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Zoltán Balog

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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.

Budapest Declaration

Ministry of Human Capacities, November 3, 2017 11:13 AM

The participants of the two-day conference held on 11-13 October 2017 entitled “International conference on the Persecution of Christians - Seeking Answers to a Long-neglected Crisis”, hosted by the Deputy State Secretariat for the Aid of Persecuted Christians within the Ministry of Human Capacities, adopted the Budapest Declaration.

Ukraine will not change Hungarian nationality education until decision of Venice Commission

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 20, 2017 1:49 PM

Hungary has been given a promise that no changes of any kind will be introduced in Ukraine in the education of the Hungarian minority until a decision is adopted by the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe with respect to the relevant part of the Ukrainian education legislation, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog said after he had talks with Ukrainian Education Minister Liliya Hrynevych and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin in Kiev.

People in need are awaiting assistance at home

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 19, 2017 4:45 PM

Deputy Minister of Human Capacities Bence Rétvári spoke about the fact that instead of being resettled in Europe, people in need are awaiting assistance from Europe at home, on Hungarian M1 television’s Thursday morning current affairs program.

Baden-Württemberg to continue to fund Andrassy University

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 19, 2017 11:10 AM

“The state of Baden-Württemberg will continue to provide annual funding of 500 thousand euros to Andrássy University in future”, Baden-Württemberg’s Minister of Justice and European Affairs Guido Wolf announced in Budapest on Tuesday following a meeting with Hungary’s Minister of Human Capacities.

The leaders of persecuted Christian communities welcome the Government’s policy of supporting them

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 16, 2017 1:43 PM

“The leaders of Middle Eastern Christians Churches taking part in a three-day international conference on the persecution of Christians have confirmed that the Hungarian Government’s policy of assisting Christians who have been driven from their homes to return home is correct”, the Deputy State Secretary for Aiding Persecuted Christians said.