Nine calls will be published at the beginning of October with a total allocation of HUF 120 billion (EUR 387 million) from EU development funds made available for the multi-annual planning period between 2014-2020, Nándor Csepreghy, Deputy State Secretary for Development Policy Communication at the Prime Minister’s Office announced at the Government Spokesperson’s press conference held on Thursday.
Having highly skilled workers, as well as individuals that have completed a vocational school or high school that thrive and earn a decent living, as well as backing Hungarian companies and businesses is in the Government's interest - said Minister of the Prime Minister's Office János Lázár on Friday at the inauguration of the two new production halls of Váll-Ker Ltd. which took place in Makó, southern Hungary.
“The success of the Job Protection Action Plan launched in 2013 is indicated by the fact that it has led to the employment of over 890,000 people, including 150,000 young people, the Government Spokesperson said on Thursday at a press conference held at Jász-Plasztik Limited in Jászberény.
“The Prime Minister’s Office is open to debating all topics recommended for discussion at the upcoming session of the Jewish Community Roundtable”, Deputy State Secretary for Priority Social Affairs Csaba Latorcai said on Wednesday.
A series of events organised by the Prime Minister’s Office, within the framework of which 56 experts from six countries in the Western Balkans (Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia and Bosnia-Hercegovina) and Turkey received special training in the effective prevention of fraud, corruption and other illegal activities that harm the EU’s economic interests, came to a close today. The lectures were funded by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF).
The Jewish Cemetery in Rácalmás has been restored with the help of state funding. Parliamentary State Secretary László L. Simon from the Prime Minister’s Office called the 5 million forint renovation project a fine example of state support for a non-governmental initiative.
Three thousand children living in disadvantaged sub-regions will participate in Erzsébet Day Camps this year, Government Spokesperson Éva Kurucz announced on Tuesday.
Since 2012, the Hungarian Government has expressed its worries about the distribution of the EGT/Norwegian NGO Fund several times. From then on the Hungarian party’s repeatedly emphasized criticism was that Ökotárs Foundation and other consortium foundations cooperating in the implementation are distributing the funds in a non-transparent way and not according to the previously determined objectives. On April 7th, 2014, János Lázár, then as the State Secretary in charge of the Prime Minister’s Office, sent a letter to the Norwegian government expressing his doubts and asking to renegotiate the institutional structure of the Norwegian NGO Fund in order to ensure that it serves the original goal of the strengthening and the development of the civil society. The information received by the Government has lead to the conclusion that Ökotárs has made biased decisions when distributing the funds, following the principles of a political party or satisfying the needs of a narrow ideological circle several times.