“In the current funding period the important thing isn’t that the state succeeds in distributing EU funding, but that it distributes it well”, Head of the Prime Minister’s Office János Lázár said prior to a meeting in Budapest on Monday.
The Government is funding free screening of Hungarian Oscar nominee Son of Saul with over 10 million forints, announced Deputy State Secretary for Priority Social Affairs Csaba Latorcai from the Prime Minister’s Office.
“Reducing bureaucracy is aimed at increasing the country’s competitiveness and increasing its economy”, the Minister of Prime Minister’s Office said in an interview with Hungarian news agency MTI. János Lázár summed up the basic principle behind reducing bureaucracy with a quote from Elbert Einstein: “The state is our servant and not we its slaves”.
“The Government is ready to begin talks on public education at any time, but asks that politics isn’t taken into schools”, the Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office said at the Government Info 38 press conference.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened the ceremony which was held in remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust at the New York headquarters of the global organisation on Wednesday. Szabolcs Takács, State Secretary for European Affairs highlighted the Hungarian Government’s commitment to the fight against anti-Semitism.
Dr Csaba Latorczai, Deputy State Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office for priority social affairs delivered a speech at the Uránia National Cinema at the commemoration held on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Nándor Csepreghy described the meeting of the Visegrád Four held in Prague at the beginning of the week as a breakthrough where, in his words, the attending countries succeeded in convincing the European Commission that the continuation of the cohesion policy is a worthwhile effort.
By October the entire retail gas market will have been taken over, and with the acquisition of the consumers of Tigáz, Főgáz Zrt., the gas supplier which operates under the professional supervision of the First National Public Utility Provider Company (ENKSZ Zrt.), will have some 3.4 million customers, Mrs Németh, Lászlóné told the press at a press conference held in the Székesfehérvár customer service office of Főgáz.
The Government will summarise the rules of the preferential family housing programme in two new decrees on 3 February, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office announced at the press conference Governmentinfo 37 which he held jointly with Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács.
The Paks Social Council held a meeting today with the participation of the area’s 41 mayors and MPs, Minister of Prime Minister’s Office János Lázár and Mayor of Paks János Süli, who are the body’s co-chairs, as well as the CEOs of MVM Paks Zrt. and the National Infrastructure Development Zrt. Tamás Bán and Róbert Nagy.