Hungary’s family policy aims to restore the social recognition of raising a family by offering financial support, tax cuts, and an expanded creche network, President Katalin Novák said in Sao Paulo on Tuesday.
Addressing the Academia Paulista de Letras, Novák noted that Hungary’s Fundamental Law defines marriage as the voluntary union of a man and a woman, and declares all life protected from the moment of conception. The Fundamental Law has been amended recently to contain the definition of the father as a man and the mother as a woman, she added.
Hungary spends over 6 percent of its GDP on family support, the president said, adding that the number of marriages doubled and the number of abortions halved in the past decade, while the readiness to raise children was rowing steadily.
Ahead of the event, Novák handed the Hungarian Order of Merit, Knight’s Cross, to Ferenc Hegyi, the head of the Hungarian House in Sao Paulo, in recognition of his work preserving the national identity of Hungarians living there.
Novák was welcomed to the Academia Paulista de Letras and introduced by academy head Jose Renato Nalini.