On 9 December 2014, MVM Paks II. Atomerőmű Fejlesztő Zrt. (MVM Paks II Nuclear Reactor Development Closed Joint-Stock Company) and the Russian Joint-Stock Company Nizhny Novgorod Engineering Company Atomenergoproekt signed three implementation agreements for two new 1200 megawatt nuclear reactor units to be constructed at the Paks plant.
According to Israel’s Chief Rabbi, Jewish public life is increasingly active in Hungary, the Press Office of the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office stated following Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén’s official visit to Israel.
According to Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén the Kőrösi Csoma Sándor programme aiming at preserving the Hungarian identity of the diaspora is very successful. The work that young people participating in the programme carry out is of historical importance for the preserviation of the Hungarian identity of those living in the diaspora – Zsolt Semjén underlined at the closing conference of the programme held at the Magyarság Háza in Budapest. He emphasized that their Hungarian identity can only be safeguarded if, apart from strengthening their cultural and linguistic identity, they are also being encouraged to adopt Hungarian citizenship. – he said.
During the course of his visit to Egypt, Minister without Portfolio for National Policy and Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén held negotiations with high level officials and religious leaders on strengthening political, economic and social relations.
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.
“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.