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.
The Hungarian Minister for National Development Miklós Seszták and the head of the National Energy Office of the People’s Republic of China signed a declaration of intent on cooperation in training, the dissemination of information and research and development in nuclear science and industry on 26 May 2015 in Budapest.
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.
In the EU development period of until 2020 the Hungarian Government puts greater than ever focus on consolidating the entrepreneurial sector, for which the inauguration of the Trading Office in New York will open a new gate in the United States, Minister of National Development Miklós Seszták pointed out at the inauguration ceremony of the first Hungarian Trading House in North America at the Consulate General of Hungary in New York on Tuesday.
The Minister of National Development has issued calls for proposals for the exploration and exploitation of brown coal at the site of the mine known under the name “Dubicsány I – Coal” as well as for the research, exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbon in the areas of Battonya-Pusztaföldvár North, Berettyóújfalu, Dány, Lakócsa, Mogyoród, Nagykáta, Ócsa, Püspökladány and Sellye.
Hungary's accession to the European Space Agency, ESA, has again reached an important milestone. The Accession Agreement signed in Budapest on 24 February, was announced by the Government in the government decree published in the latest issue of the Hungarian Official Journal.
The Transport Ministers of the Visegrád Countries and Austria, Vice President of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič and EU Commissioner for Transport and Mobility Violeta Bulc attended the Bratislava Meeting on 26 March, 2015. The discussion held on board a train to Zilina focused on the work plans for the transport corridors affecting V4 countries, the efficient utilisation of CEF funds and the investment stimulation programme of the Juncker-package.