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Miklós Kásler

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Budapest’s Ludwig Museum celebrates 25 years of existence

Ministry of Human Capacities, November 14, 2014 3:46 PM

The Ludwig Museum and Gallery of Contemporary Art opened an exhibition presenting 80 works of 60 contemporary artists on Thursday to celebrate its 25-year existence.

Families will retain an additional 200 billion forints in the next five years

Ministry of Human Capacities, November 13, 2014 5:16 PM

Families will be able to retain an additional 200 billion forints (EUR 651 million) in the next five years due to the government’s family support initiative, Minister for Human Capacities Zoltán Balog said on Tuesday at a demographic conference in Budapest.

Social sector employees to receive significant wage increases next year

Ministry of Human Capacities, November 13, 2014 5:14 PM

Social workers will receive more substantial wage increases next year than the one given this October, Minister of State for Social Affairs and Inclusion Károly Czibere said on Wednesday at a press conference held in a Budapest family shelter.

Ministry supports Hungarian education in neighbouring countries

Ministry of Human Capacities, November 13, 2014 4:28 PM

The State Ministry for Public Education of the Ministry for Human Capacities will grant 51 million forints (EUR 166,000) for public education initiatives in neighbouring countries aimed at promoting Hungarian identity and culture, the State Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

International choir festival could greatly benefit the city of Pécs

Ministry of Human Capacities, November 10, 2014 3:08 PM

Hosting the Europa Cantat international choir festival in 2015 could benefit the southwest Hungarian city of Pécs in a similar manner to when the city was the European Cultural Capital in 2010, Minister of State for Culture Péter Hoppál said at a press conference in Pécs on Friday.

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.