Ambassador Szapáry gave a speech at the Annual Picnic of the William Penn Association held yearly since 2001.
The new indicator measures the extent to which ideas from innovative sectors are able to reach the market, providing better jobs and making Europe more competitive. The indicator was developed at the request of EU leaders. Hungary’s performance has improved in 2011 and leads the group of the New Member States.
Next spring, according to the Government’s plans, a Holocaust memorial site will be constructed at the Józsefváros Train Station in Budapest, Minister of State heading the Prime Minister’s Office János Lázár announced at today’s Holocaust 2014 Memorial Committee meeting.
On the twelfth anniversary of the terrorist attacks, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary commemorates all those who perished on September 11, 2001, in the cities of New York and Washington, D.C., as well as in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. We honour the victims and express our solidarity with those who lost their loved ones in this heinous attack.
Hungary is prepared to send military advisors to Syria to aid the possible transfer of chemical weapons to international authorities and their subsequent disposal, the Ministry of Defence announced in Székesfehérvár on Tuesday.
Hungary has a principled and consistent position concerning the crisis in Syria. We have made it clear that the Assad regime has lost its legitimacy to govern Syria because it has waged a war against its own people without any scruples.
The United States and a number of other G20 states released a joint statement in St. Petersburg condemning the chemical attack of August 21 in Syria and calling for a strong international reaction. On September 8 Hungary has joined the statement that was issued in St. Petersburg noting that the attack constituted a grave violation of international norms.
János Martonyi Hungarian foreign minister met with his V4 counterparts to discuss the situation in Syria ahead of the informal meeting of EU foreign ministers in Vilnius on September 6-7.
On the fiftieth anniversary of his death, I pay tribute to the memory of Robert Schuman, who was one of the Founding Fathers of the European Union, and served as a Prime Minister and a Foreign Minister of France.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán sent greetings in a letter to the Hungarian Jewish community and their leaders on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. He wished the community and their leaders a "good and sweet year".