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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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Meeting of Defence Policy Directors in Prague

15:21 July 11, 2022

The Defence Policy Directors of the European Union recently held an informal meeting in Prague to discuss those security challenges and defence issues which the EU must address as soon as possible.

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Germany is a major ally and strategic partner

10:37 June 29, 2022

“Germany is a major ally and strategic partner of Hungary in the development of the armed forces and in defence policy as well”, pointed out Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky, after holding a discussion with German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht in Berlin on Tuesday, 28 June.

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Deputy Inspector General of Bundeswehr visits Hungary

16:02 June 28, 2022

Lieutenant General Markus Laubenthal, Deputy Inspector General of the Bundeswehr paid a visit to Hungary, during which, among others, he met with Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces, Dr. Gáspár Maróth, MoD State Secretary for Defence Policy and Development and Lieutenant General Zsolt Sándor, Deputy Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces. Following the discussions in Budapest, on Monday, 27 June the deputy inspector general went to visit the HDF 5th Bocskai István Infantry Brigade in Debrecen.

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Deputy Inspector General of Bundeswehr visits Hungary

15:55 June 28, 2022

Lieutenant General Markus Laubenthal, Deputy Inspector General of the Bundeswehr paid a visit to Hungary, during which, among others, he met with Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces, Dr. Gáspár Maróth, MoD State Secretary for Defence Policy and Development and Lieutenant General Zsolt Sándor, Deputy Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces. Following the discussions in Budapest, on Monday, 27 June the deputy inspector general went to visit the HDF 5th Bocskai István Infantry Brigade in Debrecen.

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Vietnamese delegation visits Ministry of Defence

08:10 June 28, 2022

On Monday, 27 June a delegation from the Ministry of National Defence of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam paid a visit to the Balaton Street building of the Ministry of Defence in Budapest.

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Vietnamese delegation visits Ministry of Defence

08:06 June 28, 2022

On Monday, 27 June a delegation from the Ministry of National Defence of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam paid a visit to the Balaton Street building of the Ministry of Defence in Budapest.

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V4 – Transformation Program 2022

19:00 June 17, 2022

Between 12–14 June, as a closing event of the Hungarian presidency of the Visegrád Cooperation, the event “V4 Innovation Challenge Day – Military Autonomous Systems” focusing on the challenges for autonomous driving was held at the Innovation Center of the University of Debrecen. Built by the Czech, Hungarian and Slovak teams, the electrically powered vehicles with autonomous self-driving capability demonstrated their capacities and speed in covering specific distances and executing tasks on a speedway and an obstacle course.

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Security always comes first!

16:37 June 16, 2022

On Wednesday, 15 June Minister of Defence of Hungary Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky paid a visit to the training area and range of the HDF 5th Bocskai István Infantry Brigade Vay Ádám Training Base in Hajdúhadház. The minister was received by Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces and Lieutenant Colonel Sándor Farkas, the commander of the Debrecen unit.

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Security always comes first!

16:35 June 16, 2022

On Wednesday, 15 June Minister of Defence of Hungary Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky paid a visit to the training area and range of the HDF 5th Bocskai István Infantry Brigade Vay Ádám Training Base in Hajdúhadház. The minister was received by Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces and Lieutenant Colonel Sándor Farkas, the commander of the Debrecen unit.

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V4 Chiefs of Defence Meet in Debrecen

16:30 June 16, 2022

“We will continue our cooperation”, said Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces in answer to a question from the press following the Meeting of the V4 Chiefs of Defence in Debrecen on Tuesday, 14 June.