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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.

Deputy State Secretary Szakáli discusses agricultural cooperation in Brazil

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

The Ministry of Agriculture’s Deputy State Secretary for Agricultural Development and Hungaricums, István Loránd Szakáli, held talks in Brasília on strengthening Brazilian-Hungarian cooperation in agriculture, sharing experiences within the field of organic farming and importing GMO-free soy.

Hungaricum photo exhibition opens in European Parliament

Ministry of Agriculture, April 22, 2015 1:42 PM

“We have a great responsibility, through our Hungaricums, to ensure that we can preserve for posterity the special characteristics of excellence that have been handed down from century to century”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said at the opening of the Hungaricums photo exhibition at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Minister of Agriculture and American Ambassador meet to discuss free trade agreement

Ministry of Agriculture, April 20, 2015 10:53 AM

Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas and United States Ambassador to Hungary Coleen Bradley Bell agreed that the signing of the free trade agreement between the EU and the USA, which is currently under development, was on the whole a positive step, although Hungary voiced several concerns during the course of the meeting.