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“Government info” launched

János Lázár and András Giró-Szász have announced that from 26 March, regular press conferences will be held on Thursdays following cabinet meetings.

The key to rural development is the development of provincial cities

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced that by 2018 three developments will be implemented in Sopron.

Victims of the brokerage scandal could be reimbursed from a damages fund

Based on a proposal by Fidesz, assets of companies involved in the brokerage scandal would be collected within a damages fund.

Price of energy is of utmost significance from Hungarian viewpoint

The price of energy is of the utmost significance from the Hungarian viewpoint, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stressed.

Leading news

Number of people in employment stays above 4 million

Ministry for National Economy, March 27, 2015 11:10 AM

The number of people in employment continued to rise, according to the latest report of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH). In December 2014-February 2015, the number of those in employment aged 15-74 years increased year-on-year by 111 thousand, to 4 million 124 thousand. Thus, the number of people with a job has been above the 4 million mark for more than one year and unemployment also fell in the observed period.

Árpád János Potápi had talks with leaders of the Democratic Community of Hungarians in Croatia

Prime Minister’s Office, March 27, 2015 11:50 AM

State Secretary for National Policy Árpád János Potápi received the leaders of the Democratic Community of Hungarians in Croatia (HMDK), President Sándor Jakab and Executive Chair Róbert Jankovics in his office on Thursday.

Árpád János Potápi received the President of the Hungarian Democratic Alliance in Ukraine

Prime Minister’s Office, March 27, 2015 11:51 AM

The Hungarian Government pays close attention to the situation of the Hungarian community in Transcarpathia, and makes every effort to ensure that they feel safe in their native land. This was among the topics of the meeting of László Zubánics, President of the Hungarian Democratic Alliance in Ukraine and Árpád János Potápi, State Secretary for National Policy.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán: we were the targeted individuals

The Prime Minister, March 26, 2015 11:44 AM

In a letter addressed to the Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security, explaining why he will not accept the invitation to appear at a sitting of the committee, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stated that “I regard as absurd and ridiculous such political attacks and provocations, which seek to falsify the past and which ignore self-evident and documented facts.”

Strengthening bilateral relations essential for competitiveness

Ministry of National Development, March 27, 2015 8:35 AM

The key to European competitiveness is that the EU-level alliance be further consolidated by bilateral relations between nations, too, Minister of National Development Miklós Seszták said at a business forum held for Italian and Hungarian construction companies in Budapest.

Hungary calls for zero tolerance in auditing

Ministry for National Economy, March 26, 2015 3:49 PM

Deputy State Secretary for Taxation and Accounting Zoltán Pankucsi asked for zero tolerance at the plenary session of the European Audit Inspection Group (EAIG) held in Budapest. He stressed that the supervisory authorities of the twenty-eight EU member states must take a firm stance against negligent auditors or those involved in fraud.

Volume of retail trade hits pre-crisis level

Ministry for National Economy, March 26, 2015 10:11 AM

Retail trade data in Hungary came in even better than expected, as the volume of sales gained 8.7 percent in the first month of the year. As a result of the upward trend, which has been in place for more than one-and-a-half years, turnover has reached the pre-crisis level.

The fuel supply contract of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant will be finalized based on the Finnish model

Prime Minister’s Office, March 26, 2015 11:18 AM

According to the Government Commissioner in Charge of Maintaining the Performance of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant Attila Aszódi, the fuel supply contract of the two new blocks of the plant will be finalized based on the Finnish model; the agreement may soon be concluded.