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Youth Guarantee scheme launched in Hungary

Ministry for National Economy, February 25, 2015 4:33 PM

The Government has launched the Youth Guarantee programme, a scheme to improve the job prospects of those under the age of 25 years in six so-called convergence regions of Hungary. Young jobseekers in the Central Hungary region are to join the programme in the coming weeks, Minister of State for Employment Sándor Czomba said at a press conference in Budapest.

The government will discuss military engagement against the Islamic State with the parties again

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, February 25, 2015 3:35 PM

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said in an interwiew with public broadcaster Kossuth Radio the government will soon consult with the parliamentary parties again to decide whether there is a real chance of Hungary increasing its military engagement in the fight against the Islamic State.

710 thousand Hungarians living abroad applied for a simplified naturalization procedure so far

Prime Minister’s Office, February 25, 2015 3:12 PM

A total of 710 thousand Hungarians living in neighbouring countries have submitted applications for a simplified naturalization procedure so far and 670 thousand have taken the citizenship oath, said State Secretary for Nation Policy Árpád János Potápi at the National Assembly’s National Solidarity Committee meeting on Wednesday.

Opening of the Training Centre of the Unified Patent Court

Ministry of Justice, February 25, 2015 2:51 PM

Minister of Justice László Trócsányi delivered the following welcoming remarks at the launching of the first training in the Training Centre of the Unified Patent Court in Budapest on 23 February 2015:

Hungary’s National Qualifications Framework approved

Ministry of Human Capacities, February 25, 2015 12:42 PM

The advisory board of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) approved Hungary’s report on the National Qualifications Framework, Deputy State Secretary for Higher Education Zoltán Maruzsa announced on Wednesday.

Hungary and Turkey sign social security agreement

Ministry of Human Capacities, February 25, 2015 11:21 AM

Hungarian Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog and Turkish Minister for Labour and Social Affairs Faruk Celik signed a social security agreement on 24 February in Budapest.

Hungary joins European Space Agency

Ministry of National Development, February 25, 2015 8:42 AM

By signing today’s agreement we consolidate a most valuable alliance, raising it to a new level, since scientific and technological development based on space activity may become one of the most important engines of value creation in Hungary, too, in the coming decades, Minister of State for Info-communication and Consumer Protection Ákos Kara said in Budapest on 24 February, 2015, on the occasion that Hungary joined the European Space Agency as a full-fledged member.

Viktor Orbán urges cooperation between East and West

The Prime Minister, February 24, 2015 7:03 PM

It is a question for the future how East and West will be able to cooperate effectively, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at the Hungarian-Turkish business forum held in Budapest on Tuesday.

The aim is to transfer more gas to Hungary via Turkey

The Prime Minister, February 24, 2015 7:01 PM

At a joint press conference held with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stressed that there is a need to develop a solution to ensure gas supply to Central Europe – and thus to Hungary – via Turkey.

Autoliv creates 700 new jobs in Sopronkövesd

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, February 24, 2015 1:50 PM

By expanding its seatbelt manufacturing plant, Swedish automotive company Autoliv will create 700 new jobs in Sopronkövesd. By means of this development that was announced at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on Monday in Budapest, the seatbelt manufacturing plant of Sopronkövesd will be the largest in Europe.