Hungary is compelled to protect its southern borders, but this measure is in no way directed against Serbia and the Serbian people, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stated on Wednesday in Budapest.
The European Union itself has recognised that most of the pressure that is currently weighing on Europe due to illegal migration affects Hungary.
In a letter written to the Presidents of the European Commission and the European Parliament, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán sought Europe’s help in the matter of illegal migration.
Hungary fully complies with every EU regulation, Péter Szijjártó said at a press conference in the break of the Cabinet meeting on migration held in Parliament.
The issue of migration, the management of „modern-age mass migration”, or in other words, the restoration of the patrolling of the Hungarian border, is not a factor that could distance Hungary from Serbia, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at the Hungarian-Serbian business forum organised by Magyar Nemzeti Kereskedőház Zrt. in Budapest on Wednesday.
The Government debated and approved the proposal on the finalisation and promulgation of the text of the protocol on the modification of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Hungary and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at its meeting held on 21 June. The document will be promulgated shortly.
The Serbian, Austrian and Hungarian interior ministers agreed on close cooperation on Tuesday in Budapest in the interest of curbing the extreme migration pressure affecting their countries. The ministers laid down their agreement in a memorandum of understanding.
As a result of the reinforcement measures taken in the recent period, Hungary will be a member of a more agile and stronger NATO by next summer, the Minister of Defence stated at the annual conference of defence, military and air attachés in Budapest on Tuesday, 30 June.
Hungary has managed to successfully confront the financial crisis the repercussions of which Greece is suffering from even today, Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga said at the business forum organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary. Speaking of the country’s current economic situation the Minister pointed out that macro-economic indicators, which have recently tended to beat prior expectations, provide an investor-friendly business environment also for American enterprises operating in Hungary.
The Government has adopted a stable budget for 2016 which takes into account the potential repercussions of the Greek crisis and includes a contingency fund of above HUF 200bn, Minister of State for Public Finances Péter Benő Banai told public news channel M1.
It was with deep shock and sorrow that Hungary learned of the heinous murder of the Prosecutor General of Egypt, Hisham Barakat, a leading figure of combating terrorism.
EIB Vice-President László Baranyai and Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga signed a loan agreement for EUR 500 million. The main rationale for concluding the agreement was that low-cost EIB loans make the co-financing of projects supported by EU funding easier.