New British Embassy building in Budapest officially inaugurated

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British Embassy, Budapest.

The new British Embassy in Budapest has been officially inaugurated. Sir Alan Duncan, the UK  Minister for Europe, and the  Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó together unveiled a plaque on the building marking the occassion, the Budapest Business Journal reported.

The British Embassy in Budapest relocated in April after purchasing its new home – previously the Dutch Embassy – in District II. The building has been completely renovated to provide the British Embassy and its staff a modern and fit for purpose working environment, according to a press release sent to Budapest Business Journal.

“While the UK’s relationship with Europe is changing, we are not turning our back on the European Union, and we are certainly not turning our back on Hungary,” Sir Alan said.

“The British Embassy has moved from a building we leased to one we have renovated and own. This is a visible demonstration that we are strengthening our roots here. Not only that, we are also increasing our embassy staff by around 20% –  a significant uplift in resource and capability, which will better enable us to continue driving the relationship forward and seize new opportunities together.”

Following the opening ceremony, the British minister gave a speech at Corvinus University on the strengthening bilateral relationship between the United Kingdom and Hungary.

See also British Embassy websitewww.gov.uk/government/world/hungary

News source: bbj.hu

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Photo of the Day: Budapest, Hungary

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Photo of the Day: Budapest, capital of Hungary, on a winter day. The iconic parliament building in the background to the right, by the Danube, behind the Chain Bridge (Hungarian: Széchenyi Lánchíd). The photo is taken from the Buda Hills, looking over to Pest, December 2015. Photo by: John Slinning

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Wizz Air Announces New Route from Budapest to St.Petersburg

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Hungarian low-price airline Wizz Air has announced a new route from Budapest to Saint Petersburg in Russia, the finchannel.com website reported.


 

The newest Wizz Air service will commence on 27 August and will be operated twice a week, and seats on the new route are already on sale.

St.Petersburg is becoming the second Russian destination available from the Hungarian capital. In September 2013 Wizz Air launched the Budapest – Moscow service, and since then carried 440 thousand passengers between the two capitals.

Following the recent commencement of nine routes and the announcement of the Bordeaux, Astana and Frankfurt services, Saint Petersburg is already the 13 destination the airline will start operating flights from Budapest to in 2017.

Wizz Air now offers 69 routes from Hungary connecting Budapest and Debrecen with 29 countries across Europe and beyond.

News source: www.finchannel.com

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UAE to open an embassy in Hungary

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will open an embassy in Budapest, capital city of Hungary, next year, an important step in further strengthening bilateral relations, UAE’s foreign minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said in Budapest, after talks with his Hungarian counterpart, Péter Szijjártó, hungarytoday.hu reported.

The governments of the UAE and Hungary hope to conclude several agreements this year, two foreign ministers said on a joint press conference.

As a leading country in the Arab Gulf, the United Arab Emirates plays a key role in ensuring stability in the region, Mr Szijjártó said. He said that cooperation with that country is of vital importance now that NATO faces challenges from that direction.

Speaking about bilateral economic ties, the Hungarian Foreign Minister identified cooperation prospects primarily in water management and energy including training nuclear experts for the UAE.

Péter Szijjártó said that the UAE’s airline, Emirates, plans to operate its second largest customer service centre in Budapest soon.

See the full story here: http://hungarytoday.hu/news/united-arab-emirates-open-embassy-hungary-51598

News source: www.hungarytoday.hu

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Sølvmedalje til Norge i kokkekonkuransen Bocuse d’Or Europe i Budapest i dag

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Den norske kokken Christopher W. Davidsen (32) kom på andreplass i kokkekonkuransen Bocuse d’Or Europe i Ungarns hovedstad Budapest i dag, og går dermed videre til verdensfinalen i Lyon i Frankrike i januar 2017. 

Logo Bocuse d'or Lyon 2015 SIRHA SPIRIT

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20 land deltok i konkuransen, som ble avsluttet med en storslagen medaljeseremoni onsdag kveld. Blant de tilstedeværende var Ungarns president Janos Ader og Jerome Bocuse, sønn av den franske mesterkokken Paul Bocuse som har gitt konkuransen sitt navn.

Førsteplassen, og tittelenen Europas beste kokk, gikk til Tamas Szell fra vertslandet Ungarn, mens Sverige tok tredjeplassen, Prisen for beste Commis (assistent) gikk også til Sverige, mens Island fikk prisen for beste fiskerett, og Frankrike vant prisen for beste kjøttrett. 

Davidsen er fra Stavanger, og er konsernkjøkkensjef på restaurantene Søstrene Karlsen, Kalas Canasta, Kjøkkenveien, Almas, i Trondheim. Han har lenge deltatt på det norske kokkelandslaget.

Paul Bocuse, som fyllte 90 år i februar, er fremdeles aktiv, og kjøkkensjef for det som regnes som hans hovedrestaurant – L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges, også kjent som Paul Bocuse, eller bare Bocuse. Den ligger i Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or, like ved Lyon, der verdensfinalen altså går av stabelen neste år.

Restauranten har 3 stjerner i Michelin-guiden.

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Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company launches a 200-room hotel in Budapest

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has opened a 200-room hotel in the Hungarian capital Budapest, according to the TTG Media website.

The hotel is owned by the Al Habtoor Group, based in the United Arab Emirates, and was previously a Le Meridien-managed hotel but will now operate under the Ritz-Carlton flag following a significant refurbishment. 

The hotel is in a protected historic building, built in 1914 as the headquarters for an Italian insurance company, and many of the period features have been retained such as elegant statues on the exterior walls and the stunning stained-glass cupola at the heart of the building.

Beneath this, The Kupola Lounge restaurant has been created, offering farmer’s market breakfast or lunch.

The hotel also has a street-side casual restaurant, Deak Street Kitchen, by British firm B3 Designers, complete with ice-cream cart and an outside terrace on Fashion Street.

Located on Elizabeth Square, with views over St Stephens Basilica, the hotel also has a bar with street entrance to attract the local market. 

Of the 200 rooms, 30 are suites and the hotel also has a Ritz-Carlton Club Level offering on the top levels – 8th and 9th floors – and a spa and fitness centre with indoor pool and three treatment rooms, will follow soon.

Ritz-Carlton Budapest joins sister European properties such as Abama in Tenerife, Hotel Arts in Barcelona and Ritz-Carlton Vienna, as well as the group’s concept hotel in Wolfsburg within the famed Autostadt and home to a three-Michelin-starred restaurant.

The group is also working on a property in Geneva, Hotel De la Paix, likely to be completed next year.

Also coming soon are hotels in Langkawi in Malaysia, Los Cabos in Mexico, Koh Samui in Thailand, Bermuda, and Turks and Caicos Islands, TTG Media can report.

Read more and see photos at https://www.ttgmedia.com/luxury/luxury/ritz-carltons-latest-european-venture-revealed-4265

Source: www.ttgmedia.com

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ELVECRUISE MED CHRISTIAN BORCH

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Dagsrevyens mangeårige utenriksmedarbeider og nyhetsanker Christian Borch (71) er hyret inn som guide og reisevert av reisebyrået Escape Travel. Reisebyrået har satt opp fire europeiske elvecruise i 2016, med Borch som vert, skriver Se og Hør.

Christian Borch. Foto: nrk.no

På elvecruisene vil han holde flere interessante foredrag underveis – fokus på Europa i fortid, nåtid og fremtid, lover Escape i reklamen.

De fire elvecruisene er:

Elvecruise på Douro (i Portugal)

Donau – syv land og fem hovedsteder (to cruise)

Klassiske Donau – fra Budapest

Kilde: Se og Hør, Escape.no

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BROENE I BUDAPEST

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Les vår store bloggpost om Ungarns hovedstad Budapest på vår reiseblogg http://minbestereise.blogg.no/1319044661_broene_i_budapest.html

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KUNSTFESTIVAL I BUDAPEST

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Med 180 ulike arrangement fordelt på 40 steder, er det ingen overdrivelse å si at CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival setter Ungarns hovedstad på hodet disse dager, skriver bladet Reiselyst.

Programmet spenner fra rock til opera, og fra kunstutstillinger til sirkus.

Les mer på www.cafebudapestfest.hu

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TAXI DRIVERS IN BUDAPEST PROTEST AGAINST UBER

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Taxi drivers in more than 60 cabs protested against ride sharing service Uber in Budapest late Thursday, kettosmerce.blog.hu reported.

A number of the taxis drove through the city centre and wound up the protest near the Castle District. The blog said the drivers would protest again in rush-hour traffic next Friday if steps are not taken to level the playing field.

Uber has launched its services, available through smartphone applications, in more than 200 cities around the world. For rides in Budapest, the company advertises a base fare of 300 forint, or 99 euro cents, and a 130 forint per kilometre fee.

Under a decree in force from September 2013, the base fare for taxis operating in Budapest was set at 450 forints and the per-kilometre fee at 280 forints.

The decree, which also laid down strict requirements for vehicles, aimed to create transparency on the market and weed out unscrupulous drivers.

KILDE / SOURCE: www.politics.huwww.kettosmerce.blog.hu

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