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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.

Cooperation with Jewish organisations on House of Fates project

The Hungarian Government will seek support and advice from Hungarian and international Jewish organisations when setting up the House of Fates Holocaust memorial project.

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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.

Further Boost to the Security of Gas Supply

Government, September 15, 2014 8:51 AM

The Government is working on the security of the residential gas supply in Hungary: it has commissioned the Hungarian Development Bank (MFB) to establish a gas trading company. On Friday, the Government submitted to Parliament a proposal for the amendment of the law; to extend the powers of MFB Zrt.

Strasbourg court did not take into consideration the content of changes in legal regulation

Ministry of Human Capacities, September 11, 2014 10:11 AM

According to the State Secretariat for Church, National Minority and Civil Society Relations of the Ministry of Human Resources, the decision of the European Court of Human Rights, adopted on 9th September, fits into the series of attacks carried out against Hungary by certain international interest groups.

Commemorative stamp and envelope issued to mark the 25th anniversary of Hungarian-Israeli diplomatic relations

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, September 10, 2014 5:43 PM

Marking the 25th anniversary of the re-establishment of Israeli–Hungarian diplomatic relations, a commemorative stamp and envelope were presented on Tuesday in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.