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Government to defend reductions in household utility bills

The Prime Minister, December 2, 2016 4:12 PM

In an interview on Kossuth Rádió on Friday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that the Government will not allow Brussels to phase out statutory fixed energy prices. The phasing out of statutory fixed prices from the European energy system would mean the end of reductions in household utility bills.

Tax strategy to focus on cutting bureaucracy and reducing taxes

Ministry for National Economy, December 2, 2016 12:25 PM

The National Tax Strategy, currently being elaborated by the Ministry for National Economy, aims to reduce the time required of enterprises to devote to taxation issues, Minister Mihály Varga said at a conference organized by Deloitte Hungary.

Economic growth to compensate for the shortfall caused by payroll tax cuts

Ministry for National Economy, December 2, 2016 12:24 PM

Economic expansion may offset the shortfall of revenues stemming from lower payroll taxes, as the Government is expecting the rate of growth to exceed 3 percent next year, Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga said, at the annual hearing of the parliament’s economic committee. Raising the minimum wage will generate revenues of HUF 180bn, while the reduction of payroll taxes will cut them by HUF 410bn, he noted.

We greatly appreciate Malta’s preparations for the EU Presidency

The Prime Minister, December 2, 2016 8:48 AM

We greatly appreciate the Maltese Prime Minister’s aspirations related to the country’s EU Presidency, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told journalists after his meeting with the Prime Minister of the South-European island state held in Budapest on Thursday evening.

Government is offering pensioners genuine help

Prime Minister’s Office, December 2, 2016 8:37 AM

The Government is able to offer pensioners genuine help with their livelihood, János Lázár, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office said in evaluation at the press conference Governmentinfo 72 which he held jointly with Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács.

We are part of a winning team

The Prime Minister, December 1, 2016 10:21 PM

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán thinks that Hungary is now “part of a winning team”, because, while earlier it was a stigmatised country banished to the periphery, Hungarian policy has now “become the policy of winners”.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán wins court case against Altus Zrt.

The Prime Minister, December 1, 2016 6:46 PM

The Prime Minister’s Press Chief, Bertalan Havasi, has informed kormany.hu that “The Budapest Court of Appeal has overturned the previous first-instance ruling, and accordingly Viktor Orbán has won his court case against Altus Zrt. res judicata”.

Over the next five years we can reckon on Hungary continuing to grow in strength

The Prime Minister, December 1, 2016 5:44 PM

At the 6th meeting of the Hungarian Diaspora Council, held in Várkert Bazár in Budapest on Wednesday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stated that over the next five years we can reckon on Hungary continuing to grow in strength.

Hungary and Hong Kong represent the two ends of China’s concept of the modern Silk Road

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 1, 2016 4:21 PM

“Hungary and Hong Kong represent the two ends of China’s concept of the modern Silk Road”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said in a telephone statement to Hungarian news agency MTI from Hong Kong on Thursday.

There is a growing awareness of danger in the countries of Europe

Government, December 1, 2016 3:57 PM

“However slowly, but in the countries of Europe there is a growing awareness of danger that is caused by existing conflicts worldwide and by the presence of terrorists flowing in with illegal, mass and uncontrolled immigration”, György Bakondi, Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister stressed on M1 Hungarian television's Thursday morning current affairs programme.