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Location  Europe
Capital  Budapest
Area  93,028 sq km
Population  9,825,704
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  • Hungarian drama film Son of Saul won the Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language title at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards on 10 January 2016.[1]
  • Timea Babos of Hungary and Lucie Safarova of Czech Republic won their Apia International Sydney doubles tennis title in their first tournament together on 10 January 2014, toughing out a three-set victory over top seeds Italian tennis duo Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci. They emerged triumphant after a battle that ended in a 7-5 3-6 10-7 scoreline.[2]

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  • Janos Pasztor of Hungary was appointed as the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change on 16 January 2015.[3]

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  • The Hungarian film Son of Saul won the 2016 Critics’ Choice Movie Award in the Best Foreign Language Movie category in Los Angeles.

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  • Hungary ranked second in the World Economic Forum's 2018 Inclusive Development Index's (IDI) list of emerging economies, an annual assessment of 103 countries’ economic performance that measures how countries perform on eleven dimensions of economic progress in addition to GDP.[4]

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  • Ferencvárosi TC, football club from Hungary, won the 2013 Football Impact Cup in Marbella, Spain.[5]

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  • Janos Pasztor of Hungary was appointed as the Senior adviser to the UN secretary-general on Climate Change on 29 January 2016.[6]

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  • Hungarian love story On Body and Soul won the Golden Bear for best film on at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival on 18 February 2017.[7]

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  • Hungary won gold in Men's 5,000m Relay at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games.[8]

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  • Hungarian film Son of Saul won the Best Foreign Language Film Award at the 88th Academy Awards on 28 February 2016 — the second Oscar winner film for Hungary.[9]

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  • Hungary has the fifth largest share of women holding managerial positions at 41 percent among the European Union countries, according to the report published on 6 March 2017 by Eurostat.[10]

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  • Agnes Osztolykan of Hungary was presented with the 2011 International Women of Courage Award at a ceremony on 8 March 2011 for her fearless advocating for the equal rights and inclusion of Roma, an ethnic group, in Hungarian society.

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  • Hungarian scientists were awarded 5 research grants by the European Research Council (ERC) on 12 March 2015 as part of the European Union Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020.[11]
  • Hungary, along with Czech Republic and Poland, joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), an intergovernmental military alliance, on March 12, 1999. They are the former Soviet bloc's first countries to join the alliance.[12]

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  • Dr. Eszter Farkas of Hungary was named as one of the recipients of the 2016 prestigious L’Oréal-UNESCO Rising Talents Grants for her research to develop new therapies to lessen stroke-related brain injury.

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  • On March 26, 2011 Hungary along with Austria, Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia signed a historic declaration to launch a cross-border nature reserve to protect their shared nature and wildlife along the Mura, Drava and Danube rivers, known as 'Europe’s Amazon'.

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  • Hungarian film director István Szabó's film Mephisto won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 54th Academy Awards on March 29, 1982.

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  • Hungarian photographer Balazs Gardi won the first prize at the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards in Sport category.

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  • President of Hungary János Áder was appointed as a member of the United Nations High-Level Panel on Water on 21 April 2016.[13]

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  • Tamás F. Freund from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on 23 April 2014 was elected as a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences for his contributions in Neurosciences, Cognitive Sciences, and Behavioral Biology.[14]

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  • Hungarian researchers and their international colleagues have discovered a giant exoplanet orbiting a star 500 light years away from Earth. Their findings were published in the Astronomical Journal on 28 April 2015.[15]

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  • Hungarian and Serbian railway officials signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 10 May 2013 for a Serbian-Hungarian railway project worth EUR 1.5bn aimed at modernizing the line running from Belgrade to Budapest.

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  • Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai was announced as the winner of the sixth Man Booker International Prize at an award ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on 19 May 2015.

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  • Hungarian film director László Nemes won the Grand Prix prize at the 68th Cannes Film Festival on 24 May 2015 for his film Son of Saul.[16]

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  • Hungarian shadow-dance troupe Attraction won the television show Britain's Got Talent on 8 June 2013. The eight-member dance group beat ten British acts to win the public vote on the talent show and walked away from the final with a £250,000 ($380,000, 290,000 euro) prize.[17]

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  • Danuta Kozak of Hungary won gold in Canoe Sprint in the Women's Kayak Single (K1) 500m category at the 2015 European Games.[18]

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  • Hungarian director Janos Szasz's film "Le grand cahier" won the Crystal Globe award at the film festival in the western Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary on 6 July 2013.

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  • Hungarian teenager Kristof Milak broke the men’s 200 meters butterfly world record on 24 July 2019 to win gold at the world swimming championships. The 19-year-old broke American great Michael Phelps’ world record and touched the wall in a time of 1:50.73.

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  • Hungarian and Bangladeshi doctors successfully performed a marathon 30-hour operation to separate Bangladeshi twin girls who were joined at the head at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka on 2 August 2019.

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  • Krisztian Berki of Hungary won an Olympic gold medal in Gymnastics - Artistic in Men's Pommel Horse on 5 August 2012 in London.[19]

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  • Fossilized remains of an ancient forest of cypress trees, estimated to be eight million years old, are discovered in the north-eastern city of Bukkabrany, Hungary on 12 August 2007. It is hoped the trees may offer experts a valuable insight into Earth's climate eight million years ago.[20]

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  • Hungarian actress Zsófia Szamosi won the Best Actress award for her performance in One Day at the 24th Sarajevo Film Festival on 16 August 2018.[21]
  • Hajni Kis of Hungary won the Best Student Film award for Last Call at the 24th Sarajevo Film Festival on 16 August 2018.

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  • The governments of Hungary and Romania on 19 August 2014 signed a framework agreement for opening 20 cross-border roads, strengthening traffic links with the entire European Union.[22]

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  • Tamas Toth of Hungary won Men's 100m Backstroke - S9 - Swimming gold at the 2016 Rio Paralympics in Brazil.

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  • András Papp of Hungary won the 2015 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Award in the Our Moon category for an image titled Full Face of our Moon.

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  • Four NATO allies, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 4 October 2018 for the creation of a Multinational Special Aviation Programme with a training facility in Zadar, city on Croatia's Dalmatian coast.[23]

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  • Hungarian author Imre Kertész won the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2002 for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history.[24]

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  • Zalan Pekler of Hungary and Enkhmaa Erdenechuluun of Mongolia won the gold medal in the 10m air rifle mixed international team shooting competition at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games.[25]

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  • Hungary and South Korea signed a nuclear energy cooperation agreement on 18 October 2013. The agreement is aimed at cooperation in research and development, designing, construction and operation of nuclear reactors for peaceful purposes.

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  • Hungary on 28 October 2016 was elected to serve on the United Nations Human Rights Council for a three-year terms beginning on 1 January 2017. The United Nations body is responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.[26]

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  • Hungary reached their first major finals since the 1986 World Cup when they defeated Norway 2-1 on 15 November 2015 for a 3-1 aggregate victory to qualify for the EURO 2016 football championship.

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  • Hungarian wrestler Balint Korpasi won the men’s 71kg Greco-Roman final at the 2016 World Championships finale in Budapest.

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  • Budapest of Hungary was declared as the member of the 2015 UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the Design category.[27]

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  • Hungary was admitted as a member of the United Nations (UN) on 14 December 1955.[28]

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References


  1. http://www.goldenglobes.com/video/son-saul-best-motion-picture-foreign-language-winner
  2. http://www.apiainternational.com.au/2014/01/safarova-and-babos-combine-for-doubles-title
  3. http://www.un.org/press/en/2015/sga1538.doc.htm
  4. http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Forum_IncGrwth_2018.pdf
  5. http://www.fradi.hu/hu/labdarugas/nb-i/hirek/ftc-steaua-2-1/20130123/c/2844
  6. http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=53126
  7. https://www.berlinale.de/media/pdf_word/service_7/67_ifb_1/67_Berlinale_Awards.pdf
  8. https://www.pyeongchang2018.com/en/game-time/results/OWG2018/en/short-track-speed-skating/results-men-s-5000m-relay-fnl-a00100-.htm
  9. http://oscar.go.com/news/winners/oscar-winners-2016-see-the-complete-list
  10. http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/2995521/7896990/3-06032017-AP-EN.pdf/ba0b2ea3-f9ee-4561-8bb8-e6c803c24081
  11. http://erc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/press_release/files/press_release_cog2014_results.pdf
  12. http://www.nato.int/docu/update/1999/0310e.htm
  13. http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=53747
  14. https://www.amacad.org/content/news/pressReleases.aspx?pr=217
  15. http://iopscience.iop.org/1538-3881/149/5/166/article
  16. http://www.festival-cannes.fr/en/theDailyArticle/62054.html
  17. http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/22831494
  18. http://www.baku2015.com/canoe-sprint/event/kayak-single-500m-women/
  19. http://www.london2012.com/gymnastics-artistic/event/men-pommel-horse/index.html
  20. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6942733.stm
  21. https://www.sff.ba/en/news/10966
  22. http://www.nineoclock.ro/romania-hungary-sign-agreement-on-opening-cross-border-roads/
  23. https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/news_158815.htm
  24. http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/2002/press.html
  25. https://www.buenosaires2018.com/mongoliahungary-pair%E2%80%99s-aim-is-true!/history/5bbfc0ac398ccd085093f987?lng=en
  26. http://www.un.org/press/en/2016/ga11848.doc.htm
  27. http://en.unesco.org/creative-cities/events/47-cities-join-unesco-creative-cities-network
  28. http://www.un.org/en/members/