Nearly 56 000 babies born outside the country registered as Hungarian over the last three years, Parliamentary and Strategic State Secretary Balázs Orbán said.
In 2016, 2017 and 2018, 55 870 babies were born abroad. However, when it comes to registering a birth certificate, it is not possible to differentiate between babies born in a foreign country and adults requesting a Hungarian certificate. This is a “defect” of a 2010 development which, according to state secretary Orbán, the government would like to change.
The government official also drew attention to Eurostat’s report which shows that 5,2 percent of Hungarians between the ages of 20 and 64 are leaving the country to work abroad. In Romania, this number is 20%, in Lithuania, 15%, in Croatia and Portugal, 14%, in Poland, eight percent and in Estonia, seven percent.