Conservative opposition Jobbik has said that at stake in the European parliamentary elections this May was “whether we allow Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to steer Hungary out of the European Union”. Deputy party leader Tibor Bana told a press conference that recent government measures, such as the approval of the Moscow-based International Investment Bank’s move to Hungary, showed that Orbán would sacrifice Hungary’s EU membership “in order to serve his own mafia network”.
The move of the “KGB or Comecon bank” headquarters to Budapest will strengthen Hungary’s “colonisation” by Russia, he said. The Hungarian government has become the “Russians’ proconsul”, he added. The bank’s employees will be eligible for tax exemption, they will be allowed unlimited travel to Hungary and they will be given diplomatic immunity, he said. Also, they will be exempt from control by the Hungarian financial supervisory authority and other authorities, he added. Bana said Orbán was taking orders from Russian President Vladimir Putin.