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Denmark – Hungary relations refers to the current and historical relations between Denmark and Hungary. Denmark has an embassy in Budapest.[1] Hungary has an embassy in Copenhagen.[2] Diplomatic relations were established on 10 May 1948.[3] Both countries are members of EU and NATO.

Denmark-Hungary relations
Map indicating locations of Denmark and Hungary





Hungarian soldiers in Denmark, April 1945.

In World War II, Hungary sent 12.000 soldiers to Denmark, through Germany.[4][5] After the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, 1,400 Hungarians fled to Denmark.[6] 137 million DKK were collected to help the Hungarians.[7] In 1948, a payments agreement was signed between both countries.[8] On 20 October 1969, Denmark and Hungary signed an agreement on economic, industrial, and technical cooperation.[9] An agreement on compensation for Danish interests in Hungary was signed on 18 June 1965.[10]

Cooperation and investmentEdit

Denmark, in bilateral cooperation, is helping Hungary with agriculture, education, and health.[3][11] Coloplast, Lego and A. P. Moller-Maersk Group are some of the Danish investors in Hungary.[12]


More than 200 Danish artists participated in the Budapest Spring Festival 2010, which started 5 April.[13]

Paul Bang-JensenEdit

Povl Bang-Jensen was a Danish diplomat, later a civil service in UN. In 1956 he questioned 80 Hungarian refugees in New York City who had fled Hungary. When UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld demanded the names of the refugees, Jensen refused to do so in fear that it would come in communist security services. Ultimately, Jensen burned the list of names. Jensen is very well known in Hungary.[14][15][16]

High level visitsEdit

In 1987, Margrethe II of Denmark visited Hungary.[7] Former Prime Minister of Hungary, Ferenc Gyurcsány visited Denmark on 12 June 2007.[7] On 19 March 2010, Crown Prince Frederik and Per Stig Møller visited Budapest Spring Festival.[7]


  1. ^ Government of Denmark. "Danish embassy in Budapest, Hungary". Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Denmark).
  2. ^ Government of Hungary. "Hungarian embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark". Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hungary) (in Hungarian). Archived from the original on 17 December 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  3. ^ a b Government of Hungary. "Bilateral relations between Denmark and Hungary". Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hungary) (in Hungarian). Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hungary). Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Hungarian soldiers in Denmark". (in Danish). Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  5. ^ Søren Peder Sørensen. "De ungarske soldater". ISBN 978-87-89834-54-2.
  6. ^ "Hungarian refugees". Danish Immigration Museum (in Danish). Danish Immigration Museum. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  7. ^ a b c d Government of Denmark. "Political relations between Denmark and Hungary". Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hungary) (in Hungarian). Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hungary). Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  8. ^ United Nations (1948). "Payments agreement" (PDF) (1144). United Nations Treaty Series: 5. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  9. ^ United Nations (1969). "Denmark — Hungary Agreement on economic, industrial and technical co-operation" (PDF) (10525). United Nations Treaty Series: 5. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  10. ^ United Nations (1965). "Agreement concerning compensation for Danish interests in Hungary" (PDF) (11366). United Nations Treaty Series: 7. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  11. ^ Rudolf Dolzer and Margrete Stevens (1995). "Bilateral investment treaties". International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. p. 331. ISBN 90-411-0065-2. Retrieved 7 December 2010. For example, the 1988 treaty between Denmark and Hungary provides that: The investor shall have a right under the law of the Contracting Party making the expropriation, to prompt review, by a judicial or other independent authority of the Party...
  12. ^ Cultural relations between Denmark and Hungary Archived 24 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in Hungarian) Foreign Affairs of Hungary
  13. ^ Hungary’s Guest Country is Denmark Orato: Budapest Spring Festival Programme 2010
  14. ^ Bo Lidegaard: Den højeste pris: Povl Bang-Jensen og FN 1955-59 ISBN 87-568-1499-2
  15. ^ Bo Lidegaard: I kongens navn: Henrik Kauffmann i dansk diplomati 1919-1958 ISBN 87-638-0149-3
  16. ^ Nagy András: A Bang-Jensen ügy Magvető Budapest 2005, ISBN 963-14-2481-2

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