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Finance Minister Mihály Varga announced tenders for almost 30 billion forints (EUR 83 million) in funding that will be called during the week in the framework of the government’s Economic Recovery Action Plan in a video message posted on Facebook on Monday.

Companies that employ people in disadvantaged regions may apply for support of between 2 million forints and 60 million forints in a tender that launches on Thursday, Varga said.

Little Is Being Done to Help Hungary's Struggling Catering Businesses
Little Is Being Done to Help Hungary's Struggling Catering Businesses

It is well known at this point that Hungary’s catering businesses have been struggling ever since dining in was forbidden three months ago in accordance with lockdown restrictions. Since then, companies have laid off many employees and shifted to a focus on delivery and take-out. Some have simply gone out of business after the depletion […]Continue reading

Another three tenders will target businesses in the food, plastics and fashion and design industries, with support of between 5 million forints and 500 million forints available for expansions, upgrades, training or even to cover part of payroll costs, he added.

featured image: Mihély Varga; via Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI