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Orbán: Pensioners to receive supplement in November

Hungary's elderly will benefit from a pension supplement of "nearly half a month's pension" in November, the prime minister announced on Thursday.

In a video uploaded to Facebook, Viktor Orbán greeted seniors on the occasion of the upcoming International Day for Older Persons and noted his government’s commitment to preserve the value of pensions.

“We have preserved the value of pensions each year, and if the economy was good, we could even ensure a pension premium,” he said. The government delivered on its pledge even at the time of the coronavirus pandemic and “now, at the time of the war in Ukraine”, he added.

“We want to build a country in which we weep together and laugh together, too,” the prime minister said.

Inflation has been higher than expected this year, which makes the pension supplement necessary, Orbán said.

Orbán suggested that “clear accounts” served to build “lasting friendships,” adding that “pensioners can rely on us.”

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