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Sep 05, 2019

Budapest Demographic Summit underway in Hungary

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met three heads of state and government attending the Budapest Demographic Summit III on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met three heads of state and government attending the Budapest Demographic Summit III on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister met with Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić and Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš ahead of the summit which kicks off today.

The event will be held at Várkert Bazár over two days, on Thursday and Friday with participants from every continent. The first two summits took place in 2015 and 2017.

The purpose of the event is to discuss demographics, one of the greatest challenges of the current era, because the future depends on what type of people Europe will be populated by and whether Europe will remain Christian.

Hungary is determined to address the problem of population decline, a challenge faced by the industrial nations, and has kept the issue on the agenda ever since 2010. Hungary’s response is a strong pro-family policy rather than encouraging mass migration.

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