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The opposition parties on Thursday agreed on the pension policies to be incorporated into their joint 2022 election platform.

The ruling parties were invited to the meeting but chose not to attend, Lajos Korózs, the (Socialist) head of parliament’s welfare committee, said.

Having agreed on the basic principles of the policies, the opposition parties will develop a programme with the involvement of civil organisations, he added.

Head of the Pensioner Parliament grouping, Mihály Karácsony, said seven opposition parties and civil organisations had agreed to set a minimum pension with the aim of reducing the vulnerability of pensioners and preserving society’s respect for them.

Orbán: Reintroducing 13th Month Pensions Irrespective of Coronavirus Pandemic
Orbán: Reintroducing 13th Month Pensions Irrespective of Coronavirus Pandemic

“We will start reintroducing 13th month pensions early next year,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in a video on Facebook on Thursday on the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons. Orbán spoke after a meeting of the council for elderly affairs, which had been dedicated to the planned reintroduction in light of the […]Continue reading

MEP of the opposition Democratic Coalition Klára Dobrev said in a Facebook message marking International Pensioners Day that Hungarian pensioners were increasingly vulnerable, adding that several tens of thousands lived on less than 50,000 forints (EUR 140) each month.

In the featured photo: MSZP MP Lajos Korózs. Photo by Tibor Illyés/MTI