On the eve of the 60th Anniversary of 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight, the Embassy of Hungary is pleased to announce its program of high-level diplomatic and cultural events to take place throughout the months of October and November in honor of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi reaches out to the Hungarian-American community as the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Revolution and Freedom Fight approaches to announce commemorative events the Hungarian embassy will be organizing in honor of this year’s celebrations.
On his visit to the United States, Minister of Defense of Hungary István Simicskó met with Adjutant General of the Ohio National Guard Major General Mark E. Bartman on Thursday, October 13.
On Monday, October 17, Ambassador Réka Szemerkényi hosted an exclusive VIP dinner and wine tasting event at the Montpelier Room in the Library of Congress.
On Monday, October 17, Ambassador of Hungary Dr. Réka Szemerkényi and leaders of Hungarian-American organizations across the Washington, DC area participated in the opening of the Special Exhibition at the United States Congress commemorating the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight.
The Washington Redskins honored Hungarian-born former NFL kickers Pete and Charlie Gogolak on Sunday, October 16 with a special halftime ceremony on the field that included the presentation of a customized Redskins jersey to Charlie Gogolak and the presentation of the official game day football to Pete Gogolak. Hungarian Minister of National Development Dr. Miklós Seszták, Hungarian Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi, 56er and Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister of Hungary Dr. Jenő Megyesy, and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly Zsolt Németh were also in attendance and presented the Gogolak brothers with a gift on behalf of the Government of Hungary.
On Sunday, October 16 the Embassy of Hungary, in collaboration with Hungarian-American organizations across the Washington, D.C. area, erected a statue of the “Budapest Lad” to permanently commemorate the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight on the special occasion of its 60th Anniversary.
Minister of Defense of Hungary István Simicskó visited Washington, DC from October 10-14 and met with US Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work. Minister Simicskó also delivered the keynote address at a symposium held at the prestigious National Defense University in commemoration of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight on Wednesday, October 13.
On the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight, the Ambassador of Hungary to the United States, Dr. Réka Szemerkényi is hosting a black-tie Gala Dinner to honor the bravery and the values of the young Hungarian freedom fighters of 1956.
Nominated for a Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award, one of the United States’ preeminent showcase awards for cinematographic story telling, Hungarian film "Train to Adulthood” will be screened on Saturday October 15 at the American Museum of Nature History in New York City. Also in attendance will be the film’s director, Klára Trencsényi.
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H.E. Dr. Réka Szemerkényi, Ambassador of Hungary to the United States of America, cordially invites you to the unveiling ceremony of the Statue of the “Budapest Lad” (“Pesti Srác) on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 9:30 A.M.
On Wednesday, October 5, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó announced Hungary will open a €5 million preferential, long-term and low-interest credit line to support reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. Hungary’s contribution is part of a global effort aimed at raising $15 billion in international support for Aghanistan. To date, over 70 governments including the United States and other EU member countries have contributed to the fund.
On October 6, 1849, the 13 Martyrs of Arad, the national heroes of the 1848 Revolution and War who fought for independence from the Hapsburg Empire, were executed in the city of Arad (now Romania). Commemorated in Hungary as a national day of bereavement, the nation's first Prime Minister, Count Lajos Batthyány, was also executed in Pest.
On Tuesday, October 4, the Embassy of Hungary hosted a screening of the film "Journey Home” (Hazatérés) in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight. The first of five movies to be screened as part of the Embassy’s October Film Festival, co-director Eszti Pigniczky was in attendance and answered questions from audience members following the screening.
On Tuesday, September 22, 2016 Congressman Dennis Ross (R-FL) and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Co-Chairs of the Hungarian-American Caucus, gave a floor speech in special recognition of the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight in the House of Representatives of the United States Congress.
Exactly 3,282,723 Hungarians and over 98% of the voters rejected the mandatory migrant relocation scheme and voted “no” in a national referendum in Hungary held on Sunday, October 2, 2016.
In special commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight, the Fulbright Commission will hold a commemoratory ceremony on October 7, 2016 in Budapest, Hungary.
In commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight, the Embassy of Hungary in Washington, DC is sponsoring a Film Festival throughout the months of October and November.
The United States and Hungary participated in a live-fire, joint military exercise on Wednesday, September 27 in Veszprém, Hungary capping off weeks of training between the US Army and the Hungarian Defense Force.
A Washingtoni Nagykövetség felhívja a Tisztelt Választópolgárok figyelmét, hogy levélszavazataikat szeptember 19-től kezdődően október 1-jéig minden munkanapon 9.00-16.00 óra között a Nagykövetségen található levélszavazat gyűjtő urnába helyezhetik. A népszavazás napján október 1-jén 6.00-19.00 óráig várjuk a levélszavazatokat.
The Embassy of Hungary in Washington, DC and Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi hosted an invitation-only gala dinner on Wednesday, September 28 for attendees of the 8th Annual CEPA Forum as well as in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Revolution and Freedom Fight.
Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó spoke at an event co-organized by the Embassy of Hungary at the National Press Club in Washington, DC to kick off the Embassy of Hungary's six-week long program of events honoring the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight and also attended the 8th Annual CEPA Forum at the Willard InterContinental on his visit to Washington, DC between September 27-28.
On Sunday, October 16, 2016, the Embassy of Hungary will host a VIP Gala Dinner at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. in honor of the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight. The Gala Dinner will be the Embassy's keynote event of a series of programs to take place throughout the months of October and November in honor of the anniversary of the Freedom Fight.
Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó sat down for a one-on-one interview with CNN to speak on the topic of migration and the upcoming October migration referendum.
In an interview on Hungarian television channel M1 on Tuesday, September 27, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stated that “There is no indication that the explosion on Teréz Boulevard [in central Budapest] on Saturday evening is in any way linked to the migration crisis.”
On Thursday, September 15, Hungarian Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi hosted Hungarian experts from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund at her residence. The event was aimed at strengthening ties with Hungarians working in international organizations as well as to provide an update about the latest developments concerning Hungarian-American bilateral relations.
Standard and Poor’s announced on Friday, September 16 its decision to upgrade Hungary’s credit rating to investment grade status in light of the country’s recent economic performance. Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga called the decision another indication of the successful transformation of the Hungarian economy.
In a speech delievered at the General Debate of the the 71st Annual Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto announced Hungary's nomination for membership of the UN Human Rights Council.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó announced on Monday, September 19 that Hungary will put forth a Six-Point proposal aimed at tackling the current migration crisis at the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
TechCrunch Disrupt, one of the largest and most important tech startup conferences in the United States, opened its doors earlier this week in San Francisco. For the first time ever, four different Hungarian tech startups were invited to the conference, showcasing the best of Hungarian technology and innovation. Each of the four companies – Shapr3D, SignAll, NowTechnologies and ClipDis – will have the opportunity to meet with potential investors and break into the American market.
Hungarian Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs László Szabó hailed the joint economic successes of Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary at a Visegrád 4 Chamber of Commerce Forum on Friday, September 16.
Hungarian State Minister for Foreign Affairs Levente Magyar held trade talks with a number of American corporations as well as met with the heads of various Jewish-American organizations on his recent visit to New York from September 12-15.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó rebuked comments made by Luxembourgian Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn and European Parliament President Martin Schultz about Hungary as both inappropriate and further constributing to the worsening of the European crisis.
On the 15th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán offered his deepest sympathies and condolences to the family members of those affected by the attacks and reaffirmed Hungary's commitment to combatting international terrorism.
Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjártó announced on Thursday, September 8 that American automotive company Dana Light Vehicle Driveline Technologies will invest approximately $51 million (HUF 15 billion) in the construction of a new gear manufacturing plant Győr, Hungary that will create 200 additional Hungarian jobs. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2017 and is expected to finish by 2020.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was presented with the prestigious "Person of the Year" Award by the Prime Minister of Poland, Beata Szydło at the 26th Annual Economic Forum for his role in shaping central European policy.
Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó attended an informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers from September 1-2 in Bratislava. Speaking to MTI, Szijjártó reaffirmed Hungary's commitment to a stable Turkey without which European security could be jeopardized, inducing another wave of immigration.
Hungarian, Slovak, Czech and Polish Prime Ministers were met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a summit of the Visegrád Four (V4) Warsaw on Friday, August 26, 2016. Speaking at a news conference ahead of the summit, Hungarian Prime Minister Prime Minister Viktor Orbán highlighted the necessity for the establishment of a common European army as well as EU policies designed to safeguard fiscal discipline, economic stability.
The Hungarian-U.S. social security agreement, signed by Hungarian Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog and U.S. Ambassador to Budapest Colleen Bell on 3 February 2015, came into effect on 1 September 2016. The agreement will favorably affect many Hungarian and U.S. citizens.
At a meeting in Budapest of Hungarian heads of foreign missions, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó highlighted the critical importance of the Visegrád Four (V4) and hailed cooperation between Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic as the most effective alliance in Europe.
The stability of the Eastern Europe and the Balkan Region is both an issue of national and international security as well as one of national economic interest, said Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó following talks with Serbian Minister for EU Integration Jadranka Joksimovic on Wednesday, August 31. Szijjártó added that Hungary unequivocally supports Serbia’s EU accession.
Speaking to the Hungarian News Agency MTI on Friday, August 26 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó highlighted a number of critical challenges and proposed four pragmatic goals to address the crises facing the European Union (EU).
On the occasion of St. Stephen's Day and Hungary's National Day, Father Böjte Csaba, OFM, led a 9-mile pilgrimage to the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., where he led a mass in honor of the first anniversary of the dedication of the Hungarian Shrine at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.
U.S. President Barack Obama sent a letter to Hungarian President János Áder extending his congratulation August 20, Stephen's Day, to the people of Hungary on the anniversary of the founding of the Hungarian state. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry also offered his congratulations to the Hungarian people and reaffirmed the strength and vital importance of U.S.-Hungarian relations.
At a joint press conference in Budapest Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto announced Mercedes will build a new plant next to its existing factory in Kecskemét producing an additional 150 ,000 cars per year. Mercedes' $1.1 billion investment is projected to create 2,500 new jobs.
Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó and Deputy Defense Minister Tamás Vargha attended the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition Countering ISIL on Thursday, July 21st in Washington, DC. Also attending was Péter Siklósi, Deputy State Secretary for Defence and Security Policy of the Ministry of Defence.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó concluded negotiations and signed a cluster of Hungarian-American economic cooperation agreements in the United States on Wednesday, July 20th. Szijjártó is in the United States until Friday attending the Counter ISIL Coalition Ministerial aimed at halting the expansion of the terrorist organization across Syria and Iraq.
Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó condemned the coup attempt in Turkey in the strongest possible terms on Sunday, July 17th.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán wishes to expresses its deepest sympathies as well as his condolences on behalf of Hungary to the people of France in wake of the Nice attack.
In a statement to Hungarian press and public television channel M1 at the conclusion of the two-day NATO Summit in Warsaw, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán praised NATO for renewed pledges to assist in the resolution of the Syrian Civil War and migration crisis.
Attending the two-day NATO Warsaw Summit alongside head of delegation Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Minister of Defense István Simicskó, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó reaffirmed Hungary's strong commitment to NATO burden-sharing and highlighted recent increases in national defense spending.
Hungarian President János Áder officially set October 2nd as the date for Hungary's national referendum on the EU’s mandatory relocation of non-Hungarian citizens to Hungary.
IBM announced plans to enlarge its IT service headquarters in Székesfehérvár with total investment worth an estimated at $11.2 million (HUF 3.2 billion).
Hungary strongly condemns the terrorist attacks perpetrated over the weekend in both Dhaka and Baghdad as heinous acts of completely unjustifiable violence.
Speaking from Ferencz Liszt International Airport in Budapest on Wednesday morning, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó strongly condemned the suicide attacks that killed 41 and injured 239 at Istanbul's Attaturk airport on Tuesday, June 28th.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Foreign Minister Péter Szijjárto held talks with members of the US-Hungary Business Council (USHBC) on Friday, June 24th as Hungary and the United States both looked to encourage and highlight further foreign investment opportunities in their respective countries.
The Hungarian Government published a full page paid advertisement in the British press on Monday, June 20th appealing to British voters in support of the UK's continued European Union membership. Britain will hold its referendum the future of its EU membership on Thursday, June 23rd.
Speaking from a ceremony at the new headquarters of Alcoa in the city of Székesfehérvár, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó revealed first quarter investment statistics indicate that the United States has become Hungary’s second largest source of investment, trailing only Germany.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán condemned the Orlando attacks and expressed his sympathies in a letter to President Barack Obama.
Hungarian President János Áder sent a letter to President Obama yesterday following the tragic attack that took place in Orlando on June 12th. President Áder expressed his deepest sympathies to the victims and their families and expressed Hungary’s readiness to contribute to common efforts to strengthen our security.
On Thursday, June 9th Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi presented Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and composer Frank London with the Hungarian Order of Merit Knight’s Cross for his service as a cultural ambassador for Hungarian and Hungarian-Jewish music.