Jobbik proposes making visits to parliament free for Hungarians
(MTI) – The radical nationalist Jobbik party proposes making visits to the parliament building free for Hungarians and charging foreigners only, party MP Dora Duro said on the weekend.
Duro told a press conference in front of the visitor centre in parliament that in her capacity as head of the cultural committee, she would submit the proposal to parliamentary speaker Laszlo Kover. Allowing free visits to Hungarians will help them think of the building “as their own” and it will prevent a division between politics and the people, she added.
The party primarily wants to make visits free for Hungarians and if the European Union disallows this, that will be one more reason to undertake a conflict with Brussels, she said.
She cited international examples, such as free visits to Germany’s parliament for those that preliminarily register and added that visiting the British parliament is cheaper in comparison to local wages than visiting the Hungarians parliament.
A family with three children has to pay 7,000 forints to visit the parliament building, which is nearly one-tenth of the net minimum wage, she added.