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Hungary family plan 'reeks of 1930s': Swedish minister

Social Affairs Minister Annika Strandhall said the policy was a setback for women's right. Photo: Stina Stjernkvist / TT

Published: 16.Feb.2019 17:21 hrs

Hungary summoned Sweden's ambassador to the foreign ministry after a Swedish minister said that Budapest's new family policies "reeked of the 1930s", Hungarian media reported on Saturday.

Reacting to a new 7-point "family protection action plan" unveiled by right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Sweden's Social Democratic Social Affairs Minister Annika Strandhall had commented on Twitter that the plan "reeks of the 1930s" and that "what is happening in Hungary is alarming".

"Now Orban wants to have more 'real' Hungarian children. This kind of policy will harm the autonomy for which women have struggled for decades," Strandhall said.

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