The foreign minister has confirmed that the Hungarian government will provide support to employers giving jobs to Ukraine refugees and providing them with long-term shelter and transport opportunities. Péter Szijjártó said on Facebook that employers meeting the above conditions will get a monthly HUF 60,000 (EUR 160) after each Ukrainian refugee they employ and an additional HUF 12,000 after each of their children. The minister said additional waves of migrants should be expected in the upcoming period.
“We Hungarians are fully prepared to receive even an increasing number of refugees,” he said. Work opportunities will be offered to those that plan to stay in Hungary for a lengthy period “because in Hungary we are building a work-based society, which has been a clearly successful undertaking”. Refugees staying in the long term also have a vested interest in having work instead of living from benefits, he added. This serves the interests of refugees, Hungarians and Hungarian companies alike, Minister Szijjártó said.
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