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Oct 30, 2018

Hungarian government to launch national consultation on the protection of families "within days"

Csaba Dömötör highlighted that with this consultation the government will be able to designate the foundations for future family support measures

The Hungarian government is set to send out its national consultation on the protection of families within days, it has been announced.

The topics will include questions on how best to support the initial phases of the lives of young married couples, further incentives for raising more children, and the issue of the employment of women raising children

Csaba Dömötör, the Parliamentary State Secretary of the Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister, highlighted that with this consultation the government will be able to designate the foundations for future family support measures.

“We will be able to relay a powerful message: the message that Europe cannot be renewed without strengthening families,” Dömötör said.

The Parliamentary State Secretary pointed out that if families are strong, forces supporting immigration and population replacement have less scope for manoeuvre.

“They believe that the future of Europe lies in immigration. By contrast, we believe that strong families raising children are the future of Europe,” he stressed.

Dömötör said the government decided to launch the consultation because the most important point in dispute between European politics and Hungarian politics is whether others can decide for us whom we should live together with.

“Brussels wants to decide this for us. Bureaucrats support immigration, among others in reference to the argument that it would solve population problems”, he said, highlighting that Hungary does not want immigration and does not want population replacement.

Since 2010, the government has adopted a number of measures with a view to strengthening families, and in 2019 as much as 2,000 billion HUF will be available for family support which is double the amount allocated in 2010.