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June 21, 2017 2:51 PM

PM Viktor Orbán Holds Talks With World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met with World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder on June 21, 2017 in Budapest.

June 21, 2017 2:42 PM

Mercy for Morva

The Government of Hungary has noted with deep concern that William Charles Morva, a Hungarian-American dual national, was sentenced to death and is facing execution on July 6, 2017.

June 16, 2017 10:26 AM

International Community Must Engage United States on the Paris Climate Agreement

Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó strongly urged the international community to begin negotiations with the United States on the conditions under which the US would be prepared to shoulder at least part of their previously undertaken obligations under the terms of the Paris Climate Agreement. Hungary was the first EU country to ratify the Paris Agreement.

June 15, 2017 2:38 PM

Hungarian Parliament Passes New Law Ensuring Transparency of Foreign-Funded NGOs

On Wednesday, June 14, Hungary’s Parliament passed a new law regulating the transparency of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that receive funding from abroad. Under the new law, organizations are required to state that they qualify as organizations funded from abroad on their official website and publications.

June 14, 2017 4:00 PM

PM Orbán, Hungary Hold Talks With Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb traveled to Hungary earlier this week as part of an international trade mission, meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó in Budapest and attending a special business forum organized by the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA). Governor Holcomb’s June 13-14 visit culminated in the signing of an economic cooperation agreement recognizing the dynamic expansion of bilateral trade between the US and Hungary over the past decade.

June 7, 2017 10:28 AM

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán Presents Grand Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit to Thomas Péterffy

Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán presented the Grand Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit to President and CEO of Interactive Brokers Group Thomas Péterffy in a ceremony in the Parliament Building on Friday, June 2. Born in Budapest, Péterffy fled from communist Hungary to the United States after the Soviet Union crushed the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, eventually settling in New York.

June 5, 2017 2:14 PM

PM Orbán, Hungary Reaffirm Commitment to Global Fight Against Terrorism Following London Attacks

Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán expressed his shock and condolences to British Prime Minister Theresa May following the terrorist attacks in London on Saturday, June 3 and affirmed Hungary’s commitment to the global fight against terrorism.

May 31, 2017 2:46 PM

Hungarian Act on Higher Education Does Not Impose Unattainable Requirements on Foreign Universities

Speaking on the subject of the recently adopted legislative amendment to the Act of Higher Education affecting foreign universities in Hungary on Tuesday, May 30, Press Chief of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Tamás Menczer stated that “The Hungarian Act on Higher Education does not impose unattainable requirements on foreign universities.”

May 29, 2017 2:48 PM

Prime Minister Orbán Attends NATO Summit, Addresses Balkan Enlargement

Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán traveled to Brussels for a summit of the Heads of States of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Thursday, May 25, highlighting the importance of the alliance’s expansion to the Balkans in consolidating peace and stability in the region.

May 23, 2017 12:05 PM

PM Orbán, Hungary Condemn Manchester Terror Attack

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó both expressed their deepest condolences on behalf of the Hungarian people to the families of the victims of the Manchester terror attack that took place at a concert on Monday, May 22.