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FINANCE MINISTER: GOVT TO DOUBLE INVESTMENT SUPPORT SCHEME FOR LARGE COMPANIES

 

The government will raise investment support for large companies in 2020 to 80 billion forints (EUR 221.5m) from 40 billion, Finance Minister Mihály Varga has said. Speaking at the online cornerstone-laying ceremony of hygienic paper manufacturer Vajda-Papír’s new plant, Varga said it was the government’s priority that Hungarian companies emerge from the crisis “as winners”. The government will continue to introduce tax cuts, job-protection measures and increase investment support, he said. Hungary will have to be ready to temporarily spend more to leave the economic crisis behind, Varga said, and pledged that the government would not give up its economic goals. Vajda-Papír’s 16 billion forint investment, which will protect some 600 jobs and create 50 new ones, was supported with a 5.5 billion forint government grant, Varga said.