European leaders worried about the declining population of Europe, said - people should give birth to more children in the countries of Europe
The leaders of the Eastern European countries Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Serbia and Slovenia signed a joint statement on Thursday. In this, the European Union was asked not to use immigration to deal with the demographic crisis that has arisen in the bloc. The prime ministers of these countries declared, 'It is necessary to increase the number of European children in order to preserve the Christian culture and other religious traditions of Europe for future generations.'
"Migration should not be seen as the main tool to deal with demographic challenges," the joint statement said. The joint announcement made at the Budapest Demographic Summit has come at such a time. When it was said by the leaders who signed this declaration that after the withdrawal of US and NATO forces from Afghanistan, a large number of Afghan citizens may immigrate from there. .
To save Europe from extinction it is necessary to increase the birth rate
Among the signatories to the statement are Viktor Orban of Hungary and Andrej Babis of the Czech Republic. The two leaders have tightened anti-immigration stances in their respective countries ahead of elections due in the coming months. Babis told the Budapest Demographic Summit that given the influx of immigration, the only permanent solution to saving Europe from extinction is to increase the birth rate. The birth rate of the European Union has been falling since 2000. In 2019, this rate was 1.53, which is much less than the 2.1 required to stop the decline in population.
Andrzej Babis says immigration from Afghanistan threatens the stability of Europe
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki expressed concern about the influx of Afghan migrants among refugees seeking asylum from African countries. At the same time, Czech leader Andrzej Babis said that immigration from Afghanistan is a major threat to stability in Europe. The summit is held once every two years since 2015. In this, officials discuss issues affecting their country. This is a meeting, where these countries raise their issues. This time the leader is addressing the demographic crisis in Europe.