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July 10, 2017 3:19 PM

Budapest's Ferenc Liszt Airport Celebrates Relaunch of Direct Flights to New York and Chicago

Following months of anticipation and collaboration between Hungary, the United States, and third party carriers, Polish airline LOT announced on Friday, July 7 that it will re-launch non-stop service from Budapest’s Ferenc Liszt International Airport to Chicago O’Hare and New York JFK as soon as May 2018.

July 4, 2017 9:40 AM

Hungary Strongly Condemns North Korea’s Latest Ballistic Missile Test

The Government of Hungary condemns in the strongest terms the ballistic missile test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on July 4, 2017.

July 1, 2017 11:17 AM

Hungary Has Vested Interest in Normalization of US-Russian Relations

Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó urged the United States and Russia to take tangible steps to normalize relations following a recent meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow.

June 28, 2017 3:52 PM

Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga Meets With Representatives From the US-Hungary Business Council

Hungarian Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga met with a delegation from the US-Hungary Business Council (USHBC) in Budapest from June 27-28 to facilitate more active dialogue between the Government of Hungary and the US business community. In total, 10 large US corporations sent representatives to Hungary as part of the USHBC delegation.

June 26, 2017 12:16 PM

PM Orbán Hails ‘Historic’ Plan for Joint European Military Force

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán attended a two-day long summit of the European Council in Brussels on June 22-23 where European leaders agreed to strengthen the EU’s defensive capabilities in a move that would eventually pave the way for a common European military force.

June 22, 2017 3:40 PM

Hungary Set to Ascend to Rotating Presidency of Visegrád Group

On Monday, June 19, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán delivered a speech at a ceremony in Warsaw, Poland ahead of Hungary’s ascendency to the rotating presidency of the Visegrád Group beginning on July 1, 2017.

June 22, 2017 12:20 PM

Hungarian Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog Corresponds With US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Amendment to Act on Higher Education

In a letter addressed to US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Hungarian Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog thanked Secretary DeVos for her acknowledgment of the amendment to Hungary’s Act on Higher Education and for once again clarifying that individual US states have the right to enter into direct negotiations with the Hungarian government.

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.