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The Democratic Coalition (DK) calls for the introduction of a European family allowance and minimum wage in its programme for the upcoming EP election, the leftist party said. Speaking to a press conference, the party’s top candidate, Klára Dobrev, said that all European children would be eligible for the European family allowance next to their member state’s own family support.  The European minimum wage and minimum pension would supplement the member state’s, should it be “incapable or unwilling” to ensure its citizens a decent income, Dobrev said. “In Hungary, over a quarter of families currently live under the poverty threshold,” she added. DK stands for a strong, united Europe and embraces building a united states of Europe, Dobrev said. Such an alliance would view its citizens as members of a community and not merely as consumers, taxpayers or employees, she said.

Ruling Fidesz said in response that DK is one of the most vocal supporters of pro-migration policies in Hungary. He added that Dobrev, the wife of DK leader Ferenc Gyurcsány, was also involved in the case of Csaba Czeglédy, who had been charged with defrauding the government of 6 billion forints (EUR 18.9m). Czeglédy has worked as a lawyer for Gyurcsany’s “family company”, Altus, Hidvéghi said, adding that it seems Dobrev “would be keen to get the immunity that comes with being an MEP”.