“The migration pressure on Hungary with relation to illegal immigration will increase this year”, Minster of the Prime Minister’s Office János Lázár indicated at a press conference entitled “Government Info 39 – What is the Government doing and why?”, which he held jointly with Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács.
At a joint press conference on Thursday with the city’s Mayor of Miskolc Ákos Kriza (Fidesz-KDNP), and following a review of the county capital’s recent development projects, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that “Miskolc is no longer a city of unemployment, but a city of enterprises seeking new workers”.
On Thursday, at invitation of Bishop of Miskolc Eparchy Atanáz Orosz, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán visited the seat of the Eparchy.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that while we are facing a threat from Brussels of “forced resettlement quotas”, the threat from the South is a significant increase in migration pressure this year.
“2015 was also a record year with regard to foreign investment; the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) has never successfully negotiated as many investments as it did last year”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Thursday in Budapest at a press conference assessing the HIPA’s annual performance.
“Hungary expects Greece to conform to Schengen regulations and protect the external borders of the Schengen Area, because this is not an optional exercise but a jointly adopted European regulation”, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade told Hungarian news agency MTI on Thursday.
Austria, which is well known for having represented an anti-nuclear stance for several decades now, has submitted its official standpoint to the European Commission within the framework of the formal competition law investigation concerning the Paks II project, just as several other member states are expected to do in favour of the Paks II project by the 12 February 2016 deadline.
Last year was another success story in the history of Hungary’s tourism sector. Tourism traffic was higher in each region; the number of arrivals and tourism nights grew by 7.4 percent and 5.4 percent, respectively. Revenues at accommodation establishments soared by 10 percent year-on-year, above the high base of 2014, another year of record highs. In the winter holiday season, Hungarians spent 39 000 more tourism nights at accommodation establishments than foreign visitors. This accounts for growth of 1.3 percent year-on-year.
On Tuesday, Minister of State for Government Communication Bence Tuzson told public television channel M1 that it is appalling and shocking that the issue of the quota system is back on the agenda.
“Bosch plans to realise a 19 billion forint (EUR 61M) investment at its plant in Hatvan, with which it will create 601 new jobs; the Hungarian Government is providing HUF 4.7 billion in non-repayable funding towards the development project”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó announced at a press conference in Budapest.