Quote of the week
| January 29, 2016
Hungary is fully committed to the fight against anti-Semitism, and takes a zero tolerance stance against anti-Semitic manifestations, Hungarian state secretary Szabolcs Takács pointed out at the UN ceremony held in remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust.
| January 27, 2016
Hungary slipped down three places in the most comprehensive corruption ranking in the world, the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) prepared by Transparency International. Hungary's performance declined within the EU and also in the CE region.
| January 26, 2016
Hungary’s GKI economic sentiment index (adjusted for seasonal effects) in January 2016 was its highest level in almost 18 months - expectations were near their 2015 peak in the business sector and near their 2014 peak among consumers.
| January 23, 2016
Hungary’s largest drugs producer, Gedeon Richter Plc., has announced that it bought out its Chinese partner, obtaining its outstanding 50% stake, further strengthening its presence in China, the Hungarian financial website portfolio.hu reports.
| January 21, 2016
The Dutch Presidency will work for a European Union that focuses on the essentials, on growth and jobs through innovation and for a Union that connects with civil society, the Dutch Ambassador Gajus Scheltema told a press conference in Budapest.
| January 31, 2016
The Smiling Hospital Foundation will have its main charity fundraising event, the annual "Grand Gala” in the Intercontinental Hotel in Budapest on Saturday, February 13. Proceeds will go towards helping the cheering of kids in hospitals.
| January 25, 2016
2,492 photos were entered into this year's Hungarian Press Photo contest by 240 photographers. The top award was gien by the jury to István Fazekas of the business weekly HVG for his series of photos about migrants crossing Hungary.
| January 22, 2016
Hungary's national team in water polo defeated the Netherlands 9-7 in the final of the European championship in Belgrade this Friday. This victory have not only made them continetal champions but also qualifed them for the Summer Olympic Games.
| January 20, 2016
For the second time, the American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary (AmCham) hosted the Hungarian Ambassador to the United States and the American Ambassador to Hungary at a joint business forum at the Budapest Marriott Hotel.
| January 19, 2016
The Hungarian government has no plans to modify its tax regime as the the government claims the current system is much better than those recommended for Hungary by the IMF, the OECD or other international organisations, portfolio.hu reports.
| January 18, 2016
A reception took place at the 59th Szentgyörgyi Dezső Air Base in Kecskemét, east-central Hungary for the Hungarian contingent returning from the Hungarian military's Baltic Air Policing mission. Hungary and Germany handed over the task to Spain and Belgium.