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Fidesz Asks Gov’t to Maintain Credit Moratorium

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.06.18.

The Fidesz parliamentary group has asked the government to make sure banks maintain the credit moratorium, the ruling party’s group leader Máté Kocsis said on Thursday.

The moratorium must be kept for people in need, but the issue should also be included in the National Consultation public survey, too, Kocsis told a press conference at a Fidesz meeting in Debrecen, in eastern Hungary.

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Kocsis said that if Hungary reached a sufficient level of growth, payroll tax cuts could follow, leading to an increase in wages. The government plans to increase the minimum wage for unskilled workers to 200,000 forints (EUR 570) a month and the minimum wage for skilled workers to 260,000 forints a month, he said. Further, the 13th month pension will be reintroduced in full and low-earning parents will receive a personal income tax rebate, he added.

Kocsis said that the pandemic, migration and economic challenges must be faced but Hungary was also in danger of “returning to the past”. He said the leader of the opposition Democratic Coalition, Ferenc Gyurcsány, was “a potential danger” if he regained power.

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