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Coronavirus – Socialist MEP Urges Govt to Apply for EU SURE Support

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.02.21.

Socialist MEP István Ujhelyi on Saturday called on the government to apply for 1 billion euros of support from the European Union’s SURE fund to provide wage support in sectors that have been hit hardest by the coronavirus crisis.

At an online press conference, Ujhelyi said the government’s latest national consultation survey on the possible ways epidemic restrictions could be lifted is “uncalled for” and “a waste of time.”

Opposition Criticizes Gov't Approach to Pandemic
Opposition Criticizes Gov't Approach to Pandemic

The representatives of Hungarian opposition parties had a lot to say in response to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s speech in parliament on Monday. They accused the government of corruption and failure to adequately respond to the coronavirus pandemic. In his address to praliament, Orbán touched on Hungary’s coronavirus response plan, the potential for reopening, the […]Continue reading

Instead of conducting a consultation, he said, the government should provide immediate support to the more than 600,000 people who work in services, catering, culture and tourism. Hungary could apply for as much as 1 billion euros in support for those people through the EU’s SURE program, he added.

Featured photo illustration via István Ujhelyi’s Facebook page