Executive power is held by the Prime Minister and a Council of Ministers. The president, as official head of state, has power and influence that go beyond the ceremonial. The president countersigns legislative acts before they can be enforced, and may refuse to do so for various reasons.
Like other European countries, Hungary was affected by the 2008 global recession. After a double-dip recession, by 2013 its economy was experiencing slow growth. Hungary's industrial sector is the main driver of the economy.
Locating an apartment or house in Hungary's main cities can be frustrating. It is recommended that someone who is fluent in Hungarian accompany you in your search. This person could help you negotiate with landlords, who typically do not speak English, and to review the written lease once an agreement is reached.
Expatriates have a half dozen international schools in Budapest from which to choose. Most accept students from age 4 or 5, and continue to the mid-teens or up to the last year of school education. Your choice may be influenced by the language in which most classes are conducted, or by which secondary languages are offered.
Visa & Immigration
Santa Fe offers Visa and Immigration services for Hungary and countries around the world. For further information, please contact your local Santa Fe office.
Santa Fe Relocation Services Budapest Office
Address: Szallito UTCA 6, 1211 Budapest XX1
Contact Number: +36 1 888 6750
Manager: Anthony Heszberger
Let us assist you with obtaining a Hungarian visa, finding an apartment or school in Budapest, and more!
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