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Debate over demographic trends

Saturday, February 4th, 2023

Commenting on last year’s birth statistics, a conservative commentator thinks that the government’s policy package to try to encourage larger families is mistaken. A pro-government columnist suggests that the drop in the birth rate can be explained by the war in Ukraine, and remains firmly convinced that the long-term demographic trend is positive.  READ MORE

Birth rate in trouble again

Saturday, May 14th, 2022

A pro-government commentator calls on the government to come up with yet more incentives to boost the birth rate, as it has sunk to a new low in the wake of the COVID pandemic. An alt-left blogger thinks that only a complete overhaul of the current economic system and endorsement of gender equality would increase women’s willingness to have more children. READ MORE

Hungary’s demographic challenges

Friday, September 18th, 2020

A conservative commentator welcomes the government’s efforts to reverse the demographic decline with subsidies for families rather than by facilitating immigration. READ MORE

Weeklies’ New Year editorials

Monday, January 6th, 2020

In their first issues of 2020, the weeklies try to make sense of what happened in 2019 and assess what Hungary may expect in the New Year. READ MORE