A third of the population of Hungary on the way to poverty

The Hungarian government has been confronted with the problem of the rapid impoverishment of the population. Now ten millionth of Hungary every third citizen lives below the poverty line, and more than a million people every month receive a little more than 60 percent of the minimum wage. Economists warn the authorities that in this situation only temporary measures do not.


The economic recession has returned millions of Hungarians in the mid-1990s. This period was characterized by high inflation, low incomes and the growing trend of unemployment. Due to the strict conservation measures and foreign loans, the government of left-liberals led by Dooley Mountain managed to equalize the situation. However, since 2008, the poverty rate of Hungary's population grew by 22 percent.
According to official statistics, 10 million Hungary's population reported a total of 2,000,000 workers. However, 1.8 million people do not even reach the level of the minimum wage of 93 thousand forints, ie up to 301 euros per month. According to the Ministry of Employment, basically we are talking about the associations of enterprises that employ less than 100 people.
The State shall guarantee such a small production of 5-percent compensation if the plant retroactively pay the workers borrowed money and will not downsize.
The only problem is that the previously announced by the Government program of state support has earned a delay of 3.5 months, said David Franz, head of the union of employees and employers. Given the fact that certain food products in Hungary since the beginning of this year rose by 40-60 percent, and some even two or three times, hardly a symbolic salary increase will please those who have not yet been fired, says union leader.Combating poverty requires a strategy Meanwhile, officials are calling for the heads of small enterprises not to delay registration of their applications. "30 days is given to enterprises for delivery of documents and the same time submitted to the relevant government authorities. Therefore, an addition to the salary should not wait until June "- warned the representative of the Ministry of Economy of Hungary Sandor Tsomba. He also clarified that the compensation will be paid for half a year later than planned, and only 500 thousand workers, because the rest — and that 1.3 million people — it has already received.
Meanwhile sociologist Zsuzsa Fergie not sure that the likes of, so to speak, firefighters measures the government could eradicate poverty in Hungary. After all, there are many regions where unemployment is, in her view, is simply amazing, not to mention the Roma ghetto with a low level of education of its people and the unwillingness to integrate into society. Sociologist welcomes multi-pronged strategy of power under the name of "Work + education." However, Susan Fergie advises based on EU experience in this area, when state aid is not only targeted, but at the same time and directed to the needs of large communities.


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