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Hungary Set to Ascend to Rotating Presidency of Visegrád Group

Publicated on: June 22, 2017

On Monday, June 19, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán delivered a speech at a ceremony in Warsaw, Poland ahead of Hungary’s ascendency to the rotating presidency of the Visegrád Group beginning on July 1, 2017.

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Hungarian Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog Corresponds With US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Amendment to Act on Higher Education

Publicated on: June 22, 2017

In a letter addressed to US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Hungarian Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog thanked Secretary DeVos for her acknowledgment of the amendment to Hungary’s Act on Higher Education and for once again clarifying that individual US states have the right to enter into direct negotiations with the Hungarian government.

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PM Viktor Orbán Holds Talks With World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder

Publicated on: June 21, 2017

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met with World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder on June 21, 2017 in Budapest.

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Mercy for Morva

Publicated on: June 21, 2017

The Government of Hungary has noted with deep concern that William Charles Morva, a Hungarian-American dual national, was sentenced to death and is facing execution on July 6, 2017.

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Budapest to Host LNG Summit in October 2017

Publicated on: June 21, 2017

The Budapest LNG Summit on 16-17 October 2017 will gather industry leaders, management and policymakers from across the world to discuss the latest project updates on infrastructure and facilities as well as emerging natural gas sources in Central and Eastern Europe.

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International Community Must Engage United States on the Paris Climate Agreement

Publicated on: June 16, 2017

Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó strongly urged the international community to begin negotiations with the United States on the conditions under which the US would be prepared to shoulder at least part of their previously undertaken obligations under the terms of the Paris Climate Agreement. Hungary was the first EU country to ratify the Paris Agreement.

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Hungarian Parliament Passes New Law Ensuring Transparency of Foreign-Funded NGOs

Publicated on: June 15, 2017

On Wednesday, June 14, Hungary’s Parliament passed a new law regulating the transparency of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that receive funding from abroad. Under the new law, organizations are required to state that they qualify as organizations funded from abroad on their official website and publications.

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PM Orbán, Hungary Hold Talks With Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb

Publicated on: June 14, 2017

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb traveled to Hungary earlier this week as part of an international trade mission, meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó in Budapest and attending a special business forum organized by the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA). Governor Holcomb’s June 13-14 visit culminated in the signing of an economic cooperation agreement recognizing the dynamic expansion of bilateral trade between the US and Hungary over the past decade.

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Embassy of Hungary Participates in Wreath-Laying Ceremony in Remembrance of the Victims of Communism

Publicated on: June 9, 2017

On June 9, the Embassy of Hungary joined over 300 participants including 23 other embassies and 30 human rights organizations for the 10th Annual Truman-Reagan Medal Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Victims of Communism Memorial on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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Prime Minister Viktor Orbán Presents Grand Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit to Thomas Péterffy

Publicated on: June 7, 2017

Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán presented the Grand Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit to President and CEO of Interactive Brokers Group Thomas Péterffy in a ceremony in the Parliament Building on Friday, June 2. Born in Budapest, Péterffy fled from communist Hungary to the United States after the Soviet Union crushed the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, eventually settling in New York.

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PM Orbán, Hungary Reaffirm Commitment to Global Fight Against Terrorism Following London Attacks

Publicated on: June 5, 2017

Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán expressed his shock and condolences to British Prime Minister Theresa May following the terrorist attacks in London on Saturday, June 3 and affirmed Hungary’s commitment to the global fight against terrorism.

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Hungarian Act on Higher Education Does Not Impose Unattainable Requirements on Foreign Universities

Publicated on: May 31, 2017

Speaking on the subject of the recently adopted legislative amendment to the Act of Higher Education affecting foreign universities in Hungary on Tuesday, May 30, Press Chief of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Tamás Menczer stated that “The Hungarian Act on Higher Education does not impose unattainable requirements on foreign universities.”

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