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Zoltán Balog

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Holocaust education is becoming increasingly important as the number of Holocaust survivors grows ever fewer

Ministry of Human Capacities, April 24, 2017 4:20 PM

“The role of education in preserving the past is becoming increasingly important as the number of Holocaust survivors grows ever fewer” said Minister of State for Education László Palkovics, who is representing the Hungarian Government at the commemorative International March of the Living being held between Auschwitz and Birkenau on Monday.

Chinese Film Festival opens in Budapest with guest of honour Jackie Chan

Ministry of Human Capacities, April 24, 2017 1:26 PM

The Chinese Film Festival opened in Budapest’s Uránia National Film Theatre on Sunday, where guest of honour Oscar-winning martial arts expert and film star Jackie Chan met Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog.

Ukraine welcomes Hungarian humanitarian aid

Ministry of Human Capacities, April 24, 2017 11:01 AM

“Ukraine is welcoming Hungarian humanitarian aid, and this is also having a positive effect on Hungarian-Ukrainian relations”, the Minister of State for Churches, Minorities and Civil Affairs said on M1 Hungarian television’s Monday morning current affairs program.

The Hungarian Government is providing hundreds more Ukrainian children with vacations in Hungary

Ministry of Human Capacities, April 24, 2017 11:00 AM

“Hungarian state aid will this year again be making it possible for seven hundred Ukrainian children, whose fathers died or were wounded in the armed conflict in the Donets Basin, to vacation in Hungary together with a companion”, Minister of State for Churches, Minorities and Civil Affairs Miklós Soltész announced on Friday in Kiev at a press conference held jointly with Ukrainian Deputy Minister for Social Policy Natalya Fedorovich.

Google expands digital workshop programme to include Hungarian SME sector

Ministry of Human Capacities, April 20, 2017 6:33 PM

“Google is expanding its digital workshop programme to include Hungarian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and plans to contact at least 15,000 SMEs this year to contribute to the development of their online skills via its online teaching platform and through providing personal advice and organising conferences”, Director of Google Hungary Edina heal said at a press conference on Thursday in Budapest.

Minister of State for Sport Tünde Szabó receives CFO of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee Abdullah Alghamdi

Ministry of Human Capacities, April 20, 2017 1:13 PM

Today, the Ministry of Human Capacities’ Minister of State for Sport Dr. Tünde Szabó received in her office the Chief Financial Officer of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee Abdullah Alghamdi, President of the Saudi Arabian Water Polo Association Nasser Aldeghaither, President of the Saudi Arabian Weight Lifting Polo Association Mohammed Alharbi, Director-General of the Saudi Arabian Football Association Adel Albatti and Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Budapest H.E. Mohammed Abdulhaddi Almatrafi.

Major drop in the number of abortions

Ministry of Human Capacities, April 19, 2017 12:02 PM


“Thanks to our family policy efforts there has been a huge drop in the number of abortions in Hungary during the past six years: prior to 2010 the average number of abortions exceeded 40 thousand for many years, but has now fallen to 30 thousand-a-year”, the Ministry of Human Capacities’ Minister of State for Churches, Minorities and Civil Affairs said on Tuesday in Székesfehérvár.

Civil society is embodiment of social goodwill in Hungary

Ministry of Human Capacities, April 13, 2017 3:41 PM

The organisations of civil society are the embodiment of social goodwill in Hungary. By helping these organisations, the Government itself is able to support families in need more effectively and more successfully, the Deputy State Secretary responsible for church, nationality and civil society relations at the Ministry of Human Capacities stated at the inauguration of the programme Family Resources Centre on Thursday in Püspökladány.

Declaring Good Friday a public holiday raises awareness

Ministry of Human Capacities, April 13, 2017 12:24 PM

“Declaring Good Friday a public holiday raises awareness of the fact that it is worth thinking about the deeper meaning of this day”, the Minister of Human Capacities said in an interview for the Hungarian Reformed Church’s weekly magazine Reformátusok Lapja.

There are ways for CEU’s lawful operation

Ministry of Human Capacities, April 13, 2017 10:04 AM

There may be several ways for the CEU (Central European University) to operate in Hungary in a form other than its present one, in compliance with the relevant regulations, the State Secretary for Education of the Ministry of Human Capacities said on the programme 180 minutes of Kossuth Rádió on Thursday.