The Hungarian Group of the European Parliament's People's Party held a conference entitled "What has the Government Done for Women, Families and Children" on 24 May 2013, within the framework of the Free Europe Debate series. The goal of the Conference was to review the Government's family policies and the results achieved.
ZF Lenksysteme Hungary, a manufacturer of steering systems, has expanded its existing production facility in Eger within the framework of a development project costing over HUF 4bn, the company announced as the new site was opened in the city.
Austrian and Hungarian professionals held a three-day conference on the labour market status of young people in Szalónak (Stadtschlaining) in the Austrian province of Burgenland, bordering Hungary.
Average net wages – excluding family tax allowances -- increased at above the rate of inflation in January-March 2013, by 4.2 percent year-on-year.
Provided the European Union's decision on the EDP against Hungary is in line with its standard procedure, Hungary must be allowed to stand up from the dunce’s seat where it had been placed by former governments, Minister for National economy Mihály Varga said in an interview for political daily Magyar Hírlap.
The Government has submitted an amendment to the 2013 Budget Act to Parliament which contains certain measures to ensure that Hungary exits the Excessive Deficit Procedure.
German enterprises have so far invested some EUR 21bn in Hungary, and that places Germany at the very top among foreign investors in Hungary, Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga said an event held to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the German-Hungarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Budapest. He added that Hungarian exports to Germany had also passed the EUR 20bn mark for the first time.
On Monday, the founding session of the Hungarian-South African Economic Joint Committee was held in Pretoria, South Africa. The Hungarian Co-Chairman of the Committee is Secretary of State Kristóf Szatmáry, while his South African counterpart is Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Elizabeth Thabethe.
Twenty years ago, in 1994, the United Nations established 15 May as the International Day of Families to focus attention on families, the most essential component of every society.
National Tobacco Sales Nonprofit Ltd. has put out a new tender for tobacconists who were not granted a concession in a recent bid, Minister of State for National Development at the Ministry of National Development János Fónagy announced on Tuesday.