The reinforcement of cultural awareness – which is increasingly diminishing – is a must for the integration of migrants in Europe, Zoltán Balog told the Hungarian News Agency MTI on Friday after he delivered a lecture on the topic as the first foreign lecturer at the reputable forum held in Bayreuth, Bavaria.
The number of childbirths has been continuously rising in Hungary for the past two years, Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs Katalin Novák said at a press conference in Budapest on Thursday.
It is our moral duty to remember the victims of the Communist regime said Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog on Thursday in Budapest, when he handed over Hungary’s contribution of 25 million forints to the initiators of a memorial of the victims of Communism in Ottawa, the Tribute to Liberty Foundation.
Hungary needs to make some changes in its higher education system in order to make it sustainable, State Minister for Higher Education László Palkovics said on national TV channel M1 on Thursday night. He said that systemic problems had prompted the Ministry of Human Capacities to initiate changes in 2013, and the higher education strategy for 2014 had also recognised the need for change.
At a panel discussion at the Bálványos Summer University and Student Camp in Transylvania on Wednesday, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog said that Hungary will launch its own Erasmus programme enabling exchanges between Hungarian students in Hungary and abroad.
In Budapest on Wednesday, at an event commemorating the Battle of Nándorfehérvár (present-day Belgrade), Minister of State for Culture Péter Hoppál said that “In remembering the victory, we must remind ourselves and the whole of Europe that all those centuries ago Hungary was not only already a part of Europe, but also its defender”.
Members of the Charitable Council – the Caritas Hungarica, the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid, the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta, the Baptist Aid, the Hungarian Red Cross and the Hungarian Interchurch Aid – are uniting their efforts, this time in order to provide humanitarian aid for the migrants arriving in Hungary.
The state budget will allow for an increase in support for national minorities in Hungary by over HUF 2 billion (EUR 6.3 million) in 2016, Minister of State for Churches, National Minorities and Civil Affairs Miklós Soltész said in Budapest at a press conference on Wednesday.
Hungarian Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog and French ambassador to Budapest Roland Galharague signed a Hungarian-French intergovernmental film production cooperation deal in Budapest on Monday.
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