The Hungarian government are fighting the decline in its own demographic by encouraging its citisens to have large and stable families.
According to Life Site News, “Prime Minister Victor Orbán’s government is launching a formal consultation with Hungarians to elicit their ideas on how the state can give more effective support to families.”
Over the next month, an estimated 8-million households will receive survey forms relating to subjects such as support for young married couples, flexible employment hours, and ways of encouraging Hungarian families to have more children.
According to Hungarian website, About Hungary, Orbán’s government has had an extremely positive effect on the nation, and in particular, the Hungarian family.
“Since 2010, when Prime Minister Orbán’s government took office, Hungary’s demographic policy has shown real results: by 2017, abortion numbers had dropped by more than a third, from 40,449 to 28,500, divorce saw a marked decline (from 23,873 in 2010 to 18,600 in 2017), and the number of marriages had risen by some 42 percent.”
Furthermore, during the last seven years, up to 83,000 families have received subsidies for purchasing a home, households have saved 1.9-billion HUF (€6-million) in tax, and daycare facilities have increased by 50 percent, the website reports.
The Hungarian government’s nationalist approach recently put the nation offside with the European Union, with the EU voting to strip Hungary of its voting rights in September.
The decision came in response to Hungary’s strict immigration policies. Hungarian Foreign Minister, Peter Szijjarto told CBN News, “Basically it’s revenge. The European parliament has a majority of MEPs who are pro-migration, absolutely pro-migration.”
Earlier this year, in an exclusive interview with The Sun, U.S. President Donald Trump warned that mass immigration is costing Europe its culture.
“I think what’s happening to Europe is a shame,” he said. “I think allowing the immigration to take place… [has] changed the fabric of Europe. And unless you act very quickly it’s never going to be what it was, and I don’t mean that in a positive way.”
“Allowing millions and millions of people to come in to Europe is very, very sad. I think you’re losing your culture.”
Similarly, Szijjarto went on to warn that if Europe can’t find a way back to their Christian roots and heritage, Europe will never be strong again. For this reason, Hungary has resolved to preserve their Christian faith, heritage, and family values.
“We have been a Christian country for a millennium,” Szijjarto said. “Why should we give it up?”