Ministry of Human Capacities

Zoltán Balog

Minister of Human Capacities

Leading news

Hungary to host 2020 European Aquatics Championships

Ministry of Human Capacities, July 11, 2016 11:54 AM

“Hungary will be hosting the 2020 European Aquatics Championships”, President of the European Swimming League (LEN) Paolo Barelli and LEN Treasurer and President of the Hungarian Swimming Association Tamás Gyárfás announced at a press conference following a meeting of the organisation’s Bureau.

Cause of migrant fight at Fót children’s home unknown

Ministry of Human Capacities, July 5, 2016 11:07 AM

Bence Rétvári, State Minister for Parliament at the Ministry of Human Resources, has told national news agency MTI that the cause of a fight between young migrants at the Fót children’s home is as yet unknown.

2017: a year of pay rises as well

Government, June 27, 2016 11:45 AM

The period ahead of us and 2017 will be about pay rises, too, Csaba Dömötör stated on Sunday in Budapest.

Roma now less threatened by poverty

Ministry of Human Capacities, June 1, 2016 6:38 PM

At a meeting of the Roma Coordination Council in the southern Hungarian town of Kaposvár, Minister of State for Social Affairs and Inclusion Károly Czibere said that over the past two to three years the exposure to poverty of Hungarian Roma has dropped and, while the indicators are still high, the improving trend proves the success of the Government’s inclusion strategy.

UN working group pits family and women’s policies against each other

Ministry of Human Capacities, May 31, 2016 8:31 AM

The UN Working Group on discrimination against women has in certain instances given a distorted presentation of the Hungarian government’s measures to support women.

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”.