Ministry of Human Capacities

Zoltán Balog

Minister of Human Capacities

Leading news

Family Affairs Cabinet formed

Ministry of Human Capacities, November 8, 2017 3:47 PM

A Family Affairs Cabinet has been formed. The agenda of its first meeting featured the establishment of a demography policy institute under the name of sociologist Mária Kopp and a variety of family support measures, the Minister of Human Capacities and the Minister of State for Family, Youth and International Affairs said at a press conference held after the meeting.

Roma inclusion is a common issue

Ministry of Human Capacities, November 7, 2017 9:59 AM

“Roma inclusion is a common issue, a much more important issue than to allow us to entrust it to the Roma alone and an important issue that cannot be realised without the Roma”, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog declared at a session of the Roma Coordination Council.

Budapest Declaration

Ministry of Human Capacities, November 3, 2017 11:13 AM

The participants of the two-day conference held on 11-13 October 2017 entitled “International conference on the Persecution of Christians - Seeking Answers to a Long-neglected Crisis”, hosted by the Deputy State Secretariat for the Aid of Persecuted Christians within the Ministry of Human Capacities, adopted the Budapest Declaration.

Ukraine will not change Hungarian nationality education until decision of Venice Commission

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 20, 2017 1:49 PM

Hungary has been given a promise that no changes of any kind will be introduced in Ukraine in the education of the Hungarian minority until a decision is adopted by the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe with respect to the relevant part of the Ukrainian education legislation, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog said after he had talks with Ukrainian Education Minister Liliya Hrynevych and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin in Kiev.

Taking care of persecuted Christians is a natural obligation of Hungary

Prime Minister’s Office, October 13, 2017 6:53 PM

According to Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén, taking care of and helping persecuted Christians is a natural obligation of Hungary as a State that has a Christian identity as well as Christian ties in its history, culture and traditions.

Preservation of Christianity is preservation of democracy all at once

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 13, 2017 12:17 PM

The preservation of the fundamental values, worldview and culture of Christianity is a question of the preservation of democracy and diversity all at once, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog said on Thursday in Budapest at the International Consultation on Christian Persecution.

Hungary would like to be a refuge for persecuted Christians

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 1, 2017 10:07 PM

“Hungary would like to be a refuge for persecuted Christians”, Minister of Human Resources Zoltán Balog said on Friday in Budapest.

New Ukrainian Education Act is a dead end – Government of Hungary rejects the regulation discriminating against national minorities

Ministry of Human Capacities, September 26, 2017 4:15 PM

By signing the new Ukrainian Education Act, Ukraine is stripping rights away, violating a number of international treaties, including the assurance of learning and teaching in the mother tongue on all levels on education, which the country has undertaken on its path towards the community of European nations. The leadership of Ukraine does not lead the country towards Europe but a dead end.

It is Hungary’s constitutional duty to protect Transcarpathian Hungarians

Ministry of Human Capacities, September 26, 2017 1:38 PM

“Transcarpathian Hungarians want to make a living in the land of their birth, and it is Hungary’s constitutional duty to help them do so”, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog declared at an event to mark the beginning of the academic year that the Ferenc Rákóczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian College in Beregsász (Berehove), Ukraine. At the event, Mr. Balog announced that Hungary will be constructing a swimming pool and sports hall in the Transcarpathian city at a cost of over one billion forints (EUR 3.2 million).