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PÁRBESZÉD CALLS ON GOVT TO INCREASE BUDGETARY CONTRIBUTION, SOCIAL MEASURES

 

The opposition Párbeszéd party called on the government to increase spending on its coronavirus response efforts, especially social measures, to help offset the economic fallout of the epidemic.
Benedek Jávor, the party’s expert on European Union affairs, told an online press conference that the European Commission is expecting Hungary to be the worst hit country in the region by the effects of the crisis, with a 7% economic contraction and a 7% unemployment rate.
The government’s actions to ward off those effects are “far from satisfactory”, Jávor said.