European leaders worried about the declining population of Europe, said - people should give birth to more children in the countries of Europe

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.

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Heavy rains, floods and landslides cause havoc in Nepal, death toll reaches 88

Heavy rains, floods and landslides cause havoc in Nepal, death toll reaches 88

 11 more people have died in Nepal due to floods and landslides caused by heavy rains. The death toll has risen to 88 on Thursday. According to the latest data released by the Ministry of Disaster Management, 30 people are missing in these incidents so far.

Panchthar, a district in eastern Nepal, has recorded the highest number of deaths at 27. This was followed by 13 deaths each in Ilam and Doti districts. Deaths were also reported from 15 other districts including Kalikot, Baitadi, Dadeldhura, Bajang, Humla, Solukhumbu, Puthan, Dhankuta, Morang, Sunsari and Udaipur.

At least 88 people have lost their lives in recent incidents of floods, landslides and floods in different parts of the country following incessant rains in the last three days, Health Ministry officials said. The death of 11 people has been confirmed on Thursday morning. He told that 63 people died on Wednesday, while on Tuesday the death toll was 14.

Natural disaster has occurred in 20 districts of Nepal. 21 people have gone missing in Bajhang district. However, the weather conditions have started improving from Thursday. Meanwhile, Home Minister Balkrishna Khand has directed Nepal Police, Armed Police Forces, National Investigation Department and Nepal Army to immediately evacuate foreign tourists stranded in Humla district.

Twelve people, including four Slovenian tourists and three guides, are stranded in Nakhla in Humla district, 700 km west of Kathmandu. The road in Limi area was blocked due to heavy snowfall. Humla Chief District Officer Ganesh Acharya said they were on their way back to Simikot after completing their trekking expedition at Limi.

Snow had started in the area since Sunday and rescue operations could not be carried out on Wednesday due to bad weather. Officials said that the local administration has sought a helicopter from the Home Ministry to carry out the rescue operation.

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