On Friday, at a conference organized by the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice and the Public Policy Research Institute as part of the Hungarian presidency of the Central European Initiative (CEI) – entitled ‘Crisis Management and Reform Policy in Central and Eastern Europe’ – Deputy Prime Minister Tibor Navracsics said that Brussels must see that the response to challenges faced by the region is of crucial importance to the whole European community.
In Nemesvámos, Veszprém County on Thursday – at a conference entitled ‘Love the Hungarians!’ – Deputy Prime Minister Tibor Navracsics said that a strong Hungary can only be built from flourishing communities.
Bence Rétvári, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs at the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice, has told the television news station Hír Televízió that pension supplements will be revoked for more than one hundred former ‘III / III’ agents (who worked in the ‘internal enemy division’ of the communist-era secret services), and their heirs.
Deputy Prime Minister Tibor Navracsics and the German Chancellery chief reviewed the two countries' respective domestic political situations on Friday.
On Thursday Deputy Prime Minister Tibor Navracsics opened the Warsaw International Book Fair. Hungarian writers are attending the Fair, among them György Spiró, Ottó Tolna, Gábor Zsille and Márton Falusi.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration and Justice Tibor Navracsics has held bilateral talks in St. Petersburg with Russian Minister of Justice Alexander Vladimirovich Konovalov.
In Budapest on Wednesday, at the opening ceremony of a conference organised by the National Anti-counterfeiting Board, Minister of State at the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice Róbert Répássy said that the new Penal Code, which comes into force on 1 July, is an effective, modern and unified document, which reflects a strict, ‘proportionate’ approach to criminal justice.
In his parliamentary address on Tuesday, Minister of State for Justice Róbert Répássy said that a legislative proposal is initiating the amendment of seven pieces of legislation related to criminal law.
Hungary trusts that it will develop cooperation with Serbia focusing on the reform of their institutions, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Tibor Navracsics said after talks with Suzana Grubjesic, Serbia's Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European integration, in Budapest on Monday.
Tibor Navracsics has said that the Polish Constitution declares Central European identity. At a reception in Budapest on Monday marking Polish Constitution Day, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration and Justice also said that Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic – the Visegrád Four (V4) – should now come together in the economic field.