Remarks of Ambassador David Pressman at the American Chamber of Commerce’s Patrons Dinner

The United States is one of Hungary’s most important economic partners by any measure.  We are the third largest investor in Hungary, its second most important trade partner, and the top export market outside the European Union.

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Joint Statement on the Occasion of the 28th Budapest Pride Festival 

We the undersigned embassies and cultural institutes express our full support for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) community in Hungary and their rights to equality and non-discrimination, freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, and freedom from violence. 

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Ambassador David Pressman’s Introductory Remarks at the Hungary-Ukraine Relations Panel Discussion 

Today’s event is an effort to broaden the discussion about the situation in Ukraine, to juxtapose the incomplete or inaccurate picture of the country we may see in media with accounts of individuals on the ground. 

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Broaden Your Horizons: Apply for U.S. Scholarships and Exchange Opportunities

What do President Katalin Novák, UN Youth Delegate Domokos Kovács, and journalist Al Ghaoui Hesna have in common?

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Joint Statement on the Occasion of the 27th Budapest Pride Festival 

On the occasion of the 27th Budapest Pride Festival, embassies and cultural institutes in Hungary express their full support for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) community and their rights to equality and non-discrimination, freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, and freedom from violence.

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Chargé Dillard’s Remarks at Ludovika campus, National University of Public Service

Like any long and enduring partnership, ours has had its ups and downs.  It is no secret that our administrations do not see eye-to-eye on some issues today.  However, our security partnership remains as strong as ever, and I think that is an important fact to keep in mind when we discuss American and Hungarian …

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Another Step in the Implementation of the Defense Cooperation Agreement

During a ceremony held December 15, 2021, at the U.S. Embassy Budapest, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Marc Dillard and Ministerial Commissioner in charge of implementing the Defense Cooperation Agreement Colonel Tibor Babos signed a memorandum acknowledging two new implementing agreements under the DCA. These implementing agreements designate Tata and Várpalota Garrison and Training Areas as …

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Congratulations to the winners of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs program!

Our heartfelt congratulations to the five women entrepreneurs from outside the capital who won a total of $25,000 in funding from the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs’ 10-month program!

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Remarks by Chargé Dillard on the Launch of a Book About Congressman Tom Lantos

The only Holocaust survivor to have served in Congress, Hungarian-born U.S. Congressman Tom Lantos spent his life championing the cause of human rights around the world. Chargé d’Affaires Marc Dillard and other distinguished guests discussed a new Hungarian translation of a book about the Congressman’s life and the importance of his work.

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Remarks by Chargé Dillard at Kristallnacht Commemoration

On November 9, Chargé Dillard joined the global initiative of the International March of the Living to commemorate Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass. The night of November 9 – 10, 1938 saw the destruction of thousands of synagogues and Jewish institutions in Nazi Germany, a prelude to the Holocaust. In his remarks delivered …

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U.S., Hungary sign Implementing Agreements for Use of Air Bases

During a ceremony held July 16, 2021 at Kecskemét Air Base, Hungary, U.S. European command and Hungarian Defense Force leaders signed implementing agreements designating Kecskemét and Pápa Air Force Bases as agreed facilities and areas. “These agreements allow U.S. forces to access and utilize these air bases in cooperation with the Hungarian Defence Force,” said …

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Joint Statement on the Occasion of the 26th Budapest Pride Festival 

July 19, 2021  On the occasion of the 26th Budapest Pride Festival, we, the undersigned embassies and cultural institutes, express our full support for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) community and their rights to equality and non-discrimination, freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, and freedom from violence.  We note the important advocacy of LGBTQI+ civil society organizations which are working to ensure that all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, …

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CDA Dillard visits Pécs and Veszprem

Chargé d’Affaires Marc Dillard visited the cities of Pécs and Veszprem July 14-15.   While in Pecs, CDA Dillard met with Mayor Attila Peterffy and Deputy Mayor Csaba Ruzsa, and enjoyed lunch at Kostolda, a restaurant operated by the NGO Colorful Pearls which assists local Roma women with professional and social skills development.  He visited the American Corner, located …

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Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Establishment of U.S.-Hungary Diplomatic Relations

This year we commemorate the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Hungary.  While our historical and cultural connections span a much longer period, the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1921 formalized the enduring bonds between our countries.  In that spirit, please join us as we pay tribute to a century of …

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Preparations are underway for the annual Black Swan

Budapest, HUNGARY – Preparations are underway for the annual Black Swan, which will take place from May 3-14, 2021. The Hungarian-led Black Swan 21 exercise includes SOF from Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and the United States. U.S. Naval Special Warfare (NSW) and Hungarian SOF personnel will conduct Special Operations Craft-Riverine (SOC-R) training along the Danube River near Budapest. In other locations, U.S. Army …

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Ambassador Cornstein’s Remarks at the Commemoration of the Placement of the Statue of George H.W. Bush

Szabadság tér, Budapest Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Thank you, Mister Prime Minister. Thank you, Ministers, dignitaries, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen for being here today. It’s an honor to be here with you all today on this historic occasion. Mister Prime Minister, it may feel familiar for you to be on this square to inaugurate a …

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Director of Policy Planning visits Hungary

Dr. Peter Berkowitz, Director of the Policy Planning Staff in the Office of the Secretary of the Department of State, visited Hungary to discuss the recent report  of the  Commission on Unalienable Rights and how its principles inform initiatives such as the International Religious Freedom Alliance, of which Hungary is one of the founding members. During his visit, Dr. Berkowitz participated …

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9/11 Memorial Blood Drive

On the National Day of Service and Remembrance, Embassy colleagues and supporters, including offices of the NATO Force Integration Unit, joined our Civil Affairs Military team in giving blood at the 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive. We are immensely thankful to the National Blood Supply Service and the Hungarian Red Cross for making the donation possible …

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Significant Boost to Fulbright Hungary

On February 10, 2020, Innovation and Technology Ministry State Secretary Zsigmond Perényi, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Marc Dillard and Fulbright Hungary Director Károly Jókay announced a significant boost to the Fulbright exchange program by the Government of Hungary. Fulbright Hungary strives to enhance Hungarian-American mutual understanding and bilateral relations through scholarly and student …

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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Dillard at the 50th International Gas Conference

I am honored to be here today at the 50th International Gas Conference, and to speak about the importance of cooperation in advancing energy security.  The United States and Hungary are no strangers to energy cooperation, with a history dating back nearly 85 years.

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Media Advisory: Budapest City Walks Commemorate Thirty Years of Freedom in Hungary

Walk of Change ’89 – A Szabadság Ritmusa weaves Hungarian and American popular music, culture, foreign policy, and economic policy into an engaging adventure through central Budapest that will motivate us to consider what freedom means to us today as Hungarians and Americans. 

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Chargé Kostelancik at NATO Anniversary Event

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hungary joining NATO, Charge d’Affaires David Kostelancik spoke to students at the National University of Public Service in Budapest about his experiences working in the U.S. delegation to NATO from 1998-2001, key years building up to and including the accession of Hungary, Czech Republic, and Poland to the Transatlantic alliance.  He was joined by Deputy State Secretary Ferenc …

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#FBI110 Trivia Winners

Did you get it right? Find out the correct answers to our #FBI110 Trivia questions. Questions and Answers What’s the FBI’s motto? Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity https://www.fbi.gov/history/seal-motto Name one US television show that talks about the FBI work overseas We received lots of great answers! Out of multiple correct examples, one show that talks about the FBI’s …

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Remarks by Ambassador David B. Cornstein at the Official Independence Day Celebration

This is a very, very important day for every American.  It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor, if you’re white, brown, black.  It doesn’t matter if you are a first-year immigrant into our country or if you’re a fourth generation.  This is a day that we celebrate our freedom and it’s very, very important. 

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More Direct Flights to the United States

Following the launch of Polish Airline LOT’s new non-stop flight between Budapest and New York as well as Budapest and Chicago last week, American Airlines celebrated their own launch of a non-stop flight between Philadelphia and Budapest yesterday.  Chargé David J. Kostelancik was honored to join Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó, Polish Ambassador Jerzy Snopek, LOT …

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New American Corner Opens in Szeged

Tonight, American Corner Szeged joins a family of American Spaces located in cities and small towns around the world – from Seoul to Subotica!  Hosting more than 16 million visits each year, American Spaces bring our country closer to the world, creating a place where we can interact with local citizens, share our history and …

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Multi-faith Breakfast

Following the National Prayer Breakfast hosted by Members of Congress in Washington DC last week, the U.S. Embassy invited leaders of churches and religious communities in Hungary for a similar event. Chargé Kostelancik was honored to welcome these distinguished guests at a multi-faith breakfast today in his home. At this informal meeting Chargé Kostelancik and …

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Diplomats Visit the Mangalica Festival

“Delicious!” “The black pudding is divine!” “I love the sausages!” – Some quotes from Chargé Kostelancik and other Embassy diplomats, who were glad to accept the invitation of Péter Tóth, Chairman of the Mangalica Breeders’ Association, to visit this year’s  Mangalica Fesztivál  on February 9. The Embassy delegation walked around the show, met with producers and retailers, …

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Californian Entrepreneur Talks About Branding and Marketing

Are entrepreneurs born or self-made?  Mohamed Geraldez, a Muslim-American entrepreneur and co-founder of boutique business & brand strategy firm Dragonfly Black, visited Budapest and Debrecen, where he discussed the role of culture in business strategy, how to connect with niche and minority markets, as well as what it really takes to be a successful entrepreneur …

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Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Hungarian Emancipation Law

Chargé d’Affaires David Kostelancik joined leaders of the Hungarian Jewish community, Deputy State Secretary Csaba Latorcai, as well as Italian Cultural Attaché Gian Luca Borghese at the unveiling ceremony of the plaque commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Hungarian Emancipation Law.  Passed unanimously in November 1867, this law granted full citizen rights to Jewish Hungarians …

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Charge Kostelancik Welcomes AmCham’s Regulatory Committee to a Fireside Chat

Charge d’Affaires David J. Kostelancik hosted our friends from the AmCham Regulatory Committee at his residence on January 26.  Among others topics important to these business leaders, they discussed the May 2018 implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how it will impact businesses.

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Chargé Kostelancik Visits Győr

Chargé David J. Kostelancik spent an interesting and wonderful day visiting Győr on January 24. During the event-packed day, Chargé Kostelancik met with Mayor Zsolt Borkai to learn more about the city’s economic success story. He also tried some of the fascinating exhibits during his tour of the Mobilis Interactive Exhibition Center, learned more about next-generation …

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Nicolle Rochelle Concert in Budapest

Remarks by the Chargé d’Affaires David Kostelancik at a Concert Featuring Nicolle Rochelle and the Hot Jazz Band Kassa Jazz Boat December 4, 2017   Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen!  Jó estét kívánok! This year, Szent Miklós has brought me my gift a day early – the chance to be here with all of you …

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Nancy Brinker Award

On November 20, 2017, Chargé d’Affaires David Kostelancik presented this year’s Nancy Brinker Award to an outstanding Hungarian breast cancer professional, psychologist Judit Désfalvi. The Award was established at the initiative of Nancy G. Brinker, former Ambassador to Hungary and President of the Susan G. Komen Foundation as well as of former Ambassador to Hungary Eleni Kounalakis seven years …

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Universal Children’s Day at the U.S. Embassy, Budapest

In commemoration of Universal Children’s Day, and working with our friends at UNICEF , the Embassy welcomed students from two local schools: the Mozgásjavító Általános Iskola és Gimnázium and Apácsai Cere János Gyakorló Gimnázium.  We were delighted to share with these wonderful students information about what the Embassy and the people who work here do every …

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First European-American Migration Health Platform Workshop

In our increasingly inter-connected world – a world in which we can move between cities, climates, continents more quickly and easily than ever in history – a dialogue about protecting an individual’s health must include discussion about protecting the health of our entire community — whether that means neighbors in the house just down the …

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Remarks by Chargé Kostelancik at AmCham Conference

One of our top priorities at the U.S. Embassy is to increase trade and investment between the United States and Hungary, and I know that this is a priority for the Hungarian government as well.  We are committed to working with the Hungarian government on this, because we both know that investment and trade means …

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Celebrating Central European Contributions to the American Revolution

Remarks as delivered by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Kostelancik at a Conference in honor of Tadeusz Kosciuszko Co-Hosted with the Polish Institute, the Polish Embassy and the Institute of Hungarian Military History September 27, 2017 State Secretary Vargha, Ambassador Snopek, Director Bajaczyk, Colonel Kovacs, Colonel Horvath, Professor Hermann, Distinguished Speakers and dear Guests, Jó napot kivánok!  Thank …

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McDaniel College Convocation Ceremony

“The United States is committed to supporting the ongoing free exchange of ideas, through programs like Fulbright and through international institutions like McDaniel College and others here in Budapest, inspiring academic achievement, bringing economic benefits, and contributing to the vibrant civil society of modern Hungary.”

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GROW Camp – Girls Rock Our World

If you are a Hungarian high school girl interested in creating positive change while giving back to your community, please apply to the GROW 2017 Camp organized by the American Corner Debrecen! Sharpen your communication and leadership skills and build your confidence. Are you interested in international relations and do you speak English fluently? Don’t hesitate. Apply …

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Focus On Ukraine

As part of the Focus On Ukraine event series, the Embassies of Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States organized a screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom”, which tells the story of the Maidan movement. Ukrainian Charge Yunger, UK Deputy Ambassador Jones and Ambassador Bell provided introductory remarks.  Photos on Facebook »

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Art in Embassies

Ambassador Bell opened the Budapest 2015 Art in Embassies collection at the Ambassador’s Residence on October 16. Watch the video to learn more about the program and glimpse the modern American art!

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Women Leaders Event

On March 12, Ambassador Bell gave the keynote speech at a Women in Leadership event sponsored by Citibank, and she participated in a Question and Answer session with Hungarian women corporate leaders.

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