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Prime Minister: Europe needs to undergo renewal

Prime Minister’s Office, May 23, 2014 2:24 PM

Europe needs to undergo renewal Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on public radio Kossuth on Friday and expressed support for the enlargement of the bloc, which he stated is in Hungary's interest.

Hungarian economic growth in European top league again

Ministry for National Economy, May 22, 2014 4:32 PM

In light of preliminary data, the pace of Hungarian economic growth gained momentum in Q1 2014. In January-March 2014, GDP was up by 3.5 percent in comparison to the corresponding period of the previous year, an unprecedented increase since 2006. Data for Q3 and Q4 2013 were already above prior expectations, but this year’s first quarter figure significantly exceeded the 2.7 percent growth forecast of analysts. In light of first quarter GDP data, it can be reasonably expected that for the entire year of 2014 GDP growth will be above the 2.3 percent estimate prognosticated by the Government.

“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.

EXIM Microcredit Card for exporters from the SME sector

Ministry for National Economy, May 22, 2014 4:13 PM

The Ministry for National Economy, in cooperation with Eximbank, is introducing the EXIM Microcredit Card for exporters or suppliers of exports from Hungarian micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga announced at a press conference.

Wages in real terms within the private sector increased again by more than 6 percent year-on-year in March

Ministry for National Economy, May 22, 2014 11:47 AM

According to the flash report of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH), in January-March 2014 average gross and net wages were both up by 6.4 percent year-on-year. Consequently, as consumer prices in this period were practically unchanged, wages grew by 6.4 percent also in real terms. This increase will add to the rebound of household consumption and in turn boost the economy.

Plant Protection for Quality Food

Ministry of Rural Development, May 21, 2014 6:00 PM

The authorisation of pesticides and the regulation of their use are important factors in food safety", Minister of State for Food Chain Supervision and Agricultural Economy Endre Kardeván said at the 44th session of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organisation (EPPO). The phytosanitary workgroup comprising experts from 15 countries is holding a three-day meeting in Budapest.

Prime Minister addressed a foundation stone laying ceremony in Dunaújváros

Prime Minister’s Office, May 21, 2014 4:33 PM

Hungarians deserve respect for their achievements of the past two years since they have succeeded in making the country a front-runner in the region, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Wednesday.

Free filtering software for the protection of children

Ministry of Public Administration and Justice, May 21, 2014 4:30 PM

For the protection of minors, from 1st of July Internet Service Providers (ISPs) must provide access to filtering software free of charge. As it was announced by the Minister of State for Public Diplomacy and Relations of the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice in Budapest today; the Ministry has already launched a campaign in order to draw the attention of parents to the importance of filtering software.

New Fund to Aid Young Farmer Start-ups

Ministry of Rural Development, May 21, 2014 4:02 PM

A new, 4.5 billion forint fund had been made available to help young farmers start up new businesses", Minister of State for Rural Development Zsolt V. Németh announced at a press conference held in the Ministry of Rural Development.

The Government has consolidated adoptive and foster parents

Ministry of Human Resources, May 21, 2014 3:57 PM

The government was able to achieve a paradigm change in child protection, Minister of State for Social and Family Affairs Miklós Soltész said on Wednesday during his opening remarks at a conference on the latest achievements of the Hungarian childcare system. He said the paradigm change was a result of the Government consolidating families – including adoptive and foster parents.