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DK: Government, not sanctions causing inflation

Hungary's singularly high inflation is the result of government policies rather than EU sanctions against Russia, the deputy leader of the opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) said on Friday.

Laszlo Varju told a press briefing held online that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán “again gave free rein” to sanctions at the EU summit in Brussels by backing the document the European Council has prepared on a new sanctions package.

He said this was the 11th time Orbán had done so, proving that “it isn’t EU sanctions against Russia that are causing Hungarian inflation; if this were the case, then he wouldn’t have voted for the ten sanctions packages so far, or indeed for the current document.”

The DK politician said food inflation was plunging in Europe, yet it was 44 percent in Hungary.

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