Food Price Caps No Solution to Rising Inflation in Hungary, Says Opposition

  • 17 Jan 2022 9:57 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Food Price Caps No Solution to Rising Inflation in Hungary, Says Opposition
Politicians of three opposition parties on Sunday criticised the government’s rollback of basic food prices, insisting that it offered no solution to rising inflation.

Máté Kanász-Nagy, co-leader of green LMP, said the cuts were only a “pseudo measure” serving to “cover for the government’s flawed economic policy”. He said that after household utility bills and bank statements, the government now wanted to “push its propaganda onto grocery store shelves”.

Mihály Gér, representing Párbeszéd for a constituency in Pest County, said Hungary was “knee-deep in poverty” as a result of central welfare measures which he said had abandoned those who were genuinely in need of support.

He noted as an example of existential crisis that as many as 82 people had frozen to death up till now since October, most of them in their unheated homes.

Éva Sebők, for Momentum, said Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s “flawed economic policies” had led to Hungary having one of Europe’s highest inflation rates.

“Orbán and his cronies are interested only in enriching themselves while ignoring people’s real problems,” she said, insisting that wages needed to be gradually increased in the long term.

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