Hungary was the first country - along with former East Germany, where population started to decline naturally in 1979. Simply: birth rates became lower than death rates.
Note that, there was no significant emigration or immigration until 1990.
I have been raised and lived all through my life that it is natural that population is decreasing. When I got to know later that in some Western-European countries there are still natural increases, even despite immigration, I was shocked.
We had a population of 10,7 million in 1980 and now have 9,9.
When even working-age population doesn't have a capital to start a successful enterprise, then how do you expect it from a pensioner? Not even mentioning horrible health-conditions
. (Hungary is also the fattest country in EU according to latest statistics).
I was shocked on that too, when I went to other countries, that people above 60-70 can still walk without pain, and even smile.
Here it is totally natural, that after 50 your health deteriorates very quickly and by the age of 60 everyone has to take some very strong medicines and has at least one serious health issue.
To be honest, I can tell only one relative of mine, above 50 who doesn't have a serious health-issue any-more, since he had been operated with it already.
Taking into consideration my parents, aunts, uncles, etc everyone is sick. My grandfather's brother who is still alive, has by now both of his legs amputated because of diabetes.
Also, I don't know anyone above 50 who is not longing for quitting work for pension at last. Which is sad.
First some very serious health-defending and conserving programme should be started, and in 20-30 years maybe we'll have at least the basics for old people to be able to work at least.