Hungary’s government is committed to doing everything it can to assist mothers through its social policy measures, the parliamentary group leader of the co-ruling Christian Democrats said on Sunday, marking Mothers’ Day.
Motherhood and raising children comes with a great amount of responsibility and sacrifice, “the burdens of which do not have to be borne by women alone in our society”, István Simicskó said in a statement.
Measures introduced by the government aimed at supporting mothers include flexible working arrangements, family tax preferences, home-creation support, free textbooks and school meals for children as well as a personal income tax exemption for mothers with at least four children, Simicskó said.
Women can best take care of their families if they feel they have financial, physical and mental security, he said.
“There is no strong and proud nation without strong and proud families,” Simicskó said. “And mothers are without a doubt the driving forces of families.”
He said the comprehensive family policy measures introduced by the government over the last 12 years aimed to strengthen families.