Ministry of Human Capacities

Zoltán Balog

Minister of Human Capacities

Leading news

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.

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.