French forward planning tsar urges more babies, greater immigration

François Bayrou, France's 'high commissioner' responsible for advising on the country's economic and demographic future, has warned of an insufficient birth rate in order to 'preserve the French social model', urging measures to encourage couples to have more children and a loosening of immigration restrictions.

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François Bayrou, the man in charge of envisioning France's future, has urged people to “have more children”, warning the future demographic of French society was no longer assured following the biggest birth rate drop in 45 years, reports Radio France Internationale