Erasmus+ programme launched in Budapest

Budapest - A conference was organised on Wednesday in Budapest to mark the launching of the European Union's new Erasmus+ funding programme for education, training, youth and sport. The event was attended by Minister of Human Resources Zoltán Balog, who highlighted in his address that Hungary will receive EUR 31 million from the Erasmus+ programme in 2014, which is an 11% increase compared to the funding it received in 2013, with the amount increasing further each year until 2020.


Budapest (Diplomatic Desk)The Prime Ministers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia express deep
concern about the dramatic development of events in Ukraine. We strongly condemn the
cycle of violence which has already resulted in several fatalities. This cannot be justified by
any reason.
The Visegrad Group countries, as neighbours of Ukraine, are convinced that the use of force
cannot contribute to the resolution of political conflicts. A further escalation of the crisis

Hungarian and Polish prime ministers urge Ukraine compromise

Islamabad (Diplomatic Desk) Prime Minister Viktor Orbán received his Polish counterpart, Prime Minister Donald Tusk, today in Budapest. The parties held a bilateral meeting, followed by the signing of intergovernmental agreements and a joint press conference.

Talks on Hungary’s involvement in Azerbaijani water reservoir construction

Budapest (Diplomatic Desk)Hungary's State Secretary for Foreign Affairs and External Economic Relations Péter Szijjártó held talks with Azerbaijani government representatives on Hungary's involvement in the construction of a large water reservoir and the establishment of a high-performance data centre in Baku on Monday.

Agriculture cooperation a priority between Hungary and Azerbaijan

Budapest-Agriculture is hoped to be a highly successful priority area in Hungarian-Azerbaijani relations, Hungary's State Secretary for Foreign Affairs and External Economic Relations said on Wednesday.

Hungary plans WW1 centenary events

Budapest (Diplomatic Desk)Hungary's government is planning events to mark the WW1 centenary this year and will encourage civil organisations and local municipalities also to organize commemorations, state secretary Bence Retvari said on Thursday.

Hungary becomes the regional hub for China-CEE tourism cooperation

Budapest (Diplomatic Desk) A regional tourism hub for cooperation between China and Central and Eastern Europe has been established in Budapest, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced on Tuesday after a two-day CEE-China summit in Bucharest.This means that tourism between the 16 countries of the region and China will be organised from Budapest and in Budapest.

Budapest to become the region’s start-up capital by 2020

Budapest (Diplomatic Desk) The BudapestHUB working group aims to turn Budapest into the start-up capital of the region by the end of the decade and the Government will act as a catalyst and clear hurdles along the way, Minister of State Zoltán Cséfalvay said.

Joint Communiqué following the CEI foreign ministers meeting

Gödöllő -Hungary (Diplomatic Desk) The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Member States of the Central European Initiative (CEI) held their annual meeting in Gödöllő (Hungary) on 31 October 2013. The meeting was organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, the 2013 Hungarian CEI Presidency, in cooperation with the CEI Executive Secretariat. The event was held back to back with the Visegrad Group + Western Balkans (WB) Foreign Ministers Meeting organised on 30-31 October in Gödöllő.

UNESCO grants its patronage for Holocaust Memorial Year, Samuel Pisar announces

Budapest (Diplomatic Desk) The Hungarian Government regards it an honour that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has undertaken to be chief patron of Holocaust Memorial Year 2014, Minister of State Heading the Prime Minister’s Office János Lázár said today.
The attention that the Memorial Year will receive in 2014 thanks to UNESCO is both an opportunity and a responsibility, the Minister of State stressed, adding that the patronage makes it possible for every Hungarian compatriot killed in Nazi death camps to be commemorated worldwide.


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