Hungarian Airport EU Success With Brandy Machine

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    Hungarian Airport EU Success With Brandy Machine;)

    Hungary, which holds the European Union's rotating presidency, has used every tool in diplomacy to impress visiting EU officials. The most memorable touch however, may be a parting shot of fruit brandy at the airport.

    In the EU Presidency Lounge of the Ferenc (Franz) Liszt Airport in Budapest, protocol workers have installed a novel machine that distributes Palinka - a fiery fruit brandy native to Hungary - in crystal glasses. For free.

    After a busy summit day, dozens of delegations pass through the lounge, said Peter Horvath, a foreign ministry protocol officer. For the 40 minutes they spend in the lounge waiting for their planes, "the box" becomes a hit.:confused:

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