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.
Effective international cooperation in the field of nuclear energy is essential in addressing global challenges related to energy and climate change – Minister of State for Energy at the Ministry of National Development András Aradszki explained at the 59th Annual Assembly of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) held in Vienna between 14 and 18 September 2015.
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.
The utility cost reduction programme was a success: in 2013 and 2014 the programme secured savings worth 334 billion forints for some 3.8 million households – the Ministry of National Development’s Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, János Fónagy declared at a Monday press briefing.
The Hungarian Government has decided to pledge HUF 1 billion (USD 3.57 million) to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Hungary has been a member of the Board of the Green Climate Fund for three years now, and the national pledge also highlights the county’s commitment to the Fund’s continued efforts.