If the Greek society has survived in this unprecedented crisis, this is mostly due to the strong ties of the Greek family, Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos said on Sunday.
“This shows the importance of the family, but it also shows the importance of a family with many children,” he added in a meeting with the Supreme Confederation of Multi-Child Parents of Greece.
“The importance of the family also determines the state’s responsibility towards the family in general, and hence the large family,” he underlined.
Pavlopoulos also referred to the Constitution, Article 21, paragraph 1, which defines family as the cornerstone of the preservation and the advancement of the nation, and paragraph 2 which, inter alia, stipulates that families with many children are entitled to the special care of the state.
“We need to know what our priorities are, especially when the social state of justice, which is the pillar upon which our society and our country can rely, is thwarted. I will do my best to ensure that the Constitution’s requirements are met while the social importance of the family and the family with many children is highlighted,” the President said.