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SpiritsEurope applauds ECJ ruling on pálinka 10 Apr 2014

Trade body SpiritsEurope has welcomed a ruling that strikes down a Hungarian law exempting distillers of home-made pálinka from paying excise tax for the first 50 litres per year.


CCHBC opens bottling line in Hungary 23 Apr 2008

The Hungarian arm of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co. (CCHBC), Coca-Cola Beverages Hungary (CCBH), has begun operating a new bottling line at its Dunaharaszti plant, according to local reports.


InBev receives financial services grant in Hungary 22 Jan 2008

InBev has been granted a subsidy from the Hungarian government to set up a regional financial services centre in the country, according to local reports.


Tokaj under threat from power plant 10 Jul 2007

The proposed building of a power plant close to the Tokaj wine region has the potential to cause a political storm, according to a report in the UK's Daily Telegraph.


Dreher invests in plant upgrade 25 May 2007

Dreher Breweries, the Hungarian subsidiary of British brewer SABMiller, plans to invest millions in upgrading its facilities this year.


SABMiller names European marketing boss 28 Sep 2006

SABMiller has appointed a former Procter & Gamble executive to head its marketing division in Europe.


Dreher profits knocked back by austerity measures 25 Sep 2006

SABMiller’s Hungarian subsidiary has warned that recent economic and political developments in the country will hit profits this year by almost a third. At a press briefing in Hungary today (25 September), the managing director of Dreher Breweries, Hector Gorosabel, said that the introduction of the country’s ‘austerity programme’ this year would take about 30% off the unit’s profits in 2006.


Budvar, A-B see positives from Hungary Bud ruling 30 May 2006

Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar has retained the Budweiser trademark in Hungary despite losing its claim to the term ‘Bud’ as an appellation of origin.