The Consulate will be closed on April 21. Wishing everyone a happy holiday!
Hungary held Parliamentary elections on April 6th. The center right governing party of Fidesz and their Christian-democratic partner (KDNP) won a clear majority.
Ambassador Szapáry visited Minneapolis to open the Honorary Consulate. Csilla Grauzer will represent Hungary in the State of Minnesota as Honorary Consul. During his visit the Ambassador met the Hungarian community, visited the Minnesota Trade Office and the Immigration History Research Center.
In the latest ranking of fDi Magazine, a publication of the Financial Times Group, Budapest appears as the most attractive city for capital investment in Eastern Europe in 2014-2015
The Hungarian Government will give its full support to any sanctions approved by the European Union against Russia in connection with the crisis in Ukraine, Foreign Minister János Martonyi said on CNN on Sunday.
Hungary's policies are in line with its European partners, János Martonyi stated on a programme in which he appeared with Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt on international news channel CNN. The Hungarian Foreign Minister was asked why Hungary had expressed concern and even possible opposition to sanctions and whether this was in connection with Hungary's wide range of trade relations with Russia.
On a four day visit to Washington, Anita Orbán, Hungary’s Special Envoy for Energy Security made the case for US LNG exports to lawmakers and decision makers in the administration. Testifying in front of the House Energy and Power Subcommittee, she argued that the US should seize the opportunity and act now on expediting LNG exports. Dr. Orbán also met with Congressional leaders and key Washington policy makers as well as think tank experts to provide the CEE allies’ perspective on the energy security aspect of the crisis in Ukraine.
At the invitation of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Ambassador Szapáry concluded a two day visit to Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary regards the referendum, held in breach of the Ukrainian Constitution in the Autonomous Crimean Republic on March 16, 2014, as illegitimate and unlawful.
The Hungarian Embassy celebrated March 15th Hungary’s national day with our friends and members of the Hungarian Community in and around Washington D.C. Ambassador Szapáry also took part in the March 15th commemoration at the American University at the invitation of the organizers the American Hungarian Federation.
The Ambassadors of Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia concluded a two day visit to Atlanta, where they participated in a panel discussion, at the World Affairs Council and at Georgia State University. The topic of discussion was the situation in Ukraine, energy security and economic prospects in the region. Hungary holds the V4 rotating presidency in 2013/2014.
Any European sanctions introduced against Russia would have the gravest impact on the Visegrad Group countries, Foreign Minister János Martonyi declared after a meeting of the V4 ministers with the German Foreign Minister in Budapest on Thursday.
Russia cannot win the economic war that will emerge if the EU puts in place a third stage of sanctions, Minister of Foreign Affairs János Martonyi told public Kossuth Radio on 13 March 2014.
Exactly 15 years ago on March 12, 1999 Hungary became a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Hungarian State Secretary for Foreign Affairs and External Economic Relations Péter Szijjártó met United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Eurasian Affairs Hoyt Brian Yee and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy Amos Hochstein on Tuesday to discuss Hungarian-American economic cooperation and Europe's energy security.
Hungary's interests concerning Ukraine have not changed: Hungary wants to see a democratic country which "stands on its own two feet", Prime Minister Orbán said in Brussels on Thursday, following a special EU summit on the situation in Ukraine.
The Nordic-Baltic (NB8) and Visegrad (V4) Foreign Ministers met in Narva, Estonia on 6-7 March. They issued the following joint statement:
The Embassy of Hungary hosted Hungarian American blues musician Gábor Szűcs aka Little G. Weevil. The 2014 Blues Music Award Nominee Little G took the audience on a musical journey back in time to the Deep South, where blues music was born.
The Hungarian Embassy held a book launch for the recently published book The Holocaust in Hungary – Evolution of a Genocide, a source volume in the Documenting Life and Destruction series by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. One of the authors, László Csõsz, PhD Tziporah Wiesel Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and a senior researcher at the Holocaust Memorial center, Budapest joined us at the Embassy to talk about the new book.
Prezi joined Adobe, Apple, Microsoft, Verizon and others in supporting President Obama’s ConnectED initiative to help make the U. S. education system more tech savy.
The Prime Ministers of the Visegrád Countries are deeply concerned about the recent violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and the fact that the Russian parliament has authorized military action on Ukrainian soil against the wishes of the Ukrainian Government. This represents a serious escalation. We condemn all action threatening the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and call on to decrease the tensions immediately through dialogue, in full respect of Ukrainian and international law and in line with the provisions of the 1994 Budapest Memorandum.
The Foreign Affairs Council (FAC), made up of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of EU Member States, held an extraordinary meeting today to discuss the recent developments in Ukraine.
Hungary is fully committed to supporting Ukraine’s sovereignty and independence and condemns the violation of its territorial integrity, Minister of Foreign Affairs János Martonyi said on March 3.
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The Foreign Ministers of the Visegrád Group and Bulgaria, Greece and Romania met in Budapest today in order to discuss issues of common interest to strengthen the cooperation between their countries and to exchange their views on current international developments, in particular the situation in Ukraine.
On 24 February, the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a meeting for the foreign ministers of the Visegrád Four (V4) countries and three other European Union member states, Greece, Romania and Bulgaria.
Ambassador Szapáry visited Denver, Colorado, where he met with Hungarian organization representatives, local politicians as well as business leaders.
The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Visegrád countries - Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia - have discussed the recent developments in Ukraine.
Hungary is prepared for every eventuality in connection with the crisis in Ukraine, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in his regular Friday radio interview. Hungary is following the Ukrainian events with special regard to Hungarians living in Transcarpathia, in the western part of the country, he said, stressing that Hungary has expressed its sympathy and willingness to help Ukraine as well as declaring that Hungarians wish peace and safety for Ukrainians.
Taking sanctions against Ukraine has become „unavoidable” to pave the way for peaceful talks and a political solution to the crisis, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Zsolt Neméth told commercial HírTV late 20 February 2014.
Tájékoztató a magyar választásokkal kapcsolatban -- Information note on elections
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary follows with deep concern the crisis in Ukraine, which resulted in lethal casualties again on Tuesday, and which threatens to destabilize the country. We express our condolences to the families of the victims.
The Prime Minister called cooperation between General Electrics and Hungary a success story which is helped significantly by talent, commitment and dedication of the company's Hungarian employees.
Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of the United States of America M. André Goodfriend and Minister of State for Taxation and Financial Affairs Gábor Orbán signed an agreement today between the governments of Hungary and the United States of America to implement the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met with a Congressional delegation led by Senator John McCain of Arizona. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Chris Murphy of Connecticut as well as Congressmen Bill Keating of Massachusetts, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Mike Pompeo of Kansas, and Ted Deutch of Florida formed part of the delegation visiting Budapest.
Foreign Minister János Martonyi met Hoyt Brian Yee, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs.
The Prime Ministers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia issued a joint statement regarding the currents event in Ukraine.
The Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp was liberated on 27th January 1945 by troops of the First Ukrainian Front. The United Nations Organization declared this day International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Marianne Szegedy-Maszák was the guest of our Embassy on January 23. She introduced her new book and talked about her fascinating family story intricately linked to Hungarian history.
János Lázár, Minister of State heading the Office of the Prime Minister of Hungary and President of the International Commission of the Hungarian Holocaust Memorial Year 2014 gave a speech at UNESCO for the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. Please read the full text of his speech below.
The apology was made at a conference jointly organised by the UN Secretariat and the Hungarian mission to mark the 70th anniversary of the Jewish and Roma Holocaust.
Információ a 2014-es európai parlamenti választásokról
Information on the 2014 EP election