After many years of cooperation resulting in great success we can finally declare that Hungary is now a full member of the ESA and is ready to take advantage of the opportunities efficiently – Deputy State Secretary for Info-communication at the Ministry of National Development Károly Balázs Solymár said at the formal accession ceremony on 24 November 2015 at the Embassy of Hungary in Paris.
At the 9th Central European Energy Conference organised on 23 November in Bratislava, Minister of State for Energy András Aradszki emphasised that issues of security of energy supply and affordable energy prices have to be handled as primary objectives in the implementation of the Energy Union’s strategy, and these criteria have to be fulfilled simultaneously.
At the closing event of the “Supercomputing in higher education” project in Budapest on Wednesday, Ákos Kara, Secretary of State for Infocommunications and Consumer Protection, said that the largest supercomputing development in Hungary has been completed, and that this will aid scientific cooperation between higher education and industry.
It is a sincere acknowledgement to Hungarian nuclear energy experts and to the industry that they can participate in the Saudi nuclear energy programme, said Mr. Miklós Seszták, Minister for National Development, at the signing of the cooperation agreement on the peaceful use of nuclear energy between Hungary and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in Riyadh, on 19th October 2015.
State Secretary for Energy András Aradszki has said that international cooperation is essential for energy security and sustainable energy management, its primary aims being to eliminate the risk factors related to supply routes and to support energy trading. Mr. Aradszki was speaking at the Budapest Energy Charter Forum, which was jointly organised on 07 October 2015 by the Ministry of National Development and the Energy Charter Secretariat.
The new maintenance hangar constructed as a HUF 1bn investment at Liszt Ferenc International Airport was inaugurated in Budapest on 31 August, 2015. At the inauguration ceremony Minister of National Development Miklós Seszták emphasised it was Hungary’s fundamental interest to increase its competitiveness at the aviation market and provide services of proper quality, for which the inauguration of the new hangar could be considered a milestone. In addition to increasing competitiveness, the hangar would ensure an enhanced role for Hungary in aviation.
During the EU fiscal cycle extending to 2020, some one thousand billion forints will be available for the development of fixed track transport, and as part of this funding, the international TEN-T (Trans-European Transport Networks) will be upgraded on a section of 800 kilometres, János Fónagy, Minister of State of the Ministry of National Development said.
At the ministerial conference held in The Hague on 20-21 May to adopt the International Energy Charter, Hungary was represented by Minister of State for Energy Affairs of the Ministry of National Development András Aradszki and Minister of State for Security Policy and International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade István Mikola as members of the Hungarian delegation.
The general directors of aviation of six Central-European countries laid down plans for the coming years for enhancing the general efficiency of air navigation services in Budapest on 7 May, 2015.