The Czech, Polish and Slovakian head of government have stood by Hungary in a joint statement, which the Prime Ministers of the four Visegrád countries adopted at an extraordinary meeting on the migration situation held in Prague on Friday. The Heads of Government once again rejected proposals for compulsory immigration quotas.
The Hungarian Chapel at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington was dedicated in a moving Ceremony on August 29th. The event was attended by close to one thousand people, including members of the Hungarian-American community from all over North America.
The Hungarian government is launching an information campaign combating illegal immigration. During the Government’s short but focused campaign (which will use the services of international advertising agency J. Walter Thompson), announcements in given local languages will be placed in leading newspapers in countries of origin and transit countries most associated with illegal migration. The information campaign will also feature billboards, flyers and a multilingual online platform.
Speaking at a ceremony held on Kecskemét Air Base on Monday, 17 August, Minister of Defence Csaba Hende stated that the Hungary’s participation in the Baltic Air Policing mission is an important task. During the event, the contingent was bidden farewell before leaving for a four-month mission on 27 August.
"On this special day, the United States wishes the people of Hungary continued peace and a future filled with prosperity and joy."
“Hungary’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade strongly condemns the wave of terrorist attacks which have taken place in Afghanistan – both in the capital and in the provinces – since the beginning of August. These have overwhelmingly targeted civilians, and among the hundreds of casualties – which have included a large number of women and children – at least eighty people have died.
The Budapest International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) has contributed to the democratic transition of law enforcement agencies in Central-Europe, Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér said at the closing ceremony of the 20th graduation year of ILEA on Friday.
Hungary has managed to successfully confront the financial crisis the repercussions of which Greece is suffering from even today, Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga said at the business forum organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary. Speaking of the country’s current economic situation the Minister pointed out that macro-economic indicators, which have recently tended to beat prior expectations, provide an investor-friendly business environment also for American enterprises operating in Hungary.
János Martonyi former Foreign Minister of Hungary spoke in Washington at the annual event to commemorate the victims of Communism. Martonyi highlighted the need to remember the tremendous suffering caused by this violent ideology to millions and to never forget the preeminent role played by the United States in defeating Communism.
The world-renowned Muzsikás Folk Ensemble joins Glass House Orchestra for a double bill at the Sixth&I Synagogue in Washington, D.C.
Ambassador Szemerkényi hosted a dinner for delegates from the American Jewish Committee's annual Global Forum on June 7. The Ambassador and the delegates discussed Hungarian-Israeli relations, Hungarian Jewish life, as well as Hungary's IHRA chairmanship.
On Thursday, the Day of National Unity marking the signing of the Treaty of Trianon, commemorations are held nationwide.
At a conference in Budapest on Friday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that over the past five years the keyword for governance has been “strength”, but from now on it will be “attentiveness”. The conference, organized by the Alliance for a Civic Hungary Foundation, was entitled “Five Years in Governance”. The Prime Minister also said that a new chapter must be opened and emphasis must be placed on creating a civic quality of life.
Spend a wonderful evening with Mr. Somang Jeagal, winner of the Piano Division of the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, and listen to the melodies of Franz Liszt in the Hall of the Hungarian Embassy in Washington D.C.
It is undeniable that the security environment of Europe significantly worsened last year – Minister of Defence Csaba Hende pointed out at a meeting of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Defence and Security Committee in Budapest on Saturday, 16 May.
Promoting the Euro-Atlantic integration is a strategic interest for Hungary for historical reasons and based on our historical experiences, Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén said at the plenary meeting of the 2015 Spring Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in the Parliament Building on Monday.
The Embassy of Hungary would like to thank the more than three thousand visitors who chose to visit us on May 9.
In an interview after his negotiations in Baghdad on Monday, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said that the command officers of the Hungarian contingent will arrive in Erbil by the end of May, and that the rest of the active contingent will be in Iraq to fight Islamic State by the end of August.
Ambassador Szemerkényi spoke at Georgetown University’s fifth annual International Conference on Cyber Engagement On April 27th. The gathering aims to promote dialogue among policymakers, academics, and key industry stakeholders from across the globe, and to explore the worldwide community’s increasing interconnectivity in this domain.
In a speech given on the Memorial Day for Hungarian Victims of the Holocaust, János Lázár said that “the nation is more than just a community of interests: the nation is a community of fates”.
At a press conference held in Parliament on Tuesday, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said that Parliament had made the wisest and most responsible decision by granting authority to send Hungarian troops to join the campaign against Islamic State (IS).
The March of the Living was held in Budapest for the 13th time. Tens of Thousands of people marched through Budapest to remember and honor the victims of the Holocaust and to affirm their committment to a democratic, pluralistic and tolerant society.
Szabolcs Takács, the Hungarian Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) announced that the IHRA will hold its general meetings in Budapest and Debrecen. Hungary currently holds the IHRA chairmanship for a year since March.
To mark International Roma Day, a video campaign is showcasing Hungary’s Roma heroes. World-class footballer János Farkas, composer György Cziffra, and revolutionaries Béla Puczi and Ilona Szabó are among those featured in the video, which offers the public a chance to learn about these heroes’ lives.
The Embassies of Slovakia, Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary
present the 4th Annual V4 Film Series in Washington, DC from April 14 to May 5, 2015.
The Embassy hosted a concert attended by around one hundred guests in collaboration with the In Series in March 25, 2015. We celebrated the music of Franz Liszt and Béla Bartók.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó declared at the Foreign Ministerial meeting of the Visegrad Group (V4), the Nordic Council (NC) and the Baltic states (B3) that started on Thursday and ends in the late afternoon on Friday in Slovakia by Lake Csorba, that establishing Central Europe’s energy security is not the responsibility of the region but that of Europe; therefore, the European Union also needs to play a role in that.
Happy March 15! - These were the opening words of Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi's greetings on the occasion of Hungary's national holiday, setting off a family friendly and joyful evening marking the anniversary of Hungary's revolution in 1848.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó declared on Tuesday in Budapest that if the National Assembly backs the involvement in the fight against the Islamic State, then Hungarian soldiers could arrive in Iraq in the second half of May.
Ambassador Réka Szemerkényi presented her credentials at the White House to President Barack Obama.
All areas of Hungarian-US relations should be dealt with by strengthening dialogue, Hungary's new ambassador to the US said in an interview prior to her departure to Washington, DC.
“Without the sacrifices that Hungarian Jews made during the First World War, it would have been impossible to defend our homeland”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at a centenary memorial on Monday to mark the renovation of WWI graves in the Kozma Street Jewish Cemetery. At Plot 12 of the cemetery, Viktor Orbán paid tribute to the Jews who sacrificed their lives for Hungary.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó announced at the business forum of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) that three new U.S. investments will come to Hungary, creating more than 500 new jobs altogether, with a total value of USD 15.5 million (HUF 4.17 billion).
The Embassy of Hungary was represented by Ambassador Szapáry at the silent march in Washington, D.C. in solidarity with France in the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.
Representatives of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries and Ukraine met on 16 December 2014 in Kyiv to discuss the current situation in and around Ukraine, as well as the Visegrad countries’ support and assistance to the government and the people of Ukraine.
Hungarian Honorary Consuls and Economic Counselors from all across the U.S. met in Washington, DC to coordinate outreach to the Hungarian American communities, discuss consular matters such as citizenship applications and exchanged ideas about how to boost US-Hungarian business relations.
Rep. Michael R. Turner received the award in appreciation for his untiring work in the field of transatlantic security policy and promoting energy security relations between the US and Central and Eastern Europe.
The Cosmos Club held an evening to honor the work of Dr. Albert-László Barabási with the support of the Hungarian Embassy.
Economic cooperation between Hungary and the United States is a real success story within our bilateral relations and the Hungarian Government is doing everything in its power to provide the most attractive investment environment in Europe – Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó announced to leaders of large U.S. companies on October 21 in Washington.