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Minister of State Győri on restoring people's trust in the EU

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, June 5, 2014 2:00 PM

The warning signs in the outcome of the recent European parliamentary elections must not be ignored, the Minister of State for EU affairs Enikő Győri told an international conference in Budapest on Thursday.

Hungary commemorates Treaty of Trianon on Day of National Unity

Prime Minister’s Office, June 5, 2014 12:04 PM

The Hungarian nation can be proud of having survived the Trianon Treaty of Peace of 4 June 1920, Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén said on Wednesday, the Day of National Unity.

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.

Hungary proposes a museum for the victims of communism in Washington

Ministry of Public Administration and Justice, June 4, 2014 2:49 PM

Hungary suggests that a museum should be set up in Washington, DC, to pay tribute to the victims of communist dictatorships, state secretary at the justice ministry Monika Balatoni told reporters on Tuesday. Balatoni said that the proposal would be officially presented on June 11, at an event to be organised by the Hungarian and the Austrian embassies in the US Congress Library. The Hungarian government has offered to contribute one million dollars to a US foundation set up in 2007 in memory of communism victims, she said.

Prime Minister responded to the letter sent by 30 Jewish American Congressmen

Prime Minister’s Office, June 4, 2014 1:58 PM

The pain of losing Hungary's freedom is the driving force behind the memorial to the victims of the German occupation in Budapest's Szabadság Square, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stated in a letter of reply to thirty Jewish American members of congress.

Success of foreign policy bound up with goals of nation

Ministry of Public Administration and Justice, June 4, 2014 1:36 PM

Hungarian foreign policy can only be successful if the goals of the nation are an integral part of it, Tibor Navracsics, the nominee for the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs, told a parliamentary committee on Wednesday.

Hungary’s GDP up by 3.5 percent in Q1 2014

Ministry for National Economy, June 4, 2014 11:31 AM

In Q1 2014, Hungary’s GDP increased by 3.5 percent year-on-year. Quarter-on-quarter, the economy expanded by 1.1 percent. In international comparison, Hungary’s quarter-on-quarter growth was – along with Poland’s – the highest within the European Union. Final data are in line with preliminary statistics.

Parliamentary committee supports the nomination of Navracsics for Minister of Foreign

Ministry of Public Administration and Justice, June 3, 2014 2:05 PM

Tibor Navracsics, whose nomination for the post of Foreign Minister on Tuesday got the support of the Parliament’s foreign affairs committee, told the hearing that “no one can ever question that Hungary belongs to Europe”. He also told the committee that he sought to restore a consensus in foreign affairs.

Prime Minister Orbán meets his Greek counterpart in Athens

Prime Minister’s Office, June 3, 2014 12:00 PM

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held talks on increasing the competitiveness of the European Union, promoting economic growth and creating new jobs with Greek Head of Government Antonis Samaras in Athens on Monday.

Prime Minister Orbán unveiled Puskás plaque in Athens

Prime Minister’s Office, June 3, 2014 10:23 AM

A memorial plaque to soccer icon Ferenc Puskás was unveiled by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Erzsébet Puskás, the legendary player's widow, in Athens' Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium on Monday.