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István Nagy, Dr.

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EU Environment Ministers hold audience with Pope Francis

Ministry of Agriculture, September 17, 2015 2:03 PM

At the request of the Luxembourg President of the European Union’s Environment Council and the Italian Minister for Environment, the head of the Catholic Church received EU Ministers of Environment and Climate Affairs at a papal audience on 16 September 2015.

High-level UN Strategy Forum on South-South and Triangular Cooperation

Ministry of Agriculture, August 27, 2015 2:52 PM

A UN High-level Meeting on South-South and triangular cooperation, which serves as a forum for sharing knowledge and experience with developing countries, was held in Macao, China on August 25-26. The meeting was organised jointly by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, the Chinese Government and the Municipality of Macao. The meeting was attended by representatives of some 100 countries, several relevant UN organisations (FAO, IFAD, UNDP, UNOSSC, WHO, ILO) and a high-level OECD delegation.

Joint Declaration on GMO-free Agriculture

Ministry of Agriculture, August 24, 2015 4:12 PM

Agriculture ministers and other officials attending a summit in the Slovenian city of Ptuj, including the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture’s Parliamentary State Secretary, István Nagy, have signed a joint declaration on keeping Europe’s agriculture free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Food safety authority regularly monitors Italian wines

Ministry of Agriculture, August 13, 2015 3:25 PM

The Wine and Alcoholic Beverages Directorate of the National Food Chain Safety Office (NFCSO) is taking all necessary action to ensure that the wine in the glasses of Hungarian consumers is of suitable quality and traceable origin.

Hungary spends more on environmental protection than Austria or Germany

Ministry of Agriculture, August 3, 2015 4:16 PM

In an interview with public news channel M1 on Sunday, Minister of State for Environmental Affairs, Agricultural Development and Hungaricums Zsolt V. Németh said that Hungary spends more money on environmental protection than Austria or Germany, and emphasised that this is also the goal for the coming years.

U.S. satisfied with Hungarian food safety system

Ministry of Agriculture, July 10, 2015 11:25 AM

After two years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has again held inspections in Hungary. A representative of the FSIS audited the monitoring system of Hungary’s animal-based food producers between 17 June and 3 July. According to the preliminary findings of the audit, the Hungarian food safety system assures full compliance with U.S. requirements.

Hungary will protect the new Land Distribution Act in court if required

Ministry of Agriculture, July 7, 2015 11:35 AM

Hungary would even go to court to protect the new Land Act, the Ministry of Agriculture’s Minister of State for Public Administration Attila István Simon said in Budapest on Monday.

Hungary is supporting Serbia’s EU accession preparations with agricultural and environmental programmes

Ministry of Agriculture, July 2, 2015 2:54 PM

Hungarian support for Serbia’s European integration efforts was the main topic of discussion during bilateral talks held on Wednesday between Hungarian Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas and Serbian Minister of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Snežana Bogosavljević Bošković.

EU Agriculture Ministers discuss future of European organic farming in Riga

Ministry of Agriculture, June 3, 2015 7:49 AM

The European Union’s Agriculture Ministers held talks in Riga between 31 May and 2 June at a meeting organised by the Latvian Presidency of the EU. The Hungarian delegation was led by Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas.

Hungary could be first in EU to introduce new GMO regulations

Ministry of Agriculture, May 11, 2015 9:36 AM

“Hungary could be the first to introduce the new European Union regulations allowing countries to ban the cultivation of GMO crops”, the Ministry of Agriculture’s Deputy State Secretary for Environmental Affairs told Hungarian news agency MTI in Berlin on Friday.