Ministry of Human Capacities

Zoltán Balog

Minister of Human Capacities

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Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog received OECD Secretary-General

Ministry of Human Capacities, June 26, 2017 4:23 PM

Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog received Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) in his office today.

Government launches scholarship programme for young Middle Eastern Christians

Ministry of Human Capacities, June 6, 2017 10:23 AM

“The Hungarian Government is launching a scholarship programme to support young people from persecuted Christian communities in the Middle East”, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog announced on Friday in Berlin at the International Prayer Breakfast Conference, which was attended by high ranking politicians and religious leaders from over fifty countries.

Hungary is relying on its own domestic resources

Ministry of Human Capacities, May 26, 2017 2:19 PM

“It is important to stress with relation to the current migration crisis that Hungary is relying on its own domestic resources; the Government would like to support the Hungarian people and Hungarian families”, the Ministry of Human Capacities’ Minister of State for Family, Youth and International Affairs declared at a press conference held in the recess of the World Congress of Families in Budapest on Friday in Budapest.

No need to amend higher education act due to EP resolution

Ministry of Human Capacities, May 18, 2017 2:12 PM

At a press conference in Debrecen on Thursday, Minister of State for Education László Palkovics said that the higher education act will not have to be amended due to yesterday’s resolution of the European Parliament.

Protecting European Christian values and traditions is of key importance

Ministry of Human Capacities, May 18, 2017 1:29 PM

Protecting European Christian values and traditions is of key importance; this is not the condemnation of another culture, but “it is our God-given obligation to protect our own”, the Minister of Human Capacities said on the subject of migration on Wednesday in Szentes, at a forum organised within the framework of the National Consultation roadshow.

Hungary needs everyone’s support

Ministry of Human Capacities, May 18, 2017 11:00 AM

“There is a greater need than every before for all of us to stand up in support of Hungary”, the Ministry of Human Capacities’ Parliamentary State secretary said on Wednesday at the Vác stop of the National Consultation roadshow.

Increasing percentage of women pursuing technical studies is the goal

Ministry of Human Capacities, May 16, 2017 7:29 PM

The percentage of women studying in higher education, currently standing at 53 per cent, corresponds to the Western-European average. There is, however, a shortfall in technical studies, and the goal is therefore to increase the percentage of women participating in engineering training programmes, the Minister of State responsible for education at the Ministry of Human Capacities said on Monday in Budapest.

Pensioners receive one month’s extra pension compared to 2010

Ministry of Human Capacities, May 16, 2017 7:25 PM

The Government kept its earlier promises made to pensioners. In actual fact, by far exceeding its promises, there is now more than one month’s worth of extra pension in the pockets of pensioners compared with 2010, the Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Human Capacities said at his press conference held on Tuesday in Budapest.

The Government is helping the employment of women through training courses

Ministry of Human Capacities, May 16, 2017 5:04 PM

“The Government is helping the employment of women through training courses, and local municipalities have from 19 May until the depletion of the available budget or 21 May 2018 at the latest to submit their applications to participate in the programme”, The Ministry of Human Capacities’ Minister of State for Family, Youth and International Affairs said on Monday at the opening ceremony of GE Hungary’s fourth Working Parents’ Day in Budapest.