President Katalin Novák, addressing a business forum in Esztergom, in northern Hungary, urged companies to adopt a family-friendly approach.
The president said she was establishing a pro-family foundation aimed at supporting initiatives helping families. She invited the businesses at the forum to partner with the foundation. Novák highlighted the importance of family-friendly workplaces in helping employees balance work and their family lives.
Meanwhile, Novák said Komarom-Esztergom County was among Hungary’s three most developed counties and one of the country’s engines of growth. “It has been a difficult two and a half years, with the coronavirus pandemic and then the Russia-Ukraine war posing challenges for the country,” the president said.
But the country’s leaders are looking ahead, she said, noting that they had implemented job protection and factory-rescue schemes “so that Hungary has strength to build, not just to survive”. “Survival is necessary but not sufficient,” Novák added.
During her visit to the county, Novák lit a candle at the grave of Cardinal József Mindszenty, visited the Esztergom Basilica and held talks with local business leaders.