Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held talks on increasing the competitiveness of the European Union, promoting economic growth and creating new jobs with Greek Head of Government Antonis Samaras in Athens on Monday.

The Hungarian Prime Minister briefed his counterpart on the positive developments regarding the growth of the Hungarian economy and about the recent changes in Central Europe, including Hungary, which will make the region “the engine driving European growth”.

The two prime ministers reviewed the upcoming challenges faced by the European Union, with special regard to economic growth, job creation and regaining the EU’s competitiveness.

Photo: Barna BurgerThey voiced their expectations concerning the community's next financing period, during which the EU's economies are to be put back onto a growing trajectory.

At the meeting, the two heads of state declared that bilateral relations were problem-free and pointed out that Greece was one of the most popular destinations for Hungarian holiday makers.