Opposition Jobbik has proposed amending the law on associations to prevent foreign funding being funnelled into election campaigns through Hungarian NGOs. Jobbik MP Zoltán Sas told a press conference that public servants should represent Hungarian interests. “This can only be done free of external influence,” he said. Politicians who accept foreign funding were, he insisted, “a national security concern”. Sas said he expected the amendment would increase political transparency while reducing foreign influence. The current law on regulating foreign political influence is not up to this task because, whereas parties are banned from accepting donations from beyond the borders, there is no such restriction for NGOs pursuing political activities, he said. The aim is not to prevent NGOs from getting funding from abroad but to ensure that such monies are not channelled to parties and politicians, he added.