Ministry of Human Capacities

Zoltán Balog

Minister of Human Capacities

Leading news

We must differentiate between migrant and migration

Ministry of Human Capacities, September 26, 2016 5:01 PM

“We must differentiate between migrant and migration, because Hungary is not against the people, but against the process of migration that is affecting the whole world”, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog told German conservative daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Ministry of Human Capacities concludes strategic partnership agreement with the Snétberger Centre

Ministry of Human Capacities, September 26, 2016 3:57 PM

In Budapest on Monday, on behalf of the Ministry of Human Capacities, Minister Zoltán Balog concluded a strategic partnership agreement with the Snétberger Music Talent Centre on cultivating talented young Roma musicians.

Hungarian-U.S. social security agreement comes into effect

Ministry of Human Capacities, September 2, 2016 2:28 PM

The Hungarian-U.S. social security agreement, signed by Hungarian Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog and U.S. ambassador to Budapest Coleen Bell on 3 February 2015, came into effect on 1 September 2016. The agreement will favourably affect many Hungarian and U.S. citizens.

We must not only remember, but also act

Ministry of Human Capacities, August 30, 2016 1:48 PM

At a commemorative event in the town of Mohács on Sunday, Miklós Soltész, Minister of State for Churches, National Minorities and Civil Relations, said that the 490th anniversary of the Battle of Mohács not only requires us to remember it, but also calls on us to act.

Young migrants are being transported to the West by people smugglers

Ministry of Human Capacities, August 8, 2016 10:32 AM

On Thursday, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Ministry of Human Capacities Bence Rétvári told public television channel M1 that unaccompanied minors are being transported from the Fót children’s home to Western Europe by people smugglers in an organised manner.

More than 300 people have died in European terrorist attacks

Ministry of Interior, August 6, 2016 11:13 AM

It is clearly demonstrable and can be stated as a fact that there is a connection between immigration and terrorism, the Minister of State of the Ministry of Interior said at his press conference.

Migration poses serious health risks

Ministry of Human Capacities, August 2, 2016 4:11 PM

The Hungarian healthcare system can cope with the burdens posed by migration, but the lack of cooperation from migrants and the fact that they do not wait for the results of their screenings is a risk, Minister of State for Healthcare Zoltán Ónodi-Szűcs said at a press conference held at the transit zone in Röszke, southern Hungary.

Statement by Minister Zoltán Balog on the anniversary of the Roma Holocaust and the Kisléta murders

Ministry of Human Capacities, August 2, 2016 4:30 PM

The Roma Holocaust is the shared tragedy of Hungary and Europe. We will not forget the victims, nor our duties. The Government of Hungary condemns any act of violence and hatred that makes any nation or ethnic group collectively responsible based on racial discrimination.

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.