During the Hungarian Presidency a small-size permanent press point will be operating in the new headquarters of the Representation of the European Commission to Hungary, at Millenáris Park, in Budapest.
A permanent press center will be operating in the House of Arts in Gödöllő, very close to the Gödöllő Castle, which will be the major venue for the Informal Ministerial Meetings.
A temporary press center will be set up just for one event in the town of Debrecen where the Informal Meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council will be held.
A temporary press center will be operating in the Museum for Ethnography, close to the building of the Parliament, which can accomodate 200 journalists, during the Budapest events of the Presidency. These events are the ceremonial handing over of the rotating Presidency from the Belgian to the Hungarian government on January 6, and the Meeting of the Hungarian Presidency and the European Commission on January 7; both events will take place in the building of the Hungarian Parliament.
It is open during the Informal Ministerial Meetings. Accredited journalists will be given further information previously to the meeting, but details are to be found in the 'news and events' section of this homepage as well.
wide bandwidth cable and wifi internet connection, telephone lines, Information Desk, telefax, TV and radio cabins, rooms for press conferences, briefing rooms, stand-up positions, snack bar, telephone lines, photocopy machines, brochures on the Hungarian Presidency.
By car you can take
the M3 highway from Budapest
or the road 3 from Örs vezér square, Budapest.
By bus or train you can take:
the local train (S-bahn) at Örs vezér square (50 min), and get off at Gödöllő-Szabadság square
a bus at Stadion Bus Station in Budapest
a train at Keleti Railway Station ( towards Hatvan – Füzesabony – Miskolc direction)
Opening: 10 January
Open Mon through Fri between 10:00-18:00
This press point can accommodate 16 journalists. TV and radio cabins are not available.
Wifi, internet, 12 terminals, 4 PCs, international TV channels, snack bar, telephone lines, photocopy machines, Information Desk, brochures on the Hungarian Presidency.
Millenáris Park, where the Press Center is set up, is located a few hundred meters from Moszkva Square and Széna Square, which are two major hubs, and is right next to the Mammut shopping center. The Park is enclosed by Lövőház street, Fény street, Kis Rókus street, and Marczibányi square.
This press center will be operating only for the time of the ceremonial handing over of the rotating Presidency from the Belgian to the Hungarian government on January 6 and the Meeting of the Hungarian Presidency and the European Commission on January 7.
6 January: 11:00-21:00
7 January: 09:00-19:00
wide bandwidth cable and wifi internet connection, telephone lines, Information Desk, telefax, TV and radio cabins, rooms for press conferences, briefing rooms, stand-up position, snack bar, brochures on the Hungarian Presidency.
Underground: Take underground line M2 and get off at Kossuth Lajos square stop.
Bus: Bus number 15 stops at Kossuth Lajos square.
Trolley-bus: Bus numbers 70 and 78 stop at Kossuth Lajos square as their end station.
Péter Györkös is Hungary’s Permanent Representative to the European Union. Diplomats carry their duties wherever they are ordered by his superior officers, but Péter Györkös has a “personal attachment” to his present assignment: for more than twenty years, he has been monitoring closely the process of European unification and has actively worked for it in his successive positions.