Hungary’s family policy is more successful than that of Italy, Matteo Salvini, the head of Italy’s radical rightist League party, said at a public debate last week.
At the debate, organized by Italian Catholic movement Comunione e Liberazione, the radical politician claimed that Hungary is one of the few countries to have successfully challenged the demographic decline that can be observed in the European Union by pursuing an effective family policy. Salvini added that 116,000 fewer children were born in the past year in Italy.
He explained that the birth rate in Hungary has risen and also noted that the Hungarian parliament adopted a family policy that raised the birth rate from 1.4% to 1.6% in January.
Salvini, therefore, views that Hungary “beat Italy two to nil” in family and youth policy.
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