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Rational restructuring at center of gov't policy, says PM

A rational restructuring of Hungary is at the centre of the government's policy, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Friday, presenting a state program that supports investments.

This restructuring will reduce state spending and boost budget revenue, restoring the balance, Orbán said. It will help keep the budget deficit under 3% of GDP, and it will make possible a reduction in state debt, he added.

The New Széchenyi Plan, which supports investments, will put the Hungarian economy on its feet, kick start growth and create a million jobs in ten years, he said. If the number of domestic SMEs grows and they are successful, the whole country will be stronger, more successful and happier in the foreseeable future, he added.

Orbán said there is always a struggle with the “powers of the past” that try to make Hungary dependent on international organizations, introduce austerity measures and put the country in debt, but the current government does not support this.

One cannot hide from work in Hungary, Orbán said. One cannot escape the labor market with the hope that, instead of working, the state will pay social support from taxes paid by others, he added.

If we do not accept the fact that one cannot escape from work, there will be no chance for a successful economic policy, he said. (MTI-Econews)