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Viktor Orbán thanks the people of Hungary’s villages

The Prime Minister, May 15, 2018 5:11 PM

On Tuesday Bertalan Havasi, Deputy State Secretary heading the Prime Minister's Press Office, told Hungarian press agency MTI that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has started a tour of the country to express his thanks for the support he received in the general election on 8 April. He will revisit several places he visited during the election campaign.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to gain new spheres of competence

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, May 15, 2018 5:09 PM

“International energy negotiations and cross-border development projects are to be added to the duties of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Trade, in addition to which the Information Office will also be under the supervision of the Ministry”, candidate for the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said at his hearing before Parliament’s Economic Committee on Tuesday.

Sargentini report is an indictment

Government, May 15, 2018 2:54 PM

László Trócsányi, the incumbent Justice Minister who was nominated to head the Ministry also in the new government, regards the Sargentini Report as an indictment with a list of already closed cases. He also said at his pre-appointment hearing held before Parliament’s European Affairs Committee on 15 May 2018 that he expects major disputes on this matter in the autumn. The Committee’s government-party members supported the politician’s appointment.

I have firm plans with relation to the future of the Hungarian Defence Force, says Tibor Benkő

Government, May 15, 2018 2:21 PM

Tibor Benkő is an expert on the past and present of the Hungarian Defence Force and has firm plans with relation to its future as Minister of Defence, the current Chief of Staff said at his hearing before a joint session of Parliament’s Defence and National Security Committees on Monday.

István Nagy would like to realise the further whitening of Hungarian agriculture

Government, May 15, 2018 2:16 PM

Important tasks within the field of agriculture include the reduction of unemployment, facilitating the further whitening of agriculture, increasing the size of irrigated areas and increasing processing capacities, candidate for the post of Minister of Agriculture István Nagy said, amongst others, at his hearing before Parliament’s Agriculture Committee on Monday in Budapest.

The new Ministry is being established to meet technological challenges

Government, May 15, 2018 2:11 PM

Parliament’s Sustainable Development Committee approved the appointment of László Palkovics as Minister for Innovation and Technology by 7 votes to 2 at its session on Monday.

Government plans ten-year Budapest strategy

Government, May 15, 2018 1:55 PM

At his hearing before Parliament’s Justice Committee on Monday, candidate for the head of the Prime Minister’s Office Gergely Gulyás said one of the most important tasks was the adoption of a ten-year Budapest strategy at the earliest opportunity.

Hungary’s economic growth is robust and stable

Ministry of Finance, May 15, 2018 1:24 PM

In the first quarter of 2018, Hungary’s economy was on a steadily ascending growth path; GDP grew by 4.7 percent year-on-year. Incoming data confirm the strong growth potential of the Hungarian economy, incoming Finance Minister Mihály Varga said.

Government plans stricter Stop Soros bill and Constitution

Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister, May 15, 2018 9:59 AM

“While retaining the same goals, but in response to changing conditions, the Government is planning to make the Stop Soros legislative package stricter, which also requires the establishment of the necessary constitutional foundations”, Antal Rogán said before Parliament’s Justice Committee on Monday prior to his appointment as head of the Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister.

Work related to setting up administrative high court must be brought to a conclusion

Ministry of Justice, May 15, 2018 8:45 AM

The time has come to bring to a conclusion the work related to setting up an administrative high court, candidate for justice minister László Trócsányi said at his pre-appointment hearing before the Justice Committee of Parliament held on 14 May 2018.