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Tatabánya, 2019. március 12. Javítják az útburkolatot az M1-es autópályán Tatabányánál 2019. március 13-án. MTI/Bodnár Boglárka

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 on Thursday.

The Socialists also suggest that the minimum pension should be 300 euros a month, and that the state should pay a monthly subsidy of 150 euros to families per each child, Újhelyi said.

He added that the EU’s direct agricultural subsidy should be raised to 300 euros per hectare, from the current 219 euros.

Újhelyi also proposed that the value added tax should have a 20 percent cap in the community.

Hungary has a top VAT rate of 27 percent.

Concerning the upcoming European parliamentary election, Újhelyi said that voters would be choosing “between the EU and Orbanistan”. Censuring the prime minister is “not enough”, and the EU should also “do more for the good of the people”.

Featured image: MTI

Source: MTI

  1. Socialists are idiots when it comes to economics. They don’t build economies. they destroy them. Don’t forget what Vladimir Lenin said about Socialism. “The goal of Socialism is Communism!”

  2. Perhaps the Socialists and their Jobbik friends could explain how this could be afforded, and the effect it would have on jobs in Hungary.

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