A quince-pear brandy produced by the Brill Pálinka Distillery has won the title of Hungary's Best Pálinka in 2013. A bottle of the winning schnapps was placed in a display cabinet among former winning distilled spirits at the Hungarian Museum of Agriculture during Saint Michael Pálinka Festival celebrations on Thursday.
The Council of the EU ministers of interior was held in Brussels on Thursday. The Hungarian delegation was led by Parliamentary State Secretary Károly Kontrát.
Three years after the change of government, radical changes will be implemented in development policy, Deputy State Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office Nándor Csepreghy announced at a press conference on Thursday in Győr.
International Volunteer Day was established by the United Nations’ General Assembly through Resolution of 17 December 1985. The Resolution of 26 November 2002 adopted by the General Assembly of the international organisation calls upon national governments to support volunteering as a strategic instrument of economic and social recovery. It is not only the world organisation that pays special attention to the importance of volunteering, but it is strongly supported also at European level; 2011 was designated as the European Year of Volunteering by the European Union.
Minister of State for Parliament and Economic Strategy Zoltán Cséfalvay stated at a conference organized by economic news website Napi.hu that start-ups will be the catalysts of economic growth.
Last year’s Government decision which elevated partnership between the Government and large companies operating in Hungary to a new level was right, Mihály Varga stated at the ceremony for signing a Strategic Partnership Agreement between Scheider Electric and the Government of Hungary at the French company’s logistics centre in Szigetszentmiklós.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban received a high Macedonian state award in Skopje on Thursday for promoting the country's Euro-atlantic integration.
A group of around 200 students and professors, undertaking a two-day long study visit, arrived in Budapest from the University of Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) with the aim to explore the possibilities of launching scientific cooperation with Hungarian higher education institutions.