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Gyurcsany: Salaries, pensions should be high enough to make decent living

Salaries and pensions in Hungary should be high enough for people to make a decent living, Democratic Coalition (DK) leader Ferenc Gyurcsany said at an event marking the 12th anniversary of the founding of the party on Sunday.

Everyone should be able to have at least three months’ worth of savings, and everyone should be able to afford at least a week of holiday each year, Gyurcsany said, calling DK an “adult, serious, influential, fair and honest party”.

DK wants a country that can be a good homeland for all, “because Hungary is a homeland to all: Christians, believers and even the non-religious”, he said.

Amid the fierce competition now seen in many areas, people appear to be losing the common belief “that man is inherently good”, Gyurcsany said. DK envisions a world in which the good of humanity “is also there amid the debates and competition”, rather than one in which some believe that those who disagree with them “are bad, diabolical or animal-like”, he added.

The republic of Hungary should be a republic of the people, Gyurcsany said. “The state is not the boss; it’s something we create, and we’re the ones who determine, regulate and monitor how the state functions, rather than the other way round,” he added.

“DK believes that Hungary is our homeland and Europe is our home,” he said. When DK speaks of a “united states of Europe”, it does not mean a loss of Hungarian statehood, but a form of regulated cooperation among several states, Gyurcsany added.


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