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Family Minister: Hungary Front Runner in Family Support Spending

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.03.20.

Hungary will spend more than 5 percent of GDP on family support this year, more than in any other country in the world, Minister for Families Katalin Novák said in a video message posted on her Facebook page on Saturday.

Government spending on family support is set to reach 2,600 billion forints (EUR 7.1bn) this year, two-and-a-half times more than in 2010, Novák said.

Hungarian Families in Focus - Interview with Katalin Novák, Minister for Families
Hungarian Families in Focus - Interview with Katalin Novák, Minister for Families

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The government aims to make it easier to start a family, have kids and raise them, which is why it increases funding earmarked for family support from year to year, she added.

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