In Brussels, any support that is directed towards non-migrants such as Hungarian families is savaged, a government official said. The government sees Brussels criticism of the introduction of government prenatal subsidies as “unacceptable”, Bence Rétvári, the state secretary of the human resources ministry, told journalists.
He noted that Brussels had objected to the government disbursing an allowance for expectant mothers via banks. Yet Brussels had not raised objections to “migrant cards” on competition law grounds, and that money is also transferred via banks, he said, branding this as an “outrageous double standard”. Hungary finds criticism of its family support scheme to be “unacceptable”. The government will launch the support, a key plank of the Family Protection Action Plan, on July 1, Rétvári said. The objections, he said, were incomprehensible, as the government’s flagship family support scheme dubbed CSOK also disbursed money through the banking system, and no related objections had been raised.