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Govt to Continue Practice of ‘National Consultations’

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.06.21.

The Hungarian government next year will launch the latest in its series of “national consultation surveys”, cabinet chief Antal Rogán said on Thursday. The responses will lay the foundations of the following year’s budget, he said.

Rogán told a meeting of parliament’s justice committee that the 2020 budget bill, too, had been based on the government’s family protection action plan which had been devised with the input of the Hungarian people.

This year’s budget allocates 1,000 billion forints more for family subsidies than the last budget submitted by the former Socialist government in 2010, he said, adding that the government will increase its spending on helping families by over 200 billion forints next year.

Hungary is addressing its demographic problems by supporting families and encouraging couples to have children, he said.

Featured photo by Noémi Bruzák/MTI