Budapest, October 27 (MTI) – The “Hungarian model” is fit to meet both migration-related and economic challenges, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said at a forum organised by AmCham on Tuesday.

Hungary has refuted the economic dogma that growth and rigorous budgets could not go hand-in-hand, he said. Hungary has also proven that the migration crisis only has a solution if all common European rules are observed and control over protecting the borders is regained, he added.

Commenting on the set of proposals put forward at Sunday’s summit called by EC President Jean-Claude Juncker, Szijjarto said such proposals had no meaning until joint European efforts were not made to regain control over protecting external borders. He noted that until the day of the summit 10,000 people had been arriving daily to Europe through Greece.

Asked if he thought it realistic to deport migrants from Europe, he said it would be “an enormous effort” as Europe is in no position to enforce reciprocate agreements on the reception of migrants.

Concerning the economic challenges facing Hungary, Szijjarto said Hungary’s partnerships with US firms were very important. There are 1,750 US companies in Hungary providing jobs to more than 90,000 Hungarians and over 9 billion US dollars have been invested in Hungary by US firms so far, he said.

Developments in Hungarian-US economic cooperation included the results of a “Business meets Government” meeting organised for the first time, where proposals for boosting Hungary’s competitiveness in the race for investments were invited, he said. Szijjarto said measures to boost Hungary’s competitiveness included training skilled labour, widening the scope of suppliers and reducing utility bills for industrial firms. On the latter subject he mentioned that a new state-owned utility company would be set up similarly to the one set up for retail consumption.

On the subject of the TTIP trade agreement, he said the agreement to be forged between the EU and the US could bring benefits for Hungary, too, depending however on how well the European Commission can represent its position. Szijjarto said that talks on the agreement had for the moment “not gone too far just yet,” adding that Europe had lagged behind in the global race of regional economic and trade integration and this has detrimental effects for the bloc.Szijjarto: ‘Hungarian model’ fit to meet migration, economic challenges
2015. October 27. 13:51
Budapest, October 27 (MTI) – The “Hungarian model” is fit to meet both migration-related and economic challenges, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said at a forum organised by AmCham on Tuesday.
Hungary has refuted the economic dogma that growth and rigorous budgets could not go hand-in-hand, he said. Hungary has also proven that the migration crisis only has a solution if all common European rules are observed and control over protecting the borders is regained, he added.

Commenting on the set of proposals put forward at Sunday’s summit called by EC President Jean-Claude Juncker, Szijjarto said such proposals had no meaning until joint European efforts were not made to regain control over protecting external borders. He noted that until the day of the summit 10,000 people had been arriving daily to Europe through Greece.

Asked if he thought it realistic to deport migrants from Europe, he said it would be “an enormous effort” as Europe is in no position to enforce reciprocate agreements on the reception of migrants.

Concerning the economic challenges facing Hungary, Szijjarto said Hungary’s partnerships with US firms were very important. There are 1,750 US companies in Hungary providing jobs to more than 90,000 Hungarians and over 9 billion US dollars have been invested in Hungary by US firms so far, he said.

Developments in Hungarian-US economic cooperation included the results of a “Business meets Government” meeting organised for the first time, where proposals for boosting Hungary’s competitiveness in the race for investments were invited, he said. Szijjarto said measures to boost Hungary’s competitiveness included training skilled labour, widening the scope of suppliers and reducing utility bills for industrial firms. On the latter subject he mentioned that a new state-owned utility company would be set up similarly to the one set up for retail consumption.

On the subject of the TTIP trade agreement, he said the agreement to be forged between the EU and the US could bring benefits for Hungary, too, depending however on how well the European Commission can represent its position. Szijjarto said that talks on the agreement had for the moment “not gone too far just yet,” adding that Europe had lagged behind in the global race of regional economic and trade integration and this has detrimental effects for the bloc.

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Source: http://mtva.hu/hu/hungary-matters

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