Virtue signals are always annoying, but I have a least favorite: It’s claiming you’re not having kids to save the environment. Somehow saying this has become fashionable. I don’t believe it for a minute.
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Some regions in Russia have started legislating for restrictions on abortion. The Russian Orthodox Church is happy with that and even wants to see a nationwide ban on abortion. The population decline makes this necessary, the clergy thinks.
Private abortion clinics on the Crimean Peninsula no longer terminate pregnancies. According to officials, they “voluntarily” decided to stop.
The Italian government urgently needs to increase the birthrate in the country. Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has promised financial measures to make having children more attractive.
In Ukraine children are needed more than ever, columnist Oleksii Blyzniuk writes. Because who will restore Ukraine otherwise when the war ends?
One of Putin's goals is to reverse the trend of a declining Russian population. However, he does not seem to succeed.
For the first time in history, France is experiencing a record drop in its birth rate. “Today, having a child is often seen as a way of self-realisation”, sociologist Julien Damon said.
Spain's population is in a severe crisis. And politicians ignore it, Mariano Martinez Aedo warns.
A new study has shown that financial uncertainty leads to fewer childbirths in the Netherlands. The age at which women have their first child is also rising.
She is a mother of seven, but EC President Ursula von der Leyen is not sure whether her three grandchildren will have “a spring, a summer, a fall and a winter like we had when we were children.” In the European Parliament debate about the State of the Union on Wednesday, she shared her worries about the climate. The question is, what is a bigger threat for Europe: the climate or the demography?