In an editorial published in the French News Portal Boulevard Voltaire author
In her view, while Hungary pursues its pro-natalist policies, the government in Paris chooses immigration to tackle the low birth-rate. She points to the fact that in Hungary since January 1, 2023, women under 30 who decide to have or adopt a child are exempt from taxes. The aim is to boost the birth rate and not to resort to immigration to ensure the renewal of generations.
hese measures are part of an already substantial body of legislation on a pro-active birth policy. They include parental leave, tax reductions, family allowances, a zero interest loan of 33,000 euros for a birth within five years, and substantial financial assistance for the purchase of a seven-seater vehicle for three children or more.
The author of the article goes on by saying that this is the area where politics comes into its own:
seeing and acting for the next generation rather than for the next election.
In the French publicist’s view, Viktor Orbán, who, like his allies in the Visegrád group, does not bother with politically correct circumlocutions, explains that the choice is simple: demography is based either on massive immigration – such as experienced in France – or on a policy that is resolutely turned towards the cradles.
She points out that these policies are not without success. A quick look at World Bank statistics shows that Hungary is one of the few countries in the world with an upward curve over the last ten years: in 2010, Hungary had 1.25 children per woman; in 2021, 1.6 children per woman. This is still too low, but a birth rate policy is evaluated over the long term, in terms of a generation. At present, the economic crisis due in part to the management of the health crisis, but also to the consequences of the sanctions applied to Russia, are weakening this undertaking,
Beyond the survival and future of a country, this birth policy has the merit of putting an essential issue at the center of political decisions in the noble sense: the renewal of generations.
Family-friendly measures are the cornerstone for maintaining the identity of a country but also for the survival of its social system.
he link with the issue of pensions, a crucial subject not only in France but everywhere in an ageing Europe, is obvious and natural. And yet, it seems that the taboo subject of this French pension reform is indeed the incentive to have more children.
The adoption of a true family policy in France is of vital urgency, the article continues.
By making the choice of ever more immigration, anarchic, uncontrolled and to the detriment of the physical, moral and spiritual survival of the French people, the current government, like those who preceded it, bears a historical responsibility.
For a long time, France has chosen a policy of social assistance, of vouchers, to the detriment of a family policy. This obviously stems from a postmodern vision of society, which is now composed of atomized individuals, less and less united as a social body. The postponement of the retirement age is only a weapon of massive media distraction.
Hungary shows us a way to oppose immigration and supporting native birthrate. Far from the small media box of “extreme right-wing xenophobia” in which Hungarian demographic policies are so conveniently confined, the policy led by Viktor Orbán shows the need to act over time, in the face of history, for the common good of the whole of society, concludes Marie
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