Recruitment for 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit

U.S. EMBASSY HUNGARY ANNOUNCES RECRUITMENT FOR 2018 SELECTUSA INVESTMENT SUMMIT Embassy Led 12 Companies to 2017 Investment Event Seeking Business Opportunities in United States – April 16, 2018 – [BUDAPEST, HUNGARY] – Chargé d’Affaires David J Kostelancik today announced registration is open for Hungarian companies to participate in the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit (Investment Summit), June ...
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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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Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo – May 24, 2017, Albany, NY

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced his readiness to enter into discussions with the Hungarian Government to continue the New York State-Government of Hungary relationship that enables the Central European University to operate in Budapest.   The Government of Hungary has recently adopted legislation that would force the closure of CEU. This legislation directly contradicts ...
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Government of Hungary’s Legislation Impacting Central European University – Press Statement, U.S. Department of State

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 23, 2017 The United States again urges the Government of Hungary to suspend implementation of its amended higher education law, which places discriminatory, onerous requirements on U.S.-accredited institutions in Hungary and threatens academic freedom and independence. The Government of Hungary should engage directly with affected institutions ...
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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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A tűzszünet megsértése Kelet-Ukrajnában

Mark Toner megbízott szóvivő nyilatkozata | USA Külügyminisztériuma | Szóvivői Iroda | 2017. január 31. Az Egyesült Államok súlyos aggodalmát fejezi ki a Kelet-Ukrajnában, Avgyijivka-Jaszinuvata környékén a minap kirobbant erőszak miatt. Az EBESZ Különleges Megfigyelő Missziója (Special Monitoring Mission) január 28. óta küld jelentéseket a harcok drámai fokozódásáról, melyekben nehéztüzérség és a minszki egyezmény által ...
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Hungary Media Freedom – Press Statement, U.S. Department of State

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC October 20, 2016 The United States shares the concerns of global press freedom advocates, international organizations, and Hungarian citizens, over the steady decline of media freedom in Hungary. We are following closely the reported ban of an independent website from the parliament building on October ...
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Press Statement after the Hungary-Serbia Border Visit by Ambassador Bell

Along with my colleague, U.S. Ambassador to Serbia Kyle Scott, I visited the Hungary-Serbia border today.   We are grateful to both the Government of Hungary and the Government of Serbia for their support of our visit, which gave us insight into the tremendous difficulties countries along migration routes face as they work to coordinate actions ...
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Joint Press Release on the Occasion of the 21st Budapest Pride Festival

The following joint press release is issued by the Embassies of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, The United Kingdom, The United States, and the British Council. On the occasion ...
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Professional Development Fellowship Program for Roma Applicants – September 15 – November 15, 2016

The Embassy of the United States of America in Budapest is pleased to announce this year’s Professional Development Fellowship Program for exceptional university students and recent graduates from the Roma community.   The program offers participants general professional training and intensive English language instruction in order to develop skills that are essential for tomorrow’s leaders in ...
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Corruption Harms Us All: Here’s What We Can Do About It – Op-ed by the U.S. Department of State’s Luis E. Arreaga

By the U.S. Department of State’s Luis E. Arreaga, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs As many who read this are no doubt aware, business leaders often confront difficult and seemingly impossible challenges not only to thrive, but just to survive.  As a diplomat, many have told me that ending ...
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U.S. Statement on Hungarian Chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)

Delivered by Nicholas Dean, U.S. Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Statement at the IHRA Plenary meeting on 5 November 2015 We congratulate and commend Hungary and in particular State Secretary Szabolcs Takács for the Chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) during 2015. We applaud the large number of initiatives introduced by Hungary prior ...
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Joint Press Release on the Occasion of the 20th Budapest Pride Festival

The following joint press release is issued by the Embassies of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, The United Kingdom and The United States On the occasion of the 20th Budapest Pride Festival, we convey our ...
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Remarks before the Concert in Support of Equal Opportunity for People with Disabilities

Good evening, everyone.  I am very pleased to be here with you tonight for a very special concert and I would like to thank the organizers – Harmony Foundation and the Fulbright Commission and, personally, Rita Hoffmann and Maria Flamich for inviting us to be a part of it.  What you are about to hear touches on ...
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U.S. Embassy Congratulates for Child Pornography Bust

The U.S. Embassy in Hungary congratulates the Hungarian National Police and U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement for their successful work together on an investigation resulting in the arrest of two Hungarian citizens on suspicion of engaging in child pornography activities. In 2014, U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is a branch of the U.S. ...
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Remarks on the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Survivors of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp (Friday, April 13, 1945)

Good afternoon, everyone. It is a great honor for me to participate in this moving reunion with you and your families – and to celebrate with the American liberators who set you free!  I am so proud of our American soldiers!  True heroes! I have read a great deal about the events of Friday, the ...
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Ambassador Bell and Minister Balog Sign Agreement to Eliminate Dual Taxation

Ambassador Colleen Bell and Hungarian Minister for Human Resources Zoltán Balog signed an agreement today to eliminate dual taxation of U.S. and Hungarian citizens as a result of the payment of social security taxes to both countries based on the same earnings.  The agreement promotes equity and fairness for workers who divide their careers between ...
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U.S. Department of State Signs Grant Agreement with CEU to Support Hungarian Sustainable University Network

In line with CEU’s strategic sustainability goals, the U.S. Department of State’s Regional Environmental, Science & Technology, and Health (ESTH) Hub for Central and Eastern Europe has partnered with the University to provide a $30,000 grant to support a Sustainable University Network (SUN) of student environmental groups in Hungary.  The Sustainable University Network will promote ...
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