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Prime Minister Orbán addressed annual meeting of Hungarian Ambassadors

Hungary has embarked on a period of economic growth which could place the country among the fastest-growing European Union member states, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Monday.

Imre Kertész and Ernő Rubik presented with highest state award

President of the Republic János Áder presented internationally acknowledged Nobel Prize-winning author Imre Kertész and internationaly reknowned inventor Ernő Rubik with the Order of Saint Stephen.

Hungarians are freedom fighters, says Prime Minister Orbán

Hungarians are a nation of freedom fighters who only feel good if they live in an “order of freedom”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on the 25th anniversary of the Pan-European Picnic.

Ministry for National Economy raises 2014 GDP forecast to 3.1 percent

The Ministry for National Economy raised its full-year GDP forecast for 2014 to 3.1 percent, Minister Mihály Varga said on Monday.

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Citi to Spend over 3 billion forints on Service Centre Expansion

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, August 28, 2014 9:06 AM

Budapest Citi Service Centre is to invest over HUF 3 billion, thereby creating 250 new jobs, with a support of HUF 250 million from the Hungarian Government, announced Péter Szijjártó, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade at a press conference on Wednesday.

160,000 new jobs, predominantly in the private sector

Ministry for National Economy, August 28, 2014 9:49 AM

According to new data published on Wednesday by the Central Statistical Office, 160 thousand more people were in employment in May-July than in the same period last year. The vast majority of these new jobs were created within the private sector, in view of the fact that the number of migrant workers and people employed in public work programmes did not increase significantly during that time, the Ministry of National Economy’s Minister of State for the Labour Market and Training Sándor Czomba said on Wednesday.

Foreign currency loans on agenda again at today’s cabinet meeting

Government, August 27, 2014 6:00 PM

At today’s meeting, the Cabinet discussed further measures to support foreign currency borrowers, such as the formulation of the Act regarding settling accounts. The Government has asked the related expert working group to continue its intensive legal efforts to enable the new bill to be put before Parliament as soon as possible. The Government will decide on the final draft of the bill at next week’s cabinet meeting.

Minister Trócsányi calls on diplomats to stave off criticism of Hungary

Ministry of Justice, August 27, 2014 1:58 PM

The Minister of Justice has called on Hungarian diplomats to stave off criticism of areas such as Hungary’s judicial system with suitable arguments.

Rácalmás Jewish Cemetery renovated with state funding

Prime Minister’s Office, August 27, 2014 11:14 AM

The Jewish Cemetery in Rácalmás has been restored with the help of state funding. Parliamentary State Secretary László L. Simon from the Prime Minister’s Office called the 5 million forint renovation project a fine example of state support for a non-governmental initiative.

Hungary's new foreign policy focuses on realising the country's economic interests

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, August 27, 2014 10:33 AM

In a changed world, Hungarian foreign policy focuses on the increased representation of economic interests in addition to traditional diplomatic activities, Parliamentary State Secretary Péter Szijjártó of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said on Tuesday in his address on day two of the annual conference of heads of foreign representations.

Court rejects first bank claim concerning foreign currency loans

Ministry of Justice, August 26, 2014 10:05 AM

On Friday, the Budapest-Capital Regional Court has rejected a claim filed by Kéthely és Vidéke Savings Co-operative against the Hungarian state in connection with the lawfulness of unilateral changes to foreign currency loan contracts.