Youth, education and culture are of strategic importance for Europe’s future. The portfolios intended for the new Hungarian commissioner by Jean-Claude Juncker are about the future, the Government therefore considers the nomination of Tibor Navracsics for this position to be a remarkable success.
It is with support from Hungarian Jewish organisations and help from the international Jewish community that the Government wants to put together the professional programme of the House of Fates, a memorial centre for child victims of the Holocaust – Minister in charge of the Prime Minister’s Office János Lázár said on Tuesday, after the Jewish Community Roundtable’s over-4-hour meeting, where eight subjects were discussed.
The EEA and Norway Grants are the financial contribution of Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein to support the development of certain EU Member States. Hungary has been a recipient since 2004.
A Jewish Memorial was unveiled in Makó on Thursday to mark the seventieth anniversary of the Holocaust and the one-hundredth anniversary of the construction of the town’s Reformed Synagogue. „The Hungarian Holocaust is party fratricide: it was perpetrated against Hungarians and Hungarians took part in committing it”, Minister in Charge of the Prime Minister’s Office János Lázár and the region’s Member of Parliament said at the inauguration ceremony.
“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.
Minister János Lázár has asked that a meeting of the Roundtable of Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz) be convened in September and has requested the cooperation of President of Mazsihisz András Heisler in a letter.
Three thousand children living in disadvantaged sub-regions will participate in Erzsébet Day Camps this year, Government Spokesperson Éva Kurucz announced on Tuesday.