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Hungary stands up for the European ideal of the freedom of expression

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.

The Government regards Debrecen as a success story

In Debrecen on Monday Prime Minister Viktor Orbán emphasised that the Government regards Debrecen as a success story, or “flagship” of a successful Hungary.

Unity and cohesion are the answers to pressing deadlines and obstacles

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.

Wages of thirty-five thousand workers to increase

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.

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Cheap gas, electricity and district heating to be supplied by national public utility company

Prime Minister’s Office, May 23, 2015 9:28 AM

We may expect the conclusion of agreements in the next two weeks which will enable the First National Public Utility Service Provider to also start supplying electricity, in addition to gas, in the second half of the year, and consultations have likewise begun regarding district heating services, János Lázár, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office announced at the press conference Government Info 9, which he held jointly with Secretary of State for Government Communications András Giró-Szász.

The Prime Minister’s Office welcomes the Solidarity Sabbath initiative

Prime Minister’s Office, May 22, 2015 2:23 PM

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.

Hungary signs regional gas supply agreement at Riga summit

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, May 22, 2015 10:03 AM

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 drives wages higher

Ministry for National Economy, May 22, 2015 10:31 AM

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.

Wages in real terms up by more than 5 percent in Q1 2015

Ministry for National Economy, May 21, 2015 2:01 PM

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.

International Energy Charter: an important milestone in global energy regulation

Ministry of National Development, May 21, 2015 2:32 PM

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 to attend EU’s Eastern Partnership summit

The Prime Minister, May 20, 2015 3:13 PM

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.

Every value can and must be open to debate

The Prime Minister, May 20, 2015 12:51 PM

At a press conference in Strasbourg following a European Parliament (EP) debate on Tuesday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that every value can and must be open to debate.