Kim Jong Viktor visits factory in Voivodina

In its coverage of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's visit to Voivodina, local news portal Délhír reported of conditions that would put the North Korean Communist regime to shame. "The PM visited the Europe College of Újvidék (Novi Sad) built with the assistance of the Hungarian state. According to the portal's article, the preparations for the event reminded of Kim Jong-Un's factory visits," Jobbik's vice president István Szávay wrote in his press release on Wednesday.

The politician was informed that the students living on the campus had had a briefing on Monday night and been instructed what their roles would be during the event. Some were required to sit on a bench and talk in front of the building while others were told to have coffee and cook in the kitchen. Of course, they were also expected to put the kitchen in order but "just so that they could see there are people living here". The students whose rooms were assigned for the PM's visit could hardly be surprised hearing Viktor Orbán's knock on their door.

Even though those already well-versed in the vacuousness of the System of National Cooperation might find this Potemkin visit amusing/astounding, but the reason for the event is far less humorous.

The MP of the largest opposition party believes that Hungary's Prime Minister, following up on Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szíjjártó's act last week, travelled to the Southlands to campaign for the Voivodina Hungarian Association and the Serbian Progressive Party. The latter was transformed from Vojislav Šešelj's openly Chauvinistic and xenophobic Serbian Radical Party, an organization intent on driving ethnic minorities out of Serbia, into a "pro-Europe" political force currently led by Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić.

Jobbik finds it unacceptable that the Hungarian government interferes with Serbian domestic policy in the highest level now, and furthermore, it does so to support anti-Hungarian Serbian nationalists, while also wanting to instruct our fellow Hungarians living in Voivodina which Hungarian candidate they should vote for.

István Szávay also criticized the Hungarian government for failing to bring up such topics in Viktor Orbán's and the Serbian PM's meeting that were important for the local Hungarian community. According to media reports, the agenda of the meeting did not contain such issues as the establishment of Hungarian autonomy, the enhancement of the competency of the Hungarian National Council, or even the release of the Temerin boys from prison. Szávay's press release points out that, unlike Fidesz, Jobbik cannot back Serbia's Euro-Atlantic integration unless the Hungarian community of Voivodina is provided the widest autonomy.


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