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February 27, 2017 11:19 AM

Hungary’s “Sing” Takes Home Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film

Hungarian short film "Sing" (“Mindenki” in Hungarian), directed by Kristóf Deák, took home the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film at the 89th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, 26 February. The 25-minute film is the first Hungarian-produced film to win an Oscar in the category of Best Live Action Short and marks consecutive years that a Hungarian film has taken home an Academy Award, following in the footsteps of László Nemes’ "Son of Saul".

February 21, 2017 3:24 PM

FM Péter Szijjártó: European Security Challenges Cannot Be Solved Without US-Russia Cooperation

In a statement prior to the UN Security Council Meeting on European conflict on Monday, February 20, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó underlined hat the security challenges threatening Europe cannot be solved without cooperation between the United States and Russia.

February 13, 2017 11:24 AM

Hungarian Government Condemns North Korean Missile Test

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó strongly condemned the missile test carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on February 12 in the strongest terms and urged regional partners in Asia to expand and strictly enforce the sanctions against the regime in Pyongyang.

February 13, 2017 11:02 AM

BlackRock to Establish Innovation Center in Budapest Adding 500 New Jobs

US company and world’s largest fund manager BlackRock announced plans to establish an innovation center in Budapest that will create and additional 500 high-added-value new jobs.

February 6, 2017 4:12 PM

PM Viktor Orbán: US Has Right to Determine Its Own Border Policy

Addressing US President Donald Trump’s recent Executive Order to temporarily suspending the entry of citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that he was “surprised to observe the neurotic reactions criticizing the decision of the United States.”

February 2, 2017 3:27 PM

Minister for Human Capacities Zoltán Balog, Members of Parliament Attend National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC

Together with five members of Parliament, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog headlined the Hungarian delegation that attended the 65th Annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC on Thursday, February 2nd. Hungarian Members of Parliament included: Dr. Tamás Lukács; Dr. Imre Vejkey; István Bebes; Dr. János Harmatta; and, László Teleki.

February 1, 2017 5:30 PM

Hungary Condemns Attack on Islamic Cultural Center in Québec, Canada

The Government of Hungary was shocked to hear of the shooting at an Islamic cultural center in Quebec on Sunday, January 30, and strongly condemns the religiously motivated attack that left six dead and many others wounded.

January 27, 2017 2:42 PM

Embassy of Hungary Pays Tribute to International Holocaust Memorial Day

Hungarian Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi attended the United States Holocaust Museum’s event in honor of International Holocaust Memorial Day and all of those in history forced to confront hatred, affronts to human dignity and unthinkable acts of genocide.

January 26, 2017 1:15 PM

PM Viktor Orbán: We shall make Europe great again

Speaking in Brussels on Thursday, January 26, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán strongly criticized existing EU policy and asserted European’s overwhelming rejection of “open societies” in favor of democratic societies. The Prime Minister also called for reforms that would “make Europe great again.”

January 18, 2017 3:26 PM

Hungarian Embassy Hosts Gala to Benefit Syrian Refugee Children

On December 9, Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi jointly hosted a charity Gala Dinner with the Azar Foundation for the Children of the World to help Syrian refugee children get back to school at the Embassy of Hungary.