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.
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 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.
The Ministry for National Economy raised its full-year GDP forecast for 2014 to 3.1 percent, Minister Mihály Varga said on Monday.
Workshops that promote social inclusion should be properly acknowledged, Minister of State for Social Affairs and Inclusion Károly Czibere said at the school year launching ceremony of the Gandhi School in Pécs, southwest Hungary, on Monday.
The election of Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk as President of the European Council demonstrates that the importance of Central Europe has further increased and it is also a success for Hungary, Péter Szijjártó said on M1 Hungarian Television’s evening news programme.
At their informal meeting in Milan on Friday, foreign ministers from the European Union’s Member States called for more effective sanctions against Russia, urging Moscow to act responsibly.
The Hungarian Government concluded a Strategic Cooperation Agreement with the Bonafarm Group on Friday. Before signing the agreement, Péter Szijjártó called agriculture a strategic sector of the national economy.
The Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade follows with deep concern recent developments in Eastern Ukraine.
The Government is putting the 2013 Budget Discharge Act before the National Assembly. 2013 was the year of budget stability and of a growth upturn. Thanks to budgetary discipline, last year was the third year in a row in which the budget deficit remained under 3 percent. In June 2013, Hungary freed itself from the nine-year excessive deficit procedure, which was the fault of previous socialist governments, and in August it repaid the country’s IMF loan ahead of schedule. In addition, all this was achieved while the country succeeded in realising new economic growth, the economy set off on a permanent growth trajectory, government debt diminished and the burdens of both families and employees were reduced.