On 20 August, Hungary’s national holiday marking the country’s founding, President of the Republic János Áder presented internationally acknowledged Nobel Prize-winning author Imre Kertész and internationaly reknown inventor Ernő Rubik with the Order of Saint Stephen at the proposal of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.
Hungary will support the Afghan police and army with half a million dollars annually between 2015 and 2017 – Anna Nagy the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade told MTI.
Hungary has nominated Tibor Navracsics, Hungary's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, to serve as Commissioner in the new European Commission. The new European Commission is currently being formed following the European parliamentary elections in May and will have 28 members nominated by the governments of each member state.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary welcomes the appointment of Mr. Kálmán Mizsei as Head of Mission for the EU Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform in Ukraine.
The American Nationalities Movement of Ohio presented Katalin Gulden their Freedom Award at its 53rd Annual Captive Nations Dinner on July 17, 2014.
Ambassador György Szapáry participated in the inauguration ceremony of Robert Knuepfer in Chicago attended by family, friends, coworkers and business partners.
Hungary welcomes the strong bipartisan support of the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act (H.R. 6.) which would expedite the approval of US natural gas exports, passed today in the House of Representatives.
Energy security has been one of the priorities for Hungary’s presidency of the Visegrad Group over the past year, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Tuesday at a press conference in Budapest attended by V4 Heads of Governments, following an event marking the end of Hungary's one-year V4 Presidency.
Ambassador György Szapáry and György Granasztói presented Professor John Lukács with the Széchenyi Grand Prize at his home in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania on June 18.
On June 11, the Hungarian Embassy in cooperation with the Embassy of Austria and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Iron Curtain with a series of events in Washington, D.C.
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Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is set to represent Hungary at the inauguration ceremony of Ukraine's president-elect Petro Poroshenko in Kiev on Saturday.
The pain of losing Hungary's freedom is the driving force behind the memorial to the victims of the German occupation in Budapest's Szabadság Square, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stated in a letter of reply to thirty Jewish American members of congress.
Join us on June 11 at 3PM in the Library of Congress for a panel with leading academics from America and Europe.
The Hungarian Embassy and the Hungarian Cultural Institute in New York in cooperation with the Kennedy Center have organized an evening of Hungarian Jewish Music with Grammy Award winner trumpet player, Frank London. The concert was performed on May 28th in front of a full house.
The Hungarian Embassy initiated the introduction of Central European business opportunities to Texas companies at the event in Austin Texas on May 1st, 2014.
Application deadlines for The Hungary Initiatives Foundation grants are approaching
Central Europe needs military, transport, and energy security guarantees, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at Globsec, the region's most important foreign and security policy forum, in Bratislava on Thursday.
The Embassy of Hungary took part in the EU Open House, which over the last seven years has become a real DC tradition justifiably popular with locals.
The Embassy of Hungary in Washington DC learned with great concern about the Simon Wiesenthal Center's statement, calling for reexamination Hungary's ability to chair the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance in 2015.
President Barack Obama has sent a letter to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán congratulating him on his party's victory in the Hungarian elections.
As in previous years the Hungary Embassy will take part in the EU Embassy Open House initiative. Visit us on Saturday, May,10 between 10 AM and 4 PM.
Hungary gathered experts and diplomats from all over Central and Eastern Europe to Washington for an intense dialogue on transatlantic energy security and the prospects of US natural gas exports.
Joint Article by the Foreign Ministers of the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia
The President of Hungary H.E. János Áder and Ambassador György Szapáry joined Ernő Rubik the Hungarian creator of the Rubik's Cube to open an interactive exhibition entitled Beyond Rubik’s Cube at the Liberty Science Center (LSC) in New Jersey.
President Áder delivered the following speech at the March of the Living Remembrance in Auschwitz on April 28, 2014.
According to the organisers, 15 thousand people, including politicians and diplomats, participated in the 12th annual March of the Living in Budapest on Sunday. The marchers started off from the Pest side of the Elisabeth Bridge, where a statue called March of the Living was inaugurated, and walked along Rákóczi Avenue to the Keleti railway station, where a message from Israeli President Shimon Peres was displayed on a large screen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Nordic-Baltic (NB8) and Visegrad (V4) Foreign Ministers met in Narva, Estonia on 6-7 March. They issued the following joint statement:
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.
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.
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.