Friss hírek, aktualitások - Diplomacy&Trade Friss hírek, aktualitások - Diplomacy&Trade hu HEBC for a Smart Hungary In line with its tradition, the Hungarian European Business Council (HEBC) prepared its 2017 recommendations, titled 'Smart Hungary'. The Report explores issues that can help accelerate the country’s economic and social development. Enhanced Wi-Fi at Budapest Airport Wireless internet availability has been significantly improved on both the departure and arrival levels in passenger areas of Liszt Ferenc International Airport. Budapest Airport promises better coverage and a stronger signal with the new system, offering a multiplication of previous capacity to passengers using Wi-Fi. Lidl takes over CBA stores in Hungary Businessman László Baldauf, the founder of the CBA retail store chain in Hungary, has confirmed to the news agency 'Független Hírügynökség' that seven CBA stores (two of them in Budapest) would be taken over by the German retailer Lidl. Love letter to the homeland One of the aims of the Italian week in Budapest this November was to support the application of the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene for the title ‘UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage’. In the framework of the campaign, the movie ‘Finché c'è prosecco c'è speranza’ (As long as there is prosecco, there is hope), which debuted at Festival Venezia 2017, was screened for the first time in Hungary and followed by a tasting of the famous wine. Hungarian President received in Paris 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. EU funds not to be used for corrupt practices Respect for the standards of rule of law is required for the proper spending of EU funds – this was the conclusion drawn by several speakers at an international conference organized by Transparency International Hungary (TI) in Budapest. Blackrock promotes Budapest opportunities in Frankfurt After London, BlackRock held its career-building and networking event in Frankfurt, Germany. At the event jointly organised with the Consulate General of Hungary in Düsseldorf, in the office building of the world's largest financial fund management company, the operation of the Budapest office, available job opportunities and potential career paths were promoted through brief presentations. Makó hotels receive best ratings in Hungary According to the trivago Rating Index (tRI), the southeastern town of Makó tops the list of Hungarian settlements as the town's hotels received the best reviews from travelers. Hungary was 13th in the ranking of European countries, the Hungarian news agency MTI reports. New record at Budapest Airport Traffic at Budapest Airport has broken another record, as the number of arriving and departing passengers exceeded 12 million by the end of November. Thanks to the dynamic growth, more than one million passengers used the terminals of Budapest Airport in November, for the first time ever. V4 together 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, which is involved in realizing the 2017-2018 Hungarian Presidency of the Visegrád Group (V4). V4-plus FM meeting in Budapest 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. OECD outlook for Hungary The latest Economic Outlook published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) says Hungary's recent strong economic performance is projected to continue into 2018, before softening somewhat in 2019. Investment remains a main driver with the resumed disbursement of EU structural funds and domestic and foreign firms responding to capacity constraints. Wizz Air acquires additional slots at Luton Airport Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announces that, following the acquisition of a number of take-off and landing slots from Monarch Airlines, it will increase its fleet at London Luton by two aircraft to a total of seven aircraft. Diplomatic Fair in Budapest Diplomatic Spouses of Budapest held their 7th Diplomatic Fair in the InterContinental Hotel in Budapest this November. The charity event, under the patronage of Anita Herczegh, wife of the Hungarian president, featured food and drinks from 20 countries as well as gift objects from around the world. Proceeds from the sale of these go to supporting children’s foundations and hospitals. For more political dialog “Italy and Hungary have been sharing a deep friendship that even temporary ups and downs cannot jeopardize.” That is according to the Ambassador of the Republic of Italy to Hungary, Massimo Rustico who tells Diplomacy&Trade about his aim of achieving a much better and intense political dialogue between the two countries “after a period of calm,” the future of the EU, the already evident increase in bilateral trade as well as cultural relations that date back many centuries if not a thousand years. New supplier plant in Kecskemét The Indian-based automotive supplier Samvardhana Motherson Peguform (SMP) has established a bumper manufacturing plant in Kecskemét, E Hungary, in an area of 96,000 square meters. The greenfield development is to create about 500 jobs. The week of the Italian cuisine The week between Novermber 20 and 26 will see a series of events orgnaized in Budapest in the framework of the ‘Week of the Italian cuisine’. The Hungarian public will have the opportunity to learn about Italian gastronomy - and even have a taste. Anilogue International Animation Film Festival The most anticipated animation event in the Hungarian capital this fall, the 15th Anilogue International Animation Festival that illuminates the screens of two cinemas – Urania and Kino – will be held from November 29 to December 3 in Budapest. Robots aid service center staff As many as 19 robots help the staff working in office and administrative positions in GE Hungary’s Budapest shared service center employing 2,000 staff. By automating certain elements of financial, accounting, procurement, logistics, IT, and HR processes, GE aims to improve the quality and efficiency of administrative processes. Hungary's first bitcoin ATM outside Budapest's-first-bitcoin-atm-outside-budapest.html Following the successful operation of its first ATM in Hungary with the possibility of Bitcoin transactions (in Budapest), the Hungarian firm Shinrai Ltd. put into operation another such machine close to the Austrian and Slovak borders.