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Jobbik Calls for Better Access for Local SMEs to EU Funds

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.09.30.

Opposition Jobbik wants to ensure that local SMEs gain better access to EU funding, a lawmaker of the party said on Monday.

It jeopardises local jobs that several multinational companies stop production after using up EU funding or apply for funding that supports automated production cutting jobs, Zoltán Balczó told a press conference.

He called it “misleading information” that localities electing opposition mayors or local councils will lose access to EU resources which jeopardises their development.

The distribution of part of the funds is regulated by law, said Balczó, arguing that opposition-led cities such as Ózd, Szeged and Törökszentmiklós and Budapest’s 13th district had significantly developed over the past years.