In addition to paying our last respects, we are here to state that we do not want hatred and war, but we want peace and atonement, the Minister of Human Capacities said at the interment at the Kozma utca Jewish cemetery on Friday of the human remains found at Margaret Bridge in Budapest.
In Budapest on Wednesday, at a conference commemorating the 100th anniversary of Islam’s recognition as a religion in Hungary, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog said that a dialogue is required with Islam, and it needs partners.
On Wednesday, State Minister for Schools László Palkovics said that the Schools Education Round Table remains the proper way of discussing the problems of the schools system; he was referring to a strike announced for today by the “I Want to Teach” movement. He said that today’s action does not serve the interests of either students or teachers, and is thus misguided.
In an interview on public radio’s Tuesday morning news programme, State Minister for Parliament at the Ministry of Human Capacities Bence Rétvári said that, although the Klebelsberg centre for the state administration of schools (KLIK) is to be dissolved, the state will continue to run the schools.
Minister of Human Capacities and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Alliance for a Civic Hungary Foundation Zoltán Balog praised the thousand-year relationship between the two peoples and its common points at a Hungarian-Bavarian conference held in Budapest under the title Current Challenges Facing Europe.
At Wednesday’s session of the Public Education Roundtable, 100 experts made proposals on a total of 150 topics covering, amongst others, the 25 points put forward by the National Union of Teachers. In addition to the Public Education Roundtable, negotiations are also in progress with trade unions in accordance with the Labour Code, the results of which are expected to correspond with the work and findings of the Roundtable.
On Tuesday, Deputy State Secretary for EU and International Affairs at the Ministry of Human Capacities Gergely Prőhle received the delegation of the Damascus University, Syria.
Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog announced on Friday that pensions will increase by 1.6 per cent in 2016.
Hungary can only be strong through the reinvigoration of provinces, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog said on Saturday at the closing event of the Gáspár Károli program in the northern Hungarian town of Gönc.
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