The leftist parties’ “irresponsible budget policy and tendency to overspending” is a risk amid the coronavirus crisis, Enikő Győri, an MEP of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz, told a plenary of the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday.
In the debate on eurozone policy, Győri said that retaining economic growth and jobs requires competitive economic policies by member states, investments in innovative sectors, in digitalisation, and the green economy, she said. The necessary funds should be raised through responsible fiscal policies rather than through overspending, as suggested by the Left, she said.
Győri said that a proposal to introduce a uniform minimum wage across Europe was not backed by funds. She said that a debate on the subject was under way but insisted that resolving issues regarding the minimum wage was a national competency.
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