Santa Claus has come to Washington as Hungarians, Americans and Hungarian Americans gathered for the 22nd annual Mikulás dinner co-hosted by the Hungarian Embassy and the Hungarian American Coalition featuring keynote speaker State Secretary Gergely Prőhle.
Hungary's government and people are deeply shaken by the death of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president. We express our sincere condolences to his family and the South African people, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in a statement.
Hungarian Honorary Consuls came from all across the U.S. for an annual meeting in Washington to coordinate outreach to the Hungarian American communities.
Hungary’s first democratically elected Prime Minister after 1990 died on this day in 1993 while in office after a long illness at the age of 61. József Antall played a pivotal role in the roundtable discussions leading to the peaceful democratic transition in Hungary and led the center right MDF party to victory at the first democratic elections.
On December 2 a Hungarian colonel assumed command of the international coalition forces’ (ISAF) Special Operations Task Group – East.
Ambassador Szapáry took part in the Ambassador Lecture Series of the International Relations Club. The topic of discussion was the economic crisis in the advanced world and its effects to the Central Eastern European region.
Zsolt Németh Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs of the Foreign Ministry of Hungary discussed the perspectives of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, the EU-USA Free Trade Agreement, as well as the issue of covert intelligence gathering activities during his talks with the National Security Council, the State Department and Congress on 21 November, 2013.
In the European Union Hungary is one of the prominent proponents of Ukraine’s European orientation. With the Vilnius Summit approaching, we noted with pleasure the increasing support of the Ukrainian society and political circles for closer Ukraine-EU relations, as well as the progress made in the adoption of the necessary reform measures.
The Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries and their Western Balkan counterparts took place under the auspices of the Hungarian Presidency of the V4 on 31 October 2013 in Gödöllő, Hungary.
We are deeply saddened by the passing away of this rock icon, who beyond his musical exploits also contributed inspiration to anticommunist movements in Central Europe. After the Iron Curtain fell, Reed performed in Hungary two times.