The initiative Re-Button It! is turning international; the clothing design competition organised for the third time invites designers from the countries of the Visegrád Four (V4) to participate. Competitors may find inspiration for their designs in Central-Europe’s cultural values and traditions. Results of the Re-Button It! Central-Europe competition will be announced on 8 June in Budapest as part of the Central European Fashion Days.
The European Court of Human Rights set a legal precedent in its decision reached in the case related to private pension funds. The Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights has recently released its decision in which it declared a Hungarian individual’s petition filed in relation to the reform of the Hungarian private pension system inadmissible. The European Court of Human Rights will in the future reject all petitions on the same subject-matter without further investigation.
The Hungarian Government is committed to ensuring that no one in Hungary should sustain any disadvantage on account of their origin, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Public Administration and Justice Tibor Navracsics reiterated in Washington to Senator Ben Cardin, Co-Chairman of the US Helsinki Commission. The Minister gave an account of the meetings he held during his three-day visit to Washington on Wednesday.
Fidesz poses no threat to democracy, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Public Administration and Justice said in response to foreign criticisms levelled against the Hungarian Government at a meeting with Hungarians living in the vicinity of Washington held at the Hungarian Embassy in the US capital Wednesday evening, local time.
The Council of Europe has approved the Government’s proposal for the settlement of the outstanding issues related to the media authority and the media council. As a result, drafting of the proposed amendment of the Media Law may now begin.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Public Administration and Justice Tibor Navracsics began an official visit to Washington, D.C., on Monday.
As part of the government-level anti-corruption programme, the Government decided in 2012 that Hungary will join the Open Government Partnership and will thereby make a number of further undertakings in the fight against corruption and for the implementation of a more transparent system of public administration.
The Ministry of Public Administration and Justice prepared a Green Book laying down ethical guidelines for state agencies. The document serves as an occupational code of ethics under the auspices of the Government’s fight against corruption.
The Justice and Home Affairs Ministers of EU Member States discussed the insolvency and data protection legislation at an informal meeting held on Friday in Dublin.
The anti-corruption task force held another meeting on Friday at the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice. At this round of consultations conducted with the participation of civil organisations, including representatives of the American Chamber of Commerce, the Budapest Corvinus University, the Budapest Institute, the Forum of Civic Cooperation, the Council of Geopolitics Foundation, the Magyar Conquest 2000 Society, the Joint Venture Alliance, the K-Monitor Public Association, the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, Transparency International Hungary and átlásztó.hu, attendees discussed issues concerning the protection of whistleblowers.