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29th Budapest Pride Festival

20.06.2024 — Position Hungary
On the occasion of the 29th Budapest Pride, the Embassy of Switzerland, as in previous years, signed a Joint Statement to call for an end to all forms of discrimination against LMBTQI+ persons and communities.

Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis to travel to Hungary and the Western Balkans

21.05.2024 — Press releases EDA
On Wednesday, 22 May, Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis will travel to Budapest to meet with his Hungarian counterpart Péter Szijjártó and Minister for European Union Affairs Janos Bóka. He will also pay a courtesy visit to President Tamás Sulyok. Hungary will hold the presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of 2024. Following his visit to Hungary, Mr Cassis will travel to Montenegro on 23 May at the invitation of Foreign Minister Filip Ivanovic, before meeting Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Siniša Mali in Belgrade on Friday, 24 May.The meetings will focus on Switzerland's bilateral relations with the three countries, European policy and the European security situation.

Federal Council approves definitive negotiating mandate

In the course of the current talks, Switzerland and the EU have reached a common understanding regarding the Federal Council's package approach. For more background and information on the talks, which started in March 2022, visit the news ticker here. © FDFA

08.03.2024 — Press releases Hungary
At its meeting on 8 March 2024, the Federal Council approved the negotiating mandate with the EU in its definitive form. The mandate adopted takes account of the results of the consultation with the foreign affairs committees (FACs) and other interested parliamentary committees, the cantons and the views of the social and economic partners.

President Berset and Federal Councillor Cassis receive Hungary’s Prime Minister Orbán

21.11.2023 — Press releases Hungary
Bern, 21.11.2023 - On Tuesday 21 November, federal councillors Alain Berset, president of the Swiss Confederation and Ignazio Cassis, head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), received a courtesy visit from a delegation from Hungary headed by the country’s prime minister, Viktor Orbán. The exchange centred on bilateral relations, Switzerland's European policy objectives, Hungary's presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2024 and current international issues.

28th Budapest Pride Festival

14.07.2023 — Local news Hungary
On the occasion of the 28th Budapest Pride, the Embassy of Switzerland signed the Joint Statement for the Budapest Pride this year, again.

Annual Meeting 2023 in Hungary

01.06.2023 — Local news Hungary


On 23th of May 2023 the first annual meeting on the Second Swiss Contribution to Hungary took place in Budapest, as part of the regular encounters between Switzerland and Hungary. The Swiss and the Hungarian delegations discussed the progress made in the preparation of programmes and projects to be funded in the framework of the Swiss-Hungarian Cooperation Programme launched in January this year. 


Stakeholder consultations

28.04.2023 — Local news Hungary
Thematic stakeholder consultations have been launched in the framework of the second Swiss-Hungarian Cooperation Programme. The consultations provide important input during the elaboration of the programmes of the second Swiss-Hungarian Cooperation Programme. 

Visit of State Secretary Schraner Burgener to Hungary

17.04.2023 — Local news Hungary
State Secretary Schraner Burgener visited Hungary on 17 April 2023. On this occasion, she was able to exchange views with her Hungarian counterparts on the challenges that exist in the area of migration and other issues of mutual concern.

Framework Agreement for the second Swiss-Hungarian Cooperation Programme

06.02.2023 — Local news Hungary
Swiss Ambassador Jean-François Paroz, representing Switzerland, and Hungarian Minister for Regional Development, Dr. Tibor Navracsics, representing Hungary, officially signed the Framework Agreement for the second Swiss-Hungarian Cooperation Programme on 8 November 2022, as part of Switzerland’s second contribution to selected EU member states. Since 19th of December 2022 the Framework Agreement has been provisionally applied and it has taken effect as of the 26th of January 2023. The text of the signed Framework Agreement is presented below.

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