Hungary is a member of the European Union, and as a NATO Ally, it partners with the U.S. on our common goals in Europe, such as stability in the Balkans and Operation Atlantic Resolve, as well as on global challenges beyond Europe. The U.S. and Hungary have a mutual commitment to reducing the threats posed by terrorism and nuclear proliferation, and supporting human rights, the rule of law, and peace and freedom for all. The two countries are bound together through myriad people-to-people contacts in business, the arts, scholarship, and a host of other exchanges.
U.S. Assistance to Hungary
U.S. security assistance to Hungary contributes to regional stability and helps maintain strong support in Hungary for coalition operations, including for the provision of personnel, equipment, and other resources. Funding will promote the continued development of a flexible, sustainable, and interoperable Hungarian military capable of meeting NATO commitments. Earlier assistance to promote the development of democratic institutions and a market economy was phased out as Hungary achieved its EU status.
Bilateral Economic Relations
Hungary is a member of the European Union (EU). The U.S. is among the top foreign investors in the country. Hungary's strategic location in Europe, access to EU markets, highly skilled and educated workforce, and sound infrastructure have led U.S. companies to locate facilities there, both in manufacturing and services. U.S. investment has had a direct, positive impact on the Hungarian economy.