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Socialists: Hungary Could Miss European Job Protection Funds

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.03.06.

It is not clear whether the Hungarian government has applied for SURE funds, the European Union’s job protection programme, Socialist MEP István Ujhelyi told an online press conference on Saturday, warning that the relevant deadline was drawing near.

“If the government fails to act, Hungary could miss out on those funds,” Ujhelyi said. He insisted that on top of 504 million euros Hungary had received in the first phase of the programme, the country could benefit from at least a further one billion euros in the second.

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The Socialists (MSZP) are launching a consultation with trade unions on the use of the European Union’s coronavirus recovery fund, an MEP of the opposition party said on Tuesday. István Ujhelyi told an online press conference that Hungary was slated to receive over 5,000 billion forints (EUR 13.9bn) from the EU funds raised to offset […]Continue reading

He demanded that the government indicate whether it was bidding for the funds still available from the EU scheme.

Also, the government should pay full compensation to businesses affected by the lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, starting on Monday, Ujhelyi said.

Featured photo via the European Parliament’s website