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April 8, 2015 4:34 PM

International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance to hold this year’s general meetings in Budapest and Debrecen

Szabolcs Takács, the Hungarian Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) announced that the IHRA will hold its general meetings in Budapest and Debrecen. Hungary currently holds the IHRA chairmanship for a year since March.

April 8, 2015 4:22 PM

Today is International Roma Day

To mark International Roma Day, a video campaign is showcasing Hungary’s Roma heroes. World-class footballer János Farkas, composer György Cziffra, and revolutionaries Béla Puczi and Ilona Szabó are among those featured in the video, which offers the public a chance to learn about these heroes’ lives.

April 1, 2015 5:05 PM

Annual V4 Film Festival for the 4th Time at the Embassy

The Embassies of Slovakia, Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary
present the 4th Annual V4 Film Series in Washington, DC from April 14 to May 5, 2015.

March 27, 2015 1:29 PM

Celebrating Genius: Liszt & Bartók

The Embassy hosted a concert attended by around one hundred guests in collaboration with the In Series in March 25, 2015. We celebrated the music of Franz Liszt and Béla Bartók.

March 18, 2015 6:12 PM

Dialogue on Central Europe’s Energy Security

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó declared at the Foreign Ministerial meeting of the Visegrad Group (V4), the Nordic Council (NC) and the Baltic states (B3) that started on Thursday and ends in the late afternoon on Friday in Slovakia by Lake Csorba, that establishing Central Europe’s energy security is not the responsibility of the region but that of Europe; therefore, the European Union also needs to play a role in that.

March 17, 2015 3:43 PM

Happy March 15th! - The Embassy Celebrated Hungary's National Holiday

Happy March 15! - These were the opening words of Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi's greetings on the occasion of Hungary's national holiday, setting off a family friendly and joyful evening marking the anniversary of Hungary's revolution in 1848.

March 12, 2015 12:11 PM

Hungary Assumed the Chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance


Hungary officially assumed the Chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) on Monday. The handover ceremony was held in Berlin, the seat of the Permanent Office of the international organisation.

March 11, 2015 12:09 PM

Hungarian Involvement in the Fight Against ISIS to be Presented to Parliament

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó declared on Tuesday in Budapest that if the National Assembly backs the involvement in the fight against the Islamic State, then Hungarian soldiers could arrive in Iraq in the second half of May.

February 24, 2015 4:03 PM

Ambassador Szemerkényi presented credentials to President Obama

Ambassador Réka Szemerkényi presented her credentials at the White House to President Barack Obama.

February 13, 2015 10:36 AM

Réka Szemerkényi, new Hungarian Ambassador to US calls for strengthening dialogue


All areas of Hungarian-US relations should be dealt with by strengthening dialogue, Hungary's new ambassador to the US said in an interview prior to her departure to Washington, DC.