PM Orbán in Magyar Nemzet: Together we will succeed again
The following is the official, English-language transcript of Prime Minister Orbán's article in conservative daily Magyar Nemzet.Read more
The agreement will regulate government funding for religious education in public schools, for the Lutheran University of Religious Studies, the establishment of a hospital, reconstruction of some 50 vicarages and other projects.
László Palkovics said a 2019-2022 framework agreement signed with Vice Minister of Education Zheng Fuzhi includes 230 scholarships, involving MsC, BsC and PhD places, as well as short-term research positions.
The government’s vocational training strategy developed jointly with market players provides up-to-date training and an attractive learning environment that will create career paths and livelihoods for participants, this in turn would help to further strengthen Hungary’s economy.
Gergely Gulyás said the government was carrying out the biggest school development program of the past thirty years, with 110 billion HUF of European Union funding combined with 46 billion HUF of state support.
The winning bid gives the 2023 event special significance where Hungary will mark the 120th birth anniversary of mathematician János Neumann, known later as John von Neumann, considered the founding father of modern computer.
Minister Szijjártó said the world must also create the conditions for persecuted communities to remain in their homelands, adding that troubled regions should receive technological assistance and the world must help stabilise countries around warzones
László Palkovics revealed that under the government’s strategy dubbed “Vocational Training 4.0”, the courses of vocational schools offering final exams will be restructured to take five years, with the vocational exam incorporated into the final exam
Hungary-Ukraine relations have seen better days and Ukraine’s recent decision to expel a Hungarian consul is merely the latest in an unfortunate downward trend. There is, however, one fundamental point that is often overlooked and ignored in the media crossfire.
Katalin Novák, minister of state for Family and Youth Affairs at the Ministry of Human Capacities, said the government will continue to increase financial support for families, which year-by-year has eased the burdens of the beginning of the school year
An online survey by profession.hu found that about 44 percent of workers are not employed in the field where they have their highest qualification and a further 44 percent are actively thinking about changing jobs
The prime minister asked students to jointly “build a Hungary” to which they can always return. The Hungarian people must fight for everything, for their own skilled workers, their own young people and their own future, he added
Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said the OSCE is the most willing to help from among the international organizations contacted by Hungarian, Romanian, Bulgarian and Greek diplomats
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) said that Ukraine's new education law is not conducive to “living together” and expressed its concerns over the articles relating to education in minority languages in the recently passed act
Hungary's education spend has increased continuously since 2015, and while the allocation earmarked for education amounted to 1,386 billion HUF in 2013, according to estimated data, this sum will be in excess of 2,100 billion HUF next year
The new Ukrainian law will mean secondary school and higher education courses will only be available in Ukrainian, while education in minority languages is restricted to kindergartens and primary schools
The total central budget spending on education will come to 2,000 billion HUF, and a significant portion of the extra funding will be spent on higher education, with 15 billion HUF going to support research work at universities alone
“The proposed amendment to the act on higher education does not make it impossible for institutions to operate in Hungary, is not discriminative and is not aimed against the Central European University (CEU), which operates in Budapest," Hungary's education minister has said