The PM takes the view that what we have at stake today is Europe, the European way of life, the survival or disappearance of European values and nations, or their transformation beyond recognition.
Péter Hoppál said that “In remembering the victory, we must remind ourselves and the whole of Europe that all those centuries ago Hungary was not only already a part of Europe, but also its defender”.
The Government decided on the construction of two types of border fence at its meeting; an almost four-metre-tall fence will be built on the sections of the border which can be easily penetrated.
In January-May 2015, wages in real terms increased outstandingly, by 4.1 percent, within the national economy, the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH) reported earlier today.
According to Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács, an overwhelming majority of the over one million respondents in the national consultation on immigration agree with the questionnaire’s statements.
The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has criticised Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for uploading pictures on his Facebook page which it says depict revisionist symbols. Responding to a question on the issue from Hungarian news agency MTI, Press Chief of the Prime Minister’s Office Bertalan Havasi said that the images are of historical symbols.
At a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Montenegro, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said that Hungary already considers Montenegro an ally, because both countries’ soldiers are serving together in Afghanistan, and the country contributes significantly to the region's security.
In May 2015, retail sales data adjusted for calendar effects showed that sales volume increased by 5.4 percent year-on-year. Thus, the sector has been expanding for 23 months. The fact that the positive trend remained unbroken after the Sunday shopping ban had been introduced is proven by the latest report of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office and on-line cash register data.
Among the EU28, Hungary recorded the second largest drop in the general government debt-to-GDP ratio last year. According to Eurostat data, the 77.6 percent general government debt-to-GDP ratio is 4.7 percent lower in comparison to first quarter data from 2014. Thus, the Hungarian figure has been far below the EU average.
The Prime Minister indicated already at the beginning of June: he is unable to accept President Ildikó Vida's resignation for professional reasons; however, on personal and family grounds he would be willing to do so, State Secretary for Government Communications András Giró-Szász told MTI on Wednesday in answer to an enquiry.