07/12/2019 19:46

Fidesz's Economic Policy: Buddy Capitalism

Fidesz's Economic Policy: Buddy Capitalism
Fidesz's economic policy is buddy capitalism: it takes people's money and gives it to those it favours- said deputy president of MSZP László Szakács on ATV’s program ‘Start’ on Tuesday.

This is also evident in the case of robbing private pension funds, brokerage scandals, land deals, tobacconist store deals, forex loans and the new athletics stadium to be built in the capital, said the Socialist Party's new MP, who took over in Parliament from the recently resigned József Tóbiás.
 "If we think about these, we can see that these are not isolated cases, they are really based on a policy where ministries, the Competition Authority, the courts and many other organisations work together,” he said.
Building the athletics stadium is "not about sports in the least," it's about money, he said.
The stadium is being built on the so-called Quaestor site, between Soroksári Road and the Ráckeve-Danube branch, which, according to Szakács, is worth HUF 100 bn and bought by the Hungarian state for 18 bn. Quaestor brokerage scandal victims had long hoped to be compensated for their losses from the cost of the land.
"Now, Lőrinc Mészáros’s company might be building a stadium on it that the Fidesz buddies will profit from once again," said Szakács.
The area is now a 33,000-hectare land filled with bushes and shrubberies that "cannot stay in the centre of town," he said. “If a stadium must be built on it, so be it. But not by ripping off people again. That's exactly what happened at Quaestor,” he stressed.
He added that once the money had been taken out of the pockets of Quaestor-victims; 20,000 people are still running after their money, while the local government of Győr and another 23 other local governments, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and 333 individuals had successfully been rescued from being a victim of the Quaestor-bankruptcy.
Even though a civil court had established the personal liability of former Quaestor leader Csaba Tarsoly - which should otherwise have been a criminal court - and had ordered him to pay HUF 11.2 bn, "obviously there is no chance for this actually happening,” – said Szakács.