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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.

The key to rural development is the development of provincial cities

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced that by 2018 three developments will be implemented in Sopron.

Victims of the brokerage scandal could be reimbursed from a damages fund

Based on a proposal by Fidesz, assets of companies involved in the brokerage scandal would be collected within a damages fund.

Leading news

Number of people in employment stays above 4 million

Ministry for National Economy, March 27, 2015 11:10 AM

The number of people in employment continued to rise, according to the latest report of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH). In December 2014-February 2015, the number of those in employment aged 15-74 years increased year-on-year by 111 thousand, to 4 million 124 thousand. Thus, the number of people with a job has been above the 4 million mark for more than one year and unemployment also fell in the observed period.

Coordinated steps for yet more transport development funding

Ministry of National Development, March 27, 2015 2:16 PM

The Transport Ministers of the Visegrád Countries and Austria, Vice President of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič and EU Commissioner for Transport and Mobility Violeta Bulc attended the Bratislava Meeting on 26 March, 2015. The discussion held on board a train to Zilina focused on the work plans for the transport corridors affecting V4 countries, the efficient utilisation of CEF funds and the investment stimulation programme of the Juncker-package.

Árpád János Potápi had talks with leaders of the Democratic Community of Hungarians in Croatia

Prime Minister’s Office, March 27, 2015 11:50 AM

State Secretary for National Policy Árpád János Potápi received the leaders of the Democratic Community of Hungarians in Croatia (HMDK), President Sándor Jakab and Executive Chair Róbert Jankovics in his office on Thursday.

Árpád János Potápi received the President of the Hungarian Democratic Alliance in Ukraine

Prime Minister’s Office, March 27, 2015 11:51 AM

The Hungarian Government pays close attention to the situation of the Hungarian community in Transcarpathia, and makes every effort to ensure that they feel safe in their native land. This was among the topics of the meeting of László Zubánics, President of the Hungarian Democratic Alliance in Ukraine and Árpád János Potápi, State Secretary for National Policy.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán: we were the targeted individuals

The Prime Minister, March 26, 2015 11:44 AM

In a letter addressed to the Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security, explaining why he will not accept the invitation to appear at a sitting of the committee, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stated that “I regard as absurd and ridiculous such political attacks and provocations, which seek to falsify the past and which ignore self-evident and documented facts.”

Tourism relations between China and the CEE region enter a new stage

Ministry for National Economy, March 27, 2015 2:18 PM

Tourism coordinators of 16 Central and Eastern European countries, representatives of related ministries and 127 tour operators with Chinese tourism ties are meeting in person for the first time at the China-CEE Tourism Cooperation Conference organized on 25th-27th March in Budapest. At the event, the launching of a new Beijing-Budapest flight was also announced.

“Government info” launched

Prime Minister’s Office, March 26, 2015 5:30 PM

Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office János Lázár and Minister of State for Government Communication András Giró-Szász have announced that from 26 March, regular press conferences will be held on Thursdays following cabinet meetings; in these press conferences the public will be informed of the Government’s decisions.