The development policy of the period between 2014-2020 may be regarded as successful if there are 5 million jobs, Nándor Csepreghy said.
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.
Following the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public news channel M1 that the Government will increase the amount allocated for the construction of the temporary border barrier and for the temporary placement of migrants by HUF 22.2 billion.
According to the latest report by the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH), the number of people in employment has been above the 4 million mark for almost one-and-a-half years. In April-June 2015, the number of those in employment aged 15-74 years increased by 126 thousand, to 4 million 201 thousand. Thus, the employment rate has reached a 23-year high in Hungary and the unemployment rate fell to an 11-year low of 6.9 percent.
At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on 28 July, Deputy State Secretary for International Cooperation Ádám Zoltán (representing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade) and Head of the UNHCR Global Service Centre Rossella Pagliuchi-Lor (representing the UN Refugee Agency) signed a protocol amending the agreement on the organisation’s headquarters, regulating its legal status in Hungary in Budapest. This amendment will facilitate the expansion of the UNHCR Service Centre, which has been operating in Budapest since 2008.
On Tuesday Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told national news channel M1 that by the end of the year as many as 250–300,000 immigrants might have arrived in Hungary, which is why the country needs the security barrier on its southern border.
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.