Ministry of Human Capacities

Zoltán Balog

Minister of Human Capacities

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Hungary plans to become a centre for efforts to combat Christian persecution

Ministry of Human Capacities, January 28, 2017 3:20 PM

“Hungary wants to become a centre for organisations working to combat the persecution of Christians”, the Ministry of Human Capacities’ Parliamentary State Secretary declared at an international conference entitled: “New Opportunities for Solidarity in the Interests of Discriminated Christian Communities”.

We must fight against prejudice on a daily basis

Ministry of Human Capacities, January 28, 2017 11:03 AM

“The Holocaust is an eternal lesson that it is our duty to fight against prejudice on a daily basis to ensure that the souls and thoughts of future, upcoming generations are never again dominated by delusions and misconceptions”, Minister of State for Education László Palkovics declared at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

It was important that pensioners, too, should perceive strengthening of Hungary

Ministry of Human Capacities, January 6, 2017 9:26 AM

It was an important goal of the Government that pensioners, too, should perceive the strengthening of Hungary, Bence Rétvári, Minister of State at the Ministry of Human Capacities said at his press conference.

Zoltán Balog and Pál Maléter receive one of the most prestigious German human rights awards

Ministry of Human Capacities, December 15, 2016 12:43 PM

Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog was presented with one of Germany’s most prestigious human rights awards, the Rainer Hildebrandt Medal, on Wednesday in Berlin. The Medal was also posthumously awarded to Pál Maléter, Minister of Defence in the Imre Nagy Government in 1956, who was executed following the crushing of the Revolution.

Office of Deputy State Secretary for Persecuted Christians seeks assistance of churches

Ministry of Human Capacities, November 18, 2016 4:55 PM

The Office of the Deputy State Secretary for Persecuted Churches is seeking the assistance of churches in Hungary with its efforts, the Minister of Human Capacities said on Thursday in Budapest.

Fifty-six tons of aid on its way to Ukraine

Ministry of Human Capacities, November 9, 2016 1:36 PM

Fifty-six tons of aid, five truckloads worth 32 million forints, set off from Budapest bound for Ukraine, coordinated by the Charity Council, an association of Hungarian charity organisations.

The right to self-determination is important to the Hungarians

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 22, 2016 9:31 AM

“The Hungarians know what it means for others to decide their fate, and for this reason they feel it is indispensable to take their lives into their own hands and control it themselves; the right to self-determination is extremely important to them”, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog declared in an interview on Swiss public radio SRF.

Thanks to the Germans and Germany

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 19, 2016 10:40 AM

Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog thanked the Germans and Germany for the assistance they provided to Hungarian refugees in 1956 and for their solidarity.

Improved poverty indices confirm the success of Hungarian reforms

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 18, 2016 1:53 PM

According to several studies, a turnaround occurred in Hungary in 2013 and the level of poverty has decreased continuously for the past three years.