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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.

January 16, 2017 2:40 PM

NGOs Must Meet Same Hungarian and International Criteria for Transparency

Hungarian Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács rebuffed criticism levelled by the Obama Administration concerning government policy towards non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating Hungary, calling such accusations unnecessarily encumbering bilateral relations.

January 10, 2017 3:32 PM

Hungarian Foreign Investment Breaks 2015 Records

Speaking at a press conference in Budapest following the release of 2016’s foreign trade data, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó highlighted Hungary’s record-breaking trade volume and unprecedented trade surplus.

January 9, 2017 5:47 PM

Hungary Condemns Jerusalem Attacks In Strongest Possible Language

The Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Jerusalem on Sunday, January 8 that killed four Israeli soldiers and injured many more.

January 2, 2017 3:07 PM

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán Offers Condolences Following New Year’s Eve Attack in Istanbul

In a letter of condolence to Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán conveyed his sympathies to the families of the victims of the New Year’s Eve terrorist attack in Istanbul and wished a speedy recovery to those who were injured.

December 20, 2016 12:11 PM

Hungary Condemns Attack on Russian Ambassador in Turkey in Strongest Possible Terms

Reacting to news of the attack on the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto condemned the act of terrorism as an assault on the diplomatic community and expressed their condolences on behalf of Hungary to the Russian people and the family members of the victim. Russian Ambassador to Turkey, 62-year-old Andrey Karlov, died on Monday following an attack by a gunman while opening an Embassy-sponsored exhibition at Ankara’s Gallery of Contemporary Art.