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Jun 08, 2020

Fidesz lawmaker slams “money-grubbing” left-wing councils during pandemic

Fidesz lawmaker István Bajkai has slammed left-wing local councils for “money-grubbing” when it comes to collecting from businesses hard hit by the coronavirus crisis.

 

Fidesz lawmaker István Bajkai has slammed left-wing local councils for “money-grubbing” when it comes to collecting from businesses hard hit by the coronavirus crisis.

Bajkai said in a video message that while the government had lowered taxes, provided wage support and scrapped outdoor table fees for catering establishments, the “Gyurcsány-led” local government of Budapest’s Erzsebetvaros district had started collecting money from businesses there “without inhibition”.

In violation of a government decree, the Erzsébetváros local government, led by the Péter Niedermüller, is still collecting outdoor table fees and “stuffing their pockets,” he said.

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