Budapest, July 9 (MTI) – Both the domestic and the international environment justify the government’s information campaign on the success of Hungary’s reforms, the government spokesman told public television M1 on Thursday morning.
GOVT TO LAUNCH INFORMATION CAMPAIGN ON REFORMS
Zoltan Kovacs suggested that the planned campaign was designed to counterbalance “sheer lies” by the opposition parties trying to make an impression that “it is a terrible country where life is painful”.
In addition, in light of the “Greek drama” the government needs to “bring it home to people where Hungary started from and how far it has progressed”.
Among the government’s achievements, Kovacs mentioned measures to help troubled forex debtors “through legal means and in line with international standards” and “return some 1,000 billion forints (EUR 3.1bn) to the Hungarian people”. On top of that, the flat tax regime has left several hundred billion forints with taxpayers, he said.
It is those achievements that the campaign will focus on, telling people that “the reforms are operational, and the country has a potential to allow that everyone can make a step forward,” Kovacs added.