Cttee planned to assess implementation of Roma programmes, says PM
23 July 2012
The cabinet and the National Roma Council plan to set up a committee to assess the implementation of programmes to help Roma people, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Monday after meeting Roma council leaders.
Orban started a series of consultations last week and Monday's meeting was the continuation of this series.
Orban said the past period has proven that unemployed people in Hungary are keen to find work and it is not true that they want to survive only from benefits and abuse the regulations of public work schemes.
In order to have 5-5.5 million people hold jobs and pay tax in Hungary, it is necessary for the Roma to work, too, Orban said after Monday's meeting.
Text: mti, Photographer: Gergely Botár
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán mentioned pay rises for general practitioners and teachers, and the launching of a population programme as important tasks for the upcoming period, on Kossuth Radio's 180 minutes.
If Europe betrays its Christian roots and gives up its traditions it will have no strength left for renewal after the crisis, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at the Cistercian Abbey of Zirc on Wednesday.