Friss hírek, aktualitások - Diplomacy&Trade Friss hírek, aktualitások - Diplomacy&Trade hu Logistics center topping out ceremony The Goodman-Auchan combined building, constructed by GSE Hungária Ltd. in Üllõ, just south of Budapest, has reached its highest point. The topping out ceremony was attended by the deputy minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Levente Magyar and French ambassador Éric Fournier. Sri Lanka tourism targets Hungary as a source market From the Eastern European region, the number of tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka increased in 2017, and the Sri Lankan Tourism Promotion Office (SLTPB) chose Hungary as a source market in 2018 to offer special programs for tourists from this country. Record year at Mercedes’s Hungarian operations Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary Ltd. has had another successful year: its production last year was 4.1% higher than in 2016, and more than 190,000 Mercedes-Benz compact cars were manufactured in its Kecskemét factory. Vodafone buys UPC Hungary from Liberty Global After completion of the transaction, Liberty Global will continue to be Europe’s leading cable television and broadband provider, with consolidated operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland and Slovakia. Record traffic growth at Budapest Airport The growth in passenger traffic broke all previous records at Budapest Airport during the first quarter of 2018. The increase of 16.9% is nearly triple the 6.2% average growth rate of EU airports, a statement by the airport management company says. Hungarian-Chinese stock exchange cooperation The Budapest Stock Exchange (BSE) entered into a cooperation agreement with one of the world's largest stock exchanges, the Shanghai Stock Exchange. The two organizations will work jointly on the development of new products that can be accessed by Hungarian and Chinese investors. BSE has taken another step towards building closer co-operation with the dynamically growing Chinese capital market, a press statement by BSE points out. New parliament's inaugural session's-inaugural-session.html A month after the April 8 general elections, the new Hungarian parliament held its inaugural session this Tuesday. The ruling party Fidesz and its satellite partner KDNP have two thirds of the 199 seats in parliament, empowering them to pass important legislation without consent from the opposition. America as protagonist at Budapest Airport In May, America was the protagonist at Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport: at the beginning of the month, three new, direct flights from Budapest to the United States were inaugurated by Budapest Airport. Accordingly, SkyCourt also has an authentic American atmosphere, with exciting programs, games and surprises waiting for passengers. American Airlines connects Budapest and Philadelphia American Airlines has launched a direct service between Budapest's Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in the United States this Monday. Flights are operated using Boeing 767-300 aircraft, providing more than 2,800 seats per week between the two cities, every day throughout the summer season and offering travelers from Budapest one-stop connections in Philadelphia throughout North America and the Caribbean. Dutch exhibition opens in Budapest Parallels sculpture/object - an exhibition by Dutch fine artist André van Lier opened this Thursday evening in the Saxon Art Gallery in the Hungarian capital. The exhibition can be viewed every Thursday and Friday afternoon until July 6. Love of music binds Hungarians and Americans In its WittyLeaks series, Diplomac&Trade regularly publishes the personal accounts of siplomatic mission leaders accredited to Budapest. This time, David J. Kostelancik, the Chargé d'Affaires of the American Embassy shares his thoughts about music. Industrial producer prices rise by 3.5 per cent Industrial producer prices as a whole were 3.5% higher in March 2018 than in the same period of the previous year, the Hungarian Central Statistical Office reported this Thursday. Industrial domestic output prices rose by 3.3%. LOT launches direct Budapest-Kraków flight The Polish national airline, LOT, launched its first direct flight between the Hungarian capital and the southern Polish city of Kraków this Wednesday. The airline's Bombardier Dash 8 planes fly this route six times a week with a flight time of one hour. Hungarian professor elected to US academy Budapest-based Central European University (CEU) has announced that University Professor Gábor Klaniczay, founding faculty of the Department of Medieval Studies, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. New generation airline on Budapest-Paris route As of October 28 this year, the start of the winter schedule, Air France's new generation airline, JOON (founded in 2017), flies passengers from Budapest's Liszt Ferenc International Airport to the Charles DeGaulle Airport of the French capital. Hungary's most attractive employers's-most-attractive-employers.html This is the fifth year Randstad Hungary rewarded the most attractive employers in Hungary. Mercedes Benz landed on the top of the list and previous consecutive victories earned Audi Hungária a place in the 'Randstad Employer Brand Hall of Fame'. Startup Campus V4 Global Tour stops in Berlin The Startup Campus V4 Global Tour reached its second destination, the German capital, this April as participating startups attended and exhibited at the Startup Camp Berlin 2018 tech event, attended a business breakfast with Ambassadors of the V4 and introduced themselves at the Hungarian Embassy in Berlin to the representatives of the German economy. Valuable painting donated to the National Gallery The painting entitled Architektur I or Konstruktion auf blauem Grund (Construction on a Blue Ground) by 20th century Hungarian constructivist László Moholy-Nagy has been granted to the Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest. IATA trainings at Budapest Airport Budapest Airport and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the largest trade association of the world’s airlines, have concluded a partnership agreement. As part of the cooperation, Budapest Airport has become an IATA “regional training partner”, which means that some of the international trainings organized by IATA can be held in the Hungarian capital, at Budapest Airport. Spar Hungary invests billions in development Spar Hungary is investing HUF 23 billion this year in development and has already spent more than HUF 2.1 billion this year in its modernization program, the company told the Hungarian news agency MTI this Thursday.