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Situation in Ukraine Tops the Agenda of NATO Defence Ministers’ Meeting

Ministry of Defence, June 4, 2014 3:56 PM

We have seen signs of the withdrawal of Russian troops, but there are still tens of thousands of them along the Ukrainian borders, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in a doorstep statement to the press in Brussels on Tuesday, June 3, in advance of the meeting of the Defence Ministers of member states. The two-day meeting of NATO Defence Ministers, which started on Tuesday in Brussels, is focusing on the situation in Ukraine.

Automotive Companies Are the Flagships of Hungarian Industry

Ministry of Defence, May 30, 2014 2:22 PM

“You can continue to rely, in all respects, on the government of Hungary and the municipal leaders of Szombathely, and likewise, we continue to rely on you”, Minister of Defence Csaba Hende said during a factory tour held in honor of the German owners of BPW-Hungary Ltd.

Building Security, Readiness Action Plan, Financing

Ministry of Defence, May 23, 2014 4:25 PM

Following a meeting of the EU Military Committee, the military leaders’ program in Brussels continued with the NATO Chiefs of Defence meeting held on May 21–22. The timeliness of this meeting is unquestionable, as NATO has to react to the developments of the crisis in Ukraine, the lessons learned must be subjected to analysis and the impact of events on NATO’s threat assessment and strategic plans must be evaluated. The meeting is at once a preparation for an upcoming defence ministerial meeting in June, and also for the NATO Summit to be held in Wales in September.

“However Hard Our Duty May Be, We Are Not Alone”

Ministry of Defence, May 22, 2014 4:29 PM

Ever since they were formed, the Hungarian Defence Forces have been made great by those serving with them – those who fill the field manuals with meaning, who command and execute the orders, not trying to find excuses, but undertaking the service – Minister of Defence Csaba Hende said on Tuesday, May 20 in Budapest.

V4 defence officials discussed regional cooperation at Globsec

Ministry of Defence, May 16, 2014 1:56 PM

Senior defence officials of the Visegrad Four (V4) countries discussed their current and future defence cooperation, the group's role in NATO as well as defence budgets at the Globsec international security conference in Bratislava on Friday.

Almost 30 Percent of Hungarian Troops on Foreign Missions Serve with EU-led Operations

Ministry of Defence, May 5, 2014 1:57 PM

Almost 30 percent of Hungarian troops on foreign missions, currently around 200 of them, are serving with EU-led operations, as shown by a summary of the Ministry of Defence, which says that since the EU accession, Hungary has been playing an active role in EU crisis management missions as well and the EU membership also helps the development of the Hungarian Defence Forces’ capabilities.

Exchange of Lessons Learned Mutually Benefits Czech and Hungarian Armed Forces

Ministry of Defence, April 24, 2014 4:05 PM

The Czech Republic and Hungary are going on the same road, so cooperation and exchange of lessons learned between the armed forces are equally important for both partners, Gen. Petr Pavel and Gen. Tibor Benkő the chiefs of defence of the two countries concluded at a press conference held after their discussion in Prague on Wednesday, April 16.

Five Countries to Set Up Joint EU Battle Group

Ministry of Defence, April 24, 2014 3:55 PM

At the meeting of EU defence ministers in Luxemburg on Tuesday, April 15, the countries of the Defence Cooperation Initiative (DECI) signed a memorandum of understanding on forming an EU battle group by the first half of 2017. Minister of Defence Csaba Hende signed the document on behalf of Hungary.

Csaba Hende: The Standards of the Military Hospital Have Significantly Improved

Ministry of Defence, March 24, 2014 2:54 PM

Thanks to the changes implemented over the last few years, the financial situation and the professional standards of the Hungarian Defence Forces Medical Centre have by now significantly improved, the Minister of Defence said on Monday, March 24 while giving an assessment in the institution.

Ukrainian Crisis – OSCE Team Does Not Make Another Attempt At Checkpoints on Saturday

Ministry of Defence, March 9, 2014 9:03 AM

On Saturday, March 08 the international observers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) sent to Ukraine do not make another attempt to enter the Crimean Peninsula at any checkpoint, Lt.-Col. Gábor Ács, the leader of the team informed Hungarian News Agency MTI.