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Most important milestone of the EU-China cooperation reached

By signing the agreement on the construction of the Budapest-Belgrade rail line, we have reached the most important milestone of the cooperation between the EU and China.

Growth requires stepping beyond traditional dogmas, Prime Minister says

Hungary has proven that in order to stimulate economic growth, several traditional economic dogmas should be transcended, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told the Serbian Tanjug news agency.

V4-Switzerland Summit in Bratislava

Hungary wishes not simply to observe, but to shape what is happening on Europe’s eastern borders, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán declared at the Summit of V4 and the President of the Swiss Confederation.

Jewish public life in Hungary has gained impetus

According to Israel’s Chief Rabbi, Jewish public life is increasingly active in Hungary, the Press Office of the Prime Minister’s Office stated following Zsolt Semjén’s official visit to Israel.

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Prime Minsiter Viktor Orbán at the EU summit

The Prime Minister, December 22, 2014 8:16 AM

At the EU summit held on Thursday in Brussels, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán advised fellow leaders of EU countries to be careful when judging the possible consequences of the Russian crisis. Russia is still a serious country and it should not be regarded as a fatally weakened one, he said.

Hungary needs Ukraine to be stable and strong

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 22, 2014 10:15 AM

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó emphasised on Friday in Kiev at the press conference with his Ukrainian colleague, Pavlo Klimkin, following their discussion that Hungary, as a neighbouring country, needs Ukraine to be stable and strong.

Measures taken to solve asbestos problem in the Lőrinci-Zagyvaszántó region

Ministry of Human Capacities, December 22, 2014 4:30 PM

At its last session, the Hungarian Government decided to completely do away with health hazards related to asbestos: waste disposal must start immediately.

Retail sales on the rise for the sixteenth month in a row

Ministry for National Economy, December 19, 2014 11:16 AM

In comparison to the corresponding period of the previous year, the retail sector expanded by 5.2 percent in October, and by 5.1 percent in the first ten months of the year. Thus, Hungary’s retail sales turnover has been rising for the sixteenth consecutive month. This indicates that turnover growth will persist, as refunds by banks and the phasing out of foreign currency loans can further fuel growth.

Wages in real terms up by almost 4 percent in October 2014, year-on-year

Ministry for National Economy, December 19, 2014 10:23 AM

Wages in real terms were 3.7 percent higher in October and thus the positive upward trend which has been in place for 22 consecutive months continued, as the latest data released by the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH) show.

The Hungarian legal system punishes hate speech

Prime Minister’s Office, December 18, 2014 11:43 AM

People who incite hatred can expect the Hungarian legal system to not leave their actions unpunished, Minister in Charge of the Prime Minister’s Office János Lázár declared following a session of the Jewish Community Roundtable on Wednesday.