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Government to defend reductions in household utility bills

The Prime Minister, December 2, 2016 4:12 PM

In an interview on Kossuth Rádió on Friday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that the Government will not allow Brussels to phase out statutory fixed energy prices. The phasing out of statutory fixed prices from the European energy system would mean the end of reductions in household utility bills.

We greatly appreciate Malta’s preparations for the EU Presidency

The Prime Minister, December 2, 2016 8:48 AM

We greatly appreciate the Maltese Prime Minister’s aspirations related to the country’s EU Presidency, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told journalists after his meeting with the Prime Minister of the South-European island state held in Budapest on Thursday evening.

We are part of a winning team

The Prime Minister, December 1, 2016 10:21 PM

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán thinks that Hungary is now “part of a winning team”, because, while earlier it was a stigmatised country banished to the periphery, Hungarian policy has now “become the policy of winners”.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán wins court case against Altus Zrt.

The Prime Minister, December 1, 2016 6:46 PM

The Prime Minister’s Press Chief, Bertalan Havasi, has informed kormany.hu that “The Budapest Court of Appeal has overturned the previous first-instance ruling, and accordingly Viktor Orbán has won his court case against Altus Zrt. res judicata”.

Over the next five years we can reckon on Hungary continuing to grow in strength

The Prime Minister, December 1, 2016 5:44 PM

At the 6th meeting of the Hungarian Diaspora Council, held in Várkert Bazár in Budapest on Wednesday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stated that over the next five years we can reckon on Hungary continuing to grow in strength.

Europe’s fate is once again being decided at Bulgaria’s southern borders

The Prime Minister, November 30, 2016 8:10 PM

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has presented Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borissov with the Civil Division of the Hungarian Order of Merit. In his address, Mr. Orbán said that once again Europe’s fate is being decided at Bulgaria’s southern borders, and that the Bulgarians are not only standing up for their own country and strengthening Hungary’s security, but are defending the whole of Europe.

Viktor Orbán holds talks with Secretary General of the Council of Europe

The Prime Minister, November 30, 2016 1:46 PM

Bertalan Havasi, Head of the Press Office of the Prime Minister, has informed kormany.hu that in the Parliament Building on Tuesday afternoon Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held talks with Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjörn Jagland on the most important issues currently affecting the future of the European continent.

Viktor Orbán sends letter of condolence to his Polish counterpart following mining disaster

The Prime Minister, November 30, 2016 1:45 PM

Bertalan Havasi, Minister of State heading the Press Office of the Prime Minister, has told kormany.hu that “After an earthquake caused a mine to collapse in Poland, leaving one person dead and several missing, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán conveyed his personal condolences and those of the people of Hungary to Polish prime minister Beata Szydło ”. The death toll has since risen.

Hungary supports cooperation between Hungarian and Bangladeshi businesses

The Prime Minister, November 30, 2016 10:42 AM

Hungary will support the cooperation of Hungarian and Bangladeshi businesses by relying on new means, Eximbank will open a credit facility worth USD 90 million for the purpose, and the Hungarian Government will offer 100 scholarship grants to young Bangladeshi students to study at Hungarian universities, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Tuesday at the Hungarian-Bangladeshi Business Forum in Budapest.

Pensions to increase by 1.6 per cent next year

The Prime Minister, November 29, 2016 9:07 PM

After a meeting of the Seniors Council on Tuesday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that next year pensions will increase by 1.6 per cent, and this year every pensioner will receive food and restaurant vouchers (“Erzsébet Vouchers”) to the value of HUF 10,000.