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Mi Hazank calls for state support for defence industry developments

Opposition Mi Hazank has called for greater state support for the development of Hungary's defence industry.

Laszlo Toroczkai, the party’s deputy leader, told a press conference on Thursday that Hungary’s defence industry should be revived based on research and development.

Ruling Fidesz, he said, should “change its age-old practice of making any form of economic development dependent on multinational, global companies of German origin.” Instead, the state should set up companies and research centres aimed at boosting the defence industry, he added.

Such a move would improve Hungary’s defence capabilities while creating excellent business opportunities, he said.

He also reiterated the party’s demand for Hungary to set up a well-paid border guard which is independent of the police.

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