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PALKOVICS: ECONOMY PROTECTION PLANS HELP NEARLY ONE MILLION PEOPLE

 

The government’s economy protection plan triggered by the novel coronavirus epidemic has so far helped nearly one million people, Innovation and Technology Minister László Palkovics. Speaking at a ceremony in Vác, northern Hungary, where he presented a certificate of government grants to car vendor and servicing company Lukács and Tamás, Palkovics said job protection was a priority in economic protection. So far, employers have applied for support to preserve 106,000 jobs, he said, including some 10,000 applications in R+D.
Government-sponsored IT courses have received some 50,000 applications from jobseekers and students, Palkovics said. Students can also avail themselves of an interest-free loan “to finance the costs of the transitional period”, he added.