Hungary and EC See Differently Pillar of Social Rights

Mihaly Varga met Marianne Thyssen

MH – 2017.03.16. 19:20 –

Minister for National Economy Mihaly Varga met Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Marianne Thyssen to talk about a major European pillar of social rights.

Issues related to the posting and employment of workers in the framework of the provision of services, a major European pillar of social rights, were on top of the agenda discussed by Mr Varga and Ms Thyssen.

Hungary’s labour market trends have steadily improved since 2010, Hungary now has the third lowest unemployment rate in the EU and this amply shows that the economy has grown stronger, Mr Varga said. The EU initiative concerning social rights to be ambiguous, as the planning, organization, operation and financing should remain as the competence of member states, he said. Hungary sees that it's a prerequisite of sustainable economic growth, for which it is essential to improve competitiveness and increase employment, he added.