“The European Commission – citing the fact that it wishes to simplify the funding system – has proposed amendments which include some extremely cleverly smuggled in points that are totally unacceptable and violate our national interests”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said in Warsaw at a summit of Visegrád Group (V4) agriculture ministers and their Bulgarian, Slovenian and Romanian counterparts.
Hungary’s Deputy Minister of Agriculture István Nagy and First Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Evgeny Vasilievich Gromyko met in Budapest to discuss the state of Hungarian-Russian agriculture and food industry cooperation and assess further opportunities for expansion.
Minister of State for Environmental Affairs, Agricultural Development and Hungaricums Zsolt V. Németh represented Hungary at the high-level phase of the 2nd United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA2) in Nairobi on 26-27 May 2016.
The Visegrád Group’s Environment Ministers attended a two-day meeting in the Czech town of Lednice. Hungary was represented at the discussions by the Ministry of Agriculture’s Minister of State for Environmental Affairs Zsolt V. Németh.
The most serious current problem in European agriculture, i.e. the crisis situation that has developed on the milk, pork and sugar markets, was the topic of last week’s meeting of Visegrád Group (V4) Agriculture Ministers in Prague, at which Hungary was represented by Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas.
Increasing Chinese market demand for excellent quality, GMO-free Hungarian products was the main topic of today’s meeting between Chinese Ambassador Duan Jielong and Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas.
“The Hungarian agrarian industry fully conforms to the strategic goals of industrial development, for example Hungarian raw materials are available for its activities, as is the technical and technological knowledge and expertise required for its development”, the Minister of State for Economic Development and Regulation at the Ministry for National Economy said on Thursday in Budapest.
The Hungarian Minister of Agriculture travelled to the German capital to attend the 81st International Green Week agriculture expo, where Hungarian food industry exhibitors are working to reinforce the market presence of the whole sector.
Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas told Hungarian news agency MTI in an assessment of the sector’s performance over the past year that “Hungarian agriculture performed well in 2015, despite difficult conditions”.
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