“Jobbik has managed to prove that corrupt deals are not just occasional isolated cases in Hungary. Instead, there is a system of corruption controlled from the top, so public monies are distributed among Fidesz-related politicians and businessmen based on the decisions of top leaders,” Jobbik’s vice president János Volner said in his press conference on this week.
Volner held the event to follow up on the Jobbik-proposed special anti-corruption debate in Parliament held on Monday. He pointed out the telltale moment when Jobbik President Gábor Vona asked government party politicians if they were willing to bet their lives on the integrity of Andy Vajna, Lőrinc Mészáros, Árpád Habony or István Garancsi, all businessmen working near the prime minister, and nobody raised their hands.
In János Volner’s view, corruption has taken such dimensions that legislation is now tailored to the needs of Fidesz-related companies, while public procurement tenders are hardly ever won by businesses other than the friends of the government.
In response to Fidesz’ statement that their party has passed legislation to forbid subsidizing companies with an offshore background, the MP said Jobbik had unveiled 74 companies in the value of 21 bn HUF registered in well-known offshore regions since then.
Criticizing government politicians for failing to identify the individuals responsible for the “great corruption scandal of the decade”, i.e. the brokerage scandal, as well as to make a clear statement if they withdrew their money from the financial institutions in the moments before their collapse(!). Having expressed his opinion that such secrecy implied that Fidesz MPs had “something to hide”, János Volner pointed out that Jobbik was going to set up an anti-corruption prosecution service, based on the Romanian example, if the party gets in government in 2018.