Hungary’s family policy “holds enormous potential”, Katalin Novak, the state secretary for youth and family affairs, said in an interview to Saturday’s edition of daily Magyar Hirlap.
The price of climate protection must be paid by those destroying the climate, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in an interview published by daily Magyar Nemzeton Tuesday.
Without families and children, a national community could end up disappearing, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in a speech to the Budapest Demographic Summit III on Thursday. Continue reading “Orban: Govt has duty to pursue strong demographic policy”
Swedish social democrat MEP Helene Fritzon heavily criticised Hungary’s government in an op-ed for Aftonbladet. She claimed that there are no women in the government, and that the proportion of women in the parliament has dropped. According to Fritzon, the Orban government “pays women to have more children”. Continue reading “Government rejects Swedish criticism”
Improving Hungary’s demographic situation will require a change in mentality in addition to removing obstacles to having children, Speaker of Parliament Laszlo Kover said in Gheorgheni (Gyergyoszentmiklos), in northern Romania, on Saturday. Continue reading “Kover: Demographic turnaround requires mentality change”
Prime Minister Viktor Orban met Mart Helme, deputy prime minister and interior minister of Estonia, for talks in Budapest on Monday. Continue reading “Orban meets Mart Helme in Budapest”
The European Commission, after criticising the Hungarian government’s prenatal subsidies, has decided to reject the scheme, the government spokesman said on Sunday. The Commission rejected the claims in a statement. Continue reading “The EC rejects the government’s accusations”
Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced a seven-point family protection action plan in his state-of-the nation address in Budapest on Sunday. Continue reading “Orban announces major family protection package”
The government’s enhanced support for families will “benefit the whole nation, including young people” in the long run, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told public Kossuth Radio on Friday. Continue reading “Orban: The nation benefits from even stronger family policy”
The government will continue to stand up for the values of marriage, Secretary of State for Family and Youth Affairs Katalin Novak said at an ecumenical event in Kaposvar on Saturday, organised on the occasion of the Year of Families. Continue reading “Novak: We protect the values of marriage”