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Eszter Bányász


Firmness and Empathy – Characteristics of a NATO Ambassador

10:08 December 7, 2023

Besides his work in the world of security policy, Dr. István Balogh, Hungary’s Permanent Representative and Ambassador to NATO gave an insight into his extensive tasks. In his interview given to defence.hu, he also mentions how the experiences gained as Deputy State Secretary for Security Policy help his everyday work.


“We must prepare for the defence of Hungary!”

12:41 November 14, 2023

“We live in the age of threats, so we must do all we can in the interest of preparing for the defence of the homeland. The objective of this exercise is to test the readiness of the armed forces in a fictitious situation when Hungary’s security is at stake” – emphasized Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky at the press conference of the countrywide multinational Exercise Adaptive Hussars 2023, on the Hajdúhadház shooting range on 13 November.


“Preserving their memory is our collective duty and heritage”

09:37 October 13, 2023

On 11 October, altogether 85 German soldiers killed in action in the Second World War were placed to eternal rest in the German–Hungarian Military Cemetery and Peace Park of Budaörs. The ongoing cooperation between the Hungarian Ministry of Defence and the German War Graves Commission (Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge) – which has facilitated the reburial – already has a 30-year history.


The end of a hard and heroic service

14:45 September 25, 2023

After ten days, the Hungarian rescue team – put together to help the victims of the Libya flooding – returned home aboard an Airbus A319 transport plane of the Hungarian Defence Forces, landing at Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport on the night of 24 September.


Hungary’s defence innovation ecosystem in focus

16:27 September 22, 2023

Between 18–22 September, the NATO Innovation Fund (NIF) and the NATO Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) are holding their conferences in Hungary in the framework of the NATO Innovation Week in Bálna Defence Centre, Budapest.


Rescue operation in the deep

12:30 September 13, 2023

“It has never been necessary to carry out a rescue operation at such a depth (1,040 meters, 3,400 feet) before”, said Ms Zsófia Zádor, a medical doctor of the Hungarian Cave Rescue Service (in the centre of the headline photo), who returned to the surface on Sunday, 10th September, after spending seven days in the Morca cave in southern Turkey. Most members of the rescue team arrived at the scene as fast as possible on board the Airbus A319 transport aircraft of the Hungarian Defence Forces.


Attachés’ visit to Székesfehérvár

09:53 April 12, 2023

On 6 April, 19 members of the Budapest Military Attaché Corps (BMAC) visited Székesfehérvár to have an insight into the workings of the Headquarters Multinational Division Centre (HQ MND-C) and the Hungarian Defence Forces General Staff Joint Operation C2 Centre.