confidence index have never been as high as now so far during its more than twenty years of history. The empirical survey was conducted by GKI with the support of the EU.
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Hospitality
| July 31, 2017
Success, passion and commitmentGrupo Iberostar, one of the most important Spanish companies in the world, celebrated 60 years of history. Six decades working with its customers and employees on a journey has positioned it at the forefront of the industry with hotels in 16 countries.
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Hungarian economy
| July 31, 2017
Industrial prices are up in HungaryAccording to newly published figures by the Hungarian Central statistical Office, industrial producer prices as a whole were 1.5% higher in June 2017 than in the same period of the previous year. Domestic output prices increased by 3.2% on average.
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Real estate
| July 28, 2017
Apartment prices soar in Budapest  In 2016, the price of apartments for sale increased by 13% year on year, and the rise in new home prices also exceeded 10% in Hungary. During the first quarter of 2017, the price increase continued in the real estate market.
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Construction industry
| July 28, 2017
Leier expands Hungarian plantLeier Hungaria Ltd., the Hungarian subsidiary of Austrian construction industry group Leier, is spending HUF 7 billion (EUR 23 million) on expanding its six Hungarian construction material plants, creating a hundred new jobs.
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Airline industry
| July 27, 2017
Lufthansa to increase capacity to and from BudapestGerman air carrier Lufthansa will modify its timetable and increase its number of flights between Budapest and Frankfurt. Starting from 11 December 2017, it will fly on this route five times a day and will also have an adjusted timetable.
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Investment
| July 27, 2017
Hübner expands in NyíregyházaGerman-owned Hübner Ltd. will expand its vehicle industry production facility in Nyíregyháza, NE Hungary with an investment of HUF 3.4 billion (some EUR 11 million), quarter of which is provided as subsidy by the Hungarian government.
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Financial markets
| July 26, 2017
Hungary issues bonds in ChinaHungary is the latest country to enter the Chinese onshore capital markets, raising Rmb 1 billion in a three-year panda bond, the Financial Times reports.Thus, ut is the first country to have issued both offshore and onshore renminbi-denominated debt.
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Military
| July 26, 2017
Hungarian government to reinforce the army“It is the Government’s decided goal to reinforce the Hungarian Defence Force, which guarantees Hungary’s security”, the Minister of Defence István Simicskó said at an event to mark the major refurbishment of the army’s fleet of Mi-17 transport helicopters.
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Commerce
| July 25, 2017
Retail sales growth trend continuesAccording to a report by the Hungarian Ministry for National Economy, the volume of retail sales grew dynamically, by 6% year-on-year, in the month of May 2017. Thus, the sector has been expanding for 47 months in a row.
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Budapest
| July 25, 2017
Ljubljana Square inaugurated in BudapestAs of this Tuesday, an area in Budapest's 11th district is called Ljubljana Square. The inauguration ceremony was attended by the Mayor of Budapest, István Tarlós; Slovenian Ambassador Ksenija ©krilec and the Mayor of Ljubljana, Zoran Janković.
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Hospitality
| July 25, 2017
Özyer Group - Marriott deal in BudapestÖzyer Group has announced that it signed an agreement with Marriott International to launch the acclaimed Luxury Collection brand in Hungary with Matild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel expected to open in Budapest in early 2019.
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Aviation industry
| July 24, 2017
EBRD in financial restructuring of Budapest airportThe European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is taking part in a financial restructuring of Budapest Airport Co. Ltd. with the aim to attract greater international investment and improve the airport’s operational performance.
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Telecommunications
| July 24, 2017
Invitel Telecom to be purchased by DigiRomanian telecom operator Digi Communications is to buy Invitel Telecommunications Co. Ltd., one of the key operators on Hungary’s telecom market, for EUR 140 million. The transaction will be carried out through Digi’s Hungarian subsidiary.
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Finance
| July 24, 2017
Corporate bank cards increase in numberThe market for business bank cards in Hungary has grown steadily over the last two years, according to statistical figures published by the National Bank of Hungary. It is while the total market has virtually stagnated according to the number of units.
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Food industry
| July 21, 2017
For a greener worldThe latest sustainability report by HEINEKEN Hungária says the company has recycled 98% of the generated waste and covers 22% of its energy consumption from renewable sources and has reduced its specific water consumption by 13.8% since 2008.
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Automotive industry
| July 21, 2017
Sicta expands in HungaryThe French automotive supplier specializing in metal foundry Sicta is on a roll implementing an about EUR 11 million project in Felsőzsolca, NE Hungary. The expansion, subsidized by the Hungarian government with an undisclosed amount, is to create 115 new jobs.
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Chemical Industry
| July 20, 2017
MOL buys polyol licenseHalf a year after the announcement of its 2030 strategy, Hungary's MOL Group has signed license agreements signed with Evonik and thyssenkrupp that will enable MOL to produce propylene oxide, a key component for the production of polyether polyols.
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Motion picture
| July 20, 2017
Tarantino's idolItalian actor Franco Nero has a very impressive list of movies (over 200) to his belt. Coming up from time to time in that list is the name ‘Django’. He has talked to Diplomacy&Trade in an exclusive interview at a recent visit to Budapest.
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Hungarian economy
| July 20, 2017
Govn't continues payment terminal program In order to spread modern electronic payment methods, the government has decided to support the deployment of another 30,000 bank card acceptance points, State Secretary in the Ministry of National Development Ágnes Hornung has announced.
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Int'l relations
| July 19, 2017
V4 PMs meet with Israeli Premier in BudapestFollowing talks with the premiers of the V4 countries in Budapest on Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that cooperation with Israel in the fight against terrorism and in innovation is in the interest of Europe and the Visegrád countries.
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Public transport
| July 19, 2017
Trains in Hungary halted due to bomb threatDue a bomb threat, police examine all international trains in Hungary on Wednesday - the National Police Force said on its website. An unknown man made a phone call announcing that a bomb was placed on international trains on the Hungarian rail network.
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Pharmaceutical industry
| July 19, 2017
Hungarian drug greenlighted for the EUThe Hungarian pharmaceutical company Gedeon Richter Plc. has announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization to Reagila (cariprazine) a novel antipsychotic for the treatment of schizophrenia in adult patients.
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Hospitality
| July 18, 2017
Four Seasons Budapest the Top European City HotelThe Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace in Budapest has been chosen as the Top European City Hotel by the tourism size travelandleaisure.com. It finished ahead of two hotels in the Bristsih capital, London: Hotel 41 and the Milestone Hotel.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| July 18, 2017
Outgoing Slovenian Ambassador received by ministerMinister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas received Slovenian ambassador Ksenija ©krilec and thanked her for her work as head of the Slovenian mission since the autumn of 2013 and praised the recent successful cooperation between the two countries.
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Sustainability
| July 18, 2017
Prize 'For a sustainable future'The Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary (BCSDH) s establishing a ‘For a Sustainable Future’ prize with the purpose of recognizing and disseminating to a wide audience the activities of leaders and companies in the field of sustainability.
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Public service
| July 17, 2017
Public service warning strike in HungaryMore than 5,000 local government employees took part in the twp-hour warning strike organized by the Trade Union of Hungarian Civil Servants and Public Employees (MKKSZ) Monday morning in order to accentuate demands of wage increase.
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Hungarian economy
| July 17, 2017
GE Hungary to join government supplier programGeneral Electric Hungary has joined the Hungarian government's supplier program that is aimed at increasing the share of Hungarian companies taking part in the development and production of high value added products and services.
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Int'l relations
| July 17, 2017
Israeli PM visits HungaryIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanjahu has arrived to Budapest for a four-day official visit during which he is scheduled to meet with his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orbán, Hungarian Presdient János Áder and other officials.
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Award
| July 14, 2017
Hungarian researcher wins British economics prize27-year-old Hungarian researcher Gergely Raccuja, living in Britain since 2011, has won the most prestigious British economics prize, the Wolfson Economics Prize, which the second largest recognition in economics in the world after the Nobel Prize,
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Sports
| July 14, 2017
World Acquatics Championships opens in BudapestThe 17th FINA World Acquatics Championships that takes place in Budapest in the next two weeks was declared open Friday night by Hungarian President János Áder. The opening ceremony took place on a stage built on the river Danube.
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Toy industry
| July 14, 2017
Lego's Hungarian subsidiary doing wellLego Manufacturing Kft., the Hungarian subsidiary of the Danish LEGO group increased its net sales by 11% and its profits by 13% last year, the company told the Hungarian news agency MTI. In 2016, the Group closed its best year in its 85-year history.
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Diplomacy
| July 13, 2017
New diplomatic license plates in HungaryLicense plates for diplomats in Hungary have changed. What used to be a format of the letters DT plus four numbers is now of the letters CD plus six numbers. The first three numbers indicate the country and the second three numbers the status of the user of the car.
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Food industry
| July 13, 2017
New pasta plant opened in HungaryBalogh Tészta Co. Ltd, one of the biggest pasta makers in Hungary, inaugurated its new plant in Tiszakécske in the presence of PM Viktor Orbán. The new plant, built with EU support, has the initial output capacity of 2,250 kilograms per hour.
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Art treasure
| July 12, 2017
Further Seuso treasure pieces brought backThe Hungarian Government has acquired and repatriated the final seven pieces of the 'Seuso-treasure', a unique, priceless, ancient Roman silver treasure. The announcement was made in the Hunting Room of Hungarian Parliament in Budapest.
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Hungarian economy
| July 12, 2017
Industrial sector output on the riseIn May 2017 and in the initial five months of 2017, the industrial sector posted output growth of 8.8% and 5.7%, respectively, compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. Thus, Hungarian data have beaten corresponding EU averages.
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Agrarian industry
| July 12, 2017
Hungarian animals flown to QatarA special livestock shipment set out from Budapest Airport this Wednesday: Hungarian breeding calves were flown to Qatar for further breeding. The special charter-charter flight was completed by a Boeing B-777F aircraft from Qatar Airways Cargo.
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Int'l relations
| July 11, 2017
Liberalism and progressive attitude“There are positive relations between Malta and Hungary, and we intend to progress these relations through maintaining an open dialogue between the nations," the Prime Minister of the Mediterranean island country, Joseph Muscat tells Diplomacy&Trade.
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Exhibition
| July 11, 2017
25 years of sziget - on photosA photo exhibition opened at the 25th anniversary of the Sziget Festival at the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center in Budapest this Tuesday. The exhibition "Sziget 25 - Festival History in Photos" is open until August 31.
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Commerce
| July 11, 2017
New exhibition bakery in BudapestFornetti has opened its FFB (Fornetti Food and Beverage) exhibition bakery at rhe Octogon in Budapest. The new store has a self-service system and will be an important part of international expansion in the future, the daily Világgazdaság writes.
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Regional cooperation
| July 10, 2017
V4 foreign ministers in BudapestBudapest hosted the first meeting of foreign ministers of the new V4 Hungarian presidency this Monday. The meeting of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia was joined by the representatives of Austria, Slovenia and Croatia.
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Weather
| July 10, 2017
Scorching heat hits HungaryTemperature reached 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees on the Fahrenheit scale) in Budapest this Monday afternoon, followed by a severe storm late at night. Southeast Hungary experienced even higher temperature: 38 degrees Celsius (101 degrees F).
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Trade
| July 7, 2017
Improving Hungarian trade figuresHungary's trade surplus was EUR 913 million in May this year, up 170 million euros from the same month a year earlier. That is according to the latest figures published by the Central Statistical Office and quoted by the Hungarian news agency MTI.
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Airline industry
| July 7, 2017
Direct Hungary-USA flights announcedLOT Polish Airlines has announced to create a direct air link between Budapest and the United States as of next May. Flights four times a week to New York City JFK and twice a week to Chicago O'Hare airports will commence in May 2018.
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Human rights
| July 6, 2017
Embassies support Budapest Pride march36 embassies and the British Council in the Hungarian capital have issued a joint statement in support of the Budapest Pride march, rallying behind "LGBTQ communities in Hungary and their right to express themselves peacefully and lawfully."
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Financial markets
| July 6, 2017
Trading of Waberer's shares launched in BudapestTrading of Waberer's shares were launched at the Budapest Stock Exchange with a ceremonial ring of the bell this Thursday morning. The ceremony was attended by the representatives of Waberer's, of the Stock Exchange and other officials.
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Regional cooperation
| July 6, 2017
Three Seas Summit of CEE statesHeads of state from across Central Europe convened in the Polish capital, Warsaw to address how to drive forward regional infrastructure projects.The Three Seas Summitinvolves nations situated between the Baltic, Adriatic and Black Seas.
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Renewable energy
| July 5, 2017
Solar panels for a Budapest hospitalThrough an energy renovation project of close to HUF 130 million (appr. EUR 420,000), the Margit Hospital in Budapest was fitted with solar panels. As a result, substantial part of the energy need of the institution will be received from renewable source.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| July 4, 2017
Good neighbors with common past“Austrians and Hungarians living in this region have had a close relationship and shared good and bad times for centuries the Ambassador of Austria to Hungary, Elisabeth Ellison-Kramer tells the recent Austrian Focus of Diplomacy&Trade.
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Regional cooperation
| July 4, 2017
Visegrád Four PM summit in BudapestOn the oocasion of Hungary's Presidency of the V4 Group, the prime ministers of the four countries (Beata Szydlo of Poland, Robert Fico of Slovakia, Viktor Orbán of Hungary and Bohuslav Sobotka of the Czech Republic) held a meeting in Budapest this Tuesday.
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Airline industry
| July 3, 2017
TAP relaunches Lisbon-Budapest flightTAP Portuguese airlines has relaunched its air connection (seven times over six days a week) between the Poruguese and Hungarian capitals. It takes 3.5 hours for the airline's Airbus A319 aircraft to fly the 2,478 kilometers between the two cities.
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National day
| July 3, 2017
US Embassy celebrates the 4th of JulyChargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Hungary, David J. Kostelancik has welcomed fellow diplomats and hundreds of other guests at the Official Independence Day Celebration in this country at the Ambassador's residence in the Buda Hills.
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Budapest
| June 30, 2017
Multimedia fountain on Margaret IslandA multimedia fountain and Budapest's first 'light garden' were inaugurated on Margaret Isalnd on the river Danube this Friday. The municipal council voted earlier this month to enhance the light and water show elements of the musical fountain.
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Concert
| June 29, 2017
V4 Presidency concertThe Polish duo of Anna Maria Staskiewicz - Bartosz Koziak playing in the Budapest Music Center on Thursday evening at a concert held on the occasion of Hungary taking over the presidency of the Visegrád Four (V4) Group from Poland.
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History
| June 28, 2017
Hungarian-Polish statue unveiledA monument commemorating the cooperation of Poland's Henryk Slawik and József Antall Sr, the father of the late Hungarian premier József Antall, who cooperated protecting Polish refugees in Hungary in World War II, has been unveiled in Budapest.
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Exhibition
| June 27, 2017
Aeropark reopens at Budapest AirportThe open-air museum Aeropark, expanded and relocated within the territorry of Budapest Airport, has re-opened to the public. It presents a unique collection of aeroplanes from the history of Hungarian civilian aviation.
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Festival
| June 26, 2017
Indian cultural festival in HungaryThe Embassy of India organized the 2nd edition of ‘Ganga-Danube: Cultural Festival of India’ and 3rd International Day of Yoga in 15 cities and towns in Hungary this past week-end. All programs were open to the public, free of charge.
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Economy
| June 26, 2017
OECD forum in BudapestThe 3rd Global Forum on Productivity organized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development fostering international co-operation between public bodies and promoting productivity-enhancing policies has opened in Budapest.
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Aerospace industry
| June 23, 2017
Diehl Aircabin investment in Hungary  German aviation industry supplier Diehl Aircabin is expanding its existing capacities in Nyírbátor, NE Hungary with an investment of EUR 120 million (appr. HUF 37 billion). the Hungarian government is providing HUF 1.38 billion in funding.
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Weather
| June 22, 2017
Heat alert in HungaryA second-degree heat alert has been issued for Hungary by Deputy State Secretary Tamás Szentes, who also acts as Chief Medical Officer.The waring is effective to midnight next Monday based on a forecast by the National Meteorological Service.
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Energy industry
| June 21, 2017
New Siemens turbine blade plant expansion Siemens expanding its gas and steam turbine blade plant at its Power and Gas plant facility in Budapest with an investment of EUR 32.5 million (some HUF 10 billion). The expansion is planned to create 150 new jobs for technicians.
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Commerce
| June 20, 2017
Hungary's e-tail sector shifts into higher gearHungary’s online retail trade closed an excellent year in 2016. According to a report by eNET, Hungarian webshops generated HUF 427 billion (about EUR 1.39 billion) in turnover, more than 5% of the total national retail trade volume.
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Quote of the week
The government’s great reform brought about a system that stripped students of the joy of learning and stripped teachers of the joy of teaching. The regime is consciously throwing into poverty an entire new generation. Our patience has run dry. We are here, so as to declare together, that enough is enough. We won’t stand idly by.
- Mrs. Piroska Galló, Head of the Teachers' Trade Union in Hungary
 
Diplomacy
| June 19, 2017
Hungary takes over V4 presidencyThis Monday, following a meeting between the prime ministers of the Visegrád (V4) Group and those of the BeNeLux countries in the Polish capital, Warsaw, Poland officially handed over the presidency of the V4 group to Hungary.
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World affairs
| June 15, 2017
Russian hybrid warfare in Ukraine unacceptable'Threats and Challenges of Hybrid Warfare for European Security' was the title of a panel discussion at the National University of Public Service in Budapest this Thursday, opened by the American Chargé d’Affaires and the Ukrainian Ambassador.
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Energy industry
| June 14, 2017
GE Veresegyház plant increases efficiencyGeneral Electric is on its way to transform from a traditional industrial company (manufacturing machines and equipment) to a digital industrial company. Its Veresegyház factory enhances its production efficiency using its own digital technologies.
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Domestic issues
| June 13, 2017
Governing parties pass controversial NGO billThis Tuesday, the Hungarian governing party Fidesz and its smalll satellite partner KDNP passed passed a law requiring civil groups receiving foreign donations above a certain threshold to register as organisations funded from abroad.
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Lighting industry
| June 12, 2017
General Electric to sell some Hungarian unitsGeneral Electric (GE) has confirmed that it has started talks on the sale of its lighting branch. According to the company, the sale will affect most of the lighting division's plants in Hungary and about half of the local workers.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| May 16, 2017
Interests and valuesOn the occasion of Canada marking the 150th anniversary of its Confederation, the Ambassador of the North American country to Hungary, Isabelle Poupart gave a extensive interview to the May issue of Diplomacy&Trade.
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Packaging industry
| May 12, 2017
Plastic film manufacturing base developedHungary’s leading plastic film manufacturing base, Material-Plastik, a family-owned company, begins a project worth EUR 10 million, a new 6,000-square-meter factory hall is established and the existing fleet of machinery is also developed.
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Education
| May 5, 2017
Canada concerned with Hungary’s education law“Canada is seriously concerned by amendments that stand to endanger academic freedom in Hungary and the operations of the Central European University [CEU]," according to a statement by Canada's ambassador to Hungary, Isabelle Poupart.
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Consultancy
| April 18, 2017
TCS expanding capacities in HungaryIndia’s largest IT company, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is expanding its capacities in Budapest's 11th districvt by opening a new service center with 500 new employees and five thousand square meters of new office space.
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Hungarian gov't vs. EU
| April 12, 2017
EC to examine Hungarian gov'nt policiesThe European Commission (EC) is to examine whether the recently enacted amendment to the Hungarian higher education law complies with the fundamental values of the European Union. The EC will also look into policies directed against the EU.
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Automotive industry
| April 10, 2017
Apollo Tyres Hungarian plant inauguratedApollo Tyres Chairman Onkar S Kanwar and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán inaugurated Apollo Tyres' 6th global tire manufacturing unit in Gyöngyöshalász, east of Budapest, which is the first greenfield investment of the company outside of India.
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Automotive industry
| April 6, 2017
New gear manufacturing facility to be built in GyőrThe American automotive parts producer Dana Incorporated broke ground on its new European gear manufacturing facility in Győr, NW Hungary to support new business in the region. Production is planned to start in 2018.
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Information technology
| April 3, 2017
IBM development center opens in BudapestThe American multinational technology company IBM has announced the opening of an IBM Budapest Lab dedicated to developing new technologies for IBM Cloud Video to support the increasing demand for streaming video technology.
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Energy industry
| March 31, 2017
New biomass power plant to be built in HungaryThe foundation stone for Hungrana Ltd.’s latest biomass power plant has been laid in Szabadegyháza, this Friday. Hungrana’s existing biomass power plant burns 60,000 tons of hay and 12-15,000 tons of sunflower husk pellets annually.
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Bilateral relations
| March 30, 2017
Austrian-Hungarian cross-border projectA 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.
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Automotive industry
| March 24, 2017
ZF expansion with government cash supportZF, one of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide, and strategic partner of the Hungarian Government, has announced that its Car Powertrain Division invests nearly EUR 100 million in its Eger location (east of Budapest), creating 770 new job until 2019.
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Banking
| March 20, 2017
EBRD-Hungary working groupThe European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Hungarian authorities have agreed to set up a working group to analyse the impact on the banking sector of the recent amendment of the Judicial Enforcement Act.
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Pharmaceutical industry
| March 16, 2017
GSK to launch new development in HungaryGlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is launching a development worth EUR 57 million in its Gödöllő plant. Upon completion of the investment, the plant will have expanded activity, producing diphtheria and tetanus vaccine (DT and TT) components for new areas of use.
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President
| March 13, 2017
Hungarian President re-elected by governing parties The Hungarian governing parties - that is, Fidesz and the small KDNP - re-elected János Áder, a former high-ranking official at Fidesz, as Hungarian President. None of the opposition members of parliament endorsed János Áder's candidacy.
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Environment
Source: press release | March 9, 2017
Zero waste home idea to be presented in BudapestEnvironmental blogger and bestselling author (‘Zero waste home’), Bea Johnson presents her show in Budapest on March 22. Hungarian green associations, municipal companies and authentic public persons will make the event even more colorful.
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Aerospace industry
| March 1, 2017
RUAG expands with new division in HungaryRUAG Aerostructures, a major player in the aerospace industry, opened its new factory in Eger, NE Hungary. It is the Switzerland-based aircraft section producers third plant to complement the ones in Germany and Switzerland.
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Foreign relations
| February 24, 2017
American Embassy responds to NBH PresidentAccusations by Hungarian National Bank governor György Matolcsy to blame a "major NATO ally" trying to topple the Hungarian government and the central bank in 2014 lacked credibility, the spokesman for the US Embassy in Budapest said.
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Automotive industry
| February 21, 2017
Spanish company expands business in SzolnokThe Spanish Segura Group invests over EUR 17 million to expand its automotive bodywork and engine metal component factory in Szolnok, Eastern Hungary and plans to create an additional one hundred jobs there. The Group has been operating in Szolnok since 2005.
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Agrarian industry
| February 17, 2017
US company further develops Hungarian unitWithin the framework of a EUR 7.4 million project, the company GSI - a global leader in the grain and protein solutions - will purchase modern machinery and equipment and plans to double its current staff in the coming years.
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Government
| February 10, 2017
Hungarian PM envisions new attacks in 2017In his annual 'state of the nation' speech, delivered traditionally in front of his followers, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said Hungary’s main task in 2017 would be fending off five major “attacks” against the country.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
Sándor Laczkó | February 9, 2017
Enhancing long-time relations“We have strong and long term cultural relations but they can always be improved,” the Portuguese Ambassador to Hungary, Maria José Morais Pires tells a recent edition of Diplomacy&Trade in the section on Portuguese-Hungarian relations.
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Real estate
| February 7, 2017
Real estate indices are up in HungaryIn January 2017, the Budapest and the Hungarian real estate market indices of GKI-MGYOSZ stood at +4 and +2 points respectively. The index figure in Budapest was slightly up (within the error margin), while the national index has increased 3 points.
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Migration
| February 6, 2017
Hungarian police to Serbia and MacedoniaHungary is sending new contingents of police to Serbia and Macedonia. This is the tenth time that Hungary is sending police units to Macedonia, and the fourth time to Serbia. So far, 385 Hungarian police officers have served along the Balkan migration route.
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Int'l relations
| February 2, 2017
Russian President Putin received in HungaryRussian President Vladimir Putin paid a short visit to Budapest on Thursday. He was welcomed by Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán. According to Hungarian officials, talks largely focused on trade, Russian gas shipments and building a nuclear power station in Hungary.
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Agreement
| January 27, 2017
Hungarian-Spanish development agreementThe Hungarian Development Center (MFK) has signed a representative partnership agreement with the Spanish project development company Inspiralia in the Spanish capital, Madrid in order to cooperate in European Union tenders.
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Agreement
| January 23, 2017
Bank of China signs agreements in HungaryChina’s biggest commercial bank, the Bank of China (BoC) have concluded a number of cooperation agreements with Hungarian partners in Budapest. Bank of China's Chairman has announced the issuing of a yuan debit card in Hungary.
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Accident
| January 21, 2017
Hungarian students die in Italy bus accident16 people, most of them grammar school students from Budapest, have died in a bus accident on the motorway near Verona, Italy Friday night. The bus first hit the motorway barrier and crashed into the pillar of a flyover, followed by a fire on board.
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Telecommunications
| January 10, 2017
Magyar Telekom sells Montenegrin unitHungarian telecoms group Magyar Telekom has signed an agreement with Hrvatski Telekom d.d. for the sale of its majority (76.53%) stake in Crnogorski Telekom A.D. Podgorica. The value of the package is about HUF 38 billion (some EUR 123.5).
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Award
| January 4, 2017
Pharma boss Man of the YearErik Bogsch, the CEO of the Hungarian pharmaceutical giant Gedeon Richter, has been chosen as the 2016 'Man of the Year' in Hungary by the business weekly Figyelő that recognizes positive examples to be followed morally and financially.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| January 3, 2017
Binding ties with Hungary“Japan and Hungary are important partners in the international community, and we have been contributing to the resolution of regional and international issues," Japanese Ambassador Junichi Kosuge tells a recent issue of Diplomacy&Trade.
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Banking
| December 21, 2016
Hungary's OTP buys bank in CroatiaOTP Bank Plc. has announced that its Croatian subsidiary OTP banka Hrvatska, signed an acquisition agreement on purchasing 100% shareholding of Splitska Banka, member of Société Générale Group, portfolio.hu reports.

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Tourism
| December 16, 2016
Dubai Tourism Bureau opens Budapest officeThe Dubai Tourism Bureau has officially opened its Budapest office. The emirate sees significant potential in Hungary and therefore would like to achieve notable growth in the number of Hungarian tourists visiting Dubai.
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Insurance
| November 10, 2016
New business continuity services offered in HungaryAs the risk environment for companies is changing, the insurance firm Allianz Hungária, in close cooperation with AON Hungary in the field of risk analysis, and the IT systems firm Duna Elektronika, jointly provide expert help in case of an unexpected disaster.
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Health
Réka A. Francisck | November 9, 2016
The Smile is the ResultEven though it is one of the city’s newest dental clinics, Helvetic Clinics Budapest already has an excellent reputation. Through recommendations of satisfied clients, it has quickly developed a high-profile clientele seeking exceptional dental care.
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Aerospace industry
| October 25, 2016
Lufthansa Technik opens engineering services centerLufthansa Technik AG, Germany’s leading aircraft maintenance and engineering company has opened a new Aircraft Engineering Services Center at Budapest Airport. The new center will focus its activities around the Boeing 737 aircraft.
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Automotive industry
| October 19, 2016
German carmakers feel Hungarian labor shortageExecutives of German carmakers Audi and Daimler complained about labour shortage in Hungary this Wednesday, adding that efforts to improve worker mobility and local infrastructure were needed, the financial website portfolio.hu reports.
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Transport industry
| October 14, 2016
Electric buses to be manufactured in HungaryChinese automobile manufacturer BYD is establishing Europe’s first electric bus factory in Komárom, NW Hungary with an investment of HUF 6.2 billion forints (EUR 20 mn). Production is expected to already begin early next year.
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Hospitality
| September 14, 2016
Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Hungary’s Leading Business HotelKempinski Hotel Corvinus has been voted Hungary’s Leading Business Hotel by World Travel Awards - a global recognition by the travel, tourism and hospitality industry as the definitive acknowledgement of excellence -, for the third time.
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Aviation industry
| August 24, 2016
Budapest Airport to build new DHL Express baseBudapest Airport and DHL Express have signed a strategic agreement about the development of a new facility for the Deutsche Post DHL Group company in Hungary. This is the second large-scale investment by Budapest Airport and DP DHL.
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Festival
| June 16, 2017
To further strenghten the bonds of bilateral cultural relations between India and Hungary, Embassy of India is organizing the cultural festival 2nd Ganges-Danube: Cultural Festival of India on June 24 and 25, 2017 in fourteen cities of Hungary.
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Society
| June 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.
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Diplomacy
| May 31, 2017
At the invitation of Anita Herczegh, the wife of Hungarian President János Áder, a group of members of the Diplomatic Spouses Budapest (DSB), took part in a journey to the western Hungarian towns of Tapolca and Keszthely.
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Education
| May 30, 2017
CEU President Michael Ignatieff has announced that the university will continue in Budapest in the 2017-2018 academic year. The announcement comes as the future of CEU is uncertain due to legislation put through parliament by the Hungarian government.
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Science
| May 26, 2017
The European Union's ELI-ALPS laser research center was inaugurated in Szeged, SE Hungary. The center's budget was HUF 70 billion (EUR 22.6 million), from which 85% was provided by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund.
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Science
| May 9, 2017
The President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, László Lovász, has been re-elected for another three-year term at the 188th assembly of the organization. The Academy expressed support for the Central European University.
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Award
| May 3, 2017
Hungary's five-time Olympic gold medallist Agnes Keleti received the Israel Prize for Sport and Physical Culture, the state’s highest honor, on May 2 in Jerusalem. The 96-year-old Olympic legend is considered as the founder of gymnastics in Israel.
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Adventure
| May 2, 2017
Zoltán Keszy-Harmath and his wife, Ágnes set out from Hungary on May 1 in their Hungarian manufactured Apollo Fox small light aircraft with the aim of becoming the first married couple who circumnavigate the Earth on airplane.
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Tourism
| April 28, 2017
The number of tourists coming to Hungary has been growing in the past decades, due to affordable accommodation possibilities, low-cost flights, and the many tourist attractions. Budapest remains the leading destination.
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Marketing
| April 24, 2017
The 2016 BalatonBor (BalatonWine) show in Budapest went far beyond the wines and the usual tasting, it emphasized the importance of regional marketing. The food fitting the vintages were made by the staff of Costes Downtown restaurant.
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Sports
| April 20, 2017
It is for the 13th year that a national series of tennis tournaments for businesspeople takes place in Hungary. The Manager Open series starts in the northwestern city of Győr. It will be followed by eight more regional events and the final in Budapest.
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Commemoration
| April 16, 2017
Thousands of people participated in the 'March of the Living', commemorating the victims of the Holocaust in Budapest this Sunday afternoon, remembering the 550,000 Hungarian Jews who died during the Holocaust.
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Protest
| April 4, 2017
The Hungarian governing parties have passed an amendment to the law on higher education, a legislation that is widely considered to target one institution in particular, the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest.
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Foreign relations
| March 29, 2017
The Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Budapest, David Kostelancik has issued a statement, saying that his country is very concerned about the legislation pthat would severely impact the operations of the Central European University in Budapest.
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Science
| March 27, 2017
This year’s Ignaz Lieben Award of the Austrian Academy of Sciences has been given to Hungarian physicist Illés Farkas, a researcher from the Statistical and Biological Physics Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest.
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Water
| March 22, 2017
The reservoir in Budapest's 10th disctrict was opened to the public this Wednesday as March 22 is World Water Day (as declared by the United Nations in 1993). This reservoir is an important source of drinking water people in the Hungarian capital.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
Maria José Morais Pires | March 21, 2017
In the Diplomacy&Trade series WittyLeaks, whihc presents the private expoeriences of ambassadors accredited to Budapest, the Portuguese ambassador's recent article forcused on diverse connections between Portugal and Hungary.
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Interview
Réka A. Francisck | March 7, 2017
Dutchman Rick Enders, General Manager of Budapest Marriott Hotel & Millennium Court, Marriott Executive Apartments is more concerned about the human factor than the tides. Diplomacy&Trade has recently published an interview with him.
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Literature
| March 3, 2017
In order to commemorate the 200th birth anniversary of Hungarian poet János Arany (born March 2, 1817), the National Bank of Hungary issued gold and silver medallions. The presentation too place in the Sándor Palace in the Buda Castle.
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Advertorial
| March 2, 2017
A startup initiative of young Hungarian professionals enters the local market of laundry products and detergents. At first, the 100% Hungarian products will be sold in TESCO stores, then, according to plans, they will also be available in other retails chains.
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Motion picture
| February 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.
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Olympic Games
| February 22, 2017
The Hungarian government suggests that the Budapest City Council and the Hungarian Olympic Committee withdraw from the bid to host the 2024 Summer Games. Over quarter of a million signatures were collected to force a referendum on the issue.
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Charity
| February 20, 2017
The Hungarian Cricket Association is running a friendly (softball) tournament on March 4 in Budapest to raise funds for Csodalámpa Alapítvány, a foundation that has been operating for more than 14 years, fulfilling the dreams of over 3,000 seriously ill children so far.
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Charity
| February 15, 2017
Swedish sports restaurant chain O'Learys launches is a program to help provide school meals to vulnerable children in Ethiopia and DR Congo. The first special hamburger is named after the legendary Hungarian footballer Ferenc Puskás.
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Emergency
| February 13, 2017
The night watchman trapped on board of a ferry swept away some 500 meters to the middle of the Tisza river by ice-floes at the village of Tiszacsege, eastern Hungary, was airlifted to safety this Monday by a military helicopter.
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Sports
| February 8, 2017
Hungarian skipper Nándor Fa finished 8th with his 'Spirit of Hungary' boat in the Vendée Globe round-the-world solo yacht race, arriving in Les Sables-d'Olonne, France with a time of 93 days, 22 hours, 52 minutes and 9 seconds.
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Photography
| January 31, 2017
The National Federation of Hungarian Journalists (MÚOSZ) has announced the winners of its 35th annual photo contest in Budapest. The international jury had to select the best of 6,259 entries submitted by 234 photographers.
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Sports
| January 30, 2017
16-year-old Hungarian Zsombor Piros came from a set down to capture his first junior Grand Slam title, fighting from a set down to defeat Israeli Yshai Oliel 4-6 6-4 6-3 in the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.
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Award
| January 19, 2017
The southern Hungarian city of Pécs has been chosen as one of the 16 recepients of the UNESCO Learning City Award 2017 and thus to become the first Hungarian city to receive this recognition, the international organization has announced.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| January 17, 2017
The departing US Ambassador to Hungary, Colleen Bell received the Middle Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary awarded to her by President János Áder for her work in the interest of developing bilateral relations.
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Sports
| January 16, 2017
Hungary's Sándor Shaolin Liu won the 1,000-meter event at the European Short Track Championship in Torino, Italy. He also finished second at the 3,000-meter superfinal while other members of the Hungarian team won another five silver medals.
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Sports
| January 12, 2017
Three-time Rio Olympics champion swimmer Katinka Hosszú and saber fencer Áron Szilágyi, also an Olympic champion in Rio de Janeiro last year have been elected Hungary’s 'Athletes of the Year 2016' by the country’s sports journalists.
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Weather
| January 9, 2017
Minus 28.1 degrees Celsius (that is, minus 18.58 degrees Fahrenheit) was measured at dawn in the village of Tésa - a new cold record. The previous one, minus 26.5 degrees Celsius was measured 32 years ago in nearby Romhány.
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Popular science
| January 2, 2017
According to an internet survey conducted by the Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society (MME), the Bird of the Year in Hungary in 2017 is the European Goldfinch (scientific name: Carduelis carduelis).
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Food industry
| October 12, 2016
Nestlé Hungária organized a conference in Budapest at the 25th anniversary of its establishment and the 150th anniversary of the founding of Nestlé. Nestlé’s investments in Hungary total more than HUF 100 billion (EUR 330 mn).
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Commerce
| October 6, 2016
Home improvement and do-it-yourself goods hypermarket chain Praktiker has opened its 20th - and the largest - store in Hungary. The 12,000-square-meter facility, secured with a long-term rent contract, has been built in the place of a similar store.
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Culture
| September 22, 2016
Liberty Global Plc has announced a multi-year partnership with Netflix Inc. which will lead to Netflix’s content being made available to Liberty Global video customers across more than 30 countries around the world – including those of UPC Hungary.
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Education
| September 1, 2016
About 1 million 267 thousand students began a new school year in Hungary this Thursday. State secxretary in charge of education, László Palkovics said teachers' wages increase but trade unions believe overall conditions in education are not satisfactory.
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Culture
| August 25, 2016
An exhibition of paitings and drawings by Hungarian musicians has opened in the Rockmúzeum in Budapest. The creators of these pieces of art are rock musicians who decided to try and express their talent in other forms or art.
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