Budapest, May 30 (MTI) – The ruling Fidesz party is asking all Hungarian politicians to always represent Hungary’s interests, even when they are abroad, group leader Antal Rogan said on Friday commenting on opposition E-PM leader Gordon Bajnai’s invitation to an upcoming meeting by the Bilderberg Group in Denmark.
In response to a question about Bajnai’s invitation to the meeting, reported by news portal origo.hu, Rogan told a press conference that regardless of political affiliation, Hungarian politicians should represent Hungary’s interests and it would be unacceptable for anyone to do the contrary.
Fidesz deputy leader Lajos Kosa said that the Bilderberg Group claims it collects the world’s most influential people at its conferences. However, if they thought of nobody else but Bajnai from Hungary, then they are an “all-talk-no-action club,” he added.
In response to Fidesz’s call, co-leader of E-PM Viktor Szigetvari voiced agreement and said that Hungary’s politicians should enforce the country’s interests in all circumstance. He added that he was certain that Janos Martonyi, Hungary’s outgoing foreign minister, did so when he had attended a Bilderberg conference back in 2008.
Szigetvari said that Prime Minister Viktor Orban should have considered Hungary’s interests before “selling off the country’s energy independence to the Russians”, or Kosa, when he had “brutally weakened the forint through making a single statement”.
Radical nationalist Jobbik deputy group leader Marton Gyongyosi urged that details of the Bilderberg meetings should be made public alongside with the instructions given to Hungarian representatives.
The Bilderberg Group is an annual private conference of political leaders, financial experts and bankers and the details of their meetings are kept confidential.
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