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László Palkovics

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Hungarian universities have proven themselves once again

Ministry for Innovation and Technology, July 6, 2020 11:04 AM

“Several Hungarian universities were placed in the top rankings published by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) a few days ago. The government’s goal is for young Hungarians to be the winners of the future, and for this to become reality it is essential that higher education is competitive at international level”, the Ministry for Innovation and Technology’s Deputy Minister and Parliamentary and Strategic State Secretary Tamás Schanda declared on his public media page, where he also took the opportunity to congratulate the institutions on receiving the acknowledgement.

New mask production machine begins operation in Budapest

Ministry for Innovation and Technology, July 2, 2020 12:48 PM

“State-owned Bay Zoltán Applied Research Public Benefit Non-profit Limited has put a new face mask production machine into commission in Budapest”, the Ministry for Innovation and Technology’s Parliamentary State Secretary announced at a press conference held at the company’s facility on Wednesday.

June unemployment figures indicate a job market turnaround

Ministry for Innovation and Technology, June 24, 2020 12:27 PM

“The number of registered job seekers in Hungary fell during the week beginning on 15 June for the first time since the introduction of the emergency measures, indicating a labour market turnaround”, the Ministry for Innovation and Technology’s State Secretary for Economic Strategy and Regulation László György said at a press conference in Budapest on Tuesday.

Gradual reopening is the goal in Hungarian-German tourism relations

Ministry for Innovation and Technology, June 3, 2020 9:04 AM

Minister for Innovation and Technology László Palkovics and Parliamentary State Secretary Thomas Bareiß from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy discussed opportunities for recommencing bilateral tourism at an online meeting on 2 June 2020. “German is Hungary most important source market, and the number of German tourists visiting Hungary has increased by 20 percent in recent years. The fact that a significant increase in self-organised trips can be expected following the end of the coronavirus pandemic may result in a renewed expansion of bilateral tourism relations”, it was stated at the meeting.

Almost 126,000 persons have applied for wage support

Ministry for Innovation and Technology, May 26, 2020 3:54 PM

There is ongoing interest in the wage support programme; as many as 125,853 persons have applied together with their employers, the Parliamentary and Strategic State Secretary of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology said at the Tuesday online press conference of the Operational Group responsible for the containment of the coronavirus epidemic.

The construction of the Zalazone test track is continuing unhindered

Ministry for Innovation and Technology, May 26, 2020 1:40 PM

“Despite the pandemic situation, the construction of the Zalazone automotive industry test track in Zalaegerszeg is continuing unhindered and will soon be reaching its third and final phase”, Minister for Innovation and Technology László Palkovics declared on Friday during an international online press conference held at the track.

Five-billion-forint tender to be launched for the purchasing of electric cars and mopeds

Ministry for Innovation and Technology, May 21, 2020 11:41 AM

“A tender with a budget of five billion forints (EUR 14.3 million) is being launched on Wednesday to fund the acquisition of purely electric cars and mopeds”, the Ministry of Innovation and Technology’s State Secretary for Energy and Climate Policy Péter Kaderják announced at a press conference in Budapest.

Interest in wage support programme has increased dramatically

Ministry for Innovation and Technology, May 19, 2020 3:45 PM


In the past two weeks, the number of businesses submitting applications for the job protection wage support programme has increased dramatically, the Minister of State for Employment Policy at the Ministry for Innovation and Technology said at the Tuesday online press conference of the Operational Group responsible for the containment of the coronavirus epidemic.

As many as 37,000 persons have enrolled in IT course serving to boost chances of employment

Ministry for Innovation and Technology, May 18, 2020 9:14 AM

In just a week, as many as 37,000 persons have enrolled in the basic IT online course which seeks to boost the chances of employment, Tamás Schanda, the Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology said at the Sunday online press conference of the Operational Group responsible for the containment of the coronavirus epidemic.

The virus crisis is increasing the value of Hungarian-German cooperation

Ministry for Innovation and Technology, May 14, 2020 9:06 AM

“Based on the experience of recent months, in the interests of shortening their supply chains German enterprises could be searching to an even greater extent for Central European opportunities, and accordingly could also be tightening their Hungarian relations”, Minister for Innovation and Technology László Palkovics said following an online meeting with German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier on 12 May 2020. The two ministers discussed the future of, and prospects for, economic cooperation between the two countries in light of the upcoming German Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and reviewed progress relating to the affairs of the innovation working group set up by their two heads of government.