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First vehicles of new multiple unit fleet to be put into service

Ministry of National Development, October 15, 2014 5:08 PM

The development of passenger rail services in Hungary has reached a new milestone: the first FLIRT multiple units procured jointly by MÁV-START and GYSEV Ltd’s were put into use in Budapest on 15 October, 2014. The four vehicles of MÁV-START are to carry passengers from 16 October and the three multiple units of GYSEV will be put into traffic in the coming three weeks. The fleet is to gradually grow in the months to come and will be complete by the end of 2015.

Prime Minister handed over state decoration to former Prime Minister of Spain

The Prime Minister, October 15, 2014 3:54 PM

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán handed over the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of Hungary to former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar on Wednesday in the Parliament Building in Budapest. President of the Republic János Áder awarded the decoration to the former people’s party Prime Minister in recognition of his efforts made for the promotion of Hungarian-Spanish relations, Hungary’s Euro-Atlantic integration, and the enforcement of Hungary’s European interests.

Supporting families is a government priority

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 15, 2014 12:07 PM

We believe that the future of Hungary’s economic and social development hinges on to what extent today’s children grow into happy and healthy adults, and on their sense of security, self-assuredness and self-confidence, Deputy State Secretary for Family Affairs Tünde Fűrész said at a Budapest conference on Tuesday, adding that this is greatly dependent on the families they grow up in.

More funding for beekeeping

Ministry of Agriculture, October 14, 2014 6:38 PM

During the upcoming years, 4.7 million euros will be available for the development of beekeeping, 20 percent more than the current level of funding, primarily for the modernisation of technology and equipment, the Ministry of Agriculture’s Parliamentary State Secretary announced on Tuesday in Dunavarsány at the inauguration of a honey packaging plant owned by a family business.

Reinforcement of Hungarian-owned productive capital an important basis of economic success

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, October 13, 2014 5:36 PM

The reinforcement of domestically-owned productive capital is one of the pillars of the continuous development of the Hungarian economy, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó emphasised on Friday at the inauguration of Jász-Plasztik Ltd.’s new battery manufacturing plant in Jászberény.

NATO exercise involving Hungarians starts in Slovakia

Ministry of Defence, October 13, 2014 5:22 PM

A joint military exercise of five NATO countries including Hungary started in Slovakia on Monday, the Slovak defence ministry announced.

One week left to apply for Klebelsberg scholarships

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 13, 2014 5:08 PM

Students have one more week to apply for Klebelsberg scholarships, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog said at a press conference on Monday, at which he also went on to announce that the scholarship programme has a budget of 343 million forints (EUR 1.12 million). Those who won the scholarship last year will receive 245 million forints from this budget, while a further 100 million is available for new applicants.

Local businesses avail themselves of the Job Protection Scheme in increasingly large numbers

Prime Minister’s Office, October 13, 2014 12:33 PM

The Job Protection Scheme launched last January now assists the employment of more than 890,000 people and has reduced the financial burdens of employers by HUF 205 billion, Government Spokesperson Éva Kurucz announced.

Governing party claims victory country-wide in local government elections

Government, October 13, 2014 11:57 AM

Local government elections have been held for the seventh time since the change of regime in Hungary. Electors had a chance to cast votes for mayoral candidates as well as for candidates on the boards of county and local municipalities, while residents in the capital elected a mayor for the city of Budapest. National minority electors also voted for the members of national minority self-governments on the day of the local elections. Instead of the former four years, the current mandate of the elected officials will now extend to a period of five years.

Hungarian Bath Culture Day held for the fifth time

Ministry of Finance, October 13, 2014 11:19 AM

At a press conference held on the occasion of Hungarian Bath Culture Day on 11 October, the Ministry of National Economy’s Deputy State Secretary for Tourism, Ádám Ruszinkó, emphasised that some two million people visited Hungary last year for health tourism purposes, staying an average of 7.3 guest nights in the country’s various health spas and wellness hotels, which is significantly more than the 4.2 guest nights spent in Hungary by typical tourists.