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JOBBIK: GOVT PLAN TO SCRAP NATIONAL SECURITY CONTROLS OF ARMS TRADE 'DANGEROUS'

 

The opposition Jobbik party has said a government bill on scrapping mandatory national security controls on the trade in arms would be “dangerous”. The government would be crossing a red line if such legislation were enacted, Jobbik lawmaker Andrea Varga-Damm told a news conference on Sunday. It would then be possible for organisations to set up arms businesses in Hungary that may fuel conflicts and terrorism, she said, adding that this would severely harm Hungary’s image abroad. She said the government had failed to explain what on what grounds the amendment was being made. It would be hard to imagine that the proposal was not linked to the Hungarian state’s recent acquisition of arms, she added. Meanwhile, asked why Jobbik had not held an event commemorating Miklós Horthy on Saturday, she said it was the job of historians to make an assessment of the inter-war regent.