Hungary does not need the support of German taxpayers and is trying to sort out its problems on its own, Antal Rogan, the parliamentary leader of the ruling Fidesz party, told German daily Die Welt in an interview published online on Wednesday.
Rogan said the second half of the governing term was always harder for the parliamentary group leader than the first since, “we not only have to sell our own decisions but we also have to correct mistakes.”
He said parliament and the government had made mistakes over the past two years. The reason for this was that the education, health and social systems were “simply unfinanceable”. Laws had been passed “in a very short time” and so there had not been “enough room for necessary agreement and coordination,” he told the conservative paper.
Part of the “criticism from Europe” was connected with this fact and had been “entirely valid,” Rogan added.
The full interview in German is available here.