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Zoltán Balog

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Seven Hungarian cities bid for 2023 European Capital of Culture

Ministry of Human Capacities, December 23, 2017 11:44 AM

Before the submission deadline of 12:00 on 20 December 2017, seven Hungarian cities – Győr, Szombathely, Veszprém, Székesfehérvár, Gödöllő, Eger and Debrecen – have submitted their bids to become European Capital of Culture in 2023.

Helping Christians in Syria is Europe’s duty

Ministry of Human Capacities, December 20, 2017 3:09 PM

Helping Christians in Syria is Europe’s duty, the Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Human Capacities stated on Tuesday in Budapest in his welcome speech delivered as part of the conference series of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University on persecuted Christians.

Member States need right kind of solidarity

Ministry of Human Capacities, December 18, 2017 12:58 PM

Member States need the right kind of solidarity in the European Union in the context of the migration crisis, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog told the German national public service radio station Deutschlandfunk.

Respect for human rights is not just a legal issue, but also a cultural one

Ministry of Human Capacities, December 7, 2017 12:49 PM

Respect for human rights is not just a legal issue, but also a cultural one, the Minister of Human Capacities stressed at the conference held in Budapest on Wednesday on the occasion of the upcoming Human Rights Day.

Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz receives this year’s Petőfi Award

Ministry of Human Capacities, December 7, 2017 12:46 PM

Retired Archbishop of Krakow and former aide to Pope Saint John Paul II Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz received this year’s Petőfi Award. The accolade, which is awarded by the House of Terror Museum’s foundation and the MOL Group, was presented at a ceremony in Budapest’s House of Terror Museum on Tuesday.

Encouraging Roma students to enter higher education is one of the common goals of the Visegrád Four

Ministry of Human Capacities, December 7, 2017 9:16 AM

“The countries of the Visegrád Group (V4) are placing particular emphasis on developing a fair education system, on creating opportunities for talented Roma students, and on measures aimed at helping them enter and remain in higher education. The number of young Roma in higher education had doubled in Hungary during the past three years”, Minister of State for Social Affairs and Inclusion Károly Czibere said at the V4 conference entitled “The Participation of Roma Youth in Higher Education in the Visegrád Countries in Light of the EU Framework for Roma Integration Strategy”.

Hungarian students achieve best ever results in PIRLS Study

Ministry of Human Capacities, December 5, 2017 4:18 PM

Fourth grade Hungarian students who took part in the PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy) Study last year achieved Hungary’s best ever results so far.

The Government is helping persecuted Christians in several ways

Ministry of Human Capacities, November 22, 2017 12:10 PM

“The Government is helping persecuted Christians in several ways”, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog said at his annual hearing before Parliament’s Justice Committee on Tuesday. In addition to Church issues, the Minister also reported on the status of issues relating to non-governmental organisations and social inclusion.

Family Affairs Cabinet formed

Ministry of Human Capacities, November 8, 2017 3:47 PM

A Family Affairs Cabinet has been formed. The agenda of its first meeting featured the establishment of a demography policy institute under the name of sociologist Mária Kopp and a variety of family support measures, the Minister of Human Capacities and the Minister of State for Family, Youth and International Affairs said at a press conference held after the meeting.

Roma inclusion is a common issue

Ministry of Human Capacities, November 7, 2017 9:59 AM

“Roma inclusion is a common issue, a much more important issue than to allow us to entrust it to the Roma alone and an important issue that cannot be realised without the Roma”, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog declared at a session of the Roma Coordination Council.