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Coronavirus: Opposition Párbeszéd Proposes Basic Income Due to Epidemic

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.04.04.

Opposition party Párbeszéd (Dialogue) has proposed the introduction of a basic income in view of the coronavirus epidemic to ensure that “nobody have less than 100,000 forints (EUR 275) a month to live on.”

Bence Tordai, deputy group leader of the party, told an online press conference on Friday that the government “should save the people rather than the economy.”

Coronavirus: Párbeszéd Petition for Basic Income

According to Párbeszéd, the government should take on paying up to 90 percent of the salaries of employees forced to work reduced hours, while the unemployment benefit should go to job seekers for nine months rather than the current 3.

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