|Intro||Hungarian politician and Secretary of State|
|Birth||6 September 1977, Szeged, Szeged District, Csongrád-Csanád County, Hungary|
Katalin Novák, full name Veresné Novák Katalin Éva (born September 6, 1977) is a Hungarian politician, Minister of State for Family, Youth and International Affairs since 2018, Vice President of Fidesz since 2017.
Between 1992 and 1996 she studied at the Endre Ságvári Secondary School. Then between 1996 and 2001 at the Corvinus University economics and between 1999 and 2004 law at the University of Szeged as well as at the Paris Nanterre University.
She joined politics in 2001 and started to work at the Foreign Ministry. She specialized on EU and European issues. In 2010 she became ministerial advisor in the Foreign Ministry, then Head of Cabinet of the Ministry of Human Resources in 2012. She also served as Minister of State for Francophone Affairs.
She was chosen to be the Vice President of Fidesz in 2017.
She is the president of the conservative Political Network for Values, an international organisation questioning the rights for sexual and gender minorities. Novak also is an annual speaker at the World Congress of Families, an organisation with links to the American evangelical church and Russian orthodox leaders like Konstantin Malofeev.
She is married and has three children - a daughter, Kata (2008) and two sons, Ádám (2004) and Tamás (2006). She speaks French, English and German languages fluently and has a C level language exam. Her Spanish language skills are on intermediate level.
- Memorial Plaque of the French House of Representatives (2014)
- 6th most influential Hungarian woman in public life in 2018 by the Hungarian Forbes
- Chevalier of the Legion of Honour (2019)
- Commander of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (2019)