Prime minister Viktor Orbán made a speech at a conference organized by the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in which he launched another attack on the European Union.
According to the Hungarian prime minister the EU doesn't assist member countries in overcoming the economic slump because "it punishes those who behave well and rewards those who perform poorly. With this kind of mentality one couldn't even run a village five and ten cent store (vidéki kóceráj)." As for the IMF negotiations he said: "I have been sitting at the conference table for two months but they are nowhere." Only someone who has no intention of negotiating with the IMF and consequently has no pressing need to oblige the European Commission can speak this way.
Speaker of Hungarian Parliament László Kövér, during an interview Saturday on Echo TV in which he suggested Hungary could serve as an example to a Western Europe that had become "crazed" by its affluence, and said the European Union and International Monetary Fund were playing a "dishonest, despicable game" in delaying talks with Budapest over a new bailout. “Watching the debates in European Parliament recently it seems that European politics has degraded into a depraved gang war.” – Kövér told on the pro-government TV channel.
Last Updated on Sunday, 11 March 2012 21:04