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V4 countries in Bratislava support the territorial integrity and independence of the Ukraine

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, October 31, 2014 3:01 PM

Great Britain and the V4 countries have declared their support of the territorial integrity and independence of the Ukraine on Thursday on the occasion of their meeting in Bratislava. Major topics of the consultation included challenges facing the EU and the upcoming trade and investment partnership between the EU and the United States.

Prime Minister on next year’s budget and Hungary’s energy supply

The Prime Minister, October 31, 2014 2:02 PM

Next year’s budget brings the country closer to the goal of full employment, Prime Minister Orbán said on Kossuth Radio on Friday. He stated that the aim is to ensure that by 2018 all income subsidies become unnecessary. We will put Hungary to work, he added.

Government spends HUF 5 billion on jobs for those with disabilities

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 31, 2014 1:57 PM

In the last few years, government initiatives have resulted in doubling the number of jobs for people with disabilities, which now stands at 80,000, Minister of State for Social Affairs and Inclusion Károly Czibere said on Wednesday at the closing event presenting the results of the Rehabilitation – Value – Change project.

Hungary’s fat tax brought revenues of over HUF 55 billion

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 31, 2014 1:38 PM

Since its introduction in 2011, the public health product tax (the so-called fat tax) has brought over HUF 55 billion (EUR 179 million) to the national budget, Minister of State for Health Gábor Zombor said.

Telecommunications tax concerning the internet cannot be introduced in current form

The Prime Minister, October 31, 2014 10:03 AM

Prime Minister Orbán stated on Kossuth Radio’s 180 Minutes program that the extension of the telecommunications tax cannot be introduced in its current form, adding that the tax legislation submitted to Parliament has to be amended.

Award to Allan Rasmussen

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, October 31, 2014 9:59 AM

In recognition of his work of almost fifteen years, Coloplast Senior Vice President Allan Rasmussen was awarded the Hungarian Order of Merit – Knight’s Cross by Ambassador László Hellebrandt on 27 October 2014 in Copenhagen.

Hungarian media regulation in line with European norms, experts say

Government, October 30, 2014 6:33 PM

At a conference on media regulation and press freedom, held by the Institute for Media Studies and the relevant body of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, experts concluded that Hungarian media regulation is in line with that of other EU member states.

Minister Balog meets Serbian counterpart in Budapest

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 30, 2014 2:09 PM

Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog met his Serbian counterpart, Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy Aleksandar Vulin on Wednesday in Budapest and discussed social and employment issues.

International agreement on exchanging tax-related information

Ministry for National Economy, October 30, 2014 1:54 PM

Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga, acting in the name of Hungary, has signed an agreement on the international sharing of tax-related information, which represents a milestone in the fight against tax evasion. The document was signed by ministers and high level representatives from almost 50 countries and authorities at the OECD Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes in Berlin, Germany.

Wage rises and job creation in 2015

Prime Minister’s Office, October 30, 2014 1:47 PM

Employment tendencies in Hungary are good and it has been 22 years since the employment rate has been permanently over 4 million, Minister of State for Vocational Training and the Job Market Sándor Czomba said at a press conference held jointly with Government Spokesperson Éva Kurucz.