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Zoltán Balog

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2015 budget includes more funding for public education

Ministry of Human Capacities, November 10, 2014 3:07 PM

The draft of the 2015 budget includes the allocation of more funding for public education than there is available this year, Minister of State for Public Education Judit Czunyiné Bertalan said at a regional forum for teachers in the eastern Hungarian town of Debrecen on Wednesday.

Sports are a priority in the 2015 budget

Ministry of Human Capacities, November 10, 2014 3:01 PM

The budget bill submitted to Parliament aims to allocate HUF 118.8 billion (EUR 383 million) to sports, an increase of 20.7% compared to this year, Minister of State for Sports István Simicskó said at a Budapest press conference on Thursday.

Minister Balog unveils memorial plaque in Shanghai

Ministry of Human Capacities, November 6, 2014 11:59 AM

Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog unveiled on Monday in Shanghai a plaque commemorating Pál Komor, a Hungarian Jew who lived in Shanghai between 1898-1948, who during World War II, helped an estimated 16,000 Jewish refugees – mainly from Germany and Austria – relocate to the United States, Canada or Australia.

Government spends HUF 5 billion on jobs for those with disabilities

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 31, 2014 1:57 PM

In the last few years, government initiatives have resulted in doubling the number of jobs for people with disabilities, which now stands at 80,000, Minister of State for Social Affairs and Inclusion Károly Czibere said on Wednesday at the closing event presenting the results of the Rehabilitation – Value – Change project.

Hungary’s fat tax brought revenues of over HUF 55 billion

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 31, 2014 1:38 PM

Since its introduction in 2011, the public health product tax (the so-called fat tax) has brought over HUF 55 billion (EUR 179 million) to the national budget, Minister of State for Health Gábor Zombor said.

Minister Balog meets Serbian counterpart in Budapest

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 30, 2014 2:09 PM

Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog met his Serbian counterpart, Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy Aleksandar Vulin on Wednesday in Budapest and discussed social and employment issues.

Hungary still among low-risk countries for Ebola

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 27, 2014 6:00 PM

Hungary’s National Safety Laboratory has every capacity to detect and treat Ebola, Minister of State for Health Gábor Zombor said at a press conference held at the laboratory last Wednesday.

Undergraduate childcare benefit programme successful

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 20, 2014 12:15 PM

The childcare benefit programme for undergraduates introduced at the beginning of this year has already proven successful, as some 150 women have applied for it, Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs Katalin Novák said on Sunday.

Hungarian education in the Carpathian Basin is a common cause

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 20, 2014 11:49 AM

The success of Hungary’s national strategy largely hinges on whether Hungarians living within the Carpathian Basin can embrace Hungarian language education as a common cause, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog said at a Budapest conference on Friday.

No Hungarian family should live in poverty

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 20, 2014 11:48 AM

Those in need should be given all possible assistance and every opportunity to escape poverty, Minister of State for Social Affairs and Inclusion Károly Czibere said at a press conference held on Friday to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty in one of the country’s poorest areas, the György housing estate of the southwest Hungarian city of Pécs.