June 29th, 2020
Justice Minister Judit Varga on Monday inaugurated a centre in Pecs, in southern Hungary, that provides free legal and financial aid, as well as psychological services, to victims of crime. Varga said the government plans to establish a network covering all counties within five years, and 600 million forints (EUR 1.7m) is available this year for developing and running victim support centres in Budapest, Szombathely, Miskolc and Pecs. The government continues to count on the cooperation of civil and church organisations in helping the victims of crime in Hungary, Varga said. Regarding domestic violence, Varga said the state offers a range of services so that victims "feel they are not alone".