The government will continue to support them, stressed Kostis Hatzidakis
The assurance that the government will continue to support those with many children, in addition to the initiatives it has already taken, given by the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Mr.. Kostis Hatzidakis, to the Supreme Confederation of Large Families of Greece (ΑΣΠΕ), in the context of yesterday's teleconference.
As mentioned in a relevant announcement, Mr.. Hatzidakis reminded the measures that have already been taken to support large families, noting that some of these were pre-election commitments of the government:
1. Giving birth allowance 2.000 euros for children born in the country from 1 January 2020, with a simplified procedure for granting to a wide circle of beneficiaries.
2. Increase of tax-free limit in 1.000 euros for each child.
3. VAT reduction for baby items from 24% in 13%.
4. Abolition of the luxury living tax for large families for six-seater and higher passenger cars.
5. Extending funding and income criteria for the voucher for daycare centers.
6. "Unblocking" recruitment notices 1.700 people in special categories in the wider public sector, including members of large families.
7. Upgrading family and demographic policy issues, as created in the last remake, special position of Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, in which Mrs.. Maria Syregela.
"So many positive moves have not been made by any government for the large family", said Mr.. Hatzidakis. "However, we recognize that large families deserve more attention and an even more coordinated policy. For’ this and we will continue to support them, in the context of the fiscal strength of the economy and good European practices "added the Minister of Labor.
Η κ. Syregela noted that "our policy for those with many children is one, coherent and timeless ”and that, in this context, will be in constant contact with ASPE.
On her side, η κ. Michailidou underlined that the cooperation so far with ASPE has led to positive results, within a very short time and based on government commitments.
The representatives of the Confederation, including, emphasized the strengthening of the institutional framework for large families through the preparation of a National Support Plan for large families, which can be incorporated into a broader framework law for the family.
The teleconference was attended by the Ministry of Labor, in addition to Mr.. Hatzidaki, the Deputy Minister for Welfare and Social Policy Domna Michailidou and the Deputy Minister for Family and Demographic Policy Maria Syregela. From ASPE, President Vassilis Theotokatos participated, the vice president Dimitris Stamoulis, the general secretary Dimitra Aggeli, Deputy Secretary General George Pierrakos and Treasurer Thomas Gianniotis.