Ministry of Agriculture

István Nagy, Dr.

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Hungarian-Russian cooperation places emphasis on regions

Ministry of Agriculture, November 1, 2017 2:48 PM

“Hungarian agricultural enterprises have expanded their presence in Russia recently and the realisation of further investments and projects on the part of Hungarian enterprises can be expected”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said following a meeting with the Governor of the Russian Federation’s federal subject of Voronezh Oblast, Alexey Vasilyevich Gordeyev in his office on Thursday.

Hungary can count on Bulgaria in issues relating to agricultural policy

Ministry of Agriculture, October 26, 2017 8:46 AM

“It is important for recent EU member states to harmonise their standpoints t ensure that farmers have access to suitable levels of funding”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas emphasised following a meeting with Bulgarian Minister of Agriculture and Food Rumen Porodzanov in Sofia.

Our struggle for independence was an example to many after 1956

Ministry of Agriculture, October 26, 2017 8:46 AM

“The national identity of the Hungarian peoples was developed during a series of struggles for freedom. Our view of the world is still based on this today: we are free and we want to remain free”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said at an event in Tiszafüred to mark the 61st anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.

The Hungarian Government is standing up for the preservation of agricultural funding

Ministry of Agriculture, October 26, 2017 8:45 AM

“We are protecting the interests of Hungarian farmers in negotiations with Brussels; farmers must continue to be the main beneficiaries of agricultural funding. The most important work with elation to drawing up the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for the period 2020-2027 is currently underway in Brussels”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said on Hungarian M1 television’s “This Morning” show and Kossuth Radio’s “180 Minutes” program on Wednesday.

Budapest hosts Plenary Meeting of European Network of Environmental Authorities and Managing Authorities

Ministry of Agriculture, October 26, 2017 8:44 AM

The Ministry of Agriculture organised and hosted the Plenary Meeting of European Network of Environmental Authorities and Managing Authorities for the second time in the capital. In his opening speech, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas stressed that the fulfilment of further environmental derogation requirements is continuous and will be completed by 2020, meaning we are in the advantageous situation of being able to pay greater attention during the 2014-2020 period to increasing energy and resource-efficiency, or to conservation, which is one of the main topics of the current Meeting.

Environmental protection facilitates balanced development

Ministry of Agriculture, October 19, 2017 4:39 PM

“Environmental protection facilitates permanent, balanced development”, the Ministry of Agriculture’s Minister of State for Environmental Affairs, Agricultural Development and Hungaricums said on Tuesday in Budapest at an international conference held on the sidelines of the 6th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) held in the Hungarian capital on 18-19 October.

Donation Convoy for the starving

Ministry of Agriculture, October 17, 2017 2:47 PM

“We agree with the UN’s food and agriculture organisations (FAO, IFAD, WFP) that people living in rural areas in developing countries must be given assistance on site to help them find their livelihoods and not be forced to leave their homes”, the Ministry of Agriculture’s Minster of State for Public Administration Andrea Gulyás stressed on Monday at a press conference in Budapest to mark World Food Day.

National Protein Feed Programme to be launched

Ministry of Agriculture, October 17, 2017 2:46 PM

“A three-year research & development programme is being launched in the interests of fully replacing imported genetically manipulated soy in Hungarian animal feeds”, the Minister of Agriculture announced on Monday.

Carpathian Convention – 3-year Hungarian presidency begins

Ministry of Agriculture, October 15, 2017 1:32 PM

Hungary has assumed the three-year presidency of the Framework Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathians (Carpathian Convention), which is operated by seven countries under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The presidency was officially transferred within the framework of a three-day, high-level conference in Lillafüred, near Miskolc, with the participation of the parties to the Convention, at which Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas received the baton representing the performance of presidential duties from the representative of the Czech Republic.

Consumers must not be tricked

Ministry of Agriculture, October 14, 2017 6:55 PM

“Consumers must not be discriminated and tricked, and it is outrageous that differing products are still being marketed under the same brand name in Europe”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said on Friday in Bratislava Castle, Slovakia, where he was attending an EU meeting on putting an end to the practice of dual food product quality with the participation of the heads of government of the Visegrád Group (V4, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia), representatives of every EU member state, and related EU politicians.