Hungary relationship with IMF not emotional issue, says Orban
26 July 2012
Orban told a meeting of national business association VOSZ that "the question at hand is what Hungary needs."
If Hungary needs to access funds at low interest because of the high public debt and since the country is repeatedly taking out loans in order to pay for previous loans, then it is necessary to come to an agreement with the IMF, Orban said. He added, however, that this is only possible if the conditions set by the organisation do not cause more damage than what is gained financially.
The government's task is to negotiate an acceptable deal, Orban said.
He added that he wanted to have at least 300,000 people employed in public work schemes by next year and the final aim is that once public work schemes are available to all, nobody should receive social benefits if they are physically fit for work.
Text: mti, Photographer: Károly Árvai