Countdown to Veszprém and Bakony-Balaton Region European Capital of Culture
The Hungarian city of Veszprém, together with the Bakony-Balaton region, will soon take over the European Union's most prestigious cultural designation and become the European Capital of Culture (ECoC) for 2023. An exciting year of cultural programmes will kick off on January 21-22.
Presenting credentials - 2.11.2022
Ambassador Pál András presented today his credentials to the President of the Republic of Estonia, Alar Karis
Commitments taken by Hungary in the framework of the general budgetary conditionality procedure
On 17 September 2022, a difficult but constructive negotiation process between the Hungarian Government and the European Commission, which lasted several months, came to an end. The negotiations were a success. The Commission has concluded that the proposed measures submitted by the Hungarian Government as a result of the discussions with the Commission address the concerns that led the Commission to open the conditionality procedure. Hungary has not lost any EU funds so far and the Commission's decision of 18 September shows that there is no risk of this happening. If the Hungarian Government delivers on its commitments, the conditionality procedure will be closed before the end of the year. The Commission's decision paves the way for a swift conclusion of the negotiations on the reconstruction fund and cohesion funds. These are on schedule to be concluded before the end of the year, so that Hungary can enter 2023 without any loss of resources.
World Cleanup Day 2022
World Cleanup Day is one of the largest civil society movements of our time, uniting 191 countries around the world to work towards a cleaner planet. On this day, volunteers and partners around the world come together to rid our planet of litter. This year, we celebrate this day on 17 September, with our embassy joining other diplomatic missions in a clean-up of the Linnahall area in Tallinn. Come and join us!
Public educational campaign ‘Remember. 23 August’ recalls victims of totalitarianisms
23 August marks the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Totalitarian Regimes proclaimed by the European Parliament in 2008. On this day in 1939, just before the outbreak of the Second World War, the Third Reich and the Soviet Union signed an agreement known as the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. It gave rise to a tragedy for millions of people. The European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (ENRS) is once again organising the international public educational campaign Remember. August 23 which brings the significance of those events closer to contemporary Europeans.