Jobbik calls for parlt committee to probe residency bond scheme
Budapest, October 9 (MTI) – The opposition Jobbik party has called on parliament to set up an investigative committee to examine the risk of residency bonds to the national economy and state security.
The opposition party’s spokesman Ádám Mirkóczki told a press conference on Wednesday that his party would discuss the issue with other parliamentary parties on Friday.
Committee appointments should be restricted to lawmakers already vetted to handle classified information so they can be briefed by Hungary’s secret services, he said.
It is in the ruling Fidesz party’s interest to take part, otherwise it may be assumed they have something to hide and that money is more important to them than state security, he said.
Asked whether Jobbik’s refusal to vote for the constitutional amendment had negatively impacted Jobbik, Mirkóczki said “nobody takes national issues as seriously as we do”.
Referring to government lawmakers who called parties that obstructed the constitutional amendment “traitors”, Mirkóczki said the real traitors were those who merely talked of saving the nation for PR and propaganda purposes while accepting “anyone” into the country “for money”.