The Secretary-General was in Budapest on Monday 26 June 2017, to attend the 2017 Conference of the Global Forum on Productivity where he delivered Welcome Remarks. He also held bilateral meetings with Hungarian high level authorities and signed an agreement to work on an SME strategy for Hungary with Mr. Mihály Varga, Minister for National Economy.
Hungary’s new energy strategy, the National Energy Strategy to 2030, published in 2012, was a major step in formulating a long-term vision for government policy in the sector. The main objective of the strategy was to ensure a sustainable and secure energy sector while supporting the competitiveness of the economy.
Mindful of high energy costs and their impact on family incomes, the government initiated a policy of mandatory price cuts to reduce household energy bills. While the short-term impact has been a reduction in energy bills, in the long term, this policy may damage national competitiveness. Renewable energy production has increased significantly in the last decade but growth in the sector has slowed. Recent reforms and the introduction of a new support system for electricity from renewable sources could arrest this slowdown. On the other hand, measures that limit wind power developments are likely to have a negative impact on the sector.
Greenhouse gas emissions have declined as the economy has become less carbon-intensive. Nonetheless, the country could adopt more ambitious targets for emission reductions. Energy security has been strengthened and there have been a number of large investments in oil, electricity and natural gas infrastructure. Further investments are expected, notably the construction of two new nuclear power generating units.
This latest review of Hungary’s energy policies, the first since 2011, examines the current energy-policy landscape and makes recommendations for improvements. These recommendations are intended to guide the country towards a more secure and sustainable energy future.
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Hungary had the 3rd highest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2016. The country had the 4th highest position in 2015. The average single worker in Hungary faced a tax wedge of 48.2% in 2016 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.
These country specific notes provide figures and commentary from the Taxation and Skills publication that examines how tax policy can encourage skills development in OECD countries.
Dans le cadre des efforts continus pour renforcer la transparence par les entreprises multinationales, le Gabon, la Hongrie, l’Indonésie, la Lituanie, Malte, Maurice et la Fédération de Russie ont désormais signé l’Accord multilatéral entre autorités compétentes portant sur les échanges des déclarations pays par pays, portant le nombre total de signataires à 57.
Hungary has become the 30th member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), the leading international forum for bilateral providers of development co-operation.
This country note presents student performance in science, reading and mathematics, and measures equity in education in Hungary. The interactive charts allow you to compare results with other countries participating in the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
This publication provides detailed country notes on Value Added Tax/Goods and Services Tax (VAT/GST) and excise duty rates in OECD member countries.
This annual publication presents detailed country notes and internationally comparable tax data for all OECD countries from 1965 onwards.
OECD-GVH Regional Centre for Competition in Budapest website