Budapest, April 22 (MTI) – The government will provide 300 million forints (EUR 957,000) in support to the National Association of Large Families (NOE) this year, Human Resources Minister Zoltán Balog announced on Saturday.
With its 30-year background, NOÉ is the most reliable representative of Hungarian family causes, the minister said at the association’s festive assembly.
The Hungarian government aims to curb population decline by supporting families, Balog said.
He said that since 2010, the annual net income per capita of families with three or more children had increased almost 1.5 fold. This year the government will spend 1.741 billion forints – 4.7 percent of GDP – on family subsidies, a share unparalleled in Europe, he said. This is an 80 percent increase over 2010, Balog said.
The minister said that after decreasing by 23 percent between 2002 and 2010, the number of marriages in Hungary had gone up by 45.8 percent since 2010.