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Zoltán Balog

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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.

Ever fewer young people not studying or working

Ministry of Human Capacities, August 18, 2017 9:39 AM

The Government believes it is important that it should contribute to the utilisation of the skills of young people, the promotion of their active participation in society and the encouragement of the establishment of families through the implementation of a youth-friendly, future-oriented and predictable policy, Bence Rétvári, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Ministry of Human Capacities told the Hungarian news agency MTI.

It is our joint responsibility to ensure that a community should be built and gain in strength in Transcarpathia from grants provided

Ministry of Human Capacities, August 18, 2017 9:38 AM

It is our joint responsibility to ensure that, from the financial grants and opportunities provided, culture and above all, a community should be built and should gain in strength in Transcarpathia, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog said on Saturday in Nagydobrony in the Ungvár District at the family quiet day of the Reformed Church in Transcarpathia.

Government supports NGOs helping handicapped people

Ministry of Human Capacities, August 15, 2017 12:35 PM

The Government supports the initiatives of non-governmental organisations helping handicapped people and their families. Those organisations are eligible to submit applications in response to the call for proposals with an allocation worth almost HUF 171.5 million in total to be closed on Wednesday which seek to launch local, regional or national programmes to combat isolation, Károly Czibere told the press.

Hungarian Baptists are important for Hungary

Ministry of Human Capacities, August 10, 2017 12:07 PM

Hungarian Baptists are important for Hungary and the Hungarian nation, the Minister of Human Capacities said at the closing service held on Sunday in Debrecen at the 4th World Meeting of Hungarian Baptists.

Hungary would like to become opinion maker centre in fight against persecution of Christians

Ministry of Human Capacities, August 4, 2017 8:59 AM

Hungary would like to become an opinion maker centre in the fight against the persecution of Christians, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog spoke about this on the programme 180 minutes of Kossuth Rádió on Thursday morning.

Young Hungarians from beyond the borders may spend time in summer camps in Hungary by virtue of united efforts

Ministry of Human Capacities, August 3, 2017 8:49 AM

Minister of State for Church, Nationality and Civil Society Relations Miklós Soltész finds it a joyful development that not only the Government supports the summer camps of young Hungarians from beyond the borders in Hungary, but this is now also a wide-spread and natural practice for municipalities and civil society organisations.

We remember not only victims, but also heroes

Ministry of Human Capacities, August 2, 2017 9:01 PM

The Roma Holocaust did not only have victims, but also heroes, and it is our duty to remember and to talk about them so that as many people as possible should know about their courageous conduct, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog told the Hungarian news agency MTI on Wednesday.