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Mar 06, 2017

PM Orbán: Hungarian government wants to create a state that the people trust

PM Orbán said that the Hungarian government wants to build a state that people trust and one that helps with the advancement of its citizens and businesses

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that the Hungarian government wants to build a state that people trust and one that helps with the advancement of its citizens and businesses.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Szigetszentmiklós Public Administration Centre, the prime minister stressed that refurbished or newly-built offices are hardly worth anything without committed employees trained to the highest standards.

Speaking about the future, the prime minister said that the next few years will be about changing over to digital administration, MTI reports.

PM Orbán pointed out that the government had completed the development of standardized government windows, which permit the administration of more than 1,500 different procedures.

The aim of this is to ensure that the reformed system of public administration is worthy of a state with a thousand-year history, and that at the same time it meets the expectations of modern society in the 21st century.

Before 2010, he said, the state hardly had a single agency that functioned well. They performed their operations as forms of “private agency”, with their activities outsourced. Citizens found it extremely difficult to receive assistance in their affairs, and laws protected perpetrators, rather than victims. He said that it is only a question of time before organizations “eaten away by woodworm from within and in a state of decay” also fail to show any kind of outward strength.

Now, however, police numbers have been boosted by an extra 7,100 officers, and there is a permanent police presence in every settlement in the country. “We have restored public order in Hungary," the prime minister said.