OSMANI: WE NEED MORE SUBSTANTIATED DEBATE ON THE PARENTAL ALLOWANCE FOR THIRD BORN CHILD
Prime Minister in charge of European Affairs, Bujar Osmani, had a meeting with
the representative of UNICEF in Macedonia, Benjamin Perks.
the meeting, the interlocutors discussed the priorities of this international
organisation in the country, and Osmani expressed his great gratitude for the
continuous activities carried out by UNICEF in the Republic of Macedonia, whose
main goal is the support and protection of the children's rights.
still have challenges that we must work on to achieve the European average for
the quality of child care, and for that purpose support, expertise and
dedication from UNICEF are necessary," Osmani said, expressing sincere
appreciation for the enormous support and role of UNICEF in the past period,
especially during the migration crisis, by providing assistance to refugee
children and migrants passing through our country.
meeting, Osmani reaffirmed the position that Macedonia needs a policy to
support the families who accept the challenge of having a third child.
"Macedonia is still a developing country, which has a significant period
forthcoming to reach the European standard, which, in turn, discourages
families from forming larger communities, as a result of their concerns about
the conditions that they can provide. That is why the state should provide
adequate support for multiple children families "- Osmani stressed,
pointing out the need to open a more substantial debate on the parental
allowance for a third child.
end, Osmani reaffirmed the country's commitment to EU membership, precisely on
the basis of the acceptance and implementation of European values, such as the
protection of the promotion of children's rights and expressed hope that UNICEF
will continue to support the reforms necessary for the Euro-Atlantic
integration of the Republic of Macedonia, which are related to this area.