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János Lázár expects major progress in case of Paks project

Prime Minister’s Office, May 25, 2016 5:30 PM

János Lázár will have talks in Brussels regarding the project which is designed to maintain the capacity of the Paks atomic power station.

Absorption of 2007-2013 EU funds characterised by ambiguity

Prime Minister’s Office, May 25, 2016 4:21 PM

The absorption of the EU funds allocated for the period between 2007-2013 is characterised by a degree of ambiguity. On the one hand, it may be seen as a success that the absorption of the totality of the available funds is guaranteed. However, these funds did not actually promote the growth of the economy, Nándor Csepreghy stressed on Wednesday at the presentation of the publication prepared for applicants and organisations inviting proposals held at the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary.

Integration of refugees should not be sole objective of EU’s approach

Prime Minister’s Office, May 24, 2016 6:14 PM

The European Union should not solely focus on the integration of refugees and migrants as its principal objective, but should consider it equally important to create the conditions which enable the individuals concerned to return to their homelands, State Secretary Szabolcs Takács pointed out.

Refurbished Holy Trinity statue in Szabadka re-consecrated

Prime Minister’s Office, May 23, 2016 1:37 PM

The Szabadka Holy Trinity statue may also be regarded as a symbol of the Hungarian community in Vojvodina as it has sustained a number of attacks over the course of years, as has the community itself. Numerous attempts have been made to foil its very existence; yet, it has been able to survive, and has therefore served as an example for the Hungarian community in the Carpathian Basin, Péter Szilágyi, Deputy State Secretary for National Policy at the Prime Minister’s Office stressed on Sunday in Szabadka where the 201-year-old, refurbished Holy Trinity statue was reconsecrated.

Szabolcs Takács delivered a speech at Budapest conference of B’nai B’rith

Prime Minister’s Office, May 23, 2016 1:36 PM

State Secretary and Ministerial Commissioner Szabolcs Takács delivered a speech at the conference of B’nai B’rith „Improving the perception of the Jewry – struggle against anti-Semitism” held in Budapest on 21 May 2016.

Hungary standing in the way of immigration

Prime Minister’s Office, May 19, 2016 8:26 PM

Hungary is standing in the way of immigration which is contrary to the ideas of quite a few European great powers and the United States, Lázár János said at the press conference Governmentinfo 50 which he held jointly with Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács.

Migration crisis is precursor of wave of mass migration

Prime Minister’s Office, May 18, 2016 3:43 PM

The migration crisis is not just a temporary humanitarian challenge, but the precursor of a mass migration movement, the State Secretary for EU Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office stated at a forum in Budapest on Wednesday.

Both the quota and the related fine are a form of coercion

Prime Minister’s Office, May 13, 2016 8:44 AM

“The European Commission (EC) cannot impose either the compulsory resettlement quota or the fine on those who reject it”, János Lázár said during his usual Thursday press conference.

Minister of State for National Policy meets OSCE High Commissioner Astrid Thors

Prime Minister’s Office, May 11, 2016 5:24 PM

Minister of State for National Policy Árpád János Potápi received the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s High Commissioner on National Minorities, Astrid Thors, in his office today.

Paks power plant site investigation underway

Prime Minister’s Office, May 11, 2016 12:25 PM

On Wednesday, Government Commissioner for Maintaining the Performance of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant Attila Aszódi told public television channel M1 that “one of the major tasks of preparing for the Paks Nuclear Power Plant expansion is the site investigation, the aim of which is to determine what effect the environment could have on the power station and to ensure that these factors are taken into account during planning”.