Orbán’s corruption jeopardizes EU funds

The EU’s next budget cycle may set significantly reduced amounts earmarked for Hungary. According to the current plans, 20% less funds would be allocated to Hungary at Y2018 price levels. Moreover, our “membership fee” is also expected to increase significantly (by 45%), mostly due to the exit of the United Kingdom. On the whole, we may experience a 33.6% net loss of resources in total compared to the current cycle.

The huge failure of the Orbán government is shown by the fact that while the Hungarian economy is still greatly dependant on the EU funds as one-time investment projects have still dominated our economic landscape in the past years, small and medium enterprises are in a hopeless situation and Hungarian wages are lagging far behind even the neighbouring countries, let alone the Western European ones.

If nothing changes, these funds will be skimmed and tapped into by Lőrinc Mészáros and his companions. However, they will never be the ones to tighten their belts, it’s always the Hungarian small and medium enterprises and the Hungarian workers who have to do so. Jobbik’s position is that instead of prestige projects, we should focus on job creation, employment enhancement, healthcare, education and the social sphere because these projects would truly benefit the people of Hungary.

 

Jobbik MP Tibor Bana, vice-chairman of the Committee on European Affairs, Hungarian National Assembly