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| October 18, 2017
World 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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Motion picture
| September 27, 2017
Joining 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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| September 19, 2017
This 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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Music
| September 13, 2017
Seven 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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Motion picture
| September 11, 2017
The 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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| September 7, 2017
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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Motion picture
| September 5, 2017
'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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Festival
| September 4, 2017
The 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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Photography
| August 31, 2017
The 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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Languages
| August 29, 2017
The 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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Festival
| August 17, 2017
One 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
As 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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Music
| August 16, 2017
Hungarian 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
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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Festival
| August 14, 2017
The '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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Festival
| August 9, 2017
One 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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Motion picture
| July 20, 2017
Italian 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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Art treasure
| July 12, 2017
The 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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Exhibition
| July 11, 2017
A 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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Exhibition
| June 27, 2017
The 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
The 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Culture
| August 23, 2016
The building of the Hungarian State Opera will be renovated over the two years for approximately HUF 23 billion (that is, currently about EUR 74 million), the public gazette Magyar Közlöny is quoted by the financial website portfolio.hu.
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Culture
| July 14, 2016
Internationally renowned Hungarian writer Péter Esterházy died in Budapest at the age of 66 years. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer.His was reported by the Hungarian news agency MTI, citing the family and the publisher of the author.
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Culture
Sándor Laczkó | July 12, 2016
India's Minister of State for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, visited Hungary this June on the occasion of the Ganges-Danube Cultural Festival and the International Day of Yoga. That is when he spoke to Diplomacy & Trade.
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Culture
| June 14, 2016
Budapest-born American actor and circus performer Mihály 'Michu' Mészáros died in Los Angeles. Mészáros was probably best known as the man behind costume of ALF, the extraterrestrial living with an American family in an NBC comedy series.
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Culture
| June 10, 2016
Vörösmarty Square in the downtown area of the Hungarian capital is the venue of the 87th Budapest Book Week and its accompanying event, the 15th Children Book Days. Visitors have the opportunity to look at the selections of some 200 publishers.
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Festival
| June 9, 2016
The Embassy of India in Budapest, in cooperation with the Hungarian representatives of several prominent yoga schools, organizes the Ganges-Danube Indian Cultural Festival, a variety of programmes to raise awareness of a healthy and conscious lifestyle.
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Art treasure
| June 8, 2016
'Touch', a painting by Hungarian artist Attila Szűcs, was sold for GBP 16,250 az Sotheby's n London this week. The amount, which was over four times the starting price, is the highest paid for the work of a Hungarian contemporary artist.
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Culture
| May 24, 2016
British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist and United Nations Messenger of Peace, Jane Goodall visited Hungary and gave a speech in Budapest's Tüskecsarnok arena during the presentation of her book entitled 'The Birth of Hope'.
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Festival
| April 9, 2016
The Budapest Spring Festival 2016, launched this Friday, offers a number of programs in a variety of categories ranging from orchestral concerts, opera and dance performances to contemporary crossover productions between April 8 and 24.
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Exhibition
| April 4, 2016
Porcelain objects made in the world-renowned porcelain manufacture in Herend, Western Hungary, are packed in the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest to take them for a two-year special traveling exhibition in five Japanese cities.
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Literature
| March 31, 2016
The winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in literature, Hungarian novelist Imre Kertész has died at the age of 86. The novel Fatelessness he received the Nobel Prize for is said to be one of the most unsettling and credible works of art about the Holocaust.
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Traditions
| March 28, 2016
The traditional Hungarian Easter ceremony of men sprinkling women with water was one of the elements presented to visitors in the Sóstó Museum Village in the outskirts of the noertheastern Hungarian city of Nyíregyháza on Easter Monday.
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Education
| March 7, 2016
The head of the Public Service University in Budapest, András Patyi and that of Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, Matthew D. Shank signed have signed a five-year agreement on cooperation primarily in law enforcement and cybernetics.
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Culture
| February 29, 2016
The Son of Saul, a recent winner at the Golden Globe Awards, a movie by Hungarian director László Nemes Jeles has been given the Academy Award in the foreign-language film category by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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Photography
| February 27, 2016
The Hungarian University of Fine Arts opened a 19th century photo art exhibition in Budapest in order to introduce to the public the pictures of studio photographers whose work was largely ignored by photographic historians in the 20th century.
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Award
Réka A. Francisck | February 24, 2016
Five days to go before the 88th annual Academy Awards and my interviewee, producer Gábor Sipos, along with the whole crew that is “traumatized in a very positive way,” have high hopes of seeing their film win the Academy Award.
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Culture
| February 6, 2016
World-renowned Spanish tenor Placido Domingo was the star guest of the Budapest Opera Ball held this Saturday in Budapest. The theme of the event this year was Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of the death of the English playwright.
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Festival
| February 4, 2016
One of the most popular and spectacular winter events, the Busó festival has begun in Mohács, S Hungary near the Serbian border. Going back to medieval roots, the march of people in frightening costumes is supposed to scare away winter.
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Photography
| 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.
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Motion picture
| January 15, 2016
The Son of Saul, a fresh Golden Globe recepient movie by Hungarian director László Nemes Jeles has been mominated by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for an Academy Award in the best foreign-language film category.
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Motion picture
| January 11, 2016
The 'Son of Saul', a film directed by Hungary's László Nemes Jeles won the Golden Globe Award as the Best Motion Picture in the Foreign Language category in Los Angeles this Sunday. The movie is the first ever Hungarian film to have received this distinction.
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Motion picture
| January 3, 2016
Academy Award winner Hungarian cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond passed away on the first day of 2016 in the United States at the age of 85, the American entertainment weekly reported this Sunday. He had 100 movies to his credit as a cameraman since 1953.
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Traditions
| December 21, 2015
Ada, a northern Serbian village predominantly populated by ethnic Hungarians, was the venue of the celebration of winter solstice on the night of December 21. The event, called 'karacsun', was organized by local organizations cherishing ancient traditions.
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Exhibition
| December 18, 2015
Earlier this month, Dr. Rudolf Sárdi, Head of Mission of the Representative Office of the Ministry of Tourism for Hungary opened the launching of a comprehensive photo exhibition on the beauties of the Kingdom of Cambodia in Hungary’s flag museum.
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Music
| December 16, 2015
Hungarian jazz musician Sándor Benkó, the founder and leader of the Benkó Dixieland Band passed away at the age of 75 in Budapest. An electric engineer by profession, 'Mr. Dixie Teacher', also taught at the Budapest Technical University for decades.
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| November 11, 2015
The fifth Diplomatic Fair, to be organized by the Diplomatic Spouses of Budapest and the InterContinental Budapest promises to be a great extravaganza as previous years. The Fair offers a children’s corner, and a grand raffle with many prizes.
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Science
| November 4, 2015
People from over a hundred countries attend the four-day 7th World Science Forum (WSF) in Budapest that opened this Wednesday. Topics include combatting climate change and natural disasters, recent epidemics and global health hazards they pose.

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Refugees
| October 27, 2015
Although, the war is Syria seems to wage more than ever, a group at the Center for Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery (CCNR) at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest deals with the possibilities of people returning to post-conflict Syria.
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Culture
| September 24, 2015
This Thursday saw the opening of the 2015 program series of the Design Week Budapest Museum of Applied Arts in the Hungarian capital. Those interested in this subject will be able to attend over a hundred programs until October 4.
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Science
Réka A. Francisck | September 16, 2015
September 16 marks the birthday of Hungarian scientist and Nobel Prize winner Albert Szent-Györgyi, whose discovery was among the foundations of modern nutrition. Read on to find out more on this brilliant mind.
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Andrew L. Urban | September 6, 2015
Technology has changed photography technically, but it doesn’t change my way of ‘seeing’. Photojournalism is not dead”, says Tamás Révész, who has organized The World Press Photo exhibition in Budapest.
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| September 4, 2015
Budapest’s Capa Center presents a selection of photographs by Robert Capa, who is one of the world’s most recognized war photojournalists. Due to the great number of visitors, the exhibition has been extended by October 31, 2015.
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Education
| September 1, 2015
Close to 1.2 million students started a new year in some 2,200 Hungarian elementary and secondary schools (today. The number of those enrolling in the first year of elementary school is 74,121 – some four thousand less than last year.
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Award
| August 20, 2015
Chess grand master Judit Polgár and composer Péter Eötvös have been recognized with the Order of Saint Stephen, Hungary’s highest state decoration. The decorations were handed over in the presidential Sándor Palace on August 20, Hungary’s national holiday.
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Festival
| August 14, 2015
For the 15th year in a row, the Seven Meadows’ Land Festival is organized in the village of Őriszentpéter, the center of the Őrség region in southwestern Hungary. The ten-day festival is characterized by 'traditional art and open hearts'.
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Science
| August 5, 2015
Hungary has joined the worldwide 2015 initiative 'International Year of Light'. The programs of the international project are centered around four topics in this country: the science of light; light technology; light in nature; and light and culture.
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Culture
Source: press release | July 20, 2015
Budapest Summer Festival presents 'Ooh La La,' the Night Revue Circus at the Margaret Island Open-air Stage. The joint production of the Open-Air Theatre, Bor Productions and MACIVA is staged on July 30 - August 1.
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Motion picture
| July 7, 2015
The Hungarian Minister of Human Capacities, Zoltán Balog and the French Ambassador in Budapest Roland Galharague signed a Hungarian-French intergovernmental movie production cooperation deal in the Hungarian capital.
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Festival
| July 2, 2015
The now traditional VOLT Festival takes place for the 23rd year with a great line-up of more than 130 artists on 5 stages. The four-day event attracts over 100 000 fans each year, it is still said to maintain a special 'family' atmosphere.
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Art treasure
| June 19, 2015
Atrs collector Imre Pákh, the owner of the 'Golgotha' painting the Hungarian state would like to purchase from him says he has received several 'warnings' that he may be barred from the entering Hungary if he does not concede to the state's price offer.
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Science
| June 10, 2015
The European Commission's Joint Research Center (JRC) and the European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC) organized an event in Budapest this Wednesday to present a joint JRC-EASAC report on the "Management of Spent Nuclear Fuel and its Waste".
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Exhibition
| June 5, 2015
The Hungarian Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015 has been presented. The design, originally selected as second best in a public competition, reflects the theme of the Universal Exposition "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life".
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Award
| May 28, 2015
Innovative Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai was chosen as the winner of the sixth Man Booker International Prize awarded for an achievement in fiction on the world stage. He was chosen from a list of ten eminent contenders from around the world.
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Motion picture
| May 25, 2015
The Holocaust drama ‘Son of Saul’ won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival this Sunday. It is the highest ever recognition of a Hungarian moview at the Cannes Festival. The movie, directed by László Nemes, also collected three other prizes.
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Festival
Sándor Laczkó | May 20, 2015
May 20 sees the start of the series of events called Italian Festival organized by the Italian Institute of External Trade (ICE) under the patronage of the Italian Embassy in Budapest and in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute.
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Consuls
Réka A. Francisck | May 18, 2015
Albanian and Hungarian relations extend over centuries,” Albanian Consul of Honor Avnija Hafuzi says in a recent interview with Diplomacy & Trade. The businessman speaks about a charity project he is currently involved in.
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Culture
| May 12, 2015
Optimus Plesni Klub was founded by Rade Janjic in 2008. The dance club’s goal is to train competitive couples at an international level and popularise competitive dancing in Croatia. The club is very successful and well-known, ancers regularly appear in the popular TV show, Dancing With the Stars (Ples sa zvijezdama).
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Charity
| May 6, 2015
A Charity Bazaar - presented by the Indonsian Trade Pomotion Center and the Indonesian Embassy in Budapest - will be held at the Hungarian capital's Millenáris Teátrum on May 8-9. Proceeds are to go to the Sóstó Zoo in Nyíregyháza, NE Hungary.
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| April 24, 2015
"The idea was to create a meeting place for the Scandinavian people who live in Budapest, and for Hungarian fans of Scandinavian language and culture," founder Veronika Varga explains in the recent Swedish country focus of Diplomacy & Trade.
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Exhibition
| April 10, 2015
The MummyWorld Exhibition at the Hungarian Natural History Museum in Budapest was added the mummy of a Hungarian physician's young son who died in diphtheria 150 years ago. Human mummies from five continents are on display until May 17.
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Public transport
| March 2, 2015
March 1, 1915 saw the launch of the first public service bus line in the Hungarian capital with two vehicles (an electric- and a gasoline-powered one). 100 years later, also on a Sunday, old buses paraded on Andrássy Avenue to commemorate the anniversary.
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Festival
| February 16, 2015
One of the most popular and spectacular winter events, the Buso festival took place in Mohács, near the Serbian border this past week-end. According to estimates, some 80,000 people gathered in the town to attend the festival.
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Exhibition
| January 30, 2015
The first life-sized terracotta soldier has been unpacked at the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest where it will be displayed as part of 'The Treasures of Ancient China' exhibition from February 6, the Hungarian news agency MTI reports.
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Education
Katalin Kürtösi | January 16, 2015
The history of Canadian studies in Hungary was explained in the recent Canadian Focus of Diplomacy & Trade Associate Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Szeged and the founder of Canadian Studies at that university.
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Popular science
| January 5, 2015
According to an internet survey conducted by the Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society (MME), the Bird of the Year in Hungary in 2015 is the hoopoe, which finished ahead of the blackbird and the robin in the voting.
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Award
| December 29, 2014
Recipients of the ‘Prestige Award’ given to a winery, a wine bar, a wine shop and a restaurant, who all play a significant role in the world of wines, have been honored at a ceremony at the Kárpátia Restaurant in Budapest earlier this month.
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Motion picture
| November 13, 2014
The vast prairie landscapes of Hungary provide the background for Délibáb ('Mirage'), the new movie by young Hungarian director Szabolcs Hajdu released in Hungary this week. In September, it was a great success at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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Anniversary
| November 10, 2014
A commemoration was held this Sunday, marking the 70th death anniversary of poet and Holocaust victim Miklós Radnóti, considered to be one of the great poets in this country. He is believed to have been shot dead during a death march in 1944.
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Tourism
| September 25, 2014
Two important development projects to give a better insight into the world's flora and fauna are under way in Hungary's largest zoo, the one in the northeastern town of Nyíregyháza. The projects are mainly financed by the European Union from development funds.
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Education
| September 5, 2014
Aquincum campus, the new university quarters of Graphisoft Park in the northern Óbuda region of the Hungarian capital was inaugurated this Friday. AIT-Budapest and IBS International Business School are the two first two 'tenants' in the new campus.
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Gastronomy
Sándor Laczkó | September 3, 2014
Italian businessman Alessandro Balli has been around in Hungary - and involved in bilateral trade - for quite some time, he and his wife run a restaurant in Budapest. He talked to Diplomacy & Trade about using his expertise in cuisine as part of Italian culture.
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Education
| September 1, 2014
Following a summer vacation of two and a half months, the 2014-15 school year officialy began on Monday, September 1 for about 1 million and 267 thousand students in Hungary, including 98,600 pupils starting elementary school.
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Archeology
| August 26, 2014
Hungarian acheologists have encountered important Bronze Age findings at excavations preceding earthworks along main road 21 at Jobbágyi, NW of Budapest. The findings are said to be from the late Bronze Age tumulus culture.
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History
Professor Judit Gera, ELTE Department of Dutch | August 21, 2014
The recent Holland country focus in Diplomacy & Trade included the view on the Hungarian-Dutch relations by the Dutch Department of the University of Debrecen as well as that of the ELTE University in Budapest. This time we have the article by the ELTE department.
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Festival
| August 11, 2014
One of Europe's biggest cultural - and mainly music - festival, the Sziget Festival on Óbuda island (hence the name) on the River Danube opened its gates this Monday. We have for you a preview by a Dutch journalist, Maria Douwes.
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Exhibition
Maria Douwes | August 8, 2014
Start spreading the news: one of the most comprehensive exhibitions of Rembrandt and Dutch Golden Age Paintings will be held at the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest from the end of October until the middle of February 2015.
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Civil Movement
Réka A. Francisck | August 6, 2014
“Races are coming your way, so forget all your duties, oh yeah…” Do these lines ring a bell? Did you know that it is mandatory to have a bell on your bike, at least in Hungary? Diplomacy & Trade featured this article in its recent Dutch country focus.
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Literature
| July 24, 2014
Hungarian contemporary author László Krasznahorkai, the author of 16 books, is the 2014 recipient of the America Awards - considered by many as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize for Literature’ - for a lifetime contribution to international writing.
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History
| July 9, 2014
In its recent Dutch focus, Diplomacy & Trade featured an article by the Dutch Department of the University of Debrecen on how they see the different aspects of seven-century history of relationship between Hungarians and the Dutch.
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Festival
| July 1, 2014
Thousands of youngsters gathered for day zero on Tuesday for the 22nd VOLT music festival in Sopron, NW Hungary. Organizers expect some 110,000 peoplefor the five-day event that ends on Sunday with the concert of the British band 'Arctic Monkeys'.
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Witty Leaks
Japanese ambassador Tadamichi Yamamoto | June 27, 2014
In Diplomacy & Trade’s Witty Leaks series, diplomats give their personal account of the experiences of their “excursions” to Hungarian culture, art, gastronomy and landscape. This time, the topic is the enjoyment of health spas and wine tasting.
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Holocaust
László Petrovics-Ofner | June 20, 2014
If fortunate to be in Budapest on this Saturday, June 21, tourists, expats, and Hungarians can partake in one of the best developed tours by manners at once engaging and deeply moving into the brightest, yet, best kept secrets of Hungarian history.
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Culture
| June 17, 2014
The Hungarian capital's annual open-air summer festival of opera, music and dance is staged at two open-air theaters, one on Margaret Island and one in Városmajor Park, on the Buda side of the city, throughout the summer of 2014.
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Culture
| June 16, 2014
World-renowned Hungarian classical pianist and conductor András Schiff, a British citizen since 2001, has been awarded a KBE (Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II in the 2014 Birthday Honors.
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Festival
| May 12, 2014
The Hungarian participant of this year's Eurovision song contest, András Kállay-Saunders - with his song entiled 'Running' - finished 5th in Saturday's final from among 26 entries in Tuesday's semifinal in the Danish capital, Copenhagen.
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Science
| May 6, 2014
Internationally acclaimed mathematician and computer scientist László Lovász has been elected as the new president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) at a closed session of the academy’s 185th annual assembly meeting in Budapest this Tuesday.
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Cultural institute
| April 17, 2014
Founded in 2004, Budapest-based Finnagora is one of the 17 culture and science institutes of Finland around the world. In its recent Finland focus, Diplomacy & Trade published an interview with the director of Finnagora, Leena Pasanen.
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Festival
| March 4, 2014
One of the most popular and spectacular winter events in Hungary, the Buso festival ended this Tuesday in Mohács, near the Serbian border. In what is referred to as 'busójárás' in Hungarian, figures symbolizing winter were burned
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Music
| February 25, 2014
András Kállay-Saunders has been selected by Hungarian TV viewers to represent Hungary at the 2014 Eurovision song contest in the Danish capital, Copenhagen this May. His song ’Running’ received the most televotes in the national contest called ’A Dal’ (’The Song’).
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Education
Réka A. Francisck | January 23, 2014
An exhibition was opened at Budapest’s Katona József Theater, displaying the works of school children. Each of the creations is inspired by a UNICEF photo, depicting some of the most pressing issues of our time, for instance child poverty and environment protection.
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Culture
| January 22, 2014
Culture is the cohesive force that binds together a nation through both space and history, Minister for Human Resources Zoltán Balog said on Wednesday on Hungarian Culture Day at a gala program involving all national cultural institutions.
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Cultural institute
| January 6, 2014
The Croatian capital, Zagreb saw the opening of a new Hungarian cultural institute this past week-end. The purpose of the new institute is to inform people in Croatia about Hungarian cultural and scientific achievements.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
Dr. Gordan Grlic-Radman, Ambassador of Croatia | December 31, 2013
In a series of personal rather official stories shared with the readers of Diplomacy & Trade by ambassadors accredited to Hungary, the Croatian Ambassador Gordan Grlic-Radman has written a diary about his visits around Hungary.
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Motion picture
| December 30, 2013
The Hungarian movie ‘The notebook’ submitted to the 86th Academy Awards ('Oscars') for Best Foreign Language Film has been short-listed to be among the nine finalists from which the final five nominees announced on January 16, 2014.
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Music
| December 23, 2013
The world's best-known female organ player Rhoda Scott gave a concert this past Sunday in the Budapest Marriott Hotel, performing with fellow American Sylvia Howard, Hungary's Roby Lakatos and the Modern Art Orchestra.
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Music
| December 21, 2013
Earlier this year, members of Omega, the legendary Hungarian rock group were recognized in Russia for the role they played decades ago. In a recent issue of Diplomacy & Trade, János Kóbor and László Benkő talked about the surprise.
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Culture
| December 4, 2013
A lively event, a unique ‘soirée musicale’ has been held recently at the Dutch Ambassador’s residence in Budapest in the honor of the launch of the Foundation Magyar Nóta, the Dutch initiative to support and preserve Hungarian music.
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Cultural institute
Valery Platonov | November 13, 2013
The official home of Russian Culture in Hungary, the Russian Cultural Center of Budapest offers a wide range of programs in the field of arts, education and science. The Director of the Center Valery Platonov described the institution for the readers of Diplomacy & Trade.
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Culture
| November 8, 2013
After being shuttered up for more than five years, Budapest’s Erkel Theater officially reopened on November 7, the birthday of the great Hungarian composer, Ferenc Erkel, and appointed as the Day of Hungarian Opera from now on.
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Photography
| October 16, 2013
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Robert Capa, the world renowned photographer of Hungarian descent, the National Bank of Hungary issued a gold memorial coin while the Hungarian Post Office came out with a commemorative stamp.
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Conference
Réka A. Francisck | October 11, 2013
2013 marks the 20th anniversary of ESSCA (École Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers) Budapest. To celebrate "á la mode," the school hosted a conference on education and a mini gala event serving French delicacies.
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Cultural institute
Réka A. Francisck | September 20, 2013
“Our mission is to create and offer Hungarians innovative and unique programs in education and the arts that explore the evolving diversity and richness of French culture,” said the Director of the French Institute in Budapest, Francois Laquieze.
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Charity
Delfin Pllana, Embassy of Kosovo, Budapest | September 13, 2013
September 5th is the day of passing away of Mother Teresa, a day commemorated all over the world, a day in which humanity is called for action to help the poor of the poorest, something that Mother Teresa did all of her life.
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Education
| August 28, 2013
As it enters the 2013/2014 school year, the American International School of Budapest (AISB) celebrates its 40-year anniversary that creates the opportunity for the School community to reminisce, reconnect and celebrate its achievements.
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Media
| August 15, 2013
As of this August, movies and TV series on public service television channels in Hungary (m1, m2, Duna TV and Duna World) can be also watched in their original language as an alternative to the audio track with Hungarian dubbing.
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Music
| August 13, 2013
Celebrated pianist, jazz musician and composer György Vukán died this Monday, just nine days before his 72nd birthday. Although, he was widely known as a musician, he also held a degree in dentistry (received in 1964), a profession he also practiced.
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Education
| July 19, 2013
“Chess education was introduced in 2010 to the Happy Kids International Kindergarten, where my own kids went at that time,” Hungary’s Judit Polgár, the world’s top female chess player recalls in a recent interview to Diplomacy & Trade.
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Cultural Interview
Réka A. Francisck | July 9, 2013
Located at the edge of the former Jewish Quarter in downtown Budapest, at Paulay Ede Street 1, the Israeli Cultural Institute (ICI) hosts and organizes concerts, exhibitions, film screenings and club activities for Jews and non-Jews.
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Exhibition
| June 27, 2013
An exhibition opened in the Hungarian National Gallery on June 27, presenting paintings and drawings by French and Hungarian impressionists and post-impressionists, including Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Pál Szinyei-Merse and József Rippl-Rónai.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
Karin Olofsdotter | June 25, 2013
In its WittyLeaks series, a recent issue of Diplomacy & Trade has carried a piece by the Swedish ambassador to Hungary, Karin Olofsdotter who describes her walk from her residence to work as she observes everyday life in Budapest.

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Science
| June 13, 2013
CERN, the European organization for nuclear research, inaugurated its data center in Budapest, marking the completion of the facility hosting the extension for CERN computing resources. CERN and this facility are connected with 100 Gbit/s circuits.
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Hungarians abroad
| June 10, 2013
The Hungarian shadow-dance group ‘Attraction’ won this year’s Britain's Got Talent show on ITV with 27% of the viewers’ votes. The Hungarians finished ahead of a teenage comedian from Yorkshire and a pair of singing brothers from Wales.
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bilateral agreement
| May 15, 2013
The Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources (EMMI) has issued a statement on Minister Zoltán Balog’s trip to China this week. Minister Balog signed a bilateral cultural cooperation agreement with in the Chinese capital, Beijing this Tuesday.
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Education
Réka A. Francisck | May 14, 2013
The American International School Budapest is an independent, nonprofit coeducational day school for students from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. The campus stands on 13.1 hectares of land, some 13 kilometers from Budapest, in Nagykovácsi.
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Hungarian society
| May 9, 2013
A dozen people in the small southern Hungarian village of Geresdlak, Baranya County, start a Finnish language course financed by the European Union. They wish to talk the language of the increasing number of immigrants from Finland.
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Culture
| April 29, 2013
The Danube Tower in the unique 19th-century complex Fort Monostor on the bank of the River Danube in Komárom, northwestern Hungary will host the 23rd international Mediawave Festival from Tuesday through Saturday this week.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
Gwan-Pyo Nam | April 27, 2013
Diplomacy & Trade regularly prints the accounts of personal experiences and thoughts by Ambassadors accredited to Budapest. This time, we publish the piece written for us by the Korean ambassador to Hungary, Gwan-Pyo Nam.
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Exhibition
| April 10, 2013
A mini Hungary model park has opened in the local arboretum in Szarvas, east-central Hungary. The new tourist attraction of the town comprises of miniature replicas of most famous building complexes of Budapest and the countryside.
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Education
| March 21, 2013
Having established the Hungarian National Talent Support Council in 2006, internationally renowned biochemist and talent researcher, Professor Péter Csermely talked to a recent issue of Diplomacy & Trade presenting Hungarian personalities.
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Films
| February 22, 2013
A drawing by a Hungarian artist, Fedinánd Horváth, has been recovered from the Disney archives 74 years after it was made. The 1938 sketch depicts Mickey Mouse having a nightmare under the influence of too much laughing gas.
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Education
| February 13, 2013
The French School of Budapest, an international institution, which prepares pupils for the French Baccalauréat is organizing an open day on Friday, 8th March 2013 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm, the school management says in a statement.
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Culture
Réka A. Francisck | January 11, 2013
The Italian Cultural Institute in Budapest, an office of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organizes a wide range of events to inform the Hungarian audience on the most relevant aspects of contemporary Italian culture.
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Culture
| January 8, 2013
This Tuesday, deputy state secretary in the Hungarian Foreign Ministry Gergely Pröhle opened a permanent exhibition in the Hudec Memorial Hall in Shanghai dedicated to the works of Hungarian-born architect László Hudec.
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Education
| November 22, 2012
The number of Hungarians studying abroad under the Erasmus student exchange project in the 2011/2012 academic year increased by about 4.5% compared to the previous year. the numbers have been steadily rising over the past years.
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Cultural Interview
Réka A. Francisck | November 9, 2012
The Japan Foundation, Budapest encourages cultural collaboration between Hungary and Japan by organizing programs and making contributions to various festivals and exhibitions in the fields of film, dance, theater, literature and photography.
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Exhibition
| November 2, 2012
The Houston's International Quilt Festival in Texas features – among others – the exquisite artistry of the Hungarian quilts, a 16-piece exhibit of Hungarian blue-dyed fabrics and folk-art motifs in the first days of November in the George R. Brown Convention Center.
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Festival
Source: Press release | September 18, 2012
Organized on September 21 by Jam Dance Studio and Visual World Foundation, Swing and Soul Day offers a great range of dance related programs. Look after your body and think of dance as a source of energy! Oh, and ALL THAT SWING!
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Exhibition
| September 6, 2012
As part of the Jewish Summer Festival, Budapest’s Central (Szabó Ervin) Library hosted two spectacular exhibitions, on Israel’s finest children’s book illustrations, and on famous Jewish manuscripts and ceremonial objects.
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Concert
| September 5, 2012
The new season of the Budapest Festival Orchestra once again opens with the Budapest Mahler Festival. The festival program reflects the revamped strategy of the Orchestra/BFO, which focuses particularly on new, modern music and a young audience.
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Cultural Interview
Réka A. Francisck | August 14, 2012
The Goethe Institut in Budapest opened its gates in March 1988, becoming the first such establishment in the EasternEuropean region. The aim of this cultural institute is to bring the multifaceted image of the Federal Republic of Germany to the world.
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Tourism
| July 10, 2012
Green Pyramid: the flora, fauna and the culture of Indonesia - that is one of the main attractions in the Sóstó Zoo in Nyíregyháza that the June issue - dealing with the countries of the ASEAN region - of Diplomacy and Trade.
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| June 20, 2012
The long awaited sub-program of the Visegrad Artist Residency Program targeting writers, poets, journalists and translators was recently launched by the International Visegrad Fund, of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
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Culture
Gauri Shankar Gupta, Ambassador of India | June 12, 2012
Rabindranath Tagore was an individual who became a legendary figure in his own lifetime. He substantially re-wrote and enriched the landscape of Indian art, poetry, culture and literature. He was the father of Bengali Renaissance.
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Award
| May 23, 2012
King Harald V of Norway presented the 2012 Abel Prize to Hungarian-American mathematician Endre Szemerédi at a ceremony in Oslo this Tuesday. The Abel Prize is awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
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Culture
| April 25, 2012
American jazz clarinetist Joe Muranyi, of Hungarian descent, has died at the age of 84 in New York City. He played in Louis Armstrong’s All Stars group, as well as with many other jazz legends. He also performed in Hungary several times.
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Witty Leaks
Charbel Stephan, Ambassador of Lebanon | April 21, 2012
The meeting of two civilizations is always an exciting moment – especially if, in spite of some similarities, the two cultures derive from two totally different historical, geographical, social, and religious backgrounds.
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Culture
Réka A. Francisck | April 13, 2012
This year marks the 130th birth anniversary of the Hungarian composer, folk music expert and educator Zoltán Kodály. He is best known internationally as the creator of the Kodály Method, a music teaching method used across the world.
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Culture
Rudolf Sárdi | April 12, 2012
Few have realized that the countless faces of Brazil, occupying a territory almost as large as the United States, would still be shrouded in darkness had it not been for the emergence of civil aviation. Read on to discover more!
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Crime
| March 24, 2012
The picture "Rendez-vous of Lovers" by 19-20th century Hungarian painter Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka - the painting sold at the highest price at Hungarian actions - has been stolen from an art collector, a Hungarian private individual.
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Culture
Rudolf Sárdi | March 5, 2012
One enduring legacy that Danish storyteller and poet Hans Christian Andersen left to posterity is a partially clothed young woman, Den Lille Havfrue, the Little Mermaid. The story was published in the Nordic issue of Diplomacy & Trade.
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Culture
Réka A. Francisck | February 24, 2012
Founded in 2004 by the Finnagora Foundation, which comprises oF Finnish cities, universities, companies and civil organizations, Finnagora in Budapest is one of the 17 cultural and science institutes of Finland. This is an institute literally designed for culture.
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Photography
Sándor Laczkó | February 22, 2012
Associated Press photographer Béla Szandelszky returned from revolt torn Egypt in early December, before that he was in Afghanistan and Libya close to a month – an article on his activity and philosophy apeared in Diplomacy & Trade.
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Travel
Rudolf Sárdi | February 6, 2012
Sipping a glass of Ararat and watching over the stunning ranges of the Armenian mountain that gave this fine liquid its name can easily make any visitor become infatuated with the country that has carried an enormous psychological baggage from history.
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Travel
Réka A. Francisck | January 27, 2012
Despite its prosaic name, Hévíz (the word translates to thermal water) is a magical place. A trip here is an excellent way to brighten up the winter months. Managed by Hévíz Thermal Bath Ltd., the lake is considered a national treasure.
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Cultural Interview
Rudolf Sárdi | January 25, 2012
Contributing to social change, engaging with people at a human level, fostering advancement in education and developing intercultural dialogue are only a few of the goals that the British Council has sought to accomplish in recent years.
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Culture
Réka A. Francisck | January 23, 2012
Opened in 1999, Hungarian Cultural Centre in London, a multifaceted institute provides a forum for people and ideas, enabling Hungarian artists to introduce themselves in Britain. The piece on it appeared in the December issue of Diplomacy & Trade.
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Exhibition
| January 17, 2012
In remembrance of the Swedish diplomat who saved the lives of tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews in World War II, a series of events called the 'Wallenberg Year' was launched in Budapest on the day he was last seen in 1945.
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Business club
Rudolf Sárdi | January 10, 2012
To develop the relations between Latin America and Hungary, the Latin American Union, named LATIMO, was founded on Nov 28, 2011 by former diplomats, business people, commercial and economic experts and technical specialists.
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Tourism
Rudolf Sárdi | December 22, 2011
In recent years the number of tourists opting for Brazil as their destination has increased considerably as a result of the country’s continued promotion on the Hungarian market. In order to further boost tourism, a tourist workshop was organized recently.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
Chung-ha Suh | November 4, 2011
The former ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Hungary, Chung-ha Suh who left Budapest in September, wrote a lovely piece for Diplomacy and Trade about his fascination with music that connect lots Koreans and Hungarians.
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Culture
Réka A. Francisck | October 24, 2011
Liszt concerts in Bayreuth, Paris, Prague, Vienna, Vilnius and Seoul: It seems that the whole world has listened to Liszt tunes on the eve of the Hungarian pianist and composer's 200th birthday on October 22.
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History
Tamás Katona | October 5, 2011
In his article for Diplomacy & Trade, historian Tamás Katona, also a former Hungarian ambassador to Poland, looks at Hungarian-Polish cooperation from a historical perspective - from the birth of the two states to their EU presidencies.
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Cultural Interview
Réka A. Francisck | September 28, 2011
The Polish Institute in Budapest is one of the world’s oldest Polish Institutes and one of the oldest foreign institutes in Hungary. Director Arkadiusz Bernas talks about the present, the past and the future of the institution.

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Ambassadors in Budapest
Cecilia Björner, former Swedish ambassador | September 26, 2011
Cecilia Björner whose term as the Ambassador of Sweden expired this summer, says she was fortunate enough to serve in a country so rich in musical traditions, the homeland of such composers of Liszt, Bartók, Kodály or Ligeti.
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Festival
Réka A. Francisck | September 20, 2011
The internationally recognized Budapest Jewish Summer Festival started with an unconventional concert this year, presenting the Adler Trio from Israel, Katica Illenyi violinist and the Cseke Quartet, and ended with huge success.
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Culture
Réka A. Francisck | August 22, 2011
For thousands of years the speed of communications was determined by the speed of the swiftest runner or the fastest horse. The development of the telephone was a major step towards speeding up communication worldwide.
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Exhibition
Réka A. Francisck | August 16, 2011
An internationally successful exhibition of replicas of China's first emperor’s famous ancient terracotta army arrived in Budapest this summer. The show features some 170 quality replicas of the most famous clay figures in the world.
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Culture
Sándor Laczkó | August 15, 2011
Sziget Festival, one of Europe’s largest music festivals, has incurred losses this year, according to preliminary estimates, Est Media Holding, the listed owner of the event, has announced on Monday. In previous years the festival generated profit.
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Festival
Réka A. Francisck | August 9, 2011
Budapest's Sziget Festival, one of Europe's most popular outdoor musical and cultural events kicks off today with Day Zero. The festival’s Main Stage will host the 7-time Grammy winner American pop-icon Prince.
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Travel
Réka A. Francisck | August 3, 2011
Lake Balaton represents one of the greatest environmental treasures and a unique ecological fortune of Hungary. Its popularity results from the favorable climate and the nice landscape surrounding the lake.
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Travel
Rudolf Sárdi | August 2, 2011
Varanasi, also known as Kashi and Benaras, is the cultural capital of India – a mysterious place that has been slightly overlooked by visitors, who set foot in the incredible land of India only to see the majestic Taj Mahal and tick some sights of general interest.
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National day
Réka A. Francisck | August 1, 2011
The 20th century became a century reigned by women in The Netherlands. However this might change in the future. At least, this is the wish of 60 percent of the Dutch public. Also, some prefer the monarchy to wield no political influence, whatsoever.
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Immigration
Robert H. C. Kemkers | July 28, 2011
Hungary seems to attract an increasing Dutch immigration. Let's find out why, from a Dutchman who has been living in Hungary for a while. He's done his own research, found his own answers and agreed to share it with Diplomacy and Trade.
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Exhibition
Sándor Laczkó | July 27, 2011
55 true to life and life-size dinosaur models, based on recent research by scientists impress the visitors in Zánka at Lake Balaton for two months. The giant prehistoric creatures enjoy incredible popularity with adults and children alike.
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Culture
Réka A. Francisck | July 25, 2011
Widely available at modest prices today, tulips are still closely associated with the Netherlands. However, the tulip is not a native Dutch flower. Here's a story on tulips, an ambassador with a green thumb and the practice of tulip speculation.
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Education
Rudolf Sárdi | July 22, 2011
To facilitate and maintain an interdisciplinary, global network of applicants who are interested in nationalism, ethnicity and related areas is the ultimate goal of a program that the Faculty of Humanities of ELTE has recenly established.
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Festival
Sándor Laczkó | July 11, 2011
The Heineken Balaton Sound Festival at a fancy beach on the southern shore of Lake Balaton set a new record this year, as it registered more than 100,000 guests, according to main organiser Norbert Löbenwein.
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Culture
Alica Árvay | July 1, 2011
Though many Turkish architectural remains were demolished, nevertheless, the cultural heritage is still rich and full of amazing stories. Diplomacy and Trade found an excellent guide in Mihály Ráday to explore this topic.
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History
Réka A. Francisck | June 21, 2011
The Turks, who were stationed in Hungary for 150 years, could not have found a better place for developing their sophisticated bathing culture. Hungary had the treasure they needed: thermal water. Not just any water, nor in just any amount.
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History
Tamás Katona | June 16, 2011
Although, Hungarian remember the Ottoman Turks as savage people who occupied south and central Hungary for some 150 years, historian Tamás Katona's piece for Diplomacy & Trade brings up two positive examples.
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Exhibition
Sándor Laczkó | June 13, 2011
A Polish-Hungarian outdoor sculpture exhibition opened at The Hague, in and around Binnenhof that provides home for the Dutch parliament. Our picture shows Polish artist Robert Sobocinski with one of his works of art.
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Interview
Réka A. Francisck | June 3, 2011
Hungary continues to thrive as a shooting destination. According to Tamás Csapó, Chief Executive of Korda Studios, this country suits international filmmakers’ purposes for two reasons – one is aesthetic and the other is financial.
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Culture
Réka A. Francisck | May 25, 2011
This year, we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of József Rippl-Rónai, one of the greatest Hungarian painters. Throughout the year, his works can be seen on drapes, on lamp-standards, on souvenirs and even on chocolate wrapping.
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Cultural Interview
Alica Árvay | May 23, 2011
Within the frames of Francophone Film Week organized by the French Institute, Diplomacy and Trade visited the press screeding of a marvellous film by Jean Berger titled, 'My Afternoons With Margueritte and talked to the director.
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Culture
Alica Árvay | May 18, 2011
Krétakör (Chalk Circle Theater) is said to be one of the most progressive and internationally acknowledged Hungarian independent theaters. Its founder is a highly original figure on several accounts.

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Culture
Alica Árvay | May 16, 2011
Kerepesi temető or the Graveyard at Fiume Street, known as ‘Hungary’s Pere
Lachaise', preserves Hungary's cultural history in a way that reminds the visitor how rich this cultural history is.
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Gastronomy
Sándor Laczkó | April 29, 2011
Tasting the whole menu with corresponding wines – that is what the Symbol restaurant in Budapest offers to its guests. The 44-course menu is based on a book describing what wine producers cook for themselves.
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Cultural Interview
Réka A. Francisck | April 28, 2011
The Budapest French Institute is here to promote French language and culture, and to encourage cross-cultural exchange. The institution serves as a French hub and a second home for those 2-3,000 French living in Hungary.
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Culture
Réka A. Francisck | April 22, 2011
Last September saw the old, neoclassical building of the Óbuda Synagogue reborn. Since then, it has been in use on a regular basis, including services and communal gatherings every Friday to Sunday, and further reconstructions during the rest of the week.

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Culture
Sándor Laczkó | April 19, 2011
The Minaret of Eger, the famous 400-year-old prayer tower is up for rent and the asset management Hungarian State Holding Company hopes for at least HUF one million a year (some EUR 3,700) in rental charges.
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Tourism
Rudolf Sárdi | April 15, 2011
Stretching across half of South America, the fascinating land of Brazil has enchanted travelers for over 500 years. Alexandre Vidal Porto, Charge d’Affaire at the Brazilian Embassy in Budapest, shares his views on the rise of Brazilian tourism.
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Festival
Alica Árvay | April 12, 2011
The Millenaris Park in Budapest will see - between April 14 and 17 - one of the greatest international gatherings of the year: international authors, exhibitions related to Hungary’s EU Presidency and a good glance at the book market.
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Interview
Alica Árvay | March 29, 2011
Two young Hungarian reporters, Eszter Cseke and András S. Takács have been acknowledged for their documentary series entitled 'On the Spot', where they undertake dangers to capture real life experience all over the world.
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Tourism
Rudolf Sárdi | March 2, 2011
Visitors who have ventured into the mysterious land of Suriname, simply refer this out-of-the-way country as nothing but unusual. Comfortably nestled between Guyana and French Guiana, Suriname is indeed unusual for several reasons.
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Culture
MTI | February 22, 2011
Hungarian sociologist and academic Zsuzsa Ferge received on Tuesday the UNICEF Bouquet of Appreciation, awarded in recognition of Ferge's efforts to address child poverty in Hungary spanning several decades.
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Culture
MTI | February 21, 2011
Hungarian director Béla Tarr's "The Turin Horse" won the Jury Grand Prix (Silver Bear) prize at the 61st Berlin Film Festival on Saturday, in addition to the main prize of the International Federation of Film Critics on Friday.
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Cultural Interview
Alica Árvay | February 11, 2011
Judit Virág is one of the most acknowledged art-dealers and art historians. Her establishment, the Virág Judit Gallery and Auction House, is one of the bests that focuses on 19th and 20th century art and the high period of Zsolnay porcelain.
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Culture
MTI | February 9, 2011
The Roma (gypsy) population and their place in society are the main themes of an exhibition of pictures by four Hungarian Roma women painters that opened in the UNESCO headquarters in Paris on Tuesday evening.
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EU Presidency
Réka A. Francisck | February 3, 2011
A Hungarian culinary week is being held at the European Parliament in currently, featuring traditional Hungarian dishes, such as pea soup, 'székelykáposzta' (sauerkraut stew) and 'Somlói galuska' (Somló spnge cake).
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Culture
Alica Árvay | February 2, 2011
How Europe is being thought of in Hungary and how Europeans are seen through the eyes of a Russian artist. This is the theme of a unique photo exhibition opened at the Ministry of National Resources in Budapest.
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Culture
Mészáros & Szabó | January 28, 2011
The current peak season of auctions at the art market has brought a few recognitions to which participant’s expectations need to be readjusted to be financially successful. Experts and art appraisals analyze the year’s new outcomes.
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Exhibition
Source: press release | January 26, 2011
A photo exhibition entitled 'Arctic Vision' will be opening on Feb 2 at the Hungarian Natural History Museum. Presented by the Canadian Embassy in Budapest, the exhibition will show images of the International Polar Year.
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Popular science
Alica Árvay | January 21, 2011
Every third person suffers from insomnia, which significantly influences mental and emotional well-being. Though, the importance of deep sleeping is widely known, there is still a blind spot regarding the purpose and real function of this state.
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Culture
MTI | January 21, 2011
Celebrating the birth bicentenary of Hungarian composer and pianist Ferenc (Franz) Liszt, a Liszt Year 2011 event series will be officially launched on Saturday, the Day of Hungarian Culture, January 22, putting an outstanding music career in focus.
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Culture
MTI | January 18, 2011
The series of concerts and other cultural events dedicated to the birth bicentenary of Hungarian composer Franz Liszt in France opened in Paris on Tuesday. 2011 is the Year of Ferenc (Franz) Liszt in Hungary.
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Popular science
Alica Árvay | January 17, 2011
University of Omniscience (Mindentudás Egyeteme) 2.0, a popular science lecture series has been re-launched founders, Magyar Telecom and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences launched the program’s website and Facebook profile.
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Culture
MTI | January 11, 2011
The Hungarian Cultural Institute in Brussels presents a series of events organised by the International Opera Festival of Miskolc during the first month of Hungary's European Union presidency as a contribution from Hungary's third largest city.
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Culture
DT | January 6, 2011
The ministerial commissioner of the Hungarian State Opera, Adam Horvath and the management of the institution, in accordance with the National Resources Minister Miklós Réthelyi decided to cancel Opera Ball this year.
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Cultural Interview
Réka A. Francisck | June 26, 2009
Renowned Hungarian cabinetmaker and restorer Árpád Rostás is on Roma civil rights mission
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