Government MPs would boycott a special session of parliament convened by the opposition.
The government information centre (KTK) slammed the initiative as “lacking credibility”, insisting that opposition parties had “failed to support measures aimed at protecting Hungarian families during a war-time crisis”. Six opposition parliamentary groups called for a special session of parliament to be convened on Aug. 8 to discuss their proposals to mitigate “the cost-of-living crisis” they say has gripped the country, and they demanded the withdrawal of changes to the tax on small businesses (kata) and keep the full cap on household energy bills and the price of basic foodstuffs in place, among other measures. The KTK said in a statement that the opposition parties had “attacked” the government’s scheme to maintain a cap on household energy bills since its introduction, and “they would increase the corporate tax and personal income tax”. Furthermore, “they have strongly advocated the sanctions [against Russia], which are the primary cause of the energy price hikes”, the statement added.
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