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Jobbik Calls for Government Action to Strengthen Forint

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.09.10.

Opposition Jobbik has called on the government to take action against an “appalling weakening” of the national currency and “help close the gap between Hungarian wages and the European average”.

Jobbik deputy leader Dániel Z Kárpát on Thursday said that the government’s passive stance concerning the weak currency was “deliberate” and was aimed at “helping international export producers to the detriment of Hungarian people”.

Z Kárpát insisted that increasing prices of imported products put a huge burden on consumers, and argued that a mobile phone could now be up to 100 euros more expensive.

“The government should stop deliberately weakening the forint,” he said. He also suggested that international companies that are reluctant to increase wages and get them closer to European levels should be excluded from central subsidies.

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