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Hungary and Kazakhstan to relax visa regulations

At the Hungarian-Kazakh Business Forum in Astana on Wednesday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that Hungary and Kazakhstan aim to relax visa regulations between the two countries.

278 “government windows” for 300 administrative matters from the autumn

The Hungarian public administration is undergoing the biggest transformation it has seen in the last 150 years.

Hungary lacks a modern treasury

According to PM Viktor Orbán, the brokerage scandal has shown that Hungary lacks a treasury system which is able to ensure appropriate conditions and security for the “parking” of public money.

“Government info” launched

János Lázár and András Giró-Szász have announced that from 26 March, regular press conferences will be held on Thursdays following cabinet meetings.

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Economic cooperation between Hungary and Kazakhstan has a good basis

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, April 1, 2015 4:17 PM

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said at the Hungarian - Kazakh business forum on Wednesday in Astana that political cooperation between Hungary and Kazakhstan is excellent, and this serves as a solid basis for building economic relations between the two countries.

Bust of former Hungarian PM József Antall unveiled in Brussels

Ministry of Human Capacities, March 31, 2015 5:18 PM

A bust of former Hungarian PM József Antall was unveiled on Tuesday by his widow, Klára in the wing of the European Parliament in Brussels named after him.

The economic joint committee consulted on the details of the Hungarian-Montenegrin cooperation

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, April 1, 2015 1:06 PM

Montenegro is an important foreign trade partner and we want to strengthen this relation not only with investments but also with trade developments, Minister of State for Economic Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Levente Magyar said at a press conference following the meeting of the intergovernmental Hungarian-Montenegrin economic joint committee on Tuesday in Budapest.

Foreign trade off to a good start in 2015

Ministry for National Economy, April 1, 2015 11:22 AM

In January 2015, foreign trade continued to expand: the volume of exports and imports was up by 7.4 percent and 5.8 percent, respectively, compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. The manufacturing sector has remained the main driving force of foreign trade: in the first month of the year, sales related to vehicle manufacturing and related divisions saw a massive gain again. The value of exports and imports totalled EUR 6.8bn and EUR 6.1bn, respectively, in the observed period, and thus the sector posted a surplus of EUR 709 million, up by EUR 202 million, year-on-year.

21 new border-crossing points to be opened along the Slovak-Hungarian border

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, April 1, 2015 10:45 AM

21 new border-crossing points will be opened between Hungary and Slovakia within the framework of a project to be launched this autumn, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade announced on Monday in Budapest after negotiating with his Slovak colleague.

The Government has suspended the construction of a section of the M4 motorway due to suspected cartel activity

Prime Minister’s Office, March 31, 2015 5:32 PM

At a press conference in Budapest on Tuesday, Deputy Minister of State for Development Policy Communication Nándor Csepreghy said that ministers János Lázár and Miklós Seszták have ordered an immediate halt to construction of the section of the M4 motorway between Abony and Fegyvernek.

National utility company to be launched in early April

Prime Minister’s Office, March 31, 2015 1:42 PM

On public television on Monday, Minister of State Lászlóné Németh announced that, having received the necessary operating permit, the First National Utility Company (ENKSZ) may start operating in the gas sector on 1 April.