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Another national consultation will launch in just a couple of weeks in Hungary. This time on family issues.

 Hungary’s government will survey citizens on family policy in a national consultation that will launch in just a couple of weeks, Parliamentary State Secretary Csaba Dömötör said at an annual meeting of the National Association of Large Families (NOE) in Tata, in the north-west of the country, on Saturday.

It is the stated goal of the government to make Hungary a family-friendly place, Dömötör said. “We want to decide together on further measures necessary to achieve this goal in the framework of a national consultation,” he added. Hungary’s government has held a number of national consultations over the years seeking feedback from citizens on important policy issues.

Thanks to measures the government has already taken, 83,000 families have been awarded home purchase subsidies, households have saved 1.9 billion forints (EUR 6m) because of family tax preferences, and the number of places in daycare centres is up 50 per cent

Mr. Dömötör reported. NOE president Katalin Gyurkó Kardos said the association had organised the autumn meeting for the third time with the aim of fostering ties and sharing the benefits of living in large families. NOE has more than 12,000 members in over 200 local groups across the country. The association has close to 1,500 volunteers.

As the Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister’s Parliamentary State Secretary emphasised:
“Strong families are an indispensable centre-stage presence for the renewal of Europe.”

Source: Daily News Hungary


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