The Hungarian government is launching an information campaign combating illegal immigration. During the Government’s short but focused campaign (which will use the services of international advertising agency J. Walter Thompson), announcements in given local languages will be placed in leading newspapers in countries of origin and transit countries most associated with illegal migration. The information campaign will also feature billboards, flyers and a multilingual online platform.
The Hungarian Chapel at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington was dedicated in a moving Ceremony on August 29th. The event was attended by close to one thousand people, including members of the Hungarian-American community from all over North America.
Speaking at a ceremony held on Kecskemét Air Base on Monday, 17 August, Minister of Defence Csaba Hende stated that the Hungary’s participation in the Baltic Air Policing mission is an important task. During the event, the contingent was bidden farewell before leaving for a four-month mission on 27 August.
The Budapest International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) has contributed to the democratic transition of law enforcement agencies in Central-Europe, Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér said at the closing ceremony of the 20th graduation year of ILEA on Friday.
Hungary has managed to successfully confront the financial crisis the repercussions of which Greece is suffering from even today, Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga said at the business forum organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary. Speaking of the country’s current economic situation the Minister pointed out that macro-economic indicators, which have recently tended to beat prior expectations, provide an investor-friendly business environment also for American enterprises operating in Hungary.
János Martonyi former Foreign Minister of Hungary spoke in Washington at the annual event to commemorate the victims of Communism. Martonyi highlighted the need to remember the tremendous suffering caused by this violent ideology to millions and to never forget the preeminent role played by the United States in defeating Communism.
Ambassador Szemerkényi hosted a dinner for delegates from the American Jewish Committee's annual Global Forum on June 7. The Ambassador and the delegates discussed Hungarian-Israeli relations, Hungarian Jewish life, as well as Hungary's IHRA chairmanship.
On Thursday, the Day of National Unity marking the signing of the Treaty of Trianon, commemorations are held nationwide.
At a conference in Budapest on Friday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that over the past five years the keyword for governance has been “strength”, but from now on it will be “attentiveness”. The conference, organized by the Alliance for a Civic Hungary Foundation, was entitled “Five Years in Governance”. The Prime Minister also said that a new chapter must be opened and emphasis must be placed on creating a civic quality of life.
Spend a wonderful evening with Mr. Somang Jeagal, winner of the Piano Division of the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, and listen to the melodies of Franz Liszt in the Hall of the Hungarian Embassy in Washington D.C.