The presidents of Hungary, Serbia and Bulgaria published a New Year’s declaration raising their voices for the importance of families.
In the declaration published in Hungarian and English on the Sándor Palace website on Monday, President Katalin Novák, Aleksandar Vučić and Rumen Radev said they saw families as “the foundation of our society, the source of our values, and the strength of our nations”. The members of the Network of Family-Friendly Presidents said families were the source of “the culture of responsibility” that would contribute to sustainability and to curbing the threat of climate change. “We believe that families deserve protection, assistance and recognition from states and societies. Therefore, we strongly support policies that promote the well-being of families, and strengthen family cohesion, provide a supportive environment to family foundation, enable women to strive both as mothers and professionals … We encourage our citizens, in this New Year to continue to nurture the family as the most important institution in our societies, and reach out to those in need,” the declaration said.