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Párbeszéd Projects 15-20 % Price Increase for Bread

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.08.23.

Opposition Párbeszéd projects a 15-20 percent increase in the price of bread resulting from a drastic rise in flour prices, the party’s deputy group leader said on Thursday.

Sándor Burány told a press conference on Facebook that the price of bread had already grown by 30-40 percent over the past 3 years and this caused great difficulties to people with low income and pensions.

He noted that Párbeszéd had submitted a proposal for a resolution to support social groups hit hard by “inflation breaking loose”.

Párbeszéd has proposed doubling family allowances and child-care benefits, increasing the minimum wage and making it exempt from personal income tax, and changing the calculation of pensions in order to reflect the increase in wages, he added.

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If Párbeszéd enters government next year, it will pursue economic policies that support SMEs instead of multinationals, introduce tax policies with a focus on low earners and offer a “proper pension increase”, he said.

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