Ministry of Human Capacities

Zoltán Balog

Minister of Human Capacities

Leading news

Hungary insists on maintaining its public works programme as long as necessary

Ministry of Human Capacities, June 19, 2015 1:14 PM

Ministers of the Member States of the European Union recognised the results achieved by the Hungarian Government in the expansion of employment in the document approved at the meeting of the Employment, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) held on Thursday in Luxembourg, Katalin Novák, State Secretary for Family and Youth Affairs of the Ministry of Human Resources told MTI, the Hungarian News Agency.

German analysis improves Hungary’s image

Ministry of Human Capacities, June 12, 2015 7:53 PM

Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog said the German Society for Foreign Policy (DGAP) country analysis on Hungary was both objective and positive. Balog handed presented a copy of the document to Deputy Speaker of the Bundestag Johannes Singhammer (CSU), on Thursday in Berlin.

The number of those at risk of poverty is declining in Hungary

Ministry of Human Capacities, June 9, 2015 8:53 AM

The number of Hungarians at risk of poverty has decreased by 241,000 over the past two years, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Human Capacities Bence Rétvári told public television M1 on Monday.

Hungarian pavilion opens at Milan World’s Fair

Ministry of Human Capacities, June 8, 2015 4:46 PM

The Hungarian pavilion of Milan World’s Fair has officially opened its gates on 5 June, the World Environment Day.

Humanitarian Refugees Should Be Allowed into Europe, but Not Economic refugees

Ministry of Human Capacities, June 5, 2015 6:52 PM

In order to protect their lives, refugees fleeing civil wars should be allowed into Europe, but not so the economic refugees, said Manfred Weber, faction leader of the European People’s Party at a Budapest conference on the refugee crisis jointly organized by the Foundation for Civic Hungary, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Hanns Seidel Foundation.

Hungary needs friends like Helmut Kohl

Ministry of Human Capacities, June 3, 2015 2:16 PM

Hungary needs friend like former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, politicians who can be friends of Hungary and Europe at the same time, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog said on Tuesday at a Budapest conference organized on the occasion of Helmut Kohl’s 85th birthday.

Eight lorries of aid on their way to the Ukraine

Ministry of Human Capacities, June 2, 2015 4:49 PM

Eight lorries of aid consisting of medicines, medical equipment and long shelf-life food have left Budapest on Tuesday morning; the aid is to be delivered to the Transcarpathian region and beyond the Carpathians.

Every aid shipment should convey message

Ministry of Human Capacities, June 2, 2015 3:48 PM

An aid convoy worth around HUF 100 million (EUR 323,000) is about to set off to the Transcarpathian region as a joint effort of eight Hungarian charities on Tuesday morning, Minister for Human Capacities Zoltán Balog told state television M1 on Monday. He emphasised that that all aid shipments should also convey a clear message.

Women’s employment in Hungary at all-time high

Ministry of Human Capacities, May 29, 2015 2:15 PM

The job protection initiatives and the additional childcare support introduced by the Government raised women’s employment ratio in Hungary to 57 percent, the highest ever rate since records of this indicator began in 1992, Mónika Dunai spokesperson for the Fidesz caucus said at a press conference held jointly with Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs Katalin Novák.