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EU information portal registers 3 mln visitors

Hungary's European Union information portal and hotline has registered over three million visitors and answered 223,000 telephone queries since it was set up three years ago, an official of the Prime Minister's Office told the press on Thursday. The portal provides general information about issues connected to Hungary's membership of the European Union and receives 300-400 phone calls with specific questions each day, said Judit Fekete. Topics covered include employment, car exports and the recognition of university degrees, among others. The information portal's annual budget is Ft 100 million-Ft 110 million and it is part of a scheme initiated by the Prime Minister's Office entitled Let's Talk About Europe, Fekete said.