“Peace is the easiest way to break the wartime inflation,” believes Viktor Orbán. In his latest Facebook post, the Prime Minister wrote that Hungary is practically the only country in Europe that is not talking about sanctions and war, but about the need for peace, “and we should be funding peace, not war.”
The European Union needs to change strategies, because if it keeps going on like this, we’ll be ruining ourselves with wartime inflation. And it’s in nobody’s interest for all of Europe to fall apart.
-wrote the Prime Minister in his post.
Orbán believes that that the EU will next adopt an embargo on Russian gas following the recently-enacted oil embargo, which he claims will wreck the entire European economy.
We have to fund peace and not war. And the instigators of war must be held back!
As in his radio interview on Friday morning, the Hungarian head of government also mentioned George Soros:
It’s now quite obvious that there are businesses with interests in the war. George Soros symbolizes them: he speaks openly about the need to extend and prolong the war. These are war instigators, who want to make money off the war, while we are getting ruined, as well as all of Europe.
The Prime Minister did not mention that according to many experts, the war and its effects are not the only causes of recent inflation, which is also due to the government’s economic stimulus progam over the past few years and the enormous sums of government money given to voters this year before the April election.
Viktor Orbán also did not explain why the forint has been so weak for so long. The Hungarian currency is underperforming even its regional counterparts, writes Magyar Hang, because foreign investors are getting spooked that the Hungarian government wants to maintain its policy of official prices on certain items. [Magyar Hang]