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National consultation to be launched on threats faced by Hungary

Viktor Orbán announced that there will be a national consultation on the five dangers which Hungary will have to face this year.

New parliamentary session begins

Compared to the last day of Parliament, today minimum wages are higher, corporation taxes have fallen significantly, family tax benefits have increased and VAT on internet access has been reduced.

Hungary is one of Europe’s safest countries

Illegal immigration could be a direct threat to the general level of public security which has been restored in recent years, János Lázár said at the press conference Governmentinfo 78.

Brussels’ stealthy legislation must be prevented

The Government would like for the Hungarian people themselves to have the right to decide on issues determining their future, Csaba Dömötör said at a press conference.

Leading news

The Government recommends withdrawal of Budapest’s Olympic bid

Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister, February 22, 2017 8:48 PM

On Wednesday evening the Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister informed MTI that the Government has decided to make a recommendation to Budapest City Council and the Hungarian Olympic Committee that they withdraw Budapest’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics.

Amnesty International (AI) continuously encourages people to break the law – reaction to statements by AI

Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister, February 22, 2017 3:38 PM

All that the pro-immigration organisation Amnesty International has been doing is to continuously encourage people to break the law.

European Commission acknowledges Hungarian economic achievements

Ministry for National Economy, February 22, 2017 3:28 PM

In the Country Report Hungary 2017 published earlier today, the European Commission (EC) applauds tax reductions, economic growth, job creation efforts and recent Government measures. The report also confirms that Hungary has been growing stronger, and economic performance has been gaining recognition.

Viktor Orbán welcomes Patriarch of Syrian Orthodox Church for working lunch

The Prime Minister, February 21, 2017 6:51 PM

Prime Minister Orbán received Patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II for a working lunch in the Parliament Building on Tuesday.

Viktor Orbán receives EU Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion

The Prime Minister, February 21, 2017 1:19 PM

The Prime Minister’s Press Chief, Bertalan Havasi, has told the press that in the Parliament Building on Monday Prime Minister Viktor Orbán received Jan Figel, the European Union’s Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief.

Brussels seeking to withdraw ever more Member State powers from EU Member States

Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister, February 21, 2017 12:03 PM

Csaba Dömötör takes the view that Brussels is seeking to withdraw ever more Member State powers from EU Member States without authorisation from the citizens of the EU, but the Hungarian Government will fight these attempts, the Tuesday issue of the newspaper Magyar Idők reports.

The Japan Credit Rating Agency (JCRA) raised Hungary’s credit rating

Ministry for National Economy, February 21, 2017 12:56 PM

The agency revised the country’s rating of foreign currency denominated debt upward from “BBB” to “BBB+” and that of forint denominated debt from “BBB+” to “A”, by one notch each, with stable outlook. The JCRA’s decision also confirms that Hungary has been growing stronger, and the economy’s performance is being recognized abroad.