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.
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.