Never Give Up

The first café in the city founded and run by people with special needs, its amazing staff make and serve a variety of drinks and meals, and also help to organize and execute programs in its District 8 location as well as other spaces throughout the country. 
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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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Job Opening: American Corner Director in Budapest

Call for application for the position of AMERICAN CORNER DIRECTOR,  Budapest Applications are invited from Hungarian citizens for the position of American Corner Director in Budapest, located in Budapest Corvinus University. The position starts on September 1, 2018. The American Corners (AC) program is a United States Department of State -sponsored initiative. There are almost 500 Corners in 70 countries all around ...
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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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Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary (July 6, 2018)   1. Location: on the route of Oktogon tér (district 6.) – Andrássy út (district 6.) – Hősök tere (district 14.), Budapest, Hungary Event: A march is expected to take place on July 7, 2018 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Protestors will be commemorating the Battle ...
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Ambassador Cornstein Visits CEU

Today,  Central European University (CEU) President and Rector Michael Ignatieff welcomed Ambassador David B. Cornstein to the university. “I was pleased with the opportunity to visit CEU today and meet some of the very talented faculty and students. It’s an impressive academic institution and an asset to both Hungary and the United States. I support its continued operation ...
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Anchoring the Western Alliance

Remarks A. Wess Mitchell Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs The Heritage Foundation Washington, DC June 5, 2018   Good morning everyone, it’s really great to see a lot of friends in the audience and I appreciate you all being here today. I’d like to thank Heritage Foundation for inviting me to speak today. ...
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Ambassador Cornstein will arrive in Budapest on June 22

June 12, 2018 The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that President Trump’s Ambassador to Hungary, David B. Cornstein, will arrive in Budapest on June 22, 2018.  Ambassador Cornstein is excited to begin his work in Hungary and further strengthen the U.S. – Hungary relationship. Stay tuned for more information about Ambassador Cornstein in the ...
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Job Opening: American Corner Director in Debrecen

Call for application for the position of AMERICAN CORNER DIRECTOR,  DEBRECEN Applications are invited from Hungarian citizens for the position of American Corner Director in Debrecen, located in the Meliusz Peter County Library. This is a temporary position from August 1, 2018 to August 30, 2020. The American Corners (AC) program is a United States Department of State -sponsored initiative. ...
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From Presidential Nomination to the Embassy

From presidential nomination to the Embassy: On May 9, Mr. David B. Cornstein, President Trump’s nominee as U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, had his hearing before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. You can read his Statement here:  http://ow.ly/eEKm30jVpGG  (PDF file). What comes next? Our Prezi explains the steps presidential nominees have to take until they become ...
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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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Demonstration Alert

  Location: Kossuth tér (district 5.) Budapest, Hungary Event: A gathering is expected to take place on May 7, 2018 beginning at 2:30 p.m. Protestors will make a “human chain” around the Parliament building.  1,000 participants are expected to take part. Actions to Take: Avoid Kossuth tér after 2:30m. on May 7, 2018. Monitor local ...
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Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary (April 6, 2018)   Location: on the route of City Park (district 14.) – Dvorák sétány (district 14.)– Damjanich utca (district 7.) – Rottenbiller utca (district 7.)  – Wesselényi utca (district 7.) – Akácfa utca (district 7.)  – Király utca (district 7.) – Deák tér (district 5.) – ...
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Visegrád 4SIGHT18 DV Day in Szolnok

Chargé David J. Kostelancik was honored to join Minister of Defense dr. István Simicskó, Administrative Government Commissioner Dr. Mária Kállai, Szolnok Mayor Ferenc Szalay, Commander of Special Operation Forces, Brigadier General Tamás Sándor and other dignitaries at the Hungarian Special Operations Forces (SOF)-hosted Visegrád 4SIGHT18 DV Day in Szolnok on March 29. Demonstrations included small ...
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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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Alert

Location: Szabadsag ter by Oktober 6 utca (gathering site) – Nador utca – Garibaldi utca – Kossuth ter / Ministry of Justice (destination site for demonstration) district 5, Budapest, Hungary Event: A gathering and march are expected to take place on March 11, 2018, beginning at 2:00 p.m. to demonstrate for home owners who are ...
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Alert

Location: Hősök tere (Heroes Square) district 14, Budapest, Hungary Event: A gathering is expected to take place on March 10, 2018, beginning at 3:00 p.m. to celebrate the “Day of Szekler Freedom” Actions to Take: Avoid Hősök tere (Heroes Square) – district 14 – after 3:00 p.m. on March 10, 2018. Monitor local media for updates. ...
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Demonstration Alert

Location: On the route of Deák tér (district 5.) – Bajcsy Zsilinszky út (district 5 and 6.) – Alkotmány utca (district 5.) – Kossuth tér/ Parliament (district 5.)  Budapest, Hungary Event: A demonstration is expected to take place on February 23, 2018, beginning at 5:00 p.m.   Demonstrators will protest “for necessary changes in public education.” ...
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Security Alert

Location:  Budapest Airport Event: According to recent press reports, theft of items from passenger luggage at Budapest Airport has increased.  Passengers reported that valuable items had been removed from their checked luggage. Actions to Take: Keep all valuable items in carry-on luggage or on your person. Do not place any items of value in your ...
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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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Demonstration Alert

Location:  In between the Reformed Church of Homecoming and the old Hungarian National TV building in Szabadság tér (Southern end) (district 5.); Budapest, Hungary. Event: A demonstration is expected to take place on February 11, 2018, beginning at 10:00 a.m.   Demonstrators will demonstrate against a planned Holy Mass for Miklos Horthy, governor of Hungary from ...
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Demonstration Alert

Location:  Kapisztrán tér in the Buda Castle (district 1.); Budapest, Hungary. Event: A demonstration is expected to take place on February 10, 2018, beginning at 4:00 p.m.   Demonstrators will commemorate the unsuccessful breakout attempt of German and Hungarian military forces from the Soviet Army in 1945.  There will be two counter-demonstrations at the same time: ...
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Demonstration Alert

Location:  Demonstrators are expected in the area in between the Hutte Café and the German Occupation Memorial in Szabadság tér (district 5.) Budapest, Hungary Event: A demonstration is expected to take place on February 9, 2018, beginning at 5:00 p.m.   Demonstrators will protest “to express solidarity with the current student demonstrations by means of art.” ...
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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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The Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative Fellowship (#YTILI) application is now open

Will you be one of the 75 European entrepreneurs selected to participate in a 12-day U.S. program focused on fostering the skills and networks necessary to take your venture to the next level? Entrepreneurs are a driving force for economic development, job creation, security, and good governance across Europe. YTILI empowers young European entrepreneurs and ...
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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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Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute for High School Students

Fully funded US SCHOLARSHIP for 16-18 year-old Hungarian students who speak fluent English and who are interested in international relations! The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute activities include discussions of global issues of common interest with European and American students; leadership and media training; collaborative project development; community service; educational travel; and plans for ...
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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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Government Shutdown Notice

At this time, scheduled passport and visa services will continue during the lapse in appropriations as the situation permits. This website will not be regularly updated until full operations resume, with the exception of emergency safety and security information. For further information on consular issues, please contact our Consular Section at  https://hu.usembassy.gov/embassy/budapest/sections-offices/consular-section/
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Demonstration Alert

Location:  the junction of Kossuth tér and Alkotmány utca (District 5); Budapest, Hungary. Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on January 19, 2018, beginning at 3:00 p.m.   Demonstrators will protest “in favor of a better public education system.” Actions to Take: Avoid the junction of Kossuth tér and Alkotmány utca (District 5) after 3:00 ...
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Demonstration Alert

Location:  Demonstrators are expected to take the following route:  Városház park (District 5) – Károly körút (District 5) – Deák Ferenc tér (District 5) – Bajcsy Zsilinszky út (District 6) – Andrássy út (District 6) – Hősök tere (District 14); Budapest, Hungary Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on January 20, 2018, beginning at ...
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National Security Strategy

On December 18, 2017, President Donald J. Trump unveiled a new National Security Strategy that sets a positive strategic direction for the United States, which will restore America’s advantages in the world and build upon our country’s great strengths. The Strategy identifies four vital national interests as: (1) Protect the homeland, the American people, and American ...
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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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Security Message

U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations on December 15, 2017 December 13, 2017 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the following demonstrations are expected to take place in Budapest: Beginning at 6:00 p.m. on December 15, there will be a demonstration against the United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as the ...
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International Anti-Corruption Day

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires David Kostelancik at Transparency International Hungary’s Conference on International Anti-Corruption Day December 8, 2017 – as delivered – Thank you Transparency International for inviting me to speak at this event.  Most importantly, thank you for your courageous dedication to the promotion of transparency, accountability, and good governance every day here in ...
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Security Message

U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations on December 8, 2017 December 8, 2017 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the following demonstrations are expected to take place in Budapest: Beginning at 4:00 p.m. on December 8, there will be a demonstration against the United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as the ...
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Chargé Kostelancik Visits Székesfehérvár

Chargé David J. Kostelancik had a great time visiting the wonderful city of Székesfehérvár on November 21, 2017. After graciously escorting Chargé Kostelancik around City Hall and the main square, Mayor András Cser-Palkovics spoke with Chargé Kostelancik about issues of importance to the city, including its future development and investment plans. Earlier in the day, ...
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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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“Freedom of the Press: Enduring Values in a Dynamic Media Environment”

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires David Kostelancik Hungarian Association of Journalists October 17, 2017 – as prepared – Thank you very much, and thank you President Hargitai for the kind introduction. I would like to thank MUOSZ for the invitation today, and for the organization’s long-standing commitment to the craft of journalism in Hungary. I would ...
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Gala Opening of the Movie Borg/McEnroe

Chargé David J. Kostelancik was glad to join Swedish Ambassador Niclas Trouvé and distinguished guests for the gala opening of the movie Borg/McEnroe. Before the screening, the two mission heads recalled their memories of the competition between these two sports giants, and what tennis meant to people in Sweden and in the United States in ...
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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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A Day in Debrecen

Chargé David J. Kostelancik had a wonderful time visiting Debrecen on September 18.  In an event-packed day – including meeting with Mayor László Papp, and visits to the Institute for Nuclear Research, the University of Debrecen, and the Debrecen Industrial Park, as well as discussions with many Embassy friends – Chargé Kostelancik had the opportunity ...
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Visiting the Coca Cola HBC Hungary’s Newest Warehouse Facility

Chargé David J. Kostelancik was delighted to join Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó and other distinguished guests for the opening ceremony and tour of Coca Cola HBC Hungary’s newest warehouse facility in Dunaharaszti on September 13.  At the ceremony, Coca Cola HBC Hungary General Manager Minas Agelidis opened the bottling and packaging facility, which is a ...
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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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Joint Press Release on the Occasion of the 22nd Budapest Pride Festival

The following joint press release is issued by the Embassies of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro,  The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The United Kingdom, The United States, and the ...
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Women’s Networking Salon

On June 27, the Women’s Networking Salon and the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) teamed up again and welcomed U.S. Department of State Visiting Speaker Jessica Rannow , Project Manager at the global pharmaceutical company AmerisourceBergen and current President of the U.S. Society of Women Engineers. Jessica has pursued an impressive career as an engineer, and was ...
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2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State Washington, DC, June 7, 2017 In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom. We also recognize ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David J. Kostelancik in Honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission

You are members of a truly impressive society, joining an elite club of top achievers in the humanities, sciences, and the arts for the past 70 years.  Since the Fulbright program started in 1946, there have been more than 370,000 "Fulbrighters" from over 160 countries.
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Press Statement after the Hungary-Serbia Border Visit by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Kostelancik

On May 11, 2017, U.S. Charge d’Affaires, a.i. to Hungary David Kostelancik and U.S. Ambassador to Serbia Kyle Scott paid a joint visit to the Hungary-Serbia border.  Joined by Hungarian Head of Open Asylum Processing Facilities Béla Székely and Serbian Minister of Labor Aleksandar Vulin, the two diplomats viewed the facilities housing and serving asylum ...
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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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Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of the United States to Budapest David Kostelancik issued the following statement:

The United States is disappointed by the accelerated passage of legislation targeting Central European University, despite the serious concerns raised by the United States, by hundreds of local and international organizations and institutions, and by thousands of Hungarians who value academic freedom and the many important contributions by Central European University to Hungary.
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Statement by Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of the United States to Budapest David Kostelancik

The United States is very concerned about the legislation proposed by the Hungarian Government yesterday that would severely impact the operations of the Central European University in Budapest. The Central European University is accredited in the United States and Hungary, and it has employed and educated thousands of Hungarians.  It is a premier academic institution ...
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Az EBESZ képviselője elítéli a sajtószabadság helyzetének és az újságírók biztonságának folyamatos romlását az ukrán kormány ellenőrzésén kívül eső területeken Bécs, 2017. január 24. Az EBESZ Állandó Tanácsa Különleges Ellenőrző Missziója főellenőrének legutóbbi jelentését követően Dunja Mijatovic sajtószabadságért felelős képviselő ma elítélte a sajtószabadság helyzetének és az újságírók biztonságának folyamatos romlását Ukrajna konfliktus sújtotta részein. ...
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