THE MINISTER TALKED ABOUT HUNGARIAN, GREEN AND HIGH-TECH ECONOMY IN DEBRECEN
The economy should be Hungarian, green and high-tech – this is how the Minister for Innovation and Technology summarized the government’s major economic concepts at the economic partners’ meeting to launch the year, which was organised by the University of Debrecen on 16 January 2020.
László Palkovics emphasized the importance of enhancing the role of Hungarian enterprises, and of increasing the efficiency of small and medium-sized enterprises employing two-thirds of the labour force. He also mentioned that the tax burden on SMEs had significantly lessened since 2010, and their export capacities had increased by almost 45 per cent. In the minister’s opinion, the main direction of the Hungarian economic strategy is the set-up of high-tech background. He added that the high-tech sector represented 70 per cent of the added value produced by the Hungarian industry.
Mayor László Papp said in his welcome speech that Debrecen had linked its urban strategy with the development of the economy in the previous years. He added that experience from the previous 5 years showed that a city and a region could be dynamised only in this way. The city leader pointed out that the government, the university and the city all worked to make the Northern Great Plain Region one of Hungary’s most perspective regions.
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