Opposition LMP wants to build a Europe of people to replace the Europe of multinational companies, party co-leader Márta Demeter said at a press conference on Saturday, the official start of the European Parliament election campaign.
Multinationals have basically “taken over countries, taken over politics and people, too” in the pursuit of profit, Demeter said.
She said LMP wants to prevent a reduction in European Union funding for Hungary, and it will fight to see that Hungarian SMEs, not multinationals, get support. The party is also calling for the introduction of a European minimum wage, Demeter added.
EU funding must also be used for projects that ensure clean air and water as well as sustainable waste management, she said.
LMP wants a green, sustainable and safe Europe, Demeter said.
The EP elections will take place in Hungary on May 26.
On the featured photo: Márta Demeter and Gábor Vágó, who leads LMP’s EP list. Photo by Noémi Bruzák/MTI