A celebration of the 20th anniversary of the military to military cooperation between the Hungarian Defense Forces and the Ohio National Guard was held on May 15 in the United States Congress.
The political directors of the Visegrád Four countries were in Washington D.C. on May 14-15 for consultations with their counterparts at the State Department. The V4 formation has proven to be a valuable asset in advancing transatlantic ties. All countries from the region share common values with the US and have a particularly strong security cooperation with the United States.
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew unveiled the Raoul Wallenberg Congressional Gold Medal on May 9 at the U.S. Treasury Cash Room in Washington. Below is the speech delivered by Secretary Lew.
Three new co-chairs of the Hungarian Congressional Caucus will reinvigorate Hungary's Congressional efforts on the Hill. Press Release.
Starting from 10 AM on May 9th the Hungarian Embassy welcomes all visitors to an interactive and family-friendly open house for everyone to enjoy.
In his closing address today to the Plenary Assembly in Budapest, World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder apologized for his previous comments about Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, saying that the prime minister had indeed said that Jobbik poses a threat to democracy, violates human rights and that the prime minister has taken a clear stand against the far-right party.
Budapest, 5th May 2013
In the interview, the Prime Minister explained that "we are clearly not anti-Semitic. It is our duty to refute these accusations and also to consider why people who judge Hungary from the outside today include anti-Semitism as one of our country's characteristics". According to Mr. Orbán, this is a consequence of history.
Hungary - being the only CEE country among the participants - will provide small businesses, policymakers and economic development professionals with an overview on bilateral relations and how to do business in Europe.
The 11th March of the Living, commemorating the victims of Holocaust, took place along the Danube in Budapest on the 21st of April. The aim of the event was also to support the reinforcement of a Hungary that is free of racism and extremism. Around 20,000-25,000 people took part in the peaceful remembrance march. Among the participants were Minister of Human Resources Zoltán Balog, Fidesz parliamentary faction leader Antal Rogán, and several foreign diplomats and state officials.
On the first day of the forum, the foreign ministers of the Visegrad countries – the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia – adopted a joint declaration highlighting the growing importance of their V4 cooperation.
73 percent of investors would once again choose Hungary as their investment destination. Enterprises are satisfied with the regulatory reform of the labour market, which in regional comparison places Hungary among the best locations for foreign investment.
The Nabucco Committee held its fourth meeting on 12 April 2013 in Budapest, where the permanent members of the Committee reasserted in a declaration their commitment to the implementation of the Nabucco West project planned for the transmission of natural gas from the Caspian Sea to Europe.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán paid tribute to former US Ambassador to Hungary Mark Palmer, in a letter to the widow of the late diplomat. The letter was read by Ambassador György Szapáry on Wednesday, at an event commemorating the late diplomat’s legacy.
The Anti-Defamation League thanked Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in a letter for stepping up swiftly to prevent the offensive motorcyclists’ rally from happening contemporarily with the Holocaust commemoration event on 21 April.
The Hungarian banking sector is safe, Foreign Minister János Martonyi said in connection with the Cyprus crisis, speaking at a business forum of the American Chamber of Commerce on Thursday.
How to Make a Tax Deductible Donation? Many Hungarian American organizations are working hard to raise money for the “Hungarian Heritage – Roots to Revival” program at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Read more...
The conference report provides a comprehensive account of the proceedings, with links to all presentations, showing the challenges facing our diverse community. Read the press release and more here.
Andrew Friedman, President of the Congregation Bais Naftoli in Los Angeles describes numerous steps of the Government of Hungary fighting for the “cure of the cancer of anti-Semitism” in a letter sent to TIME Magazine. He has shared his letter with us. Read it here.
On March 20, the Hungarian Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Pol-e-Khumri, Baghlan province concluded its mission, in line with ISAF strategy of handing over security, development and governance responsibilities to the Afghan authorities. The camp itself is also handed over for Afghan use.
Deputy Prime Minister Tibor Navracsics has sent a letter to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland regarding the Fourth Amendment to the Fundamental Law of Hungary, on March 7 2013.
Katalin Csorba, Head of the Hungarian Economic Representatives in the US participated and delivered a presentation at the Global Research Funding Forum organized by the University of North Texas on February 4-5, 2013 in Denton, TX.