Dear All,

I have to announce that Hungary can not participate in WLM this year.
I am very-very sad and upset about it, and I terrible sorry.

Before summer I sent an e-mail to the president of the National Office of Cultural Heritage, but I didn't get any answer for weeks.
After two weeks I called the secretary about my e-mail, and I got to know that the president has resigned by 1st of July, and she didn't want to sign a new contract in her last weeks (but she left a note about her support on it).
The new president was appointed in July, but in his first weeks he didn't want to deal with our contract.
As soon as I arrived back from the US (Wikimania) I sent an e-mail to the new president about our co-operation, but I didn't get any answer for many days.
When I called the secretary I got to know that the team prepared our contract last year was on holiday, after that the president went to holiday until 21 of August.
After this day, I called the secretary and legal department daily, and on 27 of August there was a meeting where they discussed about our contract, but the president didn't decide about it.
Then I called them every day, but I got a call yesterday, that the president is very busy and hasn't got time for this co-operation now.
This is Hungary in 2012...

I wish you a big success and an extremely good competition for WLM 2012, I will follow it during the next weeks.

Best regards,