The only way Europe can truly renew itself is if conservatives can be the dominant voice on issues like integration and the elimination of threats, Justice Minister Judit Varga said on Monday.
Surveys show that the elite is now too far removed from the European people and there is a need for conservative policies, Varga told a roundtable discussion held as part of the ongoing conference on the future of Europe. She said a new European conservative movement was taking shape, adding that a victory for the current Hungarian government in the 2022 election would reinforce conservative politics, giving “a rare opportunity to the whole of Europe”.
“The only way we can truly renew ourselves, including as an integration, and eliminate threats, is if these issues can be dominated by conservatives,”
Meanwhile, Hungarian wages grew by an annual 9.1 percent in September, up from 8.9 percent in the previous month, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Tuesday. The gross monthly wage for full-time employees averaged 428,100 forints (EUR 1,165), according to data on businesses and institutions with at least five people on the payroll. The average net wage was 284,700 forints.
The gross median wage was 349,300 forints.
With annual inflation of 5.5 percent in September, real wages increased by 3.4 percent.