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Upcoming new legislation to protect Hungary’s southern border

“Parliament could amend several pieces of legislation at its extraordinary session next week”, Minister of Prime Minister’s Office János Lázár announced at a press conference.

The aim is to strengthen civic consolidation

Following a government conference on Tuesday, Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office János Lázár said that the main topic of the conference had been the strengthening of civic consolidation.

The country can only survive if we have an army

Hungary’s history of over a thousand years has proved that we can only survive if we have a defence force, Defence Minister Csaba Hende said at the military inauguration ceremony held on 20 August.

Cabinet asks to initiate an extraordinary parliamentary session

Minister Lázár announced that the Government will ask Fidesz and KDNP to initiate an extraordinary parliamentary session to debate amendments to the Penal Code related to illegal immigration.

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Government refuses accusations levelled by French Foreign Minister

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, August 31, 2015 7:46 PM

The Hungarian Government refuses all „ill-conceived attributes and accusations levelled against Hungary” which were made by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Sunday in connection with the measures adopted by Hungary for the protection of its borders, the State Secretary for Economic Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said.

Minister of Justice holds meetings in Berlin

Ministry of Justice, August 31, 2015 7:51 PM

Minister László Trócsányi’s negotiating partners spoke with praise about the fact that Hungary is handling the refugee issue in the spirit of the Dublin III Regulation, Mr. Trócsányi told Hungarian news agency MTI in a telephone statement on 31 August.

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács: Hungary is protecting Europe

Prime Minister’s Office, August 31, 2015 2:38 PM

It is in our common interest that all Member States abide by EU legislation. Order and legality must be restored at the borders of the European Union.

Péter Szijjártó criticises the recent statement by the French Foreign Minister

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, August 31, 2015 1:33 PM

According to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó, the critical remarks made by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in relation to Hungary’s temporary border security fence are astonishing and shocking, and therefore the Ministry has summoned the French chargé d'affaires in Budapest.

Hungary has taken over airspace defence of Baltic countries

Ministry of Defence, August 31, 2015 5:14 PM

Hungary will be in charge of the protection of the airspace of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for a period of four months as of 1 September as part of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission. At the official rotation ceremony, which was attended by Defence Minister Csaba Hende, Hungary took over the mission at the Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania from Norway and Italy.

Wizz Air’s new maintenance hangar inaugurated

Ministry of National Development, August 31, 2015 5:07 PM

The new maintenance hangar constructed as a HUF 1bn investment at Liszt Ferenc International Airport was inaugurated in Budapest on 31 August, 2015. At the inauguration ceremony Minister of National Development Miklós Seszták emphasised it was Hungary’s fundamental interest to increase its competitiveness at the aviation market and provide services of proper quality, for which the inauguration of the new hangar could be considered a milestone. In addition to increasing competitiveness, the hangar would ensure an enhanced role for Hungary in aviation.

Investments continue to increase

Ministry for National Economy, August 31, 2015 12:22 PM

It is an outstanding result that, compared with the 2014 record year, Hungary succeeded in achieving an increase in investments in the first half of this year, State Secretary for Economic Regulation Béla Glattfelder said on the public service television news channel M1 in response to the latest data released by the Central Statistical Office.