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Zoltán Balog

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Hungary spends far more on development of education system than OECD average

Ministry of Human Capacities, September 12, 2017 4:03 PM

Hungary spends far more on the development of schools and the education system than the OECD’s and the EU’s averages, Minister of State for Education László Palkovics said at his press conference held in Budapest on Tuesday.

Zoltán Balog holds talks with WHO Director-General and several European health ministers

Ministry of Human Capacities, September 12, 2017 10:33 AM

Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog held bilateral talks with WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and the Health Ministers of Poland, Romania and Slovakia on the sidelines of the 67th session of the World Health Organisation’s Regional Committee for Europe in Budapest.

The European Court made a political decision

Ministry of Human Capacities, September 7, 2017 3:34 PM

“The European Court of justice made a political and irresponsible decision on the mechanism to distribute asylum-seekers amongst EU member states, and Hungary will use all possible legal means to fight against the ruling”, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog declared in an interview for German national public radio Deutschlandfunk.

Protection of families and Christian values at the centre of Kötcse picnic

Ministry of Human Capacities, September 1, 2017 5:48 PM

Family policy and the protection of Christian values will be at the centre of this year’s sixteenth civic picnic which will be held at the weekend in the locality of Kötcse, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog, the host of the event told the newspaper Magyar Idők.

World’s first permanent Capa exhibition opens in Budapest

Ministry of Human Capacities, August 30, 2017 3:13 PM

The world’s only permanent exhibition of Robert Capa’s photographs will open in October in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, at the recently refurbished Capa Centre, State Minister for Culture Péter Hoppál announced on Tuesday.

With a Family Affairs Cabinet for a family-friendly country

Ministry of Human Capacities, August 30, 2017 10:23 AM

The Government is committed to supporting Hungarian families. The Government is setting up a Family Affairs Cabinet in order to ensure that family policy considerations emerge in the Government’s measures even more emphatically.

Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog had talks with Russian health minister

Ministry of Human Capacities, August 30, 2017 10:23 AM

Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog and Veronika Skvortsova, Minister of Health of the Russian Federation had bilateral talks in Budapest yesterday.

Vatican praises Hungary Helps programme

Ministry of Human Capacities, August 28, 2017 11:46 AM

Deputy Minister of Human Capacities Bence Rétvári met with the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher in Rome today. Mr. Rétvári put forward a detailed report on the Hungary Helps programme and other Hungarian activities performed in the interests of assisting persecuted Christians.

Europe’s debate culture should be reformed

Ministry of Human Capacities, August 25, 2017 11:15 AM

“Europe’s debate culture and decision-making techniques should be reformed to enable every citizen to feel that they are an equal member of the European Union (EU), to which 16th century reformers provide an excellent example”, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog said in a telephone statement to Hungarian news agency MTI on Thursday.

Let us listen to survivors of totalitarian regimes while we can

Ministry of Human Capacities, August 24, 2017 10:38 AM

The generation of witnesses is bidding farewell, the generation of Katyn, the lads of Pest and the survivors of the Gulag, but let us listen to them while we can, the Minister of Human Capacities said on Wednesday evening in Budapest, at the end of the memorial march organised on the occasion of the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Totalitarian Regimes, at the House of Terror Museum.