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Int'l relations
| December 12, 2017
Hungarian President János Áder was received at the Elysée Palace in Paris this Monday by French President Emmanuel Macron. The Hungarian head of state is in the French capital for the One Planet Summit climate conference.
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Regional cooperation
| December 6, 2017
A new promotional video showcases the Visegrád Cooperation in the spirit of the Hungarian Presidency’s motto: ‘V4 Together’. It was commissioned by the Public Foundation for the Research of Central and Eastern European History and Society.
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Regional cooperation
| December 4, 2017
In the framework of Hungary's V4 Presidency, the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affiars and Trade held a meeting in Budapest on Monday with the participation of the foreign ministers of the V4 countries plus Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece, Romania and Bulgaria.
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Charity
| November 27, 2017
Diplomatic Spouses of Budapest held their 7th Diplomatic Fair in the InterContinental Hotel in Budapest this November. The charity eventfeatured food and drinks from 20 countries as well as gift objects from around the world.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| November 24, 2017
“Italy and Hungary have been sharing a deep friendship that even temporary ups and downs cannot jeopardize,” Italian Ambassador Massimo Rustico tells Diplomacy&Trade in a recent special focus on Hungarian-Italian relations.
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Diplomacy
| November 3, 2017
Anita 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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Ambassadors in Budapest
| October 30, 2017
This 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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Regional cooperation
| October 13, 2017
Presidents 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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Official visit
| October 13, 2017
The 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 11, 2017
The 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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Regional cooperation
| October 8, 2017
In 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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Int'l relations
| October 4, 2017
Hungarian 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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Ambassadors in Budapest
| October 4, 2017
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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Foreign relations
| September 25, 2017
A 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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Int'l relations
| September 15, 2017
Hungarian 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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Int'l relations
| September 12, 2017
Croatia'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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Int'l relations
| August 31, 2017
Foreign 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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Ambassadors
| August 28, 2017
Addressing 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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National holiday
| August 15, 2017
The 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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Ambassadors in Budapest
| August 14, 2017
The 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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Ambassadors in Budapest
| August 8, 2017
On 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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Int'l relations
| July 19, 2017
Following 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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Ambassadors in Budapest
| July 18, 2017
Minister 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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Int'l relations
| July 17, 2017
Israeli 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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Diplomacy
| July 13, 2017
License 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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Int'l relations
| July 11, 2017
“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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Regional cooperation
| July 10, 2017
Budapest 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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Human rights
| July 6, 2017
36 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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Regional cooperation
| July 6, 2017
Heads 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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Ambassadors in Budapest
| July 4, 2017
“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
On 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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National day
| July 3, 2017
Chargé 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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Concert
| June 29, 2017
The 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
A 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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Diplomacy
| June 19, 2017
This 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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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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World affairs
| June 15, 2017
'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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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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Ambassadors in Budapest
| May 16, 2017
On 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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Education
| May 5, 2017
“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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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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Foreign relations
| February 24, 2017
Accusations 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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Ambassadors in Budapest
Sándor Laczkó | February 9, 2017
“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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Int'l relations
| February 2, 2017
Russian 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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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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Ambassadors in Budapest
| January 6, 2017
The Ambassador of the United States to Hungary, Colleen Bell, has announced that she is leaving here post as of January 20th, the last day of the Obama administration. She took up her position in Budapest two years ago.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| January 3, 2017
“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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'The Club'
| December 14, 2016
Diplomacy & Trade held its Japan themed 'The Club' event at the Sushi Sei restaurant in Budapest on the occasion of Diplomacy & Trade's December issue focus on Japan. The patron of the event was the Japanese Ambassador to Hungary, Junichi Kosuge.
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Award
| December 6, 2016
Roman Kowalski, who finished his five-year term at the end of September this year as the Polish ambassador to Hungary is one of the recepients of the Hungarian 'March of the Living' Foundation. He received the award in Budapest.
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EU affairs
| December 1, 2016
Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Visegrad Four (V4) countries have released a statement after their meeting in Warsaw, Poland, pledging their support for the Western Balkan countries’ efforts to join the European Union.
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Conference
| November 28, 2016
The Budapest Water Summit (BWS) 2016 (November 28-30). receiving around 1,800 participants (including heads of government and state) and 600 Sustainable Water Solutions Expo visitors from 117 countries, has begun in the Hungarian capital.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
Verónica Chahín, Ambassador of Chile | October 28, 2016
In its WittyLeaks series, Diplomacy and Trade regularly publishes the personal accounts of ambassadors accredited in the Hungarian capital. This time, it is the turn of the Chilean ambassador to tell about her observations in Hungary.
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History
| October 20, 2016
In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the 1956 popular uprising against the Stalinist regime in Hungary, the British Embassy in Budapest prepared a special exhibition that presents the flow of events from the viewpoint of contemporary British diplomats.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| October 5, 2016
The Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to Hungary, Rastislav Kácer tells Diplomacy and Trade in a recent interview that Slovakia and Hungary shared all good and bad things for 950 years. he also discusses the different aspects of bilateral relations.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| September 30, 2016
After almost six years in service as the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, Roman Kowalski bid farewell to fellow diplomats, friends and other invitees at the Gundel Restaurant this Friday before returning to Warsaw with his family.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| September 13, 2016
The Polish Ambassador to Hungary, Roman Kowalski, who is leaving his post in the near future, gave an interview to the news portal globoport.hu in which he explained the meaning of the expression ‘Pole and Hungarian, two good friends’.
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Anniversary
| September 11, 2016
A commemoration was held in Budapest this Sunday to mark the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, DC. Those gathered in front of the US Embassy were addressed by the American Ambassador Colleen Bell.
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Regional cooperation
| September 7, 2016
The prime ministers of the four countries of the Visegrád cooperation (V4) and of Ukraine participated at the 26th Economic Forum held in Krynica, Poland to discuss the major current economic, social and political issues.
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Diplomacy
| August 29, 2016
For the first time at the annual Budapest conference of Hungarian mission leaders serving in different parts of the world, diplomats were addressed by the foreign ministers of all four countries of the Visegrád Group (V4) this Monday.
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Witty Leaks
Gajus Scheltema, Ambassador of the Netherlands | July 20, 2016
In Its Witty Leaks series, Diplomacy & Trade regularly publishes the personal accounts of ambassadors accrdited in the Hungarian capital. Ihis time, it is the turn of the Dutch ambassador to tell about the challenges for climbing Dutchmen in Transylvania.
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Festival
| June 28, 2016
31 embassies and the British council have issued a statement on the occasion of the 21st Budapest Pride Festival (June 24 - July 3) to convey their support to the LGBTI communities in Hungary and their right to express themselves peacefully and lawfully.
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Military
| June 15, 2016
The two-day Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence, held on 14–15 June in Brussels, has ended. It was aimed at paving the way for the decisions to be taken at the upcoming NATO Summit to be held in Warsaw on 8–9 July.
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Diplomacy
| June 1, 2016
At the invitation of Anita Herczegh, the wife of Hungarian President János Áder, a group of members (about 30 people) of the Diplomatic Spouses Budapest, took part in a journey to the southeastern Hungarian town of Gyula.
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Int'l relations
| May 25, 2016
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov paid a one-day visit to Budapest to have a discussion with Hungarian politicians. Several analysts believe that the real purpose of the visit was to drive a wedge in EU's and NATO's unity.
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Investment
| May 18, 2016
In the 60th anniversary year of the 1956 Hungarian revolution, the Swiss Embassy in Budapest has announced the 'Grand Tour of Switzerland in Hungary', presenting towns, cities or regions in Hungary with historical, cultural or economic ties to Switzerland.
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Int'l relations
| May 5, 2016
There are appreciable changes in Hungarian-US ties and this is thanks to a sharing of interests in several areas, according to Zsolt Németh, head of parliament’s foreign affairs committee before which US Ambassador Colleen Bell appeared this Thursday.
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Int'l relations
Sándor Laczkó | May 2, 2016
As an addition to the recent coverage of Indian-Hungarian relations in Diplomacy & Trade, we have asked historian Dr. András Balogh, a former Hungarian ambassador to India, to summarize the historical relations between the two countries.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
Sándor Laczkó | April 16, 2016
"I have received a very warm welcome from the Hungarian government and the people. Their interest in Indian culture and appreciation of our traditions has helped considerably in my duties,” Indian Ambassador Rahul Chhabra tells Diplomacy & Trade.
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EU affairs
| April 15, 2016
Speaking at at the meeting of the Centrist Democrat International (CDI) held in Lisbon on Friday, Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán has proposed a ten-point action plan for protecting the external borders of the European Union and free movement within the EU.
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Int'l relations
| April 13, 2016
Switzerland is a “very important strategic partner” for Hungary, parliamentary speaker László Kövér said after meeting Christa Markwalder, President of the National Council of Switzerland, who was also received by Hungarian President János Áder.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| March 30, 2016
The new Bristish Ambassador Iain Lindsay OBE presented his Letters of Credence to Hungarian President János Áder, accrediting him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom to Hungary this Wednesday in Budapest.
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Terrorism
| March 14, 2016
Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán expressed his outrage and grief over Sunday’s terror attack in Ankara to his Turkish counterpart, Ahmet Davutoglu while President János Áder expressed his condolences over the attack in a letter sent to Turkish President Recep Erdogan.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| March 10, 2016
March 15 is not only a national holiday (commemorating the 1848 revolution) but also traditionally the Day of Journalism in Hungary. This year's celebration was held this Thursday with US Ambassador Colleen Bell also addressing the audience.
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Chamber
Source: press release | February 19, 2016
On February 11, the president of the Hungarian-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce Rossen Tkatchenko took over the presidency of the EU-Chambers of Commerce in Hungary in an official ceremony.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| February 18, 2016
Latvian Ambassador Imants Liegis hosted a farewell reception in Budapest to say good-bye after a service of over three years here. On behalf of the diplomatic corps in Budapest, Polish Ambassador Roman Kowalski bid farewell to his Latvian colleague.
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Int'l relations
| February 17, 2016
Returning a visit to Budapest by Rusian President Vladimir Putin exactly a year ago, Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán traveled to Moscow this Wednesday. The two politicans primarily discussed energy issues: gas supply and a new atomic power station in Hungary.
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Int'l relations
| February 15, 2016
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Visegrád (V4) Group, the prime ministers of the member countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) hedl a summit in Prague, calling for a strong Europe without dividing lines.
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Int'l relations
| February 8, 2016
"Europe"s future depends on Central Europe's success. That is what Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán said when receiving in Budapest his Polish counterpart, Beata Szydlo. The Polish premier also said her government was committed to a strong V4 cooperation.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
Tove Skarstein | February 7, 2016
Ambassadors accredited to Budapest have different ways to explore the city and its people. Former Norwegian ambassador, Tove Skarstein, wrote a piece for Diplomacy & Trade about her experience gained during walking the dog in Budapest.
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Consuls
Dr. Rudolf Sárdi | February 5, 2016
In January 2016, by the invitation of Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjártó, Dr. György Suha was appointed Ministerial Commissioner for liaising with Honorary Consuls in Hungary and professionally clarifying their status.
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EU Presidency
| 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.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
Pasi Tuominen | January 12, 2016
Finnish Ambassador Pasi Tuominen, who left his post in Budapest this past December, wrote a farewell article for the WittyLeaks section of Diplomacy & Trade, touching upon cultural relations as well as his adventures with the Hungarian language.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| January 11, 2016
Hungarian President János Áder held his traditional new year reception at the Palace of Arts for diplomats accredited in Budapest. The reception included musical performances from the works of great Hungarian 20th century composers Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály.
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EU affairs
| January 7, 2016
British Prime Minister David Cameron paid a visit to Budapest this Thursday. He is said to be looking for allies among the Visegrad Four countries in his conflicts with the European Union over issues such as migration or the free flow of workforce within the EU.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
Igor Esmerov | December 24, 2015
In the WittyLeaks series, written by ambassadors accredited to Budapest in Diplomacy & Trade, it was the Macedonian ambassador to Hungary, Igor Esmerov who gave account recently of how he sees the Hungarian capital: like a huge open-air museum.
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Festivities
| December 23, 2015
"We wish you feast, happiness, health and prosperity now and into the new year! ... Happy Holidays, Kellemes Ünnepeket!" That is the video message to the Hungarian people for the holiday season from US Ambassador Colleen Bell.
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EU affairs
| December 11, 2015
The European Commission has addressed a letter of formal notice to Hungary, opening an infringement procedure concerning the recently adopted Hungarian asylum legislation as it claims Hungarian legislation in some instances to be incompatible with EU law .
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Terrorism
| November 14, 2015
Hungarian President János Áder has sent a letter of condolence to the President of France expressing his deepest sympathy on behalf of the Hungarian people to the families and relatives of the victims of the series of terrorist attacks in Paris.
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Award
| November 11, 2015
Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Human Resources Gergely Prőhle received the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, awarded by the Polish President in recognition of his merits in the development of Polish-Hungarian relations.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| October 29, 2015
The US ambassador in Budapest, Colleen Bell, spoke of her country’s concerns – mainly corruption, energy security, decline in press freedom and xenophobic characterizations of refugees – in a speech at Corvinus University in the Hungarian capital.
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| October 18, 2015
Diplomatic Academy's graduates, among them Hungarians, serve not only on foreign missions but work in leading positions in international organizations, multinational companies.
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Int'l relations
| October 15, 2015
This Thursday saw the opening of the Hungary-Latin America Forum in the Hungarian capital. The two-day event focuses on three topics: inter-governmental links and business ties in industrial and economic areas where Hungary can help Latin American countries.
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Business club
| October 14, 2015
The Diplomacy & Trade Club held its latest business club event in the grand ballroom of the five-star Corinthia Hotel Budapest following a recent special focus on relations between Hungary and the United States published in Diplomacy & Trade.
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Regional cooperation
| October 8, 2015
The heads of states of the Visegrad Group (V4) and Croatia are holding a two-day summit in the town of Balatonfüred in Hungary. The main topics of the talks are the immigration crisis, the climate-change and the situation in Western Balkans.
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National day
| October 7, 2015
Ambassador Yim Geun-Hyeong welcomed guests at theKorean National Day reception held at the Korean Cultural Center in Budapest and organized within the framework of the K-Culture Festival comprising several modern and traditional cultural events.
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Migration
| September 30, 2015
Following roundtable discussions on migration, Minister of State at the Prime Minister’s Office Szabolcs Takács said that, according to the V4, European-level cooperation is not enough: global efforts are needed to manage the problems posed by illegal migration.
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Business club
| September 29, 2015
The Diplomacy & Trade Club held its latest business club event with close to a hundred people attending at the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest following a recent special focus on relations between Hungary and Singapore in Diplomacy & Trade.
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Roman Kowalski, Ambassador of Poland in Hungary | September 28, 2015
“We did not expect such problems, wars in our vicinity and hundreds of thousands of immigrants at our doorsteps.” - writes Roman Kowalski, Ambassador of Poland in Hungary.
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Int'l relations
| September 25, 2015
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán vivited his Austrian counterpart, Chancellor Werner Faymann this Friday to ease tension between the two neighboring countries and discuss what could happen next in the handling of the flow of migrants.
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EU affairs
| September 17, 2015
The European Commission has appointed Gábor Zupkó to the position of Head of Representation of the Commission in Hungary as of December 1. Zupkó, a Hungarian national, is currently Director "Resources" in DG Communication.
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Migration
| September 4, 2015
The Prime Ministers of the Visegrád Group, met in Prague this Friday for an extraordinary V4 summit on migration and expressed “profound sadness over the loss of lives of thousands of people in the context of the current migration situation in Europe.”
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Dr. Réka Szemerkényi | August 24, 2015
Hungary's Ambassador to the U.S., Réka Szemerkényi is convinced the transatlantic alliance is more relevant now than ever. She is committed to further strengthening and deepening of the bilateral friendship.
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Niclas Trouvé | August 24, 2015
Lazy summer days in the sun somehow attract anyone from a northern country like Sweden. But there is another reason, as well, says Niklas Trouvé, Ambassador of Sweden to Hungary.
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August 20th
| August 19, 2015
On the occasion of Hungary's national day on August 20th, the American Embassy in Budapest has released a statement with the congratulations sent from Washington, D.C. to the Hungarian people by US Secretary of State, John Kerry.
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Transparency
| August 17, 2015
Senior embassy staff of three countries discussed the importance of fighting corruption and noted the grave social and economic consequences of corruption at a press conference organized by Transparency International (TI) Hungary at the Sziget Festival.
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| August 12, 2015
It pays to belong, AmCham Chief Executive Officer Irisz Lippai-Nagy and President Ferenc Pongrácz tell Diplomacy&Trade. What we have also learnt is that
AmCham is doubling its effort to represent members' interests and to have more impact on certain issues.
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Diplomacy
| August 11, 2015
The embassy of Afghanistan in Budapest closed effective July 1, citing austerity reasons, the Hungarian news agency MTI quoted the online news portal hvg.hu. The website said the information had been confirmed by Hungary’s foreign ministry.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
Theresa Bubbear | August 6, 2015
Speed mentoring for Hungarian women proves success – that is the experience of Theresa Bubbear, Chargé d'Affaires of The British Embassy in Budapest who wrote about this experiment at her embassy for the WittyLeaks section of Diplomacy & Trade.
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| August 6, 2015
Officials are preparing the next round of bilateral talks between Hungary and Singapore: Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is due to visit Singapore in October or November this year - Non-Resident Ambassador to Hungary Justice (Ret.) MPH Rubin told Diplomacy&Trade in June. He also spoke about Singapore’s legal system and gave a short summary of the political scope in his country.
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| August 5, 2015
'Although far away geographically, Singapore and Hungary have at least one thing in common: both want growth and stability' - says the Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore, Halimah Yacob in an exclusive interview with Diplomacy&Trade.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| July 30, 2015
“Hungary is a country my family already knew well. We had had the opportunity to travel to this country before, and what we have experienced living here is consistent with our experience as visitors," the US Ambassador Colleen Bell tells Diplomacy & Trade.
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Human rights
| July 3, 2015
The embassies in Budapest of 25 countries have issued a joint satatement expressing support for the 2015 Budapest Pride Festival. The document says human rights shall apply equally to every human being, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| June 30, 2015
The dean of the African ambassadors in Hungary is that of the Republic of Angola, Lizeth Nawanga Satumbo Pena. In a recent interview with Diplomacy & Trade, she has described the amicable relations between her country and Hungary.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| June 25, 2015
In an extensive interview for Diplomacy & Trade's Africa Focus, the South African Ambassador to Hungary, Johann Marx talks about the development of bilateral political, economic and cultural relations, highlighting the opportunities in bilteral cooperation.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
Sándor Laczkó | June 3, 2015
“Hungary and Croatia: two completely different languages but basically the same culture. That is why I, as a Croatian, feel like at home in Hungary," the Croatian Ambassador to Hungary, Gordan Grlić Radman tells Diplomacy & Trade.
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Diplomacy
| May 27, 2015
Spouses of diplomats accredited to Budapest have paid a visit to the world-renowned porcelain factory in Herend and to the historical town of Tihany at Lake Balaton at the invitation of Anita Herczegh, the wife of Hungarian President János Áder.
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Diplomacy
Nándor Mester | May 19, 2015
The Nordic countries combined constitute the 5th largest economy in the EU and the 12th largest in the world based on GDP. All prefer to co-operate very closely and every one of those countries is more open to doing business than the OECD average.
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EU affairs
| May 19, 2015
The situation in Hungary, following Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's remarks on the possibility of reinstating the death penalty there and the government’s public 'consultation' on immigration, were debated by European Parliament in Strasbourg this Tuesday.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| May 13, 2015
Japan and Hungary share common values such as democracy, rule of law, market economy, basic human rights, freedom of the press and the freedom of expression,” Japanese Ambassador Junichi Kosuge tells the Japan focus of Diplomacy & Trade.
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Elections
| May 8, 2015
The British Embassy in Budapest hosted a party Thursday night on the occasion of the general elections in the United Kingdom in the Embassy building. Guests were invited by the new Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy, Theresa Bubbear.
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Diplomacy
| May 7, 2015
The Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Budapest hosted a conference on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the formation of United Nations Organization and mark the 60th anniversary of Hungary's membership in the organization.
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Diplomacy
| April 30, 2015
The British Embassy in Budapest has released a statement to announce that Ms. Theresa Bubbear has been appointed Chargé d'Affaires Ad Interim to Hungary. She took up her appointment on April 27, 2015. There is also a new Deputy Head of Mission.
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Diplomacy
| April 28, 2015
The Office of the Hungarian President has announced that President János Áder, similarly to other European leaders, will stay away from the Russian Victory Day parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany on May 9 in Moscow.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| April 14, 2015
“I think for any ambassador arriving to a new posting, it is important to try to learn as much as possible about the country," Swedish Ambassador Niclas Trouvé has said in a recent interview for the Swedish country focus of Diplomacy & Trade.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
Jonathan Knott | March 24, 2015
Each issue of Diplomacy & Trade presents a piece by one of the ambassadors serving in Budapest. Recently, it has been the turn of the British ambassador who tells the readers about his love for sports and how he can pursue this activity in Hungary.
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Ceremony
| March 17, 2015
The 5th Diplomacy & Trade International Gala was held in the Ballroom of the Corinthia Hotel Budapest this past week-end with the participation of diplomats and business partners. The theme of this year’s event was ’International Cooperation’.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| March 11, 2015
“The Chinese people have very friendly and pleasant impressions of Hungary." That is according to the Chinese Ambassador to Hungary, XIAO Qian, who gave a comprehensive interview to the recent China Country Focus of Diplomacy & Trade.
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Foreign relations
| March 9, 2015
Addressing Hungarian ambassadors at an extraordinary meeting in Budapest on Monday, the Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said the pursuit of an independent foreign policy could be at times ‘uncomfortable’ but they should get used to it.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| February 6, 2015
Having arrived to Hungary over two years ago, the Swiss Ambassador to Hungary, Jean-François Paroz says in an interview in the January issue of Diplomacy & Trade that he is satisfied with the achievement of several goals he set at the beginning of his term.
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Agreement
| February 4, 2015
U.S. Ambassador to Hungary Colleen Bell and Hungarian Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog has signed an agreement in Budapest regulating social security issues between the two countries and avoiding a form of double taxation for people.
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Int'l relations
| February 2, 2015
German chancellor Angela Merkel paid a half-day visit to Hungary this Monday. In Budapest, she met with the Hungarian President and the Prime Minister as well as Jewish leaders, managers of German companies in this country, civilians and students.
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Holocaust
| January 27, 2015
January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This year, on the 70th anniversary of the largest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Ambassador of the State of Israel, Ilan Mor, has issued a statement on the lessons of the past.
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Ambassadors
| January 23, 2015
The US Department of State has handed over its agrément to the Hungarian Embassy, under which Réka Szemerkényi, Hungary’s new ambassador to the US, can take up her post in Washington, D.C., the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade announced.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| January 21, 2015
The new Ambassador of the United States to Hungary, Colleen Bradley Bell presented her credentials to the President of Hungary János Áder this Wednesday in the Sándor Palace. She also laid a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Heroes’ Square.
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World affairs
| January 19, 2015
Hungary's János Pásztor of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has been appointed as the first-ever UN Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change. The announcement has been made by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon.
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Diplomacy
| January 15, 2015
Fostering relations between countries and within the family - this is the main theme of the article written for the Witty Leaks section of a recent issue of Diplomacy & Trade by the Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Iraq in Budapest, Dr. Diary Ahmed Majid.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| January 14, 2015
This year, Canada and Hungary has recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations. On this occasion, Diplomacy & Trade featured a special focus with an interview in it with the Canadian Ambassador to Hungary, Lisa Helfand.
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Int'l relations
| December 10, 2014
At a meeting in Bratislava, the Prime Ministers of the Visegrád Group highlighted the importance of Swiss investments in Europe, and with reference to the order of magnitude of those investments, voiced their request that the V4 should benefit more from them.
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Diplomacy
| December 3, 2014
The United States Senate has confirmed Colleen Bell as the next American ambassador to Hungary. Her confirmation had been delayed after Republicans, led by Sen. John McCain, raised objections over her qualifications to represent the U.S. in Hungary.
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Diplomacy
| November 18, 2014
A competition has been held to select the list of wines that will be served at Hungarian representations abroad and to international delegations at foreign ministry events in 2015. The Carton Hungaricum wine selection was announced at a gala evening.
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Award
| November 6, 2014
Lech Wałęsa, who is regarded by many people in and outside of Poland as the face of the struggle for freedom, was invited to Hungary by the Antall József Foundation to receive the V4 Award for his lifelong efforts in support of democracy.
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Corruption
| October 18, 2014
The United States has banned several Hungarians suspected of corruption, including people connected to the government, from entering its territory. Analysts believe the U.S. is angered by Hungarians seeking financial gains at US companies through corruption.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
Sándor Laczkó | October 9, 2014
On the occasion that Italy is at the helm of the European Union as the current holder of the rotating presidency, the Italian ambassador to Hungary, Maria Assunta Accili Sabbatini has given an interview published in a recent issue of Diplomacy & Trade.
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Ambassadors
| October 3, 2014
Géza Jeszenszky has resigned as the Hungarian ambassador to Norway. The website hvg.hu suspects Jeszenszky quit as he had enough of explaining the Hungarian government’s hostile attitude towards NGOs distributing Norway Grant funds.
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Business club
| October 2, 2014
The Diplomacy & Trade Club held the presentation of Diplomacy & Trade’s recent country focus on The Netherlands. The speaker of the evening was the head of Transparency International Hungary, József Péter Martin talking about corruption in Hungary.
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Government
| September 19, 2014
Hungarian Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Tibor Navracsics submitted his resignation to President János Áder and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. the latter already nominated his former spokesperson Péter Szijjártó, now deputy FM, as the new minister.
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History
| September 11, 2014
Germany, the German Embassy in Hungary and the German-Hungarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce have placed posters all over Hungary to say ‘Danke’ for Hungary opening its Western border before East German refugees 25 years ago.
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Conference
| September 2, 2014
The Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affaires and Trade, Tibor Navracsics stated at the Bled Strategic Forum that while the European Union wants an ever closer union, the Visegrád Group has more modest ambitions yet a high level of cooperation.
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Hungarian diplomats
| August 27, 2014
Speaking at the annual ambassadors' conference at the Hungarian Foreign Ministry, Hungarian Minister of Justice László Trócsányi has called on the country's diplomats to stave off criticism of areas such as Hungary’s judicial system with suitable arguments.
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Hungarian diplomats
| August 25, 2014
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stressed the importance of forging ties between foreign and Hungarian businesses at the annual conference for the country’s top diplomats in the Hungarian Foreign Ministry on Monday.
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History
| August 14, 2014
At the 25th anniversary of the dismantling of the Iron Curtain, Gergely Prőhle of the Hungarian Ministry of Human Capacities said that freedom consists in small, practical things and depends on how common paths are built, what kind of joint cultural events are organized.
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Business club
| July 3, 2014
The Diplomacy & Trade Club ('The Club') presented its recent country focus supplement on Norway at the residence of the Norwegian Ambassador to Hungary, Tove Skarstein Wednesday evening with with diplomats, businesspeople attending.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
Dutch Ambassador Gajus Scheltema | July 2, 2014
Getting to know birds and people - this is the slogan for Dutch Ambassador Gajus Scheltema who arrived to Hungary les than a year ago. For the Witty Leaks section of Diplomacy & Trade, he wrote a piece on how he took up bird watching as a hobby.
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Commemoration
| June 30, 2014
The 25th anniversary of the dismantling of the Iron Curtain was celebrated near Sopron, NW Hungary, where the barbed wire was cut in 1989 to begin the demolition of the closed border. This symbolic gesture is remembered today by a memorial stone.
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Business club
| June 26, 2014
The Diplomacy & Trade Business Club (The Club) held a special session in the Gundel restaurant in Budapest as diplomats said farewell to János Martonyi who finished his second term as Hungary's foreign minister earlier this month.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| June 25, 2014
“The main reason for Norway to maintain an embassy in Budapest is because both countries are members of NATO – something very important today in the light of the Ukrainian situation," Norwegian Ambassador Tove Skarstein tells Diplomacy & Trade.
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Government
| June 9, 2014
With the formation of the new Orbán government, the new foreign minister, Tibor Navracsics took over his new portfolio from the outgoing minister, János Martonyi. The name of the ministry also changes: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
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Holocaust
| June 3, 2014
As Hungary is commemorating the Holocaust, the embassies of seven countries have initiated a program to remember the victims of the Holocaust and to honour courageous persons who opposed it and saved the life of Jewish families and individuals.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
Sándor Laczkó | April 11, 2014
As the leading article of its Finalnd focus earlier this year, Diplomacy & Trade carried an interview with the Finnish ambassador to Hungary, Pasi Tuominen who talks about the various aspects of bilateral relations and the spreading of Finnish values.
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Foreign relations
| April 8, 2014
“As the term of the current government expires, I will finish my foreign service.” That is what Hungarian Foreign Minister János indicated to the Hungarian news portal [origo] when asked at a conference this Tuesday in Budapest.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| March 26, 2014
Diplomacy & Trade has learned with great sorrow that the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Hungary, Dr. Ashraf Mohsen Mohamed Mohsen has passed away at the age of 50. He served his country in Budapest since March 2012.
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Bilateral relations
| March 24, 2014
The President of the Republic of Poland, Bronislaw Komorowski visited Hungary this past week-end to take part in events held on the occasion of the Day of Hungarian Polish Friendship. He was hosted by his Hungarian counterpart, János Áder.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
Sándor Laczkó | March 21, 2014
The Baltic state of Latvia features in the news early this year as it became the 18th state of the Euro-zone and Riga is the cultural capital of Europe. On this occasion, Diplomacy & Trade has recently carried an interview with Latvian ambassador Imants Liegis.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| March 19, 2014
The ambassador of the Republic of Poland to, Roman Kowalski, has been awarded the 'Antall József Prize' named after the first democratically elected prime minister (1990-1993) of Hungary. The award was handed over by the widow of the late prime minister.
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Int'l relations
| March 17, 2014
The Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairshas issued a communiqué, which states that Hungary considers illegitimate and illegal the March 16 referendum and its results in the Crimean Autonomous Republic of Ukraine as it violates the constitution.
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Defense
| March 12, 2014
Peace and freedom are not gifts provided by nature, we have to fight for these values day by day, Hungarian President János Áder pointed out at the the Hungarian and NATO Air Base in Pápa, NW Hungary on the 15th anniversary of Hungary's NATO membership.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
Tove Skarstein | March 11, 2014
In its WittyLeaks section, Diplomacy & Trade carries articles written by ambassadors accredited to Hungary on topics that are outside their official duties. For a recent issue, the Norwegian Ambassador wrote a piece on the changing Budapest.
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Award
| March 3, 2014
Former Hungarian Prime Minister Németh has been awarded the prestigious German ‘Point Alpha Prize’ this year for his contributions to the unification of Germany and Europe for his role in the fall of the Iron Curtain in Hungary 25 years ago.
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Regional cooperation
| February 28, 2014
Ministers of Interior of the Visegrád Group adopted a Joint Statement concerning the situation in Ukraine. According to the document, the Ministers agreed to introduce an enhanced coordination to react to possible mass influx of refugees from Ukraine.
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Carnival season
| February 21, 2014
The Diplomacy and Trade Business Club has recently presented its annual Valentine's Day Gala, traditionally at Corinthia Hotel Budapest – this year, in a splendid carnival atmosphere! It was attended - among others - by businesspeople and their spouses.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
Austrian Ambassador Michael Zimmermann | February 19, 2014
In its WittyLeaks section, Diplomacy & Trade carries articles written by ambassadors accredited to Hungary on topics that are outside their official duties. For a recent issue, the Austrian Ambassador, who has since left Hungary, wrote the following story.
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Healthcare
| February 14, 2014
The recent United Kingdom country focus in Diplomacy & Trade featured an article on the recognition by Queen Elizabeth II of the doctor of the British Embassy in Budapest, Dr. Anna Gedeon, for her dedicated services to the Embassy staff.
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Bilateral relations
| February 13, 2014
The governments of Hungary and China have issued a joint statement in order to deepen bilateral cooperation at the end of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s official visit to Beijing. During the visit, a number of bilateral and business agreements were signed.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
Sándor Laczkó | January 30, 2014
As the Ambassador of the United Kingdom, Jonathan Knott explained in a recent interview with Diplomacy & Trade, the primary task he set for himself when he presented his credentials in February, 2012 was to significantly increase the volume of bilateral trade.
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EU Presidency
The Ambassador of Greece to Hungary, Dimitris Yannakakis | January 29, 2014
On January 1st, Greece assumed the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the fifth time. On this occasion, Diplomacy & Trade asked the Greek Ambassador to Hungary, Dimitris Yannakakis to summarize the program of the Presidency.
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National day
| January 27, 2014
India's 65th Independence Day was celebrated in the Indian Cultural Center in Budapest this Sunday evening, attended - at the invitation of Ambassador Malay Mishra - by members of the diplomatic corps and those of the Indian community in Hungary.
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Energy industry
| January 14, 2014
Russia will lend up to EUR 10 billion to Hungary to help build two new units at the Paks nuclear power plant. This was announced after President Vladimir Putin agreed on a co-operation deal with visiting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.
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Bilateral relations
| January 8, 2014
Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs János Martonyi paid an official visit to Chile between January 5 and 7 and reopened the Hungarian Embassy in Santiago de Chile. He also had talks with his counterpart and with the leaders of the Chilean Congress.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| December 16, 2013
”Looking back on the two years since my arrival in Budapest, I am proud of having the opportunity to serve my country here,” the Ambassador of Republic of Korea, Gwan-Pyo Nam tells Diplomacy & Trade in a recent interview.
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Charity
| December 13, 2013
At a charity event hosted by the Hungarian Foreign Ministry in Budapest, the diplomatic corps in Hungary have collected donations for tow organizations: the Missionaries of Charity and the Budapest Methodological Center of Social Policy.
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EU affairs
| November 29, 2013
The free movement of persons is a cornerstone of the European Union's principles and is beneficial for the British economy, as well, the four Visegrad countries (V4) of East Central Europe said in a joint statement on Friday.
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Charity
| November 12, 2013
This year, the Diplomatic Spouses Budapest (DSB) will hold its annual Diplomatic charity fair InterContinental Hotel, November 24th showcasing unique handcrafted products from different countries and presenting unique tastes from all around the world.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
Russian Ambassador Alexander Tolkach | November 6, 2013
Russian-Hungarian relations today are not burdened by any serious problems. They are calm, business-related and pragmatic relations. This is the gist of the article the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Hungary wrote for Diplomacy & Trade.
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Int'l relations
| October 21, 2013
Hungarian Foreign Minister János Martonyi held talks with his South Korean counterpart Yun Byung-se in Seoul, where they signed a cooperation agreement on nuclear energy. Minister Martonyi also attended the cyber conference there.

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Business club
| August 27, 2013
Close to a hundred people (diplomats and businesspeople) attended the latest meeting of the Diplomacy & Trade Business Club (‘The Club’) that paid farewell to Indian Ambassador Gauri Shankar Gupta at the Continental Hotel Budapest this Monday.
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Bilateral relations
| August 23, 2013
"Japan is a vitally important strategic partner for Hungary", Foreign Minister János Martonyi said on Friday after meeting his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida and signing an agreement on social security, the Hungarian Foreign Ministry says.
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Consuls
Réka A. Francisck | August 22, 2013
“Albanian and Hungarian relations extend over centuries,” Albanian Consul of Honor Avnija Hafuzi says in a recent interview with Diplomacy & Trade. The businessman is also the Hungarian representative of the Tirana Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
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National day
| August 16, 2013
250-300 people accepted the invitation of the Indian Ambassador to Hungary, Gauri Shankar Gupta to the India House in Budapest to celebrate the anniversary of the independence of the Republic of India from British rule on August 15, 1947.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
Sándor Laczkó | July 26, 2013
"Not so long ago, matters like EU membership, let alone Presidency, were unimaginable for Poles and Hungarians, but these have since become reality and our common valuable experience has been effectively utilized." (Polish ambassador Roman Kowalski)
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Ambassadors
| July 17, 2013
"Hungary has a vested interest in seeing the success of the Eurozone, as we are linked to the bloc in many ways," Prime Minister Viktor Orbán pointed out, addressing the annual meeting of ambassadors in Budapest this week.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
Sándor Laczkó | July 16, 2013
“There is a special bond between Hungary and Israel going back to 20th century history, a bond that is still very important today.” That is what the Israeli Ambassador to Hungary Ilan Mor emphasized in a recent interview with Diplomacy & Trade.
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EU affairs
| July 1, 2013
Following lengthy but fruitful negotiations, Croatia joined the European Union on July 1st. Some 170 foreign leaders, including EC President Barroso and the President of the European Council, van Rompuy, took part in the celebration in Zagreb.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| June 28, 2013
The Hungarian Rectors’ Conference and the ELTE University presented its Jubilee Silver Medal to Brazlian Ambassador, Sergio Eduardo Moreira Lima for his eminent work and cooperation in the Brazilian-Hungarian higher educational relations.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| June 12, 2013
In a recent interview with Diplomacy & Trade, the Bulgarian Ambassador Bisserka Benisheva talks about the rrecent preidential visit, common history, cooperation in the energy sector or the appearance and legacy of Bulgarian gardeners in Hungary.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| May 13, 2013
This summer, Croatia joins the European Union as the 28th member of the organization. The Croatian Ambassador to Hungary, Gordan Grlić-Radman talked to an earlier issue of Diplomacy & Trade in an interview covering various aspects of bilateral relations
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Hungarian diplomats
Balázs Bokor | April 23, 2013
"It's not enough to be Hungarian, you must have talent, too." This slogan about Hungarians in Hollywood comes to mind when reading an article by a former Hungarian Consul in California, Balázs Bokor, published in a recent issue of Diplomacy & Trade.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| April 19, 2013
Life is very short, so you should see the good things in life and be optimistic. This is the motto of Swedish Ambassador, Karin Olofsdotter who has been in Hungary since the fall of 2011. Her interview appeared in a recent issue of Diplomacy & Trade.
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Business club
| April 18, 2013
The Diplomacy & Trade Business Club (The Club) presented the Croatian focus of Diplomacy & Trade at the residence of the Croatian in Budapest with diplomats, businesspeople and members of the Croatian community in Hungary attending.
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Terrorism
| April 16, 2013
The Hungarian Foreign Minister sent a letter of condolence to the US Secretary of State condemning the bomb blasts on April 15 and expressed his deep sympathy to the victims of the tragic attacks, their families and the people of Boston.
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Foreign relations
| April 11, 2013
"This is a country where people are friendly, they are open, and this is also a country that is never boring and this is a country that you have to visit,” says Foreign Minister János Martonyi in an interview he recently gave to Diplomacy & Trade.
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bilateral agreement
| April 9, 2013
The Republic of Korea and Hungary have signed a bilateral Working Holiday Program Agreement in Budapest. The Agreement provides an opportunity for young Koreans and Hungarians travelling to each other’s countries to get a temporary work permit.
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Presidential visit
| April 2, 2013
Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev, arrived on an official visit to Hungary Tuesday. He was received in Budapest by his Hungarian counterpart János Áder. Topics discussed included Bulgaria's intention to join the Schengen zone as well as energy issues.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| March 12, 2013
Irish Ambassador Kevin Dowling has been in Hungary since the summer of 2012. Recently, he gave an interview to the Irish country focus section of Diplomacy & Trade, talking about bilateral relations as well as his experiences in Hungary.
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Business club
| March 8, 2013
The Diplomacy & Trade Business Club (The Club) presented the Swedsh focus of Diplomacy & Trade in the Iberostar Grand Hotel in Budapest with diplomats, businesspeople and members of the Swedish community in Hungary attending the event.
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Bilateral relations
Szabolcs Takács | January 31, 2013
Hungary’s relationship with China was the main topic in the previous issue of Diplomacy & Trade. The main issues were touched upon by Szabolcs Takács, Deputy State Secretary for Global Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| January 30, 2013
Mark Palmer, who served as United States Ambassador to Hungary from 1986 until 1990 – and as such was the last American ambassador to the Communist regime in Hungary –, has died at the age of 72 after a long struggle with cancer.
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Regional cooperation
| January 22, 2013
Hungary has officially launched its Presidency of the Central European Initiative. In the second half of this year, Hungary will be heading the Visegrád Group. Having these two responsibilities, the Foreign Ministry calls 2013 the Year of Central Europe in Hungary.
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Terrorism
| January 17, 2013
Hungary has ensured France of its "full support and solidarity" in connection with the French military operations in Mali. A statement by the Hungarian Foreign Ministry views the French action as part of the global fight against terrorism.
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Business club
| December 12, 2012
Diplomacy & Trade organized its Christmas Party for its partners this Tuesday evening in the InterContinental Budapest Hotel, featuring a concert by well-known pianist Csilla Szentpéteri as well as fine food provided by the hotel.
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Ambassadors in Budapest
| October 29, 2012
A recent issue of Diplomacy & Trade carried an interview with the Japanese Ambassador to Hungary, Tetsuo Ito who looked at the various aspects of relations between the two countries. He has since left Hungary with his term expiring here.
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Business club
| October 16, 2012
The Diplomacy & Trade Business Club (The Club) has recently presented the Japanese focus of Diplomacy & Trade in the Reálszisztéma Lexus Buda car saloon in Budapest with over a hundred diplomats and businesspeople attending the evening.
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