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Dialogue party presents election programme for 2018

Gergely Karácsony, the small opposition Dialogue party's candidate for prime minister, presented his party's election programme, which includes the introduction of a basic income and a 150,000 forint (EUR 490) minimum wage.

The programme proposes an overhaul of Hungary's tax system which Karácsony said currently "makes the rich richer and the poor poorer". He vowed to reintroduce a tax-exempt minimum wage along with a "fair and reasonable" tax rate for those making twice the average wage.
Karácsony also vowed to reinstate the old corporate tax rates as well as taxes on offshore incomes that had been imposed by the government of Gordon Bajnai. Dialogue's programme also proposes the introduction of so-called "green taxes" that encourage companies to minimise the environmental damage they do. Karácsony also mentioned a socalled "oligarch tax" which he said should be imposed on companies that win "an enormous amount of public procurement contracts and accumulate huge amounts of capital". He said that if the tax and welfare systems could be changed, there would be room to introduce a basic income.
Source: politics.hu

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 July 2017 20:44

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