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2020
Jul
20

AmCham Hungary Cosigns Multi-Industry Letter in Response to CJEU's Invalidation of EU-US Privacy Shield

On July 17, AmCham Hungary cosigned a multi-industry letter to the US Department of Commerce initiated by the US Chamber of Commerce to encourage stakeholders to develop a new mechanism for cross-border data transfers following the European Court of Justice’s decision in Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland, Maximillian Schrems (“Schrems II”).

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2020
Jul
15

Megjelent az adókönnyítésekről szóló törvény

Alább olvasható a Pénzügyminisztérium sajtótájékoztatója a július 14-én megjelent adókönnyítésektől szóló törvényről. Ezen könnyítések több esetben is válaszok az AmCham által felvetett javaslatokra. // Below is the press release (in Hungarian) from the Ministry of Finance on new law regarding tax breaks. Some elements of the new law may be responses to the...

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2020
Jul
09

Proud to Boost Competition, Efficiency, Transparency and Cooperation - BBJ Interview with CEO Lippai-Nagy

In an exclusive interview with the Budapest Business Journal, Írisz Lippai-Nagy, CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary, explores the economic impact she thinks American culture has had on the country, and AmCham’s links with the U.S. business world.

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2020
Jul
02

Exclusive Tax Committee Meeting with Deputy State Secretary Besesek, Ministry of Finance

On June 26, 2020, AmCham Tax Committee Lead Károly Radnai, President Farkas Bársony, CEO Irisz Lippai-Nagy, and some of our experts from the Tax Committee met with Deputy State Secretary Botond Besesek and his colleagues in the Ministry of Finance.

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2020
Jun
16

G&T Committee Sends Comments and Proposals on Government Decree No. 227/2020 (V.25) to MIT

Following a response letter from State Secretary László György, AmCham's Governance and Transparency Committee sent a letter to the Ministry for Innovation and Technology about Government Decree No. 227/2020 (V.25) aimed to protect Hungarian companies in strategic sectors from hostile acquisiton on Tuesday.

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2020
Jun
12

ITM Responds to AmCham Inquiry Regarding Government Decree No. 227/2020 (V.25)

During the ongoing consultations with the government amid the COVID-19 pandemic, AmCham requested clarification and further information about Government Decree No. 227/2020 (V.25) aimed to protect Hungarian companies in strategic sectors from hostile acquisiton. Today, President Farkas Bársony received the following response from Dr. László György, Minister of State for Economic Strategy...

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2020
Jun
09

AmCham, HVCA, HunBAN, THBE Send Letter of Recommendations on Hiventures’ Rescue Packages

AmCham’s Governance and Transparency committee, the Hungarian Venture Capital Association, the Hungarian Business Angel Network and the Social Impact Investors' Association sent a joint letter to Hiventures with comments and recommendations regarding the firm’s Rescue Packages developed for SMEs and startups in view of the turbulent economic situation caused by COVID-19.

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2020
Jun
08

Patron CEOs Discuss Economic Recovery with Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade hosted a delegation of AmCham Patron CEOs to discuss the government’s coronavirus defense measures and the recovery of the ecomomy.

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2020
Apr
30

Kurzarbeit FAQ

Since the government's Economic Action Plan was released, AmCham has submitted several recommendations and questions regarding the job retention subsidy program. Below you can find our members' most frequently asked questions with answers from the the Ministry for Innovation and Technology.

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2020
Apr
28

Further AmCham Proposals Issued to Improve Job Retention Subsidy

On April 27, AmCham President Farkas Bársony and CEO Lippai-Nagy presented additional feedback from our members on the job retention subsidy scheme at the weekly action group meeting led by dr. László Palkovics, Minister for Innovation and Technology.

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