The Prime Minister’s Office strongly condemns the barbaric deed of those who have desecrated the graves in the Jewish cemetery of Gyöngyös.

The government uses all available measures to step up against all forms of incitement to hatred and hate crimes directed against national, ethnic, religious or other groups.

Bearing the recommendations of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe related to the so called Faro Convention on preserving European cultural heritage in mind, the Government will launch a programme to restore abandoned cemeteries with a support of HUF 1 billion this year.

Dr Csaba Latorcai
Deputy State Secretary for Priority Social Affairs

(Prime Minister's Office)