Hungary stands up for the European ideal of freedom of expression, and wants to decide for itself if it wants immigrants or not, the Prime Minister said in an EP debate in Strasbourg.
In Debrecen on Monday Prime Minister Viktor Orbán emphasised that the Government regards Debrecen as a success story, or “flagship” of a successful Hungary.
PM Orbán, Julio C. Maglione, President of FINA, and István Tarlós, Mayor of Budapest, jointly laid down the foundation stone of the principal site to host the 2017 World Aquatics Championships.
At a press conference, Minister János Lázár spoke about the results of the Wednesday cabinet meeting such as the introduction of the e-card, pay rise of public administration workers and Paks II.
The Prime Minister’s Office welcomes the Solidarity Sabbath initiative called to life by the Tom Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice in an attempt to underscore the importance of the fight against anti-Semitism, incitement of hatred and exclusion, as well as the importance of tolerance.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told national TV channel M1 on Thursday that Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Slovakia have agreed on regional gas supply cooperation. In terms of the agreement, the countries will connect their pipeline networks and make them suitable for reverse-flow supplies.
Economic growth has been the driver of wage increases, Minister of State for Vocational Training and the Labour Market Sándor Czomba told public news channel M1 commenting on the latest wage data showing that wages in real terms were up by 4.1 percent in the first quarter of 2015.
The flash report of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH) published earlier today shows that in the initial three months of the year wages in real terms were up by 5.2 percent year-on-year within the national economy. Thus, wages in real terms have been on the rise for the twenty-seventh month, while the number of jobs at private sector enterprises with at least five employees increased by 59 thousand compared to March 2014.
At the ministerial conference held in The Hague on 20-21 May to adopt the International Energy Charter, Hungary was represented by Minister of State for Energy Affairs of the Ministry of National Development András Aradszky and Minister of State for Security Policy and International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade István Mikola as members of the Hungarian delegation.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will travel to the Latvian capital, Riga on Thursday, where he will take part in the European Union’s Eastern Partnership summit.