Healthy families are more important than economic growth judged purely on spreadsheet figures, the Hungarian government told Breitbart London as it launched a new budget to support children and halt demographic decline.
The government of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán introduced new measures this week which will fund the Family Protection Action Plan from 2020. The plan will increase government subsidies for family spending by 224 billion Hungarian Forints (£619 million), for a total of 1.26 trillion HUF (£3.6 billion).
The budget comes just months after an announcement that the country would be making radical changes, such as lifetime income tax exemption for women with four or more children.
A government spokesman told Breitbart London there was a clear distinction between Hungary’s approach and those of European nations who chose to import people instead; ‘Europe is at a crossroads. Western Europe seeks to address the problem of demography with simple solutions which only offer short-term success, but convey catastrophic consequences in the long run’.