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Majority of MPs believe national sovereignty must be protected

The majority of Members of Parliament take the view that national sovereignty must be protected, Miniszter Péter Szijjártó told journalists in summary of the five-party consultation held.

Flag set to half-mast on Parliament Square

The national flag was hoisted with full military honours at Kossuth Square on the anniversary of the 1948-49 Revolution and War of Independence and the Memorial Day for the Martyrs of Arad.

Migration is a global problem that requires a global response

"The UN must take a leading role in providing a solution”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said at the 70th general debate of the United Nations General Assembly.

We may become Central-Europe’s growth hub

Hungary has the capacity to become Central-Europe’s growth hub, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at the opening ceremony of the Bank of China’s RMB clearing centre in Hungary.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó proposes USD 300 million aid for Iraqi Kurdistan

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, October 7, 2015 5:10 PM

Hungary will initiate that the European Union (EU) provide immediate USD 300 million (HUF 83 billion) aid for Iraqi Kurdistan for the care of refugees as in the absence of prompt relief, those seeking shelter there will soon set out for Europe, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told the Hungarian News Agency MTI in his statement made on Wednesday by telephone from Erbil.

Participants at the Budapest Energy Charter Forum discuss challenges in the energy sector

Ministry of National Development, October 7, 2015 5:06 PM

State Secretary for Energy András Aradszki has said that international cooperation is essential for energy security and sustainable energy management, its primary aims being to eliminate the risk factors related to supply routes and to support energy trading. Mr. Aradszki was speaking at the Budapest Energy Charter Forum, which was jointly organised on 07 October 2015 by the Ministry of National Development and the Energy Charter Secretariat.

Economy has reached pre-crisis level

Ministry for National Economy, October 7, 2015 1:16 PM

According to the Minister of State of the Ministry of National Economy, Hungary demonstrated an outstanding economic performance in 2014: the growth rate of the gross domestic product accelerated by 3.7 per cent, and as a result, the performance of the economy reached the pre-crisis level.

IMF revised upward Hungary’s economic growth estimate

Ministry for National Economy, October 6, 2015 5:06 PM

Scheduled to coincide with its regular annual meeting organized this year in Lima, Peru, the International Monetary Fund published the latest World Economic Outlook, a study on global growth prospects.

1848–49 represented the awakening of Hungarian national consciousness

Ministry of Defence, October 6, 2015 5:12 PM

“1848–49 was an unforgettable period of the awakening of Hungarian national consciousness”, the Minister of Defence said in Budapest on Tuesday 6 October, the Memorial Day of the Martyrs of Arad.

The EU must tackle the issue of migration-related extra costs at member states

Ministry for National Economy, October 6, 2015 3:04 PM

In his speech delivered at the latest Ecofin session in Luxembourg, Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga called upon the European Union not to take into account migration-related expenditures in the calculation of fiscal deficits, as these are extraordinary one-off items.

General government fiscal deficit reflects delay of EU transfers

Ministry for National Economy, October 6, 2015 4:30 PM

The central sub sector of the state budget accumulated a deficit of HUF 954.6bn at the end of September 2015. Within that, the shortfall of the central state budget totalled HUF 1006.6bn, while the Social Security Funds and Extrabudgetary State Funds posted surpluses of HUF 29.9bn and HUF 22.1bn, respectively. Recently, the European Commission has lifted the earlier suspension of the EU fund transfers, but it expected to show only later in state budget revenues.

The Government of Hungary offers its condolences

Government, October 6, 2015 3:08 PM

The Government offers its sincere condolences and sympathy to the family of Árpád Göncz, who passed away today.