Ministry of Human Capacities

Zoltán Balog

Minister of Human Capacities

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Budapest awarded right to host 2024 World Short Course Swimming Championships

Ministry of Human Capacities, July 17, 2017 3:43 PM

During the 17th World Aquatics Championships in Hungary, International Swimming Federation FINA decided on Monday to award the right to host the 2022 World Short Course Swimming Championships to Kazan, Russia, and the 2024 event to the Hungarian capital.

Lanzarote Commission meets in Budapest to discuss care of unaccompanied minors

Ministry of Human Capacities, July 10, 2017 12:52 PM

The Council of Europe’s Lanzarote Convention on protecting children from sexual exploitation and sexual harassment was adopted in 2007 and came into force in Hungary on 1 December 2015. The highest-level monitoring body of the Convention is the Lanzarote Commission, which is made up of government exports from states who are party to the Convention.

First Hungarian translation of the Talmud published

Ministry of Human Capacities, July 5, 2017 6:00 PM

A community that devotes two decades to translating its most important book "wants to live, and if it wants to live, it also gains strength", Miklós Soltész said referring to the Talmud translation, which has been in preparation since 1998, on the occasion of the publication of the first ever Hungarian transition of the Talmud by the Unified Israelite Congregation of Hungary (EMIH).

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.