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Proposed 2017 budget characterised by security and stability

János Lázár described the 2017 draft budget proposed by the Government as a budget of predictability and security at the 47th Governmentinfo press conference.

Next year’s budget focuses on tax cuts and housing incentives

The 2017 Budget enables every Hungarian to make one step further, Mihály Varga said on Tuesday, before he handed over the 2017 Budget Bill to the Deputy President of Hungary’s National Assembly.

Islamisation is banned by the constitution in Hungary

At a ceremony on the fifth anniversary of the promulgation of the Fundamental Law, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stated that Islamisation is banned by the constitution in Hungary.

Hungary is going through a period of prosperity

Speaking about next year’s budget on Kossuth Rádió, PM Viktor Orbán said that Hungary is currently going through a period of prosperity, and in 2017 Hungarians can also take another step forward.

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Prime Minister Viktor Orbán receives Grand Mufti of Bosnia and Herzegovina Husein Kavazović

The Prime Minister, April 29, 2016 8:15 AM

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán invited the Grand Mufti of Bosnia and Herzegovina Husein Kavazović to Budapest on a working visit.

Békéscsaba: a city of unexplored opportunities

The Prime Minister, April 27, 2016 7:27 PM

Developments with a combined total of more than HUF 30 billion may be implemented in Békéscsaba thanks to an agreement which Prime Minister Viktor Orbán signed with Mayor Péter Szarvas on Tuesday in the administrative capital of Békés County.

Counter-terrorism legislative package serves security of Hungarian people

Ministry of Interior, April 27, 2016 8:38 PM

The Minister of State of the Ministry of Interior takes the view that the legislative package on counter-terrorism measures, which was debated by Parliament on Wednesday, reinforces the defence capability of the State and the law enforcement and counter-terrorism agencies and serves the security of the Hungarian people.

Migrants are exploring new routes

Government, April 27, 2016 3:14 PM

On Wednesday, György Bakondi, Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, told public television channel M1 that increasingly one can see that migrants are exploring new routes across the Balkans and from Libya to Italy.

EC Country Report also views the economic performance of Hungary as balanced

Ministry for National Economy, April 27, 2016 3:02 PM

Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga and EC Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics discussed the European Commission’s Country Report on Hungary published at the end of February. As Mihály Varga said, the Report is much more balanced and objective than that of 2016.

The EU is working on a new Central Asia strategy in which Kyrgyzstan will play a priority role

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, April 27, 2016 8:34 PM

“The European Union is working on a new Central Asia strategy in which Kyrgyzstan will play a priority role, and a reinforcement of the partnership and cooperation agreement between the two parties is also on the agenda”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told Hungarian news agency MTI following talks in Bishkek.

Hungary celebrates 20 years of OECD membership

Ministry for National Economy, April 27, 2016 10:37 AM

Hungary has utilized a lot of the good practices of the OECD and its member countries over the past 20 years, but we have also enriched the organization with our own experiences, Minister of State for Financial Affairs and OECD National Commission President Ágnes Hornung said in her welcome speech at the special session held on the 20th anniversary of Hungary’s OECD membership in the grand hall of the Academy of Sciences in Budapest.

The V4 can represent our common interests more effectively

Ministry of Agriculture, April 27, 2016 3:18 PM

“Together, the Visegrád Group can represent our common interests more effectively and can play a proactive role within the European Union”, Deputy Minister of Agriculture István Nagy said during a meeting with Chairman of the Czech Agricultural Committee Jaroslav Faltýnek.

Domestic retail sales growth beats EU average

Ministry for National Economy, April 25, 2016 11:51 AM

The volume of retail sales grew by 6.6 percent and 4.4 percent, respectively, in February 2016 and in the initial two months of the year. Thus, an upward sales trend has been in place for the 32nd month in a row. The growth figure of February is the fifth largest within the European Union.