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Retvari: Left backs higher teacher salaries at home but undermines stance in Brussels

Hungary's left wing backs demands for higher teacher salaries at home while working "every day in Brussels to make sure that the EU funds necessary for this wage increase never arrive", Bence Retvari, parliamentary state secretary of the interior ministry, said at a press conference on Friday, calling this attitude "duplicitous".

He noted that Klara Dobrev, the head of the Democratic Coalition shadow government, has talked to teacher unions many times, starting in August 2021, when teacher union demands were incorporated into DK’s election campaign.

Retvari questioned whether Dobrev had told the unions that she was “working in Brussels to make sure there would be no EU monies to cover teacher salary increases”.

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