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Oct 21, 2019

Hungarian government increasing focus on family programs

The Hungarian government is expected to submit bills to lawmakers in the autumn expanding the family support system and launching a new program protecting the economy from the impact of a slowdown on external markets.

The Hungarian government is expected to submit bills to lawmakers in the autumn expanding the family support system and launching a new program protecting the economy from the impact of a slowdown on external markets.

Lajos Kósa, the deputy head of governing Fidesz, said the pace of depopulation has slowed, but Fidesz wants to see moderate population growth, which is achievable through an expansion of family policy tools.

Kósa told Kossuth Radio that the measures the government has planned will significantly improve the outlook for Hungarian families.

He said programs the government has already put in place to shield the economy from unfavorable external effects have been successful so far, evidenced by Hungary’s GDP growth, higher wages and improved employment, but concerning data from Europe, especially Germany, warrants drafting and implementing another such program.