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Apr 04, 2020

Coronavirus Update: PM Orbán said his government will create as many jobs as are lost in the coronavirus crisis

In a letter addressed to Luca Visentini, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said his government will create as many jobs as are lost in the coronavirus crisis.

In a letter addressed to Luca Visentini, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said his government will create as many jobs as are lost in the coronavirus crisis.

The prime minister sent the letter following Visentini’s concern over Hungary’s economic measures in connection with the epidemic.

PM Orbán called it “encouraging” that Hungary could count on the attention of Europe’s trade unions in a situation as difficult as the new coronavirus outbreak. He assured Visentini that Hungary’s and the ETUC’s goals were the same.

According to MTI, the prime minister noted that over the past ten years, Hungary had managed to create a “labor-based economy”, which had significantly reduced unemployment. PM Orbán argued that this means the Hungarian government can look to the policies it had shaped at the time of the 2009 global economic crisis when formulating its response to the epidemic.

The prime minister added that over the past ten years, the government has always been prepared to share its economic policy experiences with those who were interested.

PM Orbán said his government’s crisis management measures centered on preserving existing jobs and creating new ones and assured Visentini that his government would create as many jobs as are lost in the crisis.

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