Wizz Air opens Belgrade base.

Bases an A320 to operate new destinations from Belrade.

Hungarian low cost airline Wizz Air started it’s operations out of Belgrade on May 10 2010, when starting a flight to London Luton four times weekly, later adding in June flights from Dortmund three times a week. Flights to Malmö and Rome Fiumiciono began same year in the middle of December.

Last week however, the airport became a designated base with Wizz Air basing a designated A320 at Belgrade with the introduction of five new destinations, with: Brussels South, Charleroi (CRL), EIndhoven (EIN) in the Netherlands, Gothenburg City Airport (GSE), MEmmingen (FMM) In Bavaria, Germany, as well as the Stockholm Skavsta (NYO) airport in Sweden.

Wizz Air opens up it’s Belgrade base.

Hungarian govt committed to battling corruption

Budapest, April 5, 2011 (MTI-ECONEWS) – Hungary’s government is committed to fighting corruption, Minister of Public Administration and Justice Tibor Navracsics said at a conference organised by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) on Tuesday.

Mr Navracsics noted that the government had allocated more money in this year’s budget to prosecutors and courts to make the battle against corruption more efficient. Hungary’s new criminal law will contain stricter rules and stiffer penalties for corruption, he added.

The government is working on a new, more transparent public procurement law that is expected to come into force next year, he said.

United States Ambassador to Hungary Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis said progress in the area of transparency was tangible in Hungary, but strength and persistence would be necessary to achieve further results.

“”I am certain that Prime Minister Orban and his government want to crack down on corruption , and that is the best that can be done in the interest of the Hungarian economy,” she said.

Fewer than 40pc of Hungarian employees think the companies they work for operate in a transparent manner, compared to 60pc in Western countries, said AmCham head Istvan Havas, citing data from  survey from 2009.
source: mti.hu

Montenegro has good chance to meet EU accession criteria, according to Schmitt

Budapest, April 5 (MTI) – Montenegro is “on the right track” to meet the European Union’s accession criteria before the end of the year, Hungarian President Pal Schmitt said at a joint press conference with his Montenegrin counterpart Filip Vujanovic in Budapest on Tuesday.

Vujanovic, who is on a two-day official visit in Hungary, said that the two countries’ military cooperation in Afghanistan’s reconstruction was exemplary.

The Montenegrin president urged closer agricultural cooperation with Hungary, while Schmitt said that education and culture were areas of possible further cooperation.

Asked about the European integration of the Western Balkans, Schmitt said that Montenegro could play “a very positive role” in that process through its aspirations to become “the driving force of regional cooperation”. He added that the European Union should provide countries in the region with a “clear perspective” of joining the community.

Schmitt also said that he would soon meet presidents of the region for talks aimed at promoting the integration process.

Vujanovic is to meet Prime Minister Viktor Orban as well as Speaker of Parliament Laszlo Kover. Vujanovic will also lay a wreath at the monument to the unknown soldier and attend a state dinner given in his honour.
Source: mti.hu