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Jobbik calls on Novak to convene ‘national crisis council’ over economic crisis

Jobbik is turning to President Katalin Novak to convene a "national crisis council" of all parliamentary parties, employees and employers' associations, to discuss the handling of the economic crisis, party leader Marton Gyongyosi said on Thursday.

Gyongyosi told a press conference he had cancelled a proposed cross-party consultation on the subject as ruling parties have failed to attend.

“There is no willingness at all on the part of the government to cooperate, which is an offence to the nearly two million opposition voters,” he said.

In the letter to Novak, “a symbol of national unity as president”, Gyongyosi said he would ask her to call the meeting “to find a solution to this very, very grave crisis which the government seems to be unable or unwilling to act against.”

“The forint has collapsed, inflation is skyrocketing, and Hungary cannot access EU funds it is entitled to because of the government’s trampling on the rule of law”, Gyongyosi said, adding that Hungary was on its way to face unprecedented recession. He blamed the government’s “unorthodox economic policy” for the crisis, saying that it has not been caused by the war in Ukraine.

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