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July 24, 2014 2:37 PM

Magyar Kereskedelmi Bank to be purchased by the state of Hungary

The state of Hungary has reached an accord on purchasing MKB from Bayerisiche Landesbank.

Development for Five Billion in the Audi Hungaria School

The Audi Hungaria School in Győr will be expanded and developed within a project to be completed by June next year.

Prime Minister met with leaders of FINA

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held talks with leaders of the International Swimming Federation FINA in Parliament on Monday.

Prime Minister Orbán attends EU summit in Brussels

“Matters of principle must come before personnel decisions,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in Brussels, prior to attending an EU summit.

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Representatives from Southeast Asian nations have talks with EU foreign ministers

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 24, 2014 2:49 PM

Representatives from the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) held talks with the foreign ministers of EU Member States in Brussels on Wednesday afternoon. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Tibor Navracsics represented Hungary at the meeting, which was the latest in a series of discussions which take place every two years. The Minister said that, as Malaysia is a member of ASEAN, the downing in Eastern Ukraine of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was discussed; further details of that part of the talks were not revealed, however.

Tibor Navracsics speaks of possible EU summit on third round of sanctions against Russia

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 23, 2014 3:52 PM

On Tuesday Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Tibor Navracsics said that an extraordinary summit of the European Union could be held at some time next week to reach agreement on whether to introduce a third round of sanctions against Russia in connection with the Ukraine crisis.

Domestic consumption growth among the highest in Europe

Ministry for National Economy, July 23, 2014 10:57 AM

Hungary’s retail sales volume has been on the rise for the 11th consecutive month and the increase of almost 5 percent registered in May is the third best growth figure within the European Union. The rebound in household consumption has been the result, among others, of the cuts in utility charges, family tax allowances, record-high employment growth, the increase of wages in real terms and improving consumer confidence.

Strategic Agreement between the Government and ZF Hungária

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 23, 2014 9:54 AM

The Government concluded a strategic partnership agreement with German gearshift manufacturer ZF Hungária Kft.; the document was signed in Budapest in the Parliament on Tuesday.

Statement by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán

The Prime Minister, July 21, 2014 5:56 PM

Yesterday, the Hungarian Government fulfilled its duty with regard to the constitutional order, the victims of the Nazi occupation and Hungarians living today. We installed a public work of art, the mission of which is to express the pain and ordeal that the Hungarian nation experienced and suffered as a result of losing its freedom.

New 29 billion forint programme to help those in need

Ministry of Human Resources, July 22, 2014 5:13 PM

A new programme to help those most in need is being launched with the support of the European Union. Families with children under the age of three, the homeless and senior citizens with low pensions will be provided with food packages and free advice to help them escape poverty.