The opposition Jobbik party has called on the government to cover 100 percent of the rent payments of businesses reeling from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
“The government is squandering one opportunity after the other” to help small and medium-sized companies hurt by the crisis, Jobbik deputy leader Dániel Z Kárpát told an online press conference on Wednesday.
Z Kárpát said his party was proposing for the establishment of a fund that could cover the rent payments of struggling businesses until at least the summer.
“These companies aren’t getting the help they need even though they’re the ones carrying this country on their backs,” he said, arguing that SMEs employed two-thirds of Hungary’s workforce.
Another possible solution, he said, would be to reopen restaurants, gyms and leisure venues in a regulated manner under the strictest possible health and safety guidelines.
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