EU Finance and Economy Ministers have met again
At the Ecofin meeting on October 4, ministers reached a general approach on the Commission's REPowerEU proposal, which provides the opportunity to finance investments and reforms that help diversify the energy supply and reduce dependence on Russian fossil fuels. Based on the accepted proposal, Hungary can receive 3.5% of EUR 20 billion, which represents EUR 700 million in grant.
Without trust the European Health Dataspace will not be operational
In cooperation with Sciensano (Belgium) and the Health Data Hub (France) a workshop on citizens’ engagement in digital health was held the at the Hungarian Permanent Representation on 11 October 2022. The hybrid event was attended by 60 participants while another 100 participants followed it online.
An agreement has been reached at the Energy Council meeting on 30 September
At the Energy Council meeting on September 30, 2022, Hungary was represented by Minister Péter Szijjártó.
EU’s Solidarity Lanes were in the main focus at the Agrifish Council in September
Agriculture ministers exchanged views on the importance of EU’s Solidarity Lanes, on the emissions rules revision and on the sustainable use of plant production products on the 26th of September in Brussels.
The Czech Presidency held its first formal General Affairs Council meeting
Hungary was represented at the General Affairs Council meeting of 20 September 2022 by Minister Judit Varga. The Council was chaired by Mikuláš Bek, Czech Minister of EU Affairs, while the European Commission was represented by Vice-Presidents Maroš Šefčovič and Dubravka Šuica as well as Commissioner Didier Reynders.