Based on the latest data, nearly 4.8 million people are employed in Hungary, and the unemployment rate stands at 3.8 per cent, well below the EU average. The data reflects that the Hungarian labour market remains tight, and employment is in good condition, State Secretary Sándor Czomba stated.
Government Commissioner for the Development of Modern Settlements Alpár Gyopáros stated that when the programme started, village medical practice premises and their medical equipment were outdated, and there was a shortage of general practitioners in rural areas. Along with the renovation of surgeries, their entire equipment was modernised at 1700 locations, and to reduce the shortage of general practitioners, the government launched a programme for medical housing as well.
Since 2010, the government has been working towards achieving full employment and building a labour-based economy. Compared to 2010, one million more people are now employed in Hungary, and the number of those employed is steadily approaching 4.8 million.
Government Commissioner responsible for the development of modern settlements Alpár Gyopáros underscored that the government has carried out over two thousand development projects related to healthcare services, including the renovation and construction of outpatient clinics, the replacement of medical equipment, and the creation of housing for physicians and midwives under the framework of the Hungarian Village Programme.
The minister recalled that the Factory Rescue Programme was launched by the government following the outbreak of the conflict in Ukraine, to enable domestic companies to strengthen their independence from the highly unpredictable fluctuations of international energy markets and to preserve jobs and maintain economic performance.
State Secretary Potápi reminded that the history of Hungary would have been unthinkable without the Jews in the early Middle Ages, and then later, from the 18th century until the mid-20th century. Jewish people ‘not only sacrificed their lives and blood for Hungary in the wars of the 19th and 20th centuries, but also made a significant contribution to Hungary’s economic and cultural development.’
Soltész pointed out that Pilisvörösvár is one of the most significant settlements of the German minority in Hungary. The State Secretary recalled also that the national minority scholarship recognises not only outstanding academic performance but also work for the community.
Zsolt Semjén said that for the whole nation, the Hungarian language is the ‘last stronghold’, so it is crucial that we preserve the mother tongue of communities living beyond the country’s borders.
Foreign Minister Szijjártó welcomed the fact that Hungary and France have a cooperation based on common sense, and also reminded that French companies make up the sixth-largest investor community in Hungary. In the past eight years, 34 major French corporate investments have received financial support from the government.