Katalin Novák, Hungary’s Family Minister attended an online conference with her counterparts in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland also in attendance. This group of countries are referred to as the Visegrád Group.
During the conference, Novak, said that the four countries “refuse to give up their future and culture”. No European country sees a sufficient number of births, and “though their population is growing, that growth comes from mass immigration,” she insisted reports Hungary Today.
Novák said that in the past ten years the fertility rate had improved in all four countries and she was proud of that ratio growing the fastest in the region.
The Hungarian government considers subsidies to families as an investment, Novák said, adding that the amount used for that purpose was 2.5 times as much as in 2010, currently nearly 5 percent of GDP.
Her government has also launched “the largest first home buyer scheme in Hungary’s history” to ensure everybody has a decent home of their own to expect and then raise their children.
In Hungary, all new policies must go through Ms Nováks Family Affairs office to ensure families are not negatively impacted by Government policies.
In Ireland we do not have a specific Family Minister to foster a positive family friendly ethos.
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