Gergely Karácsony, the mayor of Budapest, on Friday complained about how the central government treated the capital.
“Where is the equality?” he wrote on Facebook, adding that the government’s relations with the city were “unjust and unsustainable”. The mayor said Budapest had transferred 6.348 billion forints to the central government in the month of January, 348 million more than the amount of support the government promised to contribute towards renovating Chain Bridge.
The central government obliges local governments to make contributions through tax deductions on wages and “solidarity contributions”, he said. “Not only do we not get a single cent from the government, but we must also pay 6.348 billion” forints to the central coffers, Karácsony added.