The Government is planning to create a support programme for large corporations which will provide an incentive for them to embark on further developments, Nándor Csepreghy, Deputy State Secretary for Development Policy Communication at the Prime Minister’s Office told MTI, the Hungarian News Agency on Tuesday.
The Prime Minister’s Office has already fulfilled its payment obligations due by the end of May, as since the beginning of the year it has transferred HUF 725 billion of EU and state funds to successful tenderers. Taking into consideration the fact that 2015 is the last year that Hungary is able to use funds made available in the 2007–2013 programming period, it is important to absorb all the funding available for the country.
We may expect the conclusion of agreements in the next two weeks which will enable the First National Public Utility Service Provider to also start supplying electricity, in addition to gas, in the second half of the year, and consultations have likewise begun regarding district heating services, János Lázár, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office announced at the press conference Government Info 9, which he held jointly with Secretary of State for Government Communications András Giró-Szász.
The Prime Minister’s Office welcomes the Solidarity Sabbath initiative called to life by the Tom Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice in an attempt to underscore the importance of the fight against anti-Semitism, incitement of hatred and exclusion, as well as the importance of tolerance.
Minister of State for EU Affairs Szabolcs Takács has said that in Hungary’s opinion a distinction should be made between immigrants and refugees; furthermore, Hungary rejects the quota system proposed by the European Commission, and in this respect it is not alone among EU Member States.
Promoting the Euro-Atlantic integration is a strategic interest for Hungary for historical reasons and based on our historical experiences, Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén said at the plenary meeting of the 2015 Spring Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in the Parliament Building on Monday.
The Government will agree with all county-ranked cities regarding the utilisation of regional development funds by June, János Lázár said in Hódmezővásárhely on Friday.
The Government has decided on the introduction of the e-card which may combine a number of personal documents in the future, János Lázár announced at today’s session of Government Info. At the press conference reporting on the results of the Wednesday cabinet meeting, the Minister spoke about the pay rise of public administration workers, the reduction of procedural fees, the measures taken with a view to rescuing foreign currency debtors, the new regional development programme, the development of the Paks atomic power station, and the improving demographic indicators.
On Wednesday the Hungarian government’s delegation at the opening of the Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism was headed by Szabolcs Takács, Minister of State for EU Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office and Ministerial Commissioner for the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Chairmanship. The opening session was attended by representatives of more than ten thousand Jewish communities, political leaders, diplomats and experts.
Today the European Commission published its European Agenda on Migration aimed at tackling the issue of migration.