Viktor Orbán has said that while we are facing a threat from Brussels of “forced resettlement quotas”, the threat from the South is a significant increase in migration pressure this year.
As part of the Government’s Modern Cities Programme, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Mayor of Kecskemét Klaudia Szemereyné Pataki have signed an agreement.
Polish-Hungarian bilateral relations represent a historic alliance, said Viktor Orbán.
Viktor Orbán said that Hungary must not return to the education system in place before 2010, adding that in his opinion the current government has chosen the right direction in this field.
“The migration pressure on Hungary with relation to illegal immigration will increase this year”, Minster of the Prime Minister’s Office János Lázár indicated at a press conference entitled “Government Info 39 – What is the Government doing and why?”, which he held jointly with Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács.
“2015 was also a record year with regard to foreign investment; the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) has never successfully negotiated as many investments as it did last year”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Thursday in Budapest at a press conference assessing the HIPA’s annual performance.
Austria, which is well known for having represented an anti-nuclear stance for several decades now, has submitted its official standpoint to the European Commission within the framework of the formal competition law investigation concerning the Paks II project, just as several other member states are expected to do in favour of the Paks II project by the 12 February 2016 deadline.
Last year was another success story in the history of Hungary’s tourism sector. Tourism traffic was higher in each region; the number of arrivals and tourism nights grew by 7.4 percent and 5.4 percent, respectively. Revenues at accommodation establishments soared by 10 percent year-on-year, above the high base of 2014, another year of record highs. In the winter holiday season, Hungarians spent 39 000 more tourism nights at accommodation establishments than foreign visitors. This accounts for growth of 1.3 percent year-on-year.
On Tuesday, Minister of State for Government Communication Bence Tuzson told public television channel M1 that it is appalling and shocking that the issue of the quota system is back on the agenda.
“We cannot pass the burden of dealing with the migration situation entirely on to Turkey; the European Union still has its own duties and responsibilities”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó stressed on Tuesday in Budapest prior to a meeting with his Turkish counterpart.
Economic momentum driving recent growth can only be maintained if domestic enterprisers are capable of continuous and permanent renewal, Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga said at the presentation ceremony of the Awards for Successful Enterprises.
“In the current funding period the important thing isn’t that the state succeeds in distributing EU funding, but that it distributes it well”, Head of the Prime Minister’s Office János Lázár said prior to a meeting in Budapest on Monday.