Prime Minister’s Office

János Lázár

Minister of Prime Minister’s Office

Leading news

All foreign currency loan contracts must be renegotiated

Prime Minister’s Office, November 10, 2014 7:34 PM

Practically all foreign currency loan contracts will have to be converted into forint denominated loans, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said at a press conference on Monday. He also said that an agreement is yet to be reached on the interest rates of converted loans.

More funding for research and development

Prime Minister’s Office, November 5, 2014 5:06 PM

“Hungary must become the region’s research and innovation centre; according to government plans, the funding provided to the sector will increase to 1.8 percent of GDP within the near future”, Government Spokesperson Éva Kurucz stressed at a press conference held jointly with the Government Commissioner responsible for tasks related to the establishment of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office.

Disbursement of EU funds worth HUF 1,364 billion (EUR 4.41 billion) completed

Prime Minister’s Office, November 4, 2014 5:12 PM

Hungary disbursed EU funds worth HUF 1,364 billion up to 31 October 2014, which represents 93 per cent of the pro rata plan, Nándor Csepreghy, Deputy State Secretary for Development Policy Communication at the Prime Minister’s Office announced.

Government welcomes announcement by Serbian Prime Minister

Prime Minister’s Office, November 3, 2014 5:22 PM

The Government of Hungary has welcomed with relief the fact that after 70 years, Serbian legislation has finally been introduced to rescind the law stating the collective guilt of the Hungarian population of the towns of Čurug (Csúrog), Žabalj (Zsablya) and Mošorin (Mozsor).

Wage rises and job creation in 2015

Prime Minister’s Office, October 30, 2014 1:47 PM

Employment tendencies in Hungary are good and it has been 22 years since the employment rate has been permanently over 4 million, Minister of State for Vocational Training and the Job Market Sándor Czomba said at a press conference held jointly with Government Spokesperson Éva Kurucz.

Zoltán Kovács gives short interview on CNN’s business report

Prime Minister’s Office, October 28, 2014 7:27 PM

Zoltán Kovács, the Government’s international spokesperson, joined Richard Quest on CNN’s business report Quest Means Business to explain the idea behind the amendment of the telecommunications tax by shedding light on what it will really mean from the perspective of service providers and citizens.

The Hungarian Government seeks amicable assistance from the United States

Prime Minister’s Office, October 20, 2014 6:27 PM

As a strategic partner and friend of the United States, the Hungarian Government is expecting to engage in a constructive dialogue with the United States, with a view to any critical comments that may emerge, in order to discuss the ban that has been implemented to deny Hungarian nationals entry into the US, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office said on Monday at the meeting of Parliament’s National Security Committee.

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.

Pécs to invest EUR 6.8 million in green energy

Prime Minister’s Office, October 9, 2014 2:35 PM

As part of a two-billion-forint project, a biogas plant has been built in the city of Pécs. The project uses the sewage generated at the city’s sewerage plant for the production of energy.