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Apr 30, 2019

Hungary can reverse the aging of its population, says minister

Today the government spends twice as much on family subsidies as in 2010, Katalin Novák said, adding that Hungary spends 4.8 percent of GDP on family support schemes, the highest proportion in Europe

The state secretary in charge of youth and family affairs has said that Hungary believes it can prosper on its own and can reverse the aging of its population.

Katalin Novák told the “Shift Towards a Family-friendly Europe” in Budapest on Monday that the aging population is a growing problem and young people are not having enough children or cannot commit to having the number of children they would want.

Minister Novák said the government has been working to solve this problem since 2010 by supporting families and applying a family-friendly approach to all areas of governance.

Today the government spends twice as much on family subsidies as in 2010, the minister said, adding that Hungary spends 4.8 percent of GDP on family support schemes, the highest proportion in Europe.