While reinforcing the theoretical foundation of the system, the government decided to make several changes in relation with the road toll system. According to the announcement made by János Fónagy, county vignettes will be valid up to the first exit ramp after a county border instead of the last one before the border as of 1 February, 2015, and there will be several new toll-free sections as well.
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have a lion’s share from establishing a work-based society, Minister of National Development Miklós Seszták said at the inauguration ceremony of the new packaging plant of Adu Alba Kft., a Hungarian-owned enterprise with annual revenues exceeding HUF 500m, in Székesfehérvár on Tuesday.
The retreat from nuclear energy in Europe reduces both competitiveness and energy security, chief economist of IEA Fatih Birol said at a press conference held at the Ministry of National Development on 15 January, 2015.
We must leave behind outdated conflicts and discriminations aimed to keep temperature rise under 2°C; we all share the responsibility, Minister of State János Fónagy said at the 20th annual Conference (COP 20) of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 10th annual Conference (CMP10) of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol. The meeting held in Lima on 1-12 December, 2014 focused on shaping a new agreement on global climate protection.
Tap water consumption is not only healthy but it also reflects environmentally aware behaviour, Deputy State Secretary for Consumer Protection László Koszorús said upon launching the campaign From the Tap! (Csapra Fel!) in Budapest on 2 December, 2014. The national awareness raising action launched by the five major regional water public utility service providers aims to encourage the Hungarian population’s tap water consumption.
In the EU budget period of 2014-2020, transport development is to serve stimulating the economy, increasing competitiveness and enhancing employment, while one of the great winners of the time will be the railways, Minister of State for Transport Policy of the Ministry of National Development László Tasó pointed out.
The landing of the Philae lander is an international, pan-European success story in which Hungary has had an outstanding role thanks to prominent representatives of the national scientific and business communities. The Government finds it important to support space research since thereby it may facilitate the participation of Hungarian small and medium enterprises as well as university and academic research institutions in similar projects.
The examination of potential scenarios modelling natural gas supply disruptions has been completed. A debate on the European Commission communiqué summarising the findings of the examination and the related short-term, long-term and country-specific recommendations has started in recent days.
Minister of National Development Miklós Seszták represented Hungary at the annual meeting of information and communications technology ministers in Busan, South Korea, on 19 October, 2014. The ICT ministers of the 52 countries attending the event adopted a common statement on the future vision of the sector.
Within the framework of the Environment and Energy Efficiency Operational Programme, the Ministry of National Development (MND) supports projects related to urban water supply, wastewater collection and treatment by HUF 58 billion in the first round, Minister of State for Development and Climate Policy and Priority Public Services Zsolt Szabó said at a press conference in Budapest on Thursday.