Hungary’s pro-family policies have been met with contempt and even derision by neoliberal pundits who have begrudged Central and Eastern Europe’s resistance to globalist politics in recent years.
As well as steadfastly rejecting mass immigration, Hungary addressed their waning birth rates by promoting pro-family policies–something attempted by the Roman Empire under the Emperor Octavian in 9 AD–which was disparaged by the liberal commentariat.
The policies were warmly welcomed by conservatives on social media, who have thrown their unwavering support behind Hungary’s stubbornness in adopting politically correct ideologies.
Despite Emperor Octavian’s fateful policies, which, in the long run, failed to benefit the Roman Empire, Caracalla passed the equivalent of modern-day birthright citizenship to all those living within the empire in 212 AD. Hungary has actually enjoyed a remarkable level of success through their pro-family policies.
Hungary Today reports:
Hungary’s population decline slowed by 47 percent in January 2020 after 9.4 percent more births and 17 percent fewer deaths were registered compared with the same period last year, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Friday.
The number of marriages almost doubled, with 2,863 couples tying the knot, compared with the same period last year, and the highest January number since 1982.
In the first month of the year, 8,067 children were born, 694 more than in the same period last year, while 11,553 people died, 2,356 fewer than in January 2019.
The rate of natural population decline dropped to 0.42 percent from 0.79 percent in January 2019, KSH said.
Speaking with Breitbart, Katalin Novák, Hungary’s State Secretary for Family, Youth, and International Affairs, signaled that Hungary’s birthrate had been declining since 1981–a problem every single European country is facing.
Novák said: “In 2010, when [Orbán’s Fidesz party] won the elections with a two-thirds majority after eight years of socialist, anti-work, anti-economy, and anti-family governance, our country was at the brink of collapse.”
Since 2010, Hungary began trying to build a family-friendly country, removing any financial obstacles which may restrict couples from becoming parents, including a burdensome family welfare system.
Instead, “lifelong exemption from personal income tax for women with four children” and partial mortgage cancellations with two or more children, have contributed to the rise in birthrates.
“The recent demographic figures speak for themselves, the number of marriages is at its 40-year high, the fertility rate at its 20-year high, while the divorces haven’t been as low as last year in the last six decades.”
Many Western countries have taken a different route entirely, propping up their service economies and parabolic debt/GDP ratios with almost unfettered immigration.