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Hungary Seeks Balanced Relations
At a news conference on Friday, the minister said Hungary sought balanced relations with powers that had a significant impact on the region, such as the United States, Russia, Germany, China and Turkey. Among diplomatic events of the first half of the year the minister mentioned Russian President Vladimir Putin’s upcoming visit, at which leaders of the two countries will discuss economic, energy and cultural issues. more »
Budapest To Host ISF World Seed Congress
Budapest will host the International Seed Federation’s World Seed Congress on May 22-24, the Hungarian Seed Association (VSZT) said. more »
Hungary’s PM Orbán: Time To Take Trump Seriously
It is time to take the new president of the United States seriously, Viktor Orbán said in a speech in Brussels. Britain decided last year to leave the European Union and the world’s biggest military power elected a new president, yet efforts have been made to try to convince the public that things are not as they actually are. more »

Hungary Drops To Fourth Most Corrupt Country In EU, According To Annual TI Survey


Hungary Drops To Fourth Most Corrupt Country In EU, According To Annual TI Survey
Hungary slipped down seven places in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) prepared by anti-corruption organization Transparency International (TI), according to a TI press release. Hungary achieved its lowest score in the last six years with 48 points on a 100-point scale, and its anti-corruption performance has strikingly deteriorated in comparison to the European Union and the Central-Eastern European region. more »

Court Dismisses Rogán Defamation Suit Against Péter Juhász


Court Dismisses Rogán Defamation Suit Against Péter Juhász
A first-level court has dismissed a defamation suit filed by the 5th district government and the district’s former mayor Antal Rogán against Együtt (Together) co-chair, 5th district assemblyman and anti-corruption crusader Péter Juhász. more »

Identifying Hungarian Bus Crash Victims May Take Until Next Week


Identifying Hungarian Bus Crash Victims May Take Until Next Week
The process of identifying the victims of last Friday’s bus crash in Italy and bringing home their remains will probably take until next week, Hungary’s foreign minister said. The massive damage caused by the fire has hindered this process, Péter Szijjártó said. It was originally hoped to complete the operation by Thursday, he noted. The exact cause of the accident has yet to be established, he added. more »



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