Judit Varga – Photo: BZT / Nóra Halász

Justice Minister: Family support includes help for single parents

The government's support programmes for families also cover single parents, the justice minister told a conference on the subject on Thursday.

Judit Varga said that assisting families was “something like a maternal instinct” for the government, which was “constantly fine-tuning” the system.

The minister noted that the government plans to submit a bill tightening up the child protection law to parliament during its spring season. Children are “sacred and inviolable” in Hungary, she added.

The minister said Hungary spent 6.2 percent of GDP on family support in 2021, which she called a world record, adding that many countries had showed an interest in the Hungarian system.

The government has made the child support more client-friendly and single parents would be helped “in every possible way.”

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