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Sándor Fazekas, Dr.

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Croatia is one of the most promising and rapidly expanding markets for Hungarian agricultural products

Ministry of Agriculture, September 14, 2017 2:00 PM

“Croatia has been one of the most promising and most rapidly expanding markets for Hungarian agricultural products in recent years, particularly since 2013, when the country joined the European Union”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said in a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI on Friday from Bjelovar, Croatia.

The Government regards conserving nature as an issue of national importance

Ministry of Agriculture, September 14, 2017 1:59 PM

“Protecting nature and the environment is a matter of national importance for the Government. The level of environmental development projects being realised during the current EU programming period exceeds all previous levels”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said at an event on Saturday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Danube-Ipoly National Park.

Plenty of Hungarian grain available for export

Ministry of Agriculture, September 14, 2017 10:36 AM

“Despite the relatively low results for this year compared to last year’s historic record, it may still be stated that the country’s grain supply is sufficiently catered for and there are also plenty of goods available for export”, Deputy Minster of Agriculture István Nagy said at the 15th Euro-regional Bread Festival in Győr.

Another 6 billion forints in funding for the milk sector

Ministry of Agriculture, September 14, 2017 10:36 AM

The 6 billion forints (EUR ) paid out to milk producers within the framework of exceptional adjustment aid (EAA) is part of series of measures that the Government has introduced during the past two years in the interests of handling the milk market crisis.

Crisps test: savoury snacks achieve mixed results

Ministry of Agriculture, September 14, 2017 10:35 AM

In its latest product test, the National Food Chain Safety Office (NFCSO) examined 10 kinds of crisps/potato chips. The products’ glutamic acid, trans fatty acid, acrylamide, fat and salt content were determined in the food safety authority’s laboratory. Two enterprises had to review their production processes in view of acrylamide levels that exceeded warning levels, in addition to which the authority is issuing warning to two further businesses because of inadequate labelling, and is ordering them to correct the mistakes.

OMÉK expo showcases Hungary’s world-class production

Ministry of Agriculture, September 14, 2017 10:34 AM

“Hungary is now capable of GMO-free, world-class agricultural production; this is what is being showcased at the 78th National Agriculture and Food Industry Exhibition and Fair (OMÉK), which opens in Budapest in to weeks’ time”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said on Wednesday at a press conference to promote the event at eh museum of Agriculture in the capital’s City Park.

Global food supply chains are having to face complex challenges

Ministry of Agriculture, September 12, 2017 4:29 PM

“Global food supply chains are having to face complex challenges in view of the fact that on the one hand there is a huge quantitative demand because of the increase in the world population and changed in consumer regulations, and on the other hand as a result of negative processes on the supply side”, the Ministry of Agriculture’s Parliamentary State Secretary István Nagy told Hungarian news agency MTI on Friday in Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia.

The Eastern Opening policy is creating new opportunities for agricultural products

Ministry of Agriculture, September 12, 2017 4:28 PM

“We have succeeded in selling last year’s record harvest and continuously increasing agricultural exports are one of the success stories of excellent quality crops and Hungarian agricultural diplomacy”, the minister of Agriculture said on Hungarian M1 television’s morning show and Kossuth Radio’s “180 Minutes” program.

Sándor Fazekas receives outgoing Croatian Ambassador to Budapest

Ministry of Agriculture, September 12, 2017 4:26 PM

“Our common history and Croatia’s membership of the European union are both important links connecting the two countries, and accordingly maintaining good, neighbourly relations and close cooperation in professional issues is in our mutual interests”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas declared during his conversation with Croatian Ambassador Gordan Grlić Radman.

Hungarian-Chinese relations have gained momentum recently

Ministry of Agriculture, September 1, 2017 2:56 PM

“Hungarian-Chinese relations have gained momentum recently thanks to the Government’s Eastern Opening policy”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas told Hungarian news agency MTI on Monday in Gornja Radgona, Slovenia.