János Lázár, the Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office announced that the calls for proposals for the entirety of the EU funds available for the period between 2014 and 2020 will be published by the end of the month, and 53 per cent of the total allocation of HUF 8,900 billion has already been contracted.
Thanks to the revamping of development policy and the acceleration of calls for proposals, Hungary may become the country producing the region’s most distinctive economic growth by 2020, Nándor Csepreghy stated at his press conference which he held in connection with the parliamentary debate on the utilisation of EU funds.
Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén handed over a high state decoration to Professor Daniel Hershkowitz, former Israeli Minister of Science and Technology, in the Parliament Building, in recognition of his manifold and committed activities serving the intensification of Hungarian-Israeli academic and social relations.
According to a survey conducted on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, the majority of Hungarians are unsatisfied with the Brussels leadership, but would not leave the European Union. At the forum entitled „60 Years of the Treaty of Rome – Agony or Awakening in Europe?”, the State Secretary for EU Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office said in evaluation: there is cause to celebrate and to respect anniversaries as this gives us the opportunity to define the values of European integration.
Minister János Lázár finds the Strasbourg court ruling which condemned Hungary on account of the expulsion of two Bangladeshis unacceptable and unenforceable.
Although the United Kingdom has not launched the so-called Article 50 procedure resulting from the BREXIT referendum of 23 June 2016, the start of the process is imminent. In such an unprecedented situation the Hungarian Government is intent on making an active contribution to demonstrate its commitment to a successful European Union.
“The continued existence of Hungarian communities abroad depends on whether or not progress is achieved within the field of autonomy, and the enforcement of Hungarian interests is in direct proportion to the election success of Hungarian minority parties”, Deputy Prime Minister for national Policy Zsolt Semjén said on Monday in Budapest.
Szabolcs Takács, State Secretary for EU Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office had talks on 16 March 2017 with Karlheinz Kopf, Second President of the Austrian National Council.
The Government would look into the regulation of the operation of breweries, and the relationship between large companies and smaller Hungarian players as well as businesses in the catering industry, János Lázár, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office said on Thursday in Hódmezővásárhely.
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