Ministerial Commissioner Szabolcs Takács, Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) delivered a speech at the Hungarian Institute in Pozsony (Bratislava) at the symposium entitled „Churches and rescuing human lives in World War II” on 5 October 2015.
Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said in a TV interview on Friday that Hungary assumes that Croatia has already registered those migrants who arrive in Hungary from the direction of Croatia.
In an interview with public TV channel M1 on Thursday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács emphasised that under the current circumstances, serious patience and wisdom is needed to make the decision concerning that date of the Croatian border barrier’s entering into force.
The Visegrád countries may enter into joint border policing and border protection cooperation, János Lázár, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office informed the press at the press conference “Governmentinfo 25 – What does the Government do and why?” which he held jointly with András Giró-Szász, State Secretary for Government Communications.
János Lázár takes the view that a national infrastructure development programme should be launched. He spoke about this at Portfolio’s business conference held on Thursday.
Minister of State for European Union Affairs and Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Association (IHRA) Szabolcs Takács received the U.S. State Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Robert Berschinski in his office on Wednesday.
Following roundtable discussions on migration with ambassadors to Budapest from the countries of the Visegrád Group (V4), Minister of State for EU Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office Szabolcs Takács said that, according to the V4, European-level cooperation is not enough: global efforts are needed to manage the problems posed by illegal migration.
Deputy State Secretary for Development Policy Nándor Csepreghy has announced that funding in the first three priorities of the Economic Development Operational Programme has been resumed, following the European Commission’s decision to lift the five-month-long suspension of disbursement. He added that in the next few weeks development funds of approximately HUF 210 billion will be allocated to Hungary. The EU is expected to make the payment at the beginning of October, thus the funds may arrive within weeks, he said.
János Lázár, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office paid a visit to Brussels on 29 September 2015. During the course of his visit, he had talks with Dominique Ristori, head of the Directorate-General for Energy within the European Commission.