Budapest, August 14 (MTI) – The radical nationalist Jobbik party on Friday called on the governor of the National Bank of Hungary (NBH) and the ruling Fidesz party to “cut back on their irresponsible luxury spending” and instead finance early retirement for men.
Lawmaker Janos Volner said the government’s stance that it is unable to allocate 150 billion forints (EUR 483.3m) towards men’s early retirement after 40 years of work while the central bank spends 160 billion on its Pallas Athene foundations, was a sign that Fidesz politicians are in a “crisis of values”. He said the bank would only use these funds for luxury purchases.
Volner said the central bank’s recent art and real estate purchases serve only to “satisfy the personal ambitions of governor Gyorgy Matolcsy”. He said that in a number of the bank’s purchases it was questionable whether the purchase prices reflected the real value of the items and properties.
“If Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that he does not like sly parties, then he should not tolerate slyness among his own appointees either,” Volner said.