Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said pensioners will receive their pension premiums to offset inflation between November 10 and 15.
“Even amid hard times in Europe we must not forget about our most important national priorities including an appreciation for pensioners,” he said in a video published on Facebook on Saturday, the international day of the elderly. PM Orbán noted that the government had reintroduced 13th-month pensions, adding that he considered it as “a matter of honor”, and pledged that “just as this year, each pensioner will receive their 13th-month pension in 2023”. PM Orbán said inflation had further increased in the whole of Europe “because of Brussels’ sanctions”, which necessitated providing pensioners with a premium, for the second time in November. “Without regard to hard times or a crisis, Hungary will give its pensioners what they are due,” he said.