Ministry of Human Capacities

Zoltán Balog

Minister of Human Capacities

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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).

Construction of Erbil school progressing well

Ministry of Human Capacities, September 19, 2017 9:43 AM

The construction of the school in the Iraqi city of Erbil, which is being funded within the framework of the Government’s Hungary Helps programme, is progressing according to schedule.

Miklós Soltész had talks with Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister

Ministry of Human Capacities, September 18, 2017 12:20 PM

At the meeting of Miklós Soltész, Minister of State for Church, Nationality and Civil Society Relations and Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov held on Saturday, the parties also spoke about the measures which serve to stop illegal migration.

Quota regime would impose enormous burden on family and social systems as well

Ministry of Human Capacities, September 15, 2017 12:03 PM

We would be required to face the expenditure of the building of hospitals in the health care system in the magnitude of a hundred billion forints, but by virtue of the family reunification plans the quota regime would impose an enormous burden on the family and social systems as well, Bence Rétvári, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Ministry of Human Capacities told the newspaper Magyar Hírlap.

WHO Regional Committee for Europe elects Hungarian member for first time in many years

Ministry of Human Capacities, September 14, 2017 10:38 AM

“The 67th session of the World health organisation’s (WHO) Regional Committee for Europe is currently underway in Hungary, the presiding chair of which is Katalin Novák, the Ministry of Human Capacities’ Minister of State for Family, Youth and International Affairs.