Circular economy in the Visegrád region – Conference at the Permanent Representation of Hungary
In the framework of the Hungarian V4 Presidency the Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU organized a half-day conference on circular economy in the Visegrád countries. At the conference we showcased several solutions and initiatives from the region which contributes to the transition to the circular economy in line with the European legislation.
Energy Council - 27 June 2022, Luxembourg
At the Energy Council Meeting in Luxemburg, Hungary was represented by Prof. Dr. László Palkovics Minister for Innovation and Industry and by Péter Szijjártó Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Environment Council - 28 June 2022, Luxembourg
Following a marathon of negotiations, Ministers adopted general approaches on the climate legislation of the “Fit for 55” package, at the Environment Council in Luxembourg on the 28th June.
Hungary supports Ukraine’s EU candidate status
On Tuesday, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy called Prime Minister Viktor Orbán; during the conversation, the parties spoke about Ukraine’s European intergration, the taking in of war refugees and further areas of Hungarian-Ukrainian cooperation, Bertalan Havasi, the Deputy State Secretary heading the Press Office of the Prime Minister informed the Hungarian news agency MTI.
Economic and Financial Affairs Council - Luxembourg, 17 June 2022
The ministers discussed the current economic situtation at the ECOFIN meeting on 17 June in Luxembourg. Rising inflation was at the center of the debate. There was a consensus that coordinated action, with measures to help the most vulnerable households, could provide an appropriate response to the challenges.