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The opposition Socialist-Párbeszéd alliance proposes setting a European minimum wage of around 240,000 forints (EUR 743), 90,000 forints higher than the current minimum wage in Hungary, the Socialist Party leader told Tuesday’s Népszava daily.

The two parties also want a European minimum pension worth 95,000 forints and a family allowance of 47,000 forints per child, Bertalan Tóth said, adding that the minimum standard of living for EU citizens needs to be defined in terms of health care, education, wages, pensions and family support.

“This is a social Europe programme … that not only the European Social Democrats and Liberals support, but so does the [European] People’s Party,” he said.

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As we wrote before on March, the minimum wage in every European Union member state should be raised to at least 750 euros a month, Socialist MEP István Újhelyi told a press conference in Budapest.


Source: MTI

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