- 9 Aug 2018 7:51 AM
- Hungary Matters
The car manufacturing giant announced last week to build a plant in Debrecen, in eastern Hungary, with an investment of around 300 billion forints (EUR 1bn), which is to create about 1,000 workplaces.
The government should disclose what funds from state coffers would be allocated to support the project, Párbeszéd group leader Tímea Szabó told a press conference. It is likely, she insisted, that “wages at the plant will be paid by the Hungarian government, and so by Hungarian taxpayers, for the first five to six years”.
Párbeszéd demands that the government should disclose whether BMW will pay corporate tax, employ Hungarians at the plant and guarantee work conditions and wages according to the German standard, Szabó said. Growing real estate prices may also have an adverse effect on the area, she said.