As a strategic partner and friend of the United States, the Hungarian Government is expecting to engage in a constructive dialogue with the United States, with a view to any critical comments that may emerge, in order to discuss the ban that has been implemented to deny Hungarian nationals entry into the US, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office said on Monday at the meeting of Parliament’s National Security Committee.
The Job Protection Scheme launched last January now assists the employment of more than 890,000 people and has reduced the financial burdens of employers by HUF 205 billion, Government Spokesperson Éva Kurucz announced.
As part of a two-billion-forint project, a biogas plant has been built in the city of Pécs. The project uses the sewage generated at the city’s sewerage plant for the production of energy.
The Government welcomes that the European Parliament’s education and culture committee found Tibor Navracsics suitable for the role of member of the European Commission.
The Government supports the studies of some 11 thousand students with aid worth HUF 1.8 billion (EUR 6 million) within the framework of the secondary school and school-leaving examination sub-programme of the “Provisions” (Hungarian: “Útravaló”) scholarship and mentor programme, which aims at promoting the equal opportunities and successful educational advancement of disadvantaged young people.
The International Monetary Fund has raised its economic growth forecast for Hungary to an unprecedented extent in its annual World Economic Outlook report. It is now acknowledged by the organisation that the Hungarian economy is likely to grow by nearly 3 percent, while only 2 percent growth was estimated in April. The IMF has also revised its outlook for next year.
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.
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.