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 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
Emlékeztető! Felhívjuk a figyelmet, hogy a személyesen szavazóknak a szavazás előtt be kell mutatniuk ÉRVÉNYES magyar személyazonosító igazolványukat, vagy ÉRVÉNYES magyar útlevelüket, vagy ÉRVÉNYES magyar jogosítványukat
Please do not forget to bring your Hungarian IDs when voting in person. Acceptable forms of identification are the following: Hungarian photo ID card (személyazonosító igazolvány), a valid Hungarian passport or a valid Hungarian Driver’s Licence.
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 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.