Finance Minister Mihaly Varga – Photo: Facebook

Finance Minister: Hungary receives HUF 184 billion in EU funding to raise teachers’ pay

Hungary has received a total 184 billion forints (EUR 478m) worth of EU funding to be used for a pay hike for kindergarten and school teachers, the finance minister said on Wednesday.

Mihaly Varga said 340 billion forints from central coffers had been used for the same purpose at the beginning of this year.

Since last December, Brussels has released a total of 734 billion forints worth of funds withheld from Hungary before, Varga said on Facebook.

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