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Parliament approved rules for '13th-month' salaries

Starting this year from July the 13th-month salary will be paid to civil and public servants in advance monthly installments, according to legislation passed by Parliament yesterday evening.

The practice will be the same next year, while in 2009 the 13th-month salaries will be transferred in December. Parliament also passed a bill under which fines will be imposed on Hungarians who committed misdemeanors in EU countries from July 15. The same will apply to EU citizens who committed such acts in Hungary. Most MPs rejected a popular initiative to tighten abortion regulations. (; Gazdasági Rádió – Privátbankár)