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Government inclusion policy successful

Ministry of Human Resources, July 31, 2014 12:58 PM

Model programmes such as those operating in the South Heves sub-region are proof that the Government’s social inclusion policy is correct, because it achieves results, stated Minister of State for Social Affairs and Inclusion Károly Czibere from the Ministry of Human Resources declared in Heves on Wednesday.

Prime Minister nominates Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade for Commissioner

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 31, 2014 11:53 AM

Hungary has nominated Tibor Navracsics, Hungary's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, to serve as Commissioner in the new European Commission. The new European Commission is currently being formed following the European parliamentary elections in May and will have 28 members nominated by the governments of each member state.

The Government Signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement with Ganz Holding

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 31, 2014 10:34 AM

The Government signed a strategic partnership agreement with Ganz Holding, making Ganz the third Hungarian-owned company with which the government signed such an agreement.

The Government plans no changes in the pension system

Ministry for National Economy, July 31, 2014 10:34 AM

The Government does not intend to change either the pension system or the valuation of pension benefits, Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga said at a press conference held in Budapest.

Government supports the renewal of metro line 3

Ministry for National Economy, July 31, 2014 10:27 AM

The Government permits the Municipality of Budapest to take out a loan for the renewal of metro line 3. Furthermore, the Government is prepared to provide state guarantee to help obtain the loan, Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga said adding that the Municipality on its own cannot cope with the updating of metro line 3.

Hungary to profit from the purchasing of MKB

Ministry for National Economy, July 31, 2014 10:21 AM

As Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga stated at a press conference following a Government session where the preliminary agreement on the purchasing of MKB has been discussed Cabinet members concluded that the accord reached by the parties is favourable for the country. MNB President György Matolcsy was also present at the meeting, he added, as the National Bank of Hungary prepared the asset valuation that served as the basis for the preliminary agreement.

Children to Receive over 45 Million Portions of Fruit via the School Fruit Programme

Ministry of Agriculture, July 31, 2014 9:15 AM

The School Fruit Programme will continue in the 2014-15 school year, within the framework of which more than 45 million portions of domestically grown fruit and one-hundred percent fruit juice will be distributed to students in grades 1-6 of the country’s primary schools, Deputy Head of Division Márton Bittsánszky from the Ministry of Agriculture stressed at a conference on the Programme in Budapest on Wednesday.

First World War centenary

Ministry of Human Resources, July 30, 2014 5:08 PM

Zoltán Balog: Responsibility of leaders concerning decisions affecting people’s fates is immeasurable and measurable.

The Resolution Fund started to operate

Ministry for National Economy, July 30, 2014 4:24 PM

The Board of Directors of the Resolution Fund held its inaugural meeting pursuant to the act on the further development of the institutional framework strengthening the security of certain actors of the financial intermediary system (Act XXXVII of 2014). The Fund, which will be funded by contributions from credit institutions and investment firms, will enable that the settlement of the situation of troubled institutions is financed by sector participants instead of taxpayers.

Price of textbooks further reduced, more money left in families’ pockets

Ministry of Human Resources, July 30, 2014 3:11 PM

The production of renewable textbooks is on schedule and institutions will receive all textbooks in time for the new school year, the Minister of State for Public Education announced.