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Amber rail freight transport corridor established

Ministry of National Development, December 7, 2017 11:05 AM

In addition to the establishment of the new rail freight corridor, officials from the relative ministries of the EU’s member states accepted the report on regulations proposals that will have a major effect on the work of freight transport companies abroad and conducted a political debate on the possible solutions to the reorganisation and unification of road toll systems as the session of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council on 5 December 2017 in Brussels.

Hungarian-Algerian relations on the road to success

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 7, 2017 9:31 AM

Minister of State for Public Administration and Co-Chair of the Hungarian-Algerian Joint Committee for Economic Cooperation Dr. Csaba Balogh was on an official to Algiers on 4-5 December. In addition to co-chairing the session of the Joint Economic Committee, the Minister of State also held meetings with Algeria’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, as well as holding negotiations on topics relating to agriculture and sport.

The significance of vehicle manufacturing within the Hungarian economy is expected to increase

Ministry for National Economy, December 7, 2017 9:30 AM

“The significance of vehicle manufacturing within the Hungarian economy is expected to not only remain stable, but also to improve”, the Ministry for National Economy’s Minister of State for Economic Development and Regulation István Lepsényi said in Budapest at a forum on the automotive industry, part of a series of “In Focus” conferences organised by the HG Media Group.

Encouraging Roma students to enter higher education is one of the common goals of the Visegrád Four

Ministry of Human Capacities, December 7, 2017 9:16 AM

“The countries of the Visegrád Group (V4) are placing particular emphasis on developing a fair education system, on creating opportunities for talented Roma students, and on measures aimed at helping them enter and remain in higher education. The number of young Roma in higher education had doubled in Hungary during the past three years”, Minister of State for Social Affairs and Inclusion Károly Czibere said at the V4 conference entitled “The Participation of Roma Youth in Higher Education in the Visegrád Countries in Light of the EU Framework for Roma Integration Strategy”.

Carpathian Basin Village Farming Advisor Programme to be launched under the supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture

Ministry of Agriculture, December 7, 2017 9:12 AM

“The Ministry of Agriculture regards supporting cooperation, forging relations and knowledge transfer between farmers in Hungary and Hungarian farmers abroad as something of key importance”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas declared in his speech at the 6th Carpathian Basin Solidarity Forum.

Hungary highly appreciates Sudan’s role in curbing the wave of African migration

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 7, 2017 8:06 AM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Minister of State for Security Policy and International Cooperation met with several Ministers in Sudan, where he signed agreements on agriculture, healthcare and education. István Mikola highlighted: Hungary highly appreciates Sudan’s stability and the role it has played in slowing the wave of migration from Africa, and hopes this will continue in future.

Parliamentary debate on utilisation of development funds

Prime Minister’s Office, December 6, 2017 10:16 PM

The debate which the House will conduct on Monday regarding the disbursement of EU funds available during the period between 2014 and 2020 will feature, among others, “perhaps the biggest corruption scandal in Hungary’s modern-day history” and the threats regarding the possible blocking of cohesion funds, Nándor Csepreghy, Minister of State of the Prime Minister’s Office said at his press conference which he held jointly with Erik Bánki, President of the Economic Committee.

Detailed results of the National Consultation on the Soros Plan to become available within the next few days

Government spokesperson, December 6, 2017 2:23 PM

“The detailed results of the National Consultation on the Soros Plan will become available within the next few days in view of the fact that the questionnaires are also being processed parallel to being received”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said on Hungarian M1 television’s Tuesday evening current affairs program.

Migration represents a major security challenge for Europe

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 6, 2017 2:22 PM

“The terrorist attacks committed in Europe during the course of the past two years prove that migration represents the most serious security challenge for Europe”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó declared in the recess of the two-day meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels on Wednesday.

Ukraine has violated its NATO commitments

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 6, 2017 2:21 PM

“By seriously violating minority rights and adopting the new Education Act, in addition to contravening its commitments towards the European Union, Ukraine has also failed to fulfil its NATO commitments”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó declared on Wednesday in Brussels in the recess of the two-day meeting of NATO foreign ministers.