If Fidesz wins the April 3 general election, the government will expand family support schemes and, depending on economic performance, even increase financial support, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in an interview to public radio on Friday.
Orbán told Kossuth Rádió that it was his personal goal to ensure that the financial circumstances of people raising children should improve, adding: “There’s no future without children”. “We want our own children, not foreign children, to inherit this country,” the prime minister said. “With children, there’s a future, but without there’s no future for the family or for the country.”
Hungary spends more on family support than any other European country, he said, indicating that nowhere else do governments attach so much importance to children and families.
The aim, he added, was to create the right conditions so that families bear the responsibility of having children. “We don’t want to become an immigrant country.”