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.
Budapest Citi Service Centre is to invest over HUF 3 billion, thereby creating 250 new jobs, with a support of HUF 250 million from the Hungarian Government, announced Péter Szijjártó, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade at a press conference on Wednesday.
According to new data published on Wednesday by the Central Statistical Office, 160 thousand more people were in employment in May-July than in the same period last year. The vast majority of these new jobs were created within the private sector, in view of the fact that the number of migrant workers and people employed in public work programmes did not increase significantly during that time, the Ministry of National Economy’s Minister of State for the Labour Market and Training Sándor Czomba said on Wednesday.
At today’s meeting, the Cabinet discussed further measures to support foreign currency borrowers, such as the formulation of the Act regarding settling accounts. The Government has asked the related expert working group to continue its intensive legal efforts to enable the new bill to be put before Parliament as soon as possible. The Government will decide on the final draft of the bill at next week’s cabinet meeting.
The Minister of Justice has called on Hungarian diplomats to stave off criticism of areas such as Hungary’s judicial system with suitable arguments.
The Jewish Cemetery in Rácalmás has been restored with the help of state funding. Parliamentary State Secretary László L. Simon from the Prime Minister’s Office called the 5 million forint renovation project a fine example of state support for a non-governmental initiative.
In a changed world, Hungarian foreign policy focuses on the increased representation of economic interests in addition to traditional diplomatic activities, Parliamentary State Secretary Péter Szijjártó of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said on Tuesday in his address on day two of the annual conference of heads of foreign representations.
On Friday, the Budapest-Capital Regional Court has rejected a claim filed by Kéthely és Vidéke Savings Co-operative against the Hungarian state in connection with the lawfulness of unilateral changes to foreign currency loan contracts.