Kelemen Hunor: The regulation and customary sense oblige us to extend pensions with the speed of inflation. We do not have to vow miracles

Pensions should enhance to cowl the inflation price, and this shall be mentioned in the course of the debates on the funds regulation for subsequent yr, stated UDMR president Kelemen Hunor within the Interviews. Relating to the pension enhance proposals coming from PSD and PNL, the deputy prime minister says that it isn’t about “a magnificence contest” and “who gives extra” and that politicians mustn’t promise miracles.

“What occurs to pensions? That’s the most important query right now and essentially the most troublesome. Right here, the regulation and customary sense compel us to extend pensions by the speed of inflation. We’ll focus on this in October-November, in the course of the state funds regulation debate. However this we’ve to do, right here we’ve nothing so as to add and nothing to touch upon. There is just one factor the Parliament or the Authorities can do, postpone this provision, which they won’t do, make sure,” stated Kelemen Hunor.

“Within the Coalition we stated that we’ll respect the regulation. We’re each morally and legally obliged to take this step,” he emphasised.

When requested concerning the proposals from PSD and PNL relating to growing pensions by greater than the inflation price, Helemen Hunor answered: “We’ll see this. If it is going to be doable, why not? However let us take a look at the numbers first. We aren’t in a magnificence contest, who gives extra”.

“I avoided intervening on this dispute. I say that our obligation is to deliver pensions updated with the speed of inflation, from January 1st, and to search out sources, as a lot as doable on this economically troublesome time, to protect the buying energy for each household as a lot as doable. We do not have to vow miracles,” he added.

Writer: MB

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