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Threats are coming from both Brussels and the South

Viktor Orbán has said that while we are facing a threat from Brussels of “forced resettlement quotas”, the threat from the South is a significant increase in migration pressure this year.

Kecskemét can establish an economic development fund worth HUF 25 billion

As part of the Government’s Modern Cities Programme, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Mayor of Kecskemét Klaudia Szemereyné Pataki have signed an agreement.

The alliance between Poland and Hungary is a historic one

Polish-Hungarian bilateral relations represent a historic alliance, said Viktor Orbán.

We must not return to the education system in place before 2010

Viktor Orbán said that Hungary must not return to the education system in place before 2010, adding that in his opinion the current government has chosen the right direction in this field.

Leading news

Hungarian economy maintained growth momentum throughout 2015

Ministry for National Economy, February 12, 2016 10:53 AM

In Q4 2015, the Hungarian economy posted larger-than-expected growth of 3.2 percent year-on-year and 1 percent quarter-on-quarter. In the whole year, GDP grew by 2.9 percent. The upward growth trend, which has been unbroken for three years now, shows that Hungarian reforms are working.

Fewer administrative offices, fewer bureaucrats

Government spokesperson, February 12, 2016 10:08 AM

On Friday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that the planned restructuring of public administration started by the Government as part of its bureaucracy-cutting programme has started half a decade ago.

Industrial out growth on a sustainable path

Ministry for National Economy, February 12, 2016 2:01 PM

In December 2015, the volume of industrial output grew by 9.4 percent year-on-year, and thus the sector expanded by 7.5 percent in the year 2015. Current data show that the Hungarian industrial sector posted sustainable, balanced growth and now there is a realistic opportunity for Central and Eastern Europe – within that for Hungary – to become the growth engine of the EU, Deputy State Secretary for Economic Development and Regulation István Lepsényi said at a press conference where he presented the Government’s new industrial policy blueprint, the Irinyi Plan.

OECD to participate in education roundtable

Ministry of Human Capacities, February 12, 2016 2:01 PM

“Experts from the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will in future become involved in the work of the Roundtable for Public Education”, Minister of State Bence Rétvári from the Ministry of Human Capacities told Hungarian news agency MTI on Friday.

Migration pressure on Hungary is increasing

Prime Minister’s Office, February 11, 2016 8:12 PM

“The migration pressure on Hungary with relation to illegal immigration will increase this year”, Minster of the Prime Minister’s Office János Lázár indicated at a press conference entitled “Government Info 39 – Government actions explained”, which he held jointly with Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács.

2015 was also a record year for investment

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, February 11, 2016 3:03 PM

“2015 was also a record year with regard to foreign investment; the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) has never successfully negotiated as many investments as it did last year”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Thursday in Budapest at a press conference assessing the HIPA’s annual performance.

Action by Austria not at all surprising

Prime Minister’s Office, February 11, 2016 9:35 AM

Austria, which is well known for having represented an anti-nuclear stance for several decades now, has submitted its official standpoint to the European Commission within the framework of the formal competition law investigation concerning the Paks II project, just as several other member states are expected to do in favour of the Paks II project by the 12 February 2016 deadline.