Ministry of Defence

Dr. Tibor Benkő

Minister of Defence

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NATO is still vital to maintaining security today

Ministry of Defence, March 13, 2019 1:01 PM

“NATO has not lost its raison d’être, but on the contrary, it still plays a vita role in maintaining the security of the trans-Atlantic region today”, Minister of Defence Tibor Benkő stressed at the Hungary 20 Years in NATO conference in Budapest on Wednesday.

Hungary need a strong and effective army

Ministry of Defence, February 5, 2019 4:01 PM

“Hungary and the region needs a strong and effective Hungarian Defence Force”, Minister of Defence Tibor Benkő said at his annual evaluation and task-setting meeting on Tuesday in Budapest.

Migration is endangering the security of Europe to the greatest extent

Ministry of Defence, January 30, 2019 10:30 AM

“Migration is endangering the security of Europe to the greatest extent”, Minister of Defence Tibor Benkő said in a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI with relation to the fact that a summit of EU defence ministers will be held in Bucharest on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

With consolidation of Hungarian economy, there is more money also for defence

Ministry of Defence, January 23, 2019 10:03 PM

In the past few years, with the consolidation of the Hungarian economy, there has been more money also for defence, the Defence Minister stressed in an interview given to the Hungarian news agency MTI.

Soldiers and national defence employees to receive pay increase

Ministry of Defence, January 2, 2019 3:58 PM

“Soldiers will be receiving a larger pay increase than originally planned”, the Ministry of Defence’s Parliamentary State Secretary announced at a press conference in Budapest on Wednesday.

Without strong defence forces there is no strong country

Ministry of Defence, December 13, 2018 12:41 PM

Today in Parliament we have adopted two important laws which will elevate the cause of defence, and will result in the transformation and reinforcement of the Hungarian Defence Forces and the development of an efficient and modern army”, Szilárd Németh said at a press conference.

Defence legislative package for Hungary’s security

Ministry of Defence, November 30, 2018 12:52 PM

After the consultations with parliamentary parties regarding the proposed defence legislative package scheduled for Thursday, the Defence Minister found it objectionable that the opposition parties have not submitted any motions of amendment in connection with the proposals so far.

EU Defence Ministers stressed importance of NATO and EU cooperation

Ministry of Defence, November 21, 2018 12:39 PM

On 19-20 November the EU Foreign Affairs Council had a ministerial-level meeting in Brussels. At the two-day event Hungary was represented by Defence Minister Dr Tibor Benkő and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó.

V4 cooperation reinforces both the European Union and NATO

Ministry of Defence, November 16, 2018 10:39 AM

Visegrád Group (V4) defence ministers met in the Slovakian resort of Tatranská Lomnica (Tátralomnic) on 14-15 November to discuss current NATO and EU security and defence issues, as well as further opportunities for cooperation between the countries of the V4.

Cooperation between Austria and Hungary gains further strength

Ministry of Defence, October 11, 2018 2:41 PM

Minister of Defence Dr. Tibor Benkő and Austrian Defence Minister Mario Kunasek met for a working lunch in Weiden am See in Burgenland on 8 October.