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Tamás Vargha

21:15 May 24, 2022

Personal details:

Date of birth: 2 February 1959
Marital status: married, a father of four

Education:

1987 Loránd Eötvös University of Sciences, English language and literature, secondary school teacher

Professional experience:

2004–2009 János Kodolányi College, Székesfehérvár
1993–1999 Attila József Secondary School, Székesfehérvár
1991–2008 Syntax Language School, Székesfehérvár
1987–1993 Pál Vasvári Secondary School, Székesfehérvár

Membership:

2010–2018 President, Fejér County Museum Association
1994 Founding member, Defence Forces and Society Friendship Circles
1991 Founding member, Hungarian War Grave Care Association

Political career:

2022– State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, Deputy Defence Minister
2022– Member of Parliament, Fejér County Electorate No. 1 (Székesfehérvár)
2018–2022 Member of Parliament, Fejér County Electorate No. 1 (Székesfehérvár)
2018–2020 Government commissioner for the House of Árpád Program
2018 Vice-Chairman, National Security Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly
2018–2022 State Secretary for Civil Intelligence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
2016–2018 Ministerial commissioner for the tasks related to the arrangements for the House of Árpád Program and its implementation
2014–2018 Parliamentary State Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Deputy Defence Minister
2014–2018 Member of Parliament, Fejér County Electorate No. 1 (Székesfehérvár)
2012–2014 Parliamentary State Secretary, Ministry of Defence
2011–2012 Member of the Defence Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly
2010–2012 Chairman of Fejér County Public Assembly
2010–2012 Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly
2010–2014 Member of Parliament, Fejér County Electorate No. 2
2008–2010 Counselor in cultural, public and international relations for Székesfehérvár Town with County Rights
2006–2010 Representative of “Upper Town Fecskepart” quarter in the Public Assembly of Székesfehérvár Town with County Rights

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As a committed NATO member, Hungary continues developing its armed forces

11:28 February 16, 2024

NATO is made up of national forces, and that is why every member state has to develop its own forces; being committed to its NATO membership, Hungary is doing so indeed – stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky after the Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence in Brussels on 15 February.

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French connection

11:40 February 15, 2024

Lieutenant Thibault Lemaire has arrived from the École Militaire Interarmes of the French Armed Forces for a field exercise to the HDF 30th Mechanized Infantry Brigade, where the already-serving non-commissioned officers and enlisted soldiers are trained to become officers.

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PzH: More than 500 applicants

13:55 February 14, 2024

More than 500 young people have applied to serve in Tata in the framework of the recruitment campaign “Man to the hardware!”. The final personnel will be selected from among them, said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in Tata on 13 February, the inprocessing day of the personnel applying to enlist into the 1st Self-Propelled Artillery Battalion of the Hungarian Defence Forces 1st Armored Brigade.

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Test Flight with the First Hungarian KC-390 Military Transport Aircraft

12:42 February 9, 2024

The first Embraer KC-390 military transport aircraft of the Hungarian Defence Forces took off in Brazil on 8 February. According to the plans, the aircraft will be delivered to Hungary this year. By using this type of Brazilian aircraft that attracts increasing attention worldwide, the HDF are acquiring a new capability in the field of military air transport.

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Hungarian Government Supports Sweden’s Accession to NATO

14:25 February 5, 2024

The Hungarian government supports the ratification of Sweden’s accession to NATO, which is why it submitted the proposal to the National Assembly – said Gergely Gulyás, Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office at the Government Info in Budapest on 1 February.

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Further strengthening cooperation

08:56 February 5, 2024

General Dr. Gábor Böröndi, Chief of General Staff Hungarian Defence Forces recently met with Major General Tibor Králik, Commander in Budapest to discuss the tasks ahead of Headquarters Multinational Division Centre (HQ MND-C) as well as the ongoing and future projects.

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High-visibility training of NATO forces

12:38 February 4, 2024

The NATO Forward Land Forces Battle Group (NATO FLF BG HUN) conducted another high-visibility training session in the Central Training Area of the Hungarian Defence Forces in January.

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Hungarian EU Presidency priorities to include defence industry development

11:37 February 1, 2024

Hardly six months before the Hungarian presidency, the most important defence policy issues of the EU are the development of the European Union’s defence industry, the Russo-Ukrainian War and the security of the Sahel – said Zsolt Kutnyánszky, MoD State Secretary for Defence Policy, Force Development and Defence Industry after the informal meeting of the EU’s defence ministers in Brussels.

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Major General László Sticz takes over command of EUFOR Althea Mission

11:32 February 1, 2024

On 31 January in Camp Butmir, Sarajevo, Major General László Sticz took over the command of the European Union’s peacekeeping mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the framework of a ceremony. Major General Helmut Habermayer, the Austrian predecessor of the new Hungarian commander of EUFOR Operation Althea handed over the flag of the mission to him.

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Minister’s Visit to the Peacekeeping EUFOR’s Hungarian Personnel

12:23 January 31, 2024

“It was good to meet EUFOR’s Hungarian personnel in Camp Butmir yesterday evening. These Hungarian soldiers are protecting the peace of Hungary and Europe even from Bosnia and Herzegovina” – wrote Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky on his Facebook page Wednesday morning, 31 January.