View Full Version : European Ministers Told to Encourage Baby Boom

Monday, June 22nd, 2009, 03:33 PM
The ministers called for more government support for people wanting to have children.

Vienna -- The falling birth rate and economic crisis make it crucial for governments to support families who desire more children, the Council of Europe said Tuesday.

"The decision to have children is first and foremost an individual choice, but ... it must be a real choice," deputy secretary-general Maud de Boer-Buquicchio told journalists at the start of a two-day conference of family affair ministers from the council's 47 member states.

"Ministers of family affairs (must) lift any obstacles which could exist," she added.


Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009, 06:02 PM
Such a policy would be a good thing. But only if there were no large groups of non-Europeans living amongst us. The biggests receivers of this money will be them.