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Coronavirus: Fidesz Faults Left-wing Local Councils for ‘Money-grubbing’

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.06.07.

Fidesz lawmaker István Bajkai on Saturday faulted left-wing local councils for “money-grubbing” when it comes to collecting from businesses hard hit by the coronavirus crisis.

In a video message, Bajkai said that while the government had lowered taxes, provided wage support and scrapped outdoor table fees for catering establishments, the “Gyurcsány-led” local government of Budapest’s Erzsebetvaros district had started collecting money from businesses there “without inhibition”.

In violation of a government decree, the Erzsébetváros local government, led by the Péter Niedermüller, is still collecting outdoor table fees and “stuffing their pockets”, he added.

In the featured photo: István Bajkai. Photo by Tibor Illyés/MTI