Cuts to Hungarian defense staff to reach 30%, minister says

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Some 30% of the 3,500 staff working at the military secret services and the allied joint forces will be “affected by rationalisation” this year, Defence Minister Csaba Hende told commercial news station InfoRadio on Friday, reports Politics.hu.

Some of those people will retire, some will be transferred to other posts and others will leave the forces and find employment elsewhere, Hende said.

The selection of people to be laid off has just started. Military capabilities will not be reduced but rationalisation is necessary and red tape must be cut so extensive reorganisation will be carried out this year, the minister said.

Friday’s Nepszava said the rationalisation measures would mostly affect those that have 25 years in service and can therefore retire. The paper said this information had been confirmed from various sources but the ministry denied assumptions that 1,000 people would be forced to retire this year.

The ministry declined to provide information to MTI.

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