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Hungarian projects shortlisted for European Enterprise Awards 2011

Two Hungarian projects have been shortlisted for the European Enterprise Awards 2011, the National Economy Ministry said on Thursday.

The European Enterprise Awards (EEA) have been organized by the European Union's DG Enterprise since 2006 "to identify and reward excellence among public authorities in promoting entrepreneurship and small business at national, regional and local level," according to website for the awards.

The two Hungarian projects were among twelve shortlisted by the EEA jury.

An energy efficiency program organized by the Heves County Chamber of Commerce and Industry that has already helped local businesses save HUF 61 million on energy costs was shortlisted in the "Improving the Business Environment" category. Budapest's Hotel Panda, a four-star establishment that employs mostly disabled people, was shortlisted in the "Responsible and Inclusive Entrepreneurship" category.

The winners of this year's contest will be announced on May 24 at the Hungarian National Gallery.