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Brain drain and emigration within Europe continues

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Two independent economic analysts commenting on an EU report on the brain drain recommend that the Hungarian government consider targeted tax cuts for young Hungarians to slow down emigration. A pro-government columnist likens pro-migration EU politicians to colonizers. READ MORE

Parliament approves Fidesz family protection plan

Monday, April 8th, 2019

A pro-government official finds it reassuring that most opposition MPs voted in favour of the government’s family protection bill. A left-wing analyst and a liberal weekly, on the other hand, lambast opposition representatives whom they accuse of selling out to Fidesz. READ MORE

Therapies for demographic decline

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

A conservative and a left-wing analyst agree that Hungary is facing rapid demographic decline. They offer diametrically opposing remedies, however, to depopulation. READ MORE

The Ratkó generation reaches retirement age

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

A left-wing sociologist warns that ageing baby boomers born in the 1950s will create a welfare emergency unless the government urgently builds new old age homes. READ MORE

Thoughts on Hungary’s demographic decline

Monday, June 11th, 2018

A health care expert who has worked under both left-wing and right-wing governments  thinks that population decline in Hungary cannot be stopped without facilitating migration to the country. READ MORE

Left wing and liberal pundits on demographic decline

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Left-wing and liberal commentators find it unlikely that the government can tackle the demographic decline through institutional incentives alone. READ MORE

Population would fall without immigration – Eurostat finds

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Conservative commentators fear that mass migration to Europe is unlikely to stop in light of the divergent demographic trends in Europe and the developing world. READ MORE

The PM’s baby boom plan

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Commentators disagree on PM Orbán’s planned measures aimed at reversing Hungary’s demographic decline within the next decade. READ MORE

Birth rates increase for third year

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

 A pro-government commentator praises efforts by parliament and the executive to help families with children and welcomes initiatives such as the “Marriage Week” which are aimed at halting  Hungary’s demographic decline. READ MORE

Can family subsidies reverse demographic downturn?

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

A pro-government commentator takes up the defence of public subsidies and tax rebates to parents as the only means to end the dangerous drop in birth rates, given that Hungarians reject the idea of solving their demographic problems through mass immigration from the Muslim world. READ MORE