On 15 April, Minister of State for EU Affairs Szabolcs Takács greeted the Ambassadors of EU Member States at a reception, and presented the new structure of his department.
At a press conference in Budapest, the Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office János Lázár said that the Government sees the First National Utility Company as key to ensuring and continuing cuts in consumers’ utility bills.
In a speech given on the Memorial Day for Hungarian Victims of the Holocaust, János Lázár said that “the nation is more than just a community of interests: the nation is a community of fates”.
The construction of the M9 motorway will begin with the section between Zalaegerszeg and Vasvár, János Lázár said in an interview published in the local newspaper Zalai Hírlap on Thursday.
Árpád János Potápi, State Secretary for National Policy of the Prime Minister’s Office, István Román, Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, and Nándor Csapó, President of the Forum of Hungarian Teachers in Croatia (HMPF), signed a theoretical agreement on the development of Hungarian vocational training in Croatia in the town of Eszék.
Deputy State Secretary for Development Policy Communication Nándor Csepreghy has announced that the European Commission has suspended certain payments from the previous development cycle.
At an international conference on the history of the Holy See’s diplomatic relations held on Tuesday in Budapest, Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén said that Christianity in Hungary is also a factor that can preserve the nation.
Up until 2020, a significant amount of EU funds – a total of HUF 750 billion – will be directly available for innovation, research and development in Hungary.
Deputy Prime Minister for Hungarian communities abroad Zsolt Semjén has announced that, due to the difficult situation in Ukraine, the Government will provide HUF 650 million to support Hungarians in Transcarpathia. He said that HUF 486 will be spent on supplementing the income of nearly 2000 teachers. HUF 116 million has been allocated to supporting the nutrition of 4000 children in kindergartens, and HUF 50 million for helping the work of 400 priests, mostly taking care of dispersed communities.
According to Deputy Prime Minister responsible for Hungarian communities abroad Zsolt Semjén, having a strong Hungary or a well-organized Hungarian community in the Carpathian Basin is not enough for the survival of the Hungarian nation; maintaining the Hungarian national identity of the diaspora is also crucially important.