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Feb 28, 2019

PM Orbán: Migration will transform the world

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that global migration will fundamentally transform the world in the coming decades and those countries that do not defend themselves today, will be unable to do so by 2050 and 2060

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that global migration will fundamentally transform the world in the coming decades and those countries that do not defend themselves today, will be unable to do so by 2050 and 2060.

The prime minister made the declaration during a conference on Wednesday organized by the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MKIK).

"Any economic success story will be rendered meaningless if your children and grandchildren inherit your companies in a world no longer worth living in," PM Orbán said. "Those who work towards the 'United States of Europe' are supporting a pro-migration policy and a Europe radically transformed by migration."

The prime minister said that at the beginning of the year his administration established four economic and social priorities for the year ahead: laying the foundation for a turnaround in demographics, a domestic GDP growth two percentage points above the average of the European Union, an overhaul of vocational training and devising a strategy of state support for Hungarian companies investing abroad.

PM Orbán said Hungary needs a strategy of "outvestment", whereby the budget actively supports domestic businesses wishing to expand abroad but lacking the necessary capital to do so.

The prime minister said he had asked Central Bank Governor György Matolcsy to work out this strategy, with the goal of Hungarian companies earning at least as much abroad as foreign companies do in Hungary.

Laying out the country's long-term goals, he said by 2030 Hungary should become one of the five most livable countries of the European Union, the decline of the population should be stopped, the Carpathian basin must undergo a full reconstruction both in a physical and economic sense and Hungary must acheive energy independence.