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We don't need Numbers, but Hungarian children

It was in the high feeling of the most recent election victory, Prime Minister Viktor Orban a new large-scale project promised to its Hungarians: the demographics he wanted to take care of in the new legislature, as a priority, he said in April 2018 and has announced an "agreement with Hungary's women". The goal, he has set the bar high: By currently, on average nearly 1.5 children per woman, the birth rate is expected to rise by 2030 to 2.1. Now, almost ten months later, he has reloaded with a 7-point Plan to animate the Hungarian to the children. Has he presents the Whole as a vital national task and as an alternative to Migration.


"We live in times, where in the whole of Europe, less and less children are born. The Westerners respond to this with the immigration. So many want to come in as missing, and then the Numbers will be in order," he scolded this week in a speech to the Nation. In contrast to the value of the forgotten West, he presented the "Hungarian people" who approach the Problem differently: "We don't need Numbers, but Hungarian children. In our opinion, the immigration means so much to stretch as the weapons."

To upgrade in this fight wants to invest, Hungary's government is now, apparently, a lot of money. The "action plan for the protection of the family", and should come in this summer promises to be, for example, every Hungarian woman under 40 years of age at the first marriage, a loan in the amount of 10 million forints, the equivalent of more than 34'000 Swiss francs. At the birth of the first child, the return is suspended payment for three years. After the second child, a third is issued, after the third of the total credit. Women with four or more children in the future should be for life of the income is tax-exempt.

this is not yet The end of the good deeds: The already for some years, current loan programs and government grants for housing to purchase, depending on the number of children increased. In addition, Orban announced a "car – buying program for large family" of three children and up, the government is shooting just under 9000 francs for the purchase of at least seven-seater car. This is probably also the car industry. Beyond the Gebärprämien the head of the government promises the creation of 21,000 new child-care places. A rectification of this ruling in the absence of announced Orban, however, a number of times.

"The final battle"

wars are Financial incentives for children in other European countries. The Hungarian concept but because of the conservative family image and the national, exclusionary Undertone of criticism. "Viktor Orban exceeds again the limits to ethnic nationalism", said Ska Keller, the German group leader of the Greens in the European Parliament. You calls, with a view to the upcoming EU-election campaign, Orban's Fidesz party from the group of the conservative European people's party. Even Orban himself has linked the issue in his speech with the EU election, which he described as "the final battle". "In the run-up to the European elections, Europe has again reached the point where we have our Hungarian identity, our Christian heritage to defend", he said.

In the course of this examination of the demographics referred to in Budapest that Orban had with his wife, five children, while both Angela Merkel, as well as Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May were childless. Who have as a politician, no kids, give a bad example, said at least Katalin Novák, who had been appointed by Orban, the state Secretary in the "Ministry of human resources".

number of inhabitants drops

Hungary's demographic problems, however, are undisputed. The birth rate is Orban's personal and political effort, Despite below the European average. The number of inhabitants has fallen to below 10 million. There are forecasts out to the year 2050 of only around 8 million.

The currently urgent Problem of the emigration of mostly young and well-educated Hungarians. Officially, the number at 460'000, the work in other European countries and there are reported, but estimates of up to 800'000. You will find better paid Jobs, and it is questionable whether they can be with the premiums for children in the home of the curls.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 15.02.2019, 21:42 PM

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