JOBBIK: THE HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOTPROMOTE THE INTERESTS OF GLOBAL CAPITALISTSMon, 2014-07-14 19:52
JOBBIK: THE HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOTPROMOTE THE INTERESTS
OF GLOBAL CAPITALISTS
Jobbik categorically rejects the EU-USA free trade agreement, which would further increase Hungary's exposure and colonialist oppression, and calls upon the Hungarian government to abandon the harmful practices of the past 24 years and to start focussing on the representation of Hungarian national interests instead of the business interests of Western capitalist corporations.
Jobbik also points out that the free trade agreement would finally complete the process of economic colonization of Hungary and Central Eastern Europe going on since the change of the political system here. The loosening of data protection, food safety and consumer protection regulations as well as the harmonization of standards would further strengthen the position of capital-intensive Western corporations at the expense of consumers, employees, local farmers and small and medium enterprises. Under pressure from the industrial lobby, Brussels would set nearly unattainable requirements for Hungarian (and other national) farmers, while dumping the European and Hungarian markets with American agricultural and food products from uncontrolled sources. In addition to the jobs and living of people working in Hungarian agriculture, the free trade agreement would have an unforeseeable impact on the health conditions of the entire population, since Hungary is completely free of genetically manipulated agricultural produce at the moment, but the agreement would allow such products to enter the European and, eventually, the Hungarian market without any restrictions.
The decision makers of the European Union have obviously ignored the interests of the member states and excluded the public when making their decisions, subdued by the demands of the industrial lobby. Jobbik also points out the significance of the EU-MERCOSUR agreement, which was made behind closed doors as well. In return for concessions made to EU industrial corporations and banks, the treaty provided preferential treatment for the member states of the South American economic partnership, after passing several legislations rendering the operation of European farmers nearly impossible. By signing that agreement, the Hungarian government subordinated the country's strategic interest lying in agriculture to the industrial interests of the Western European nations.
Jobbik has consistently been voicing that Hungary should receive an objective, propaganda-free evaluation of our membership in the EU. The agreement of 2012 and the one currently being drafted clearly show that Hungary is almost completely vulnerable to such treaties, which means that our national sovereignty is constantly deteriorated.
Since Hungary has veto rights before this agreement is passed, Jobbik calls upon our government to stop this cynical evasion of the problem and communicate its standpoint clearly to the European Union and the United States of America with regard to the free trade negotiations, and reject the agreement to represent the strategic interests of the Hungarian nation.
Márton Gyöngyösi, deputy leader of Jobbik's Parliamentary Group