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Democracy can only be built upon the will of the electorate

The Prime Minister, December 13, 2019 3:05 PM

In a message Prime Minister Viktor Orbán congratulated British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the Conservative Party’s overwhelming victory in yesterday’s general elections in Britain.

People should not be made to pay for climate protection

Government spokesperson, December 13, 2019 3:02 PM

Climate protection is important, but the people cannot be made to pay for it, Government Spokesperson István Hollik said on Thursday evening on the public service television news channel M1.

Government to commit Metropolitan Municipality’s conditions related to organisation of World Athletics Championships to a decree before the end of this year

Prime Minister’s Office, December 13, 2019 2:58 PM

On Thursday an agreement was reached in the Council for Metropolitan Public Developments about the conditions which the Metropolitan General Assembly identified in connection with the organisation of the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, and the government will commit these to a decree by 31 December.

Hungarian-Russian space research projects being launched; selection of Hungary’s astronaut begins

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 13, 2019 12:52 PM

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó and Director of Russian space research company Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin agreed on the commencement of Hungarian-Russian space research projects and on the beginning of the selection process of the Hungarian astronaut to be sent up to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2024-2025 at a meeting in Moscow on Friday.

Hungarian Export Development Agency opens office in Moscow

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 13, 2019 12:46 PM

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó opened the Moscow representative office of the Hungarian Export Development Agency (HEPA) on Friday. “The job of the Hungarian government is to facilitate the success of Hungarian enterprises on the Russian market, similarly to the large Western European countries”, Mr. Szijjártó declared at the opening ceremony.

Procedure under Article 7 is a witch-hunt wrapped up in a legal gown

Ministry of Justice, December 12, 2019 8:00 PM

On the Thursday programme of the public service television news channel M1, the Justice Minister described the procedure instituted against Hungary under Article 7 as a witch-hunt wrapped up in a legal gown.

Hungarian-Korean economic relations set to gain further impetus

Ministry of Finance, December 12, 2019 8:00 PM

“Thanks to the Hungarian government’s investment-promoting economic policy and the balanced business environment, an increasing proportion of South Korean enterprises are investing in Hungary each year”, Minister of Finance Mihály Varga highlighted at the third session of the Hungarian-Korean Joint Economic Committee in Budapest on Thursday.

Minister of Defence Tibor Benkő holds talks with his Slovenian counterpart

Ministry of Defence, December 12, 2019 7:00 PM

In addition to the renewed increase in migration pressure in the Western Balkans, current NATO and European Union security policy issues and the military memorial in Nova Gorica were also on the agenda at Thursday’s meeting between Tibor Benkő and Slovenian Defence Minister Karl Erjavec.

Hungary agrees with EU’s climate targets, but they cannot result in price rises

Prime Minister’s Office, December 12, 2019 6:00 PM

Hungary agrees with the EU’s ambitious climate targets, but we must make it clear that the attainment of these targets cannot result in a rise in energy and foodstuff prices, Gergely Gulyás, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office stated on Thursday in Budapest.

The reduction of sovereign debt must continue

Ministry of Finance, December 12, 2019 6:00 PM

“The reduction of sovereign debt must continue, and according to plan the government wants to reduce sovereign debt to 60 percent of GDP by 2022”, Minister of Finance Mihály Varga said at a press conference in Budapest on Thursday.