(MTI) – Speakers at the opposition 13th Szarszo Conference, on Lake Balaton on Saturday focused on poverty, minority rights, local government and the situation of culture in Hungary.
About 200 guests, among them left-wing, liberal politicians, analysts, writers and actors participated at the conference. The speakers included sociologist Zsuzsa Ferge, Socialist party electorate chairman Laszlo Botka and former Socialist leader and culture minister Istvan Hiller, as well as Democratic Coalition politicians Agnes Vadai and Szabolcs Kerek-Barczy.
Ferge said around 20-30 percent of Hungarians do not have enough savings to last even for a month if they lose their jobs. There is no Hungarian party today that would have an idea about how to handle this problem, she added.
The event was also attended by Democratic Coalition leader Ferenc Gyurcsany, former Socialist party leaders Laszlo Kovacs and Ildiko Lendvai and former head of the Alliance of Free Democrats Gabor Kuncze.
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