Hungarian troops near the Ukrainian border - Photo: MTI

Defence Minister: Servicemen receive higher wages

The government has raised the wages of servicemen by 26 percent, the defence minister said on Tuesday.

The salaries of professional, contracted and active-duty reserve soldiers are being raised in two steps, in September 2022 and January 2024, Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky said in a statement.

He said the aim was to improve the prestige of the profession amid a war environment and migration pressure on the southern border which require greater preparedness and a rapid reaction capability, Szalay-Borbovniczky said.

The government’s Defence Fund ensures that development of the armed forces remains sustainable even in economically challenging times, he said.

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