Budapest, December 22 (MTI) – Lawmakers are set to debate a proposal by the co-ruling Christian Democrats on protection against family bankruptcy in the spring, the party’s parliamentary group leader Peter Harrach said.
The proposal, submitted to the Prime Minister’s office, calls for alternative options for families who are unable to make mortgage payments in order to prevent default, Harrach told MTI in an interview on Monday. Engagement in the scheme should be voluntary and the debt restructuring would involve coordinating with a bankruptcy officer, he said.
The government has taken a confrontational approach in politics, which the co-ruling Christian Democrats support, Harrach said, adding that a loss of popularity for the governing parties is understandable soon after elections.
Harrach, however, criticised some of the government’s measures, such as the internet tax and the road toll on the M0 bypass. He also said he would not support introducing mandatory drug tests for journalists.
He said he stood by the Christian Democrats’ proposal for closing shops on Sundays, when the family should spend time together. He said criticism about potential job losses in wake of the bill would prove wrong.