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Jun 02, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Parliament to debate ending state of emergency

Lawmakers will debate ending the state of emergency and mark the centenary of the Trianon Treaty in a three-day session this week.

 

Lawmakers will debate ending the state of emergency and mark the centenary of the Trianon Treaty in a three-day session this week. Parliament’s session will begin this afternoon with lawmakers marking Hungary’s deaf sports day. This will be followed by speeches prior to the agenda.

According to MTI, parliament is set to vote on tax changes aimed at mitigating the economic fallout of the epidemic as well as a bill on the retail tax tomorrow. Lawmakers will also vote on an opposition-sponsored bill calling for the declaration of a climate emergency and immediate measures to combat climate change.

Parliament will then debate amendment proposals to the 2021 budget bill, winding up the state of emergency declared in response to the outbreak as well as a set of transitional regulations keeping some of the measures taken during the state of emergency in force.

On Thursday, lawmakers will hold an hour-long session commemorating the centenary of the WWI Trianon Treaty under which two-thirds of Hungary’s territory was ceded to neighboring countries, including a debate on a political declaration on the protection of national identity. President János Áder is also scheduled to address the session. The rest of the agenda includes debates on seven proposals including the reintroduction of the 13th month pension.

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