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Hungary’s Government Agrees With Tusk’s View That Mandatory Quota Divisive, Ineffective
The Hungarian government agrees with European Council President Donald Tusk that the European Union’s mandatory quota for refugees is “a divisive and ineffective way to handle the migration crisis”, the Hungarian government office chief said at his weekly press conference on Thursday. more »
Ombudsman Requests Assessment Of Child-Care Services
Ombudsman László Székely has requested an assessment of child-care services and the introduction of alternative measures from Human Resources Minister Zoltán Balog in response to a recent survey showing that every third child taken into care is deprived of a family upbringing due to their family’s financial constraints. more »
2017 ‘Record Year’ For Hungarian Diplomacy
In his report to parliament’s foreign affairs committee, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó described 2017 as a “record year” for Hungarian diplomacy, noting that Hungary had been visited by the prime ministers of Israel and China as well as the Egyptian president. Further, the leaders of 16 countries were in Hungary at the same time for last month’s CEE-China summit, he added. more »

Hungary’s Gas Supply Is Assured

Hungary’s Gas Supply Is Assured
Hungary’s supply of natural gas has not been endangered by the gas explosion in Austria. The country’s daily natural gas requirements can be continued to be met smoothly using natural gas imported via Ukraine, gas stored in underground gas storage facilities and Hungary’s own natural gas production. more »

Hungarian Diplomats Involved In Catholic Aid To Middle East

Hungarian Diplomats Involved In Catholic Aid To Middle East
Hungarian diplomats accredited to Poland have collected and put together about 50 aid parcels to be dispatched to Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan by the international pastoral aid organisation Church in Need. more »

Socialists Approve Of The Left’s Joint PM Candidate

Socialists Approve Of The Left’s Joint PM Candidate
The Socialist Party’s board supports making Gergely Karácsony, co-leader of the small liberal Párbeszéd (Dialogue) party, the joint prime ministerial candidate of the leftist opposition, the party’s deputy leader said on Tuesday. more »