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The Hungarian economy is on the right track

Over the past six months, the Hungarian economy grew by nearly 4 percent, which alone is an excellent result the Prime Minister emphasised.

New era must start in banking system after settlements

After banks have compensated clients for their unfair practices, a new era must begin in the banking system of Hungary, Minister László Trócsányi said on 16th September.

EC President hands over Partnership Agreement documents to PM Orbán

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso handed Prime Minister Viktor Orbán the documents of the partnership agreement between Hungary and the Commission on Thursday in Budapest.

Nomination of Tibor Navracsics for commissioner serves the future

Youth, education and culture are of strategic importance for Europe’s future. The portfolios intended for the new Hungarian commissioner by Jean-Claude Juncker are about the future.

Leading news

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán named Péter Szijjártó as his candidate for Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, September 19, 2014 2:24 PM

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán recommended Péter Szijjártó for Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade to the President of Hungary, said Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister’s press chief.

Apollo Tyres announced its first European greenfield investment in Hungary

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, September 18, 2014 3:02 PM

India's Apollo Tyres is to build a HUF 146 billion plant in Gyöngyöshalász, Hungary, creating 975 new jobs. State Secretary of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said the investment is a key element in the Hungarian Government’s reindustrialization plan. The plant is expected to produce 16,000 car tyres and 3,000 tyres for light commercial vehicles a day.

Wages in real terms gained 3 percent in January-July 2014

Ministry for National Economy, September 19, 2014 11:29 AM

Within the national economy, wages in real terms increased by 3 percent in the initial seven months of the year, according to the flash report of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH) released earlier today. In the period January-July 2014, the average gross and net wages of full-time employees were also 3 percent higher year-on-year. Furthermore, in July the number of employees at enterprises with at least five employees was up by 52 thousand over the past year.

Healthcare is not business

The Prime Minister, September 17, 2014 10:24 AM

At the handover ceremony of the new wing of Szent Rókus Hospital held in Baja (southern Hungary) on Tuesday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán talked about how preventing the privatisation of the healthcare system was the most important outcome of the social census held in 2008, because the healthcare system cannot function on a business basis.

Inauguration of the Siófok Holocaust Memorial

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, September 17, 2014 12:44 PM

The principle of zero tolerance against anti-Semitism will be included on the agenda of the Jewish Community Roundtable’s discussion scheduled for December, emphasised State Secretary László Szabó at the inauguration ceremony of the Holocaust Memorial in Siófok.

Prime Minister addressed Parliament as autumn session starts

The Prime Minister, September 16, 2014 4:07 PM

The Government's economic achievements include tax cuts, employment at a 20-year high, jobless rate below 8%, investments up by a fifth in April-June and Hungarian GDP at a three-year peak, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in a speech opening the autumn session of Parliament.

Safety and welfare of Hungarian children is priority for the government

Ministry of Human Capacities, September 19, 2014 4:42 PM

Defending our children and ensuring their safety is a common responsibility, Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs Katalin Novák said on Wednesday in Budapest at a conference marking the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.