At this year’s first meeting of the Inter-ministerial Committee for Social Inclusion and Roma Affairs (TFCTB), the measures of Hungary's National Social Inclusion Strategy planned for 2015-2017 were on the agenda.
The mass killings of Auschwitz must not happen again and any hatred against ethnic groups must be nipped in the bud, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog said on Tuesday.
In 2015 Hungary shall take over the rotating presidency of the International Visegrád Fund.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó held negotiations with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Ankara about possible cooperation in the energy and economic sector and about joint efforts to manage geopolitical and global challenges.
Work-free Sundays open a new window of opportunity for the tourism and recreation sectors by lifting turnover at tourism services providers, Deputy State Secretary for Tourism Ádám Ruszinkó stated at a joint press conference organized by the Ministry for National Economy and several national tourism institutions and associations. He added that recent criticism related to work-free Sundays has focused exclusively on consumers instead of human beings, whereas the economy shall serve people and not vice versa.
Positive labour market trends continued in Hungary. In the period October-December 2014, the number of people in employment aged 15-74 years was up by 172 thousand, to 4 million 142 thousand. The unemployment rate has been around 7 percent over the past months and currently it is at 7.1 percent. Steady private sector employment growth has been gaining weight as a factor behind the favourable trend.
The Government is committed to the development of a quality education system that creates opportunities, Minister of State for Social Affairs and Inclusion Károly Czibere said at an education forum in Budapest.
Minister of State for Economic Regulation Béla Glattfelder said that the Hungarian tourism sector must strive for quality in order to maintain the record-breaking performance of the division. The Minister of State delivered his speech at the 10th presentation ceremony of the Hungarian Tourism Quality Award in Budapest.
Saudi industrial and commercial service provider Sherbiny Holdings will establish an engineering service centre in Gödöllő; the value of the investment exceeds HUF 150 million (EUR 481 000).
Reacting to the statements in the press, we believe it is important to point out that the European Commission did not criticise the Rural Development Programme, it formulated expert opinions on it, just like it does in the case of all other member states as well.