At Hungexpo in Budapest on Monday the opening event was held in the three-day, tenth-anniversary Szakma Sztár (“Vocational Star”) Festival, organised by the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In an address at the event, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that the Government will develop and launch a number of new schemes together with representative bodies from professions, will arrange digital skills development for 260,000 workers, and will provide special scholarships for those studying IT. The festival will host the finals of the national vocational study competition and the “Outstanding Vocational Student” contest.
“The role of education in preserving the past is becoming increasingly important as the number of Holocaust survivors grows ever fewer” said Minister of State for Education László Palkovics, who is representing the Hungarian Government at the commemorative International March of the Living being held between Auschwitz and Birkenau on Monday.
Hungary expects every party concerned in the conflict in Ukraine to guarantee the safety of the observers of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told the Hungarian news agency MTI on Monday.
“Cooperation between Hungary and Tunisia is important from both an economic and security perspective”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said in a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI on Monday.
On the occasion of National Police Day, Prime Ministerial Commission Zsolt Nyitrai thanked the police for their work in the name of the government and the governing parties.
The Chinese Film Festival opened in Budapest’s Uránia National Film Theatre on Sunday, where guest of honour Oscar-winning martial arts expert and film star Jackie Chan met Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog.
“Ukraine is welcoming Hungarian humanitarian aid, and this is also having a positive effect on Hungarian-Ukrainian relations”, the Minister of State for Churches, Minorities and Civil Affairs said on M1 Hungarian television’s Monday morning current affairs program.
“Hungarian state aid will this year again be making it possible for seven hundred Ukrainian children, whose fathers died or were wounded in the armed conflict in the Donets Basin, to vacation in Hungary together with a companion”, Minister of State for Churches, Minorities and Civil Affairs Miklós Soltész announced on Friday in Kiev at a press conference held jointly with Ukrainian Deputy Minister for Social Policy Natalya Fedorovich.
“Brussels would like to carve an increasingly large slice out of Hungary’s tax policies, with which it is endangering the results that Hungarian economic policy has achieved so far and which could lead to tax increases for Hungarian families and businesses.”, Minister of State for Government Communication Bence Tuzson said at a press conference on Sunday.
According to the Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, traffic along the Balkan people-smuggling route has somewhat increased.