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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

Conservative pundits on the perils of secularization

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Two conservative columnists blame secularization in Europe for inhumane political ideologies, environmental decline and the continent’s ‘inability to resist migration from the Muslim world.’ READ MORE

Housing subsidy scheme kicks off

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Two conservative economists welcome the government’s plan to reverse unfavourable demographic trends through a lavish home subsidy scheme. A left-wing analyst thinks that the government’s proposal will be available only for middle class families and will thus entrench inequality. READ MORE

House speaker encourages women to bear children

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Left-wing pundits spit fire at László Kövér, the Speaker of Parliament who said bearing children should be the most valued accomplishment in women’s lives. A conservative columnist thinks a debate on catastrophic demographic trends would be more appropriate than castigating a politician. READ MORE

Demographic lull continues

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

As the birth rate in Hungary continues to fall, despite government measures to encourage procreation, commentators cautiously wonder if some degree of immigration may prove unavoidable in the foreseeable future. READ MORE

1300 billion for rural development

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

A pro-government commentator hopes that a new programme funded by the European Union will finally halt the progressive depopulation of rural Hungary. READ MORE