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Hungary stands up for the European ideal of the freedom of expression

Hungary stands up for the European ideal of freedom of expression, and wants to decide for itself if it wants immigrants or not, the Prime Minister said in an EP debate in Strasbourg.

The Government regards Debrecen as a success story

In Debrecen on Monday Prime Minister Viktor Orbán emphasised that the Government regards Debrecen as a success story, or “flagship” of a successful Hungary.

Unity and cohesion are the answers to pressing deadlines and obstacles

PM Orbán, Julio C. Maglione, President of FINA, and István Tarlós, Mayor of Budapest, jointly laid down the foundation stone of the principal site to host the 2017 World Aquatics Championships.

Wages of thirty-five thousand workers to increase

At a press conference, Minister János Lázár spoke about the results of the Wednesday cabinet meeting such as the introduction of the e-card, pay rise of public administration workers and Paks II.

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Successful Hungarian economic model presented in Brussels

Ministry for National Economy, May 27, 2015 9:47 AM

Hungary has recorded significant achievements since 2010 and data confirm that the Hungarian economic model has been successful, Minister for Economic Regulation Béla Glattfelder said at the conference entitled “A European success story: economic growth without austerity – the Hungarian model” held in the building of the European Parliament.

Government is planning to launch support programme for large corporations

Prime Minister’s Office, May 26, 2015 6:02 PM

The Government is planning to create a support programme for large corporations which will provide an incentive for them to embark on further developments, Nándor Csepreghy, Deputy State Secretary for Development Policy Communication at the Prime Minister’s Office told MTI, the Hungarian News Agency on Tuesday.

Hungary and the EU join forces to improve competitiveness

Ministry for National Economy, May 26, 2015 3:42 PM

Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga received in his office European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Elżbieta Bieńkowska. The politician, who visited Budapest for the first time as Commissioner, discussed with Minister Varga challenges that the European industrial and SME sectors are facing.

The city of Székesfehérvár must be made more attractive

The Prime Minister, May 26, 2015 2:37 PM

After signing a cooperation agreement as a part of the Modern Cities Programme with the Mayor of Székesfehérvár András Cser-Palkovics on Tuesday, the Prime Minister said that developments aimed at improving the quality of life are to begin in Székesfehérvár: the city centre will be expanded, a concert hall and a multifunctional sports and events centre will be built, and a housing programme will be launched.

Fitch upgraded Hungary’s rating outlook

Ministry for National Economy, May 26, 2015 12:54 PM

In the opinion of Fitch Ratings, Government efforts aimed at reducing general government debt and keeping the economy on a sustainable growth path have been bearing fruits. As a confirmation of positive economic processes, in its upbeat press release, the rating agency upgraded Hungary’s rating outlook from negative to positive and thus, the country is only one notch away from investment grade category. Several factors have triggered the revision.

Cheap gas, electricity and district heating to be supplied by national public utility company

Prime Minister’s Office, May 23, 2015 9:28 AM

We may expect the conclusion of agreements in the next two weeks which will enable the First National Public Utility Service Provider to also start supplying electricity, in addition to gas, in the second half of the year, and consultations have likewise begun regarding district heating services, János Lázár, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office announced at the press conference Government Info 9, which he held jointly with Secretary of State for Government Communications András Giró-Szász.

The Prime Minister’s Office welcomes the Solidarity Sabbath initiative

Prime Minister’s Office, May 22, 2015 2:23 PM

The Prime Minister’s Office welcomes the Solidarity Sabbath initiative called to life by the Tom Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice in an attempt to underscore the importance of the fight against anti-Semitism, incitement of hatred and exclusion, as well as the importance of tolerance.

Hungary signs regional gas supply agreement at Riga summit

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, May 22, 2015 10:03 AM

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told national TV channel M1 on Thursday that Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Slovakia have agreed on regional gas supply cooperation. In terms of the agreement, the countries will connect their pipeline networks and make them suitable for reverse-flow supplies.

Economic growth drives wages higher

Ministry for National Economy, May 22, 2015 10:31 AM

Economic growth has been the driver of wage increases, Minister of State for Vocational Training and the Labour Market Sándor Czomba told public news channel M1 commenting on the latest wage data showing that wages in real terms were up by 4.1 percent in the first quarter of 2015.