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May 19, 2017 1:56 PM

Exercise Load Diffuser 17 Begins in Hungary

Preparations are underway for a scheduled joint military exercise entitled "Exercise Load Diffuser 17” to take place in Kecskemet, Hungary from May 22 to June 9.

May 15, 2017 10:50 AM

Fitch Affirms Hungary’s Investment Grade Credit Rating

Rating agency Fitch left Hungary’s credit rating unchanged on Monday, May 15th at ’BBB-’, just above investment grade level. In the accompanying report, Fitch affirmed the "stable outlook” of the Hungarian economy and noted forecasted accelerated economic growth across Hungarian sectors.

May 5, 2017 1:03 PM

Hungary Calls for the Resignation of EU Commissioner Frans Timmermans

On Friday, May 5, 2017, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó called on First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans to immediately resign his post following inappropriate and unfounded accusations of anti-Semitism aimed at the Hungarian Government and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

May 5, 2017 10:23 AM

Hungary Will Take All Necessary Steps to Stop North Korea’s Nuclear and Ballistic Missile Program

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó discussed the evolving situation on the Korean Peninsula with Ambassador of South Korea to Budapest Yim Geun-hyeong on Friday, May 5, 2017. Ambassador Yim Geun-hyeong expressed his country’s grave concern that North Korea, in clear violation of several UN Security Council resolutions, continues its nuclear and ballistic missile program. Currently, the irresponsible and provocative actions of the regime in Pyongyang pose a global threat.

May 4, 2017 2:35 PM

FM Szijjártó Says Bilateral Negotiations on Higher Education in Hungary Would Benefit from the Appointment of a Lead US Negotiator

On Wednesday, May 4th, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Péter Szijjártó affirmed his optimism that a bilateral agreement providing for the continued operation of US universities in Hungary can be reached with the United States government.

April 28, 2017 11:39 AM

Hungarian Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács Visits Washington, DC

Hungarian Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács traveled to Washington, DC between April 23-27 on to meet with multiple members of Congress, visit influential think tanks and speak with American reporters.

April 26, 2017 2:06 PM

Hungary Pledges Increased Contributions to Counter-ISIS Coalition

The Government of Hungary has submitted a draft proposal to the National Assembly on Wednesday, April 25 for increased Hungarian participation in the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State (ISIS). The current mandate from the National Assembly expires on December 31, 2017.

April 21, 2017 11:20 AM

Hungary’s Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó Condemns Paris Attack

In a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Péter Szijjártó condemned the attack on French police officers in Paris on Thursday, April 20 in the strongest possible terms.

April 19, 2017 11:45 AM

Hungary Strongly Condemns North Korea Missile Test

Hungary condemns the latest missile test by North Korea on April 16 in the strongest possible terms. The unsuccessful test represents a clear violation of multiple UN Security Council resolutions and only further increases tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

April 13, 2017 4:14 PM

Adopted Parliamentary Legislation Does Not Necessarily Preclude the Continued Operation of CEU

Speaking to Kossuth Rádió on Thursday, April 12 State Secretary for Education of the Ministry of Human Capacities László Palkovics said that the recent legislative amendment affecting foreign universities with a presence in Hungary does not necessarily preclude the continued operation of the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest.