The Hungarian Parliament will hold an extraordinary session on Monday

Opposition parties have called an extraordinary session of parliament to discuss proposals for changes to the small business tax (kata), which will be held on August 8.

The Momentum party said in a statement that the opposition had called on parliament to withdraw the amendment to the kata tax, which limited the circle of SMEs eligible to use it. The opposition also called on government parties to adopt opposition proposals to help those hard hit by the cost of living crisis in the country, Momentum said.

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At the same time, the leader of the Fidesz parliamentary group, Máté Kocsis, “made it clear in advance that his party would not attend the meeting, which shows that Fidesz does not care about the fate of Hungarians and Hungarian families,” the opposition statement said.

If the assembly achieves a quorum, the agenda will include the removal of increases in charges, a home insulation program, the food crisis, a climate pass to encourage motorists to switch to public transport and VAT reductions on certain essential products, proposed by the Socialists, Democratic Parties Coalition, Párbeszéd, LMP and Jobbik.

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Source: MTI

Laura T. Thrasher