Ministry of Human Capacities

Zoltán Balog

Minister of Human Capacities

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Brussels should not decide who we want to live alongside

Ministry of Human Capacities, May 24, 2016 8:21 PM

In an interview published in Monday’s edition of Polish national daily newspaper Rzeczpospolita, Minister of Human Resources Zoltán Balog said that Hungary is not anti-refugee, but it does not want Brussels to decide who Hungarians should live together with. Brussels should let Hungarian citizens give their own answer to the question of whether this issue falls under the jurisdiction of the Hungarian parliament, he said. In the interview he also discussed the migration crisis.

Croatia and Hungary sign cultural cooperation agreement

Ministry of Human Capacities, May 24, 2016 8:15 PM

Croatian Minister for Culture Zlatko Hasanbegović and Hungarian Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog signed a bilateral cultural agreement in Budapest on Monday. After the signing ceremony the Minister told journalists that Hungary has established good relations with the new Croatian government.

Roma victims of the Holocaust remembered at the National Theatre

Ministry of Human Capacities, May 23, 2016 6:03 PM

With the “371 Stars” performance at the National Theatre in Budapest on Saturday night, on the Day of Courage and Roma Youth, Hungary remembered the Birkenau camp uprising and the Roma victims of the Holocaust.

It is not us who equate migration with terrorism, but terrorists themselves

Ministry of Human Capacities, May 10, 2016 5:31 PM

In an interview with German international public service TV channel Deutsche Welle, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog said that it is not the Hungarian government which equates migration with terrorism, but the terrorists themselves. The interview, broadcast on Sunday, was entitled “I hate the fence, but it was necessary”.

Human remains found at Margaret Bridge interred

Ministry of Human Capacities, April 16, 2016 10:14 AM

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.

Dialogue with Islam is required, and for this partnership is needed

Ministry of Human Capacities, March 30, 2016 5:48 PM

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.

The Schools Education Round Table remains the proper solution

Ministry of Human Capacities, March 30, 2016 5:50 PM

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.

State administration of schools will remain after the dissolution of KLIK

Ministry of Human Capacities, March 23, 2016 5:10 PM

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.

The thousand-year relationships between our two peoples are important

Ministry of Human Capacities, March 4, 2016 8:39 PM

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.