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If there are children, there is a future 

On Friday on Kossuth Radio’s programme ‘Good morning, Hungary’, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán also spoke about the fact that there was a simple idea behind the government’s family policy considerations, namely that “if there are children, there is a future; if there are no children, there is no future.” 

Mr Orbán described helping people to decide to have children as the government’s most important duty. 

He stressed that it was not the government’s duty to convince people to have children; he would not condone “this kind of communist propaganda.” Instead, it is the duty of the government to help so that people do not find themselves coming up against obstacles that might deter them from having children. 

He said they have been working on the new form of support to be introduced from 1 January 2024 that will replace the old urban family housing benefit ‘csok’ for a year, adjusting to the changed financial circumstances. They adopted the proposal at the Wednesday cabinet meeting. 

He said, with the introduction of the ‘csok plus’ benefit, families intending to have 1, 2 or 3 children will receive considerable assistance with the establishment of independent housing. 


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