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November 18, 2016 9:40 AM

Hungarian Corporate Tax Rate to be Lowered to 9% in 2017

At the Regional Digital Conference in Budapest on Thursday, November 17, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced that corporation tax will be lowered to single digits next year: a rate of 9% will apply equally to small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations. He added that this was decided at the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, after a proposal from the Minister for National Economy, and earlier consultations with employers. Mr. Orbán said that, with regard to increasing the minimum wage in Hungary, he had asked the Minister for National Economy to do as much as possible in seeking to raise it to as high a level as businesses can reasonably sustain.

November 17, 2016 4:59 PM

Visegrád Group, Baltic States Push to Streamline LNG Export Procedures

On Thursday, November 15, Ambassador of Hungary Dr. Réka Szemerkényi and six other Ambassadors of the Visegrád Group (Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic) and the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania jointly signed a letter addressed to senior Democratic and Republican leaders in the US House of Representatives and Senate urging bipartisan support to streamline export procedures on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

November 14, 2016 11:50 AM

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán Foretells New Chapter of Hungarian-American Cooperation

Speaking on Kossuth Radio’s „180 Minutes” program on Friday, November 11, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said he anticipates the opening of a new chapter of Hungarian-American cooperation following the election of Donald Trump as 45th President of the United States.

November 13, 2016 8:43 PM

Ambassador Szermekényi Attends Election Night Watch Parties and Discussions

On Tuesday, November 8, ahead of the election of President-elect Donald Trump, Ambassador of Hungary to the United States Dr. Réka Szemerkényi attended election night watch parties and discussions hosted by the Heritage Institute, the Washington Post. POLITICO, and the National Press Club.

November 9, 2016 4:48 PM

Hungarian President, Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Congratulate Donald Trump on Presidential Victory

Following the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, President of the Republic János Áder, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó congratulated the President-elect on his victory and extended an invitation for even closer cooperation with the United States.

November 2, 2016 6:13 PM

Hungary Elected Member of UN Human Rights Council for 2017-2019

At a session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Friday, October 28, Hungary was elected member of the UN Human Rights Council for 2017-2019. Joining Hungary on the Human Rights Council as representatives of Central and Eastern Europe will be Croatia.

November 2, 2016 10:10 AM

Ambassador Szemerkényi Announces Launch of Commemorative Events in Honor of the 1956 Revolution

Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi reaches out to the Hungarian-American community as the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Revolution and Freedom Fight approaches to announce commemorative events the Hungarian embassy will be organizing in honor of this year’s celebrations.

October 20, 2016 3:03 PM

Hungarian Minister of Defense István Simicskó visits Columbus, Reaffirms Longstanding Cooperation with Ohio National Guard

On his visit to the United States, Minister of Defense of Hungary István Simicskó met with Adjutant General of the Ohio National Guard Major General Mark E. Bartman on Thursday, October 13.

October 14, 2016 8:47 PM

VIP Gala Dinner at Mellon Hall to Commemorate 1956 Hungarian Revolution

On the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight, the Ambassador of Hungary to the United States, Dr. Réka Szemerkényi is hosting a black-tie Gala Dinner to honor the bravery and the values of the young Hungarian freedom fighters of 1956.

October 14, 2016 12:20 PM

Washington Redskins Honor Kickers Pete and Charlie Gogolak with Halftime Ceremony

The Washington Redskins honored Hungarian-born former NFL kickers Pete and Charlie Gogolak on Sunday, October 16 with a special halftime ceremony on the field that included the presentation of a customized Redskins jersey to Charlie Gogolak and the presentation of the official game day football to Pete Gogolak. Hungarian Minister of National Development Dr. Miklós Seszták, Hungarian Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi, 56er and Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister of Hungary Dr. Jenő Megyesy, and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly Zsolt Németh were also in attendance and presented the Gogolak brothers with a gift on behalf of the Government of Hungary.