Budapest, August 10 (MTI) – The radical nationalist Jobbik party on Monday called on all Hungarian lawmakers to do volunteer work on a regular basis.

Jobbik MPs will do one day of volunteer work each month in order to “learn about the problems of everyday people,” lawmaker Elod Novak told a press conference. Novak said his Jobbik colleagues regularly take up work in schools, senior centres or even work as civil guards.

The party wants every MP to volunteer to “increase their social empathy,” he said.

Novak said it was to his party’s credit that the government recently launched a website promoting volunteer work. Jobbik, however, objects to “yet more government spending on propaganda”.

“The government should look to volunteers as allies who can aid local governments and help uphold public security,” Novak said.


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