Facebook statement by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán
Today I met with the team led by my colleague Lajos Mészáros, Member of Parliament for Dunaújváros, who for many months now has been working to save the steel manufacturer Dunaferr. Dunaferr has been ruined by its former owners, by its directors and, finally, by the sanctions imposed by Brussels. Unfortunately we cannot expect help from Brussels, which only provides sanctions, and nothing else. Following a proposal by the Honourable Member, at today’s Cabinet meeting we took a decision whereby the Government will pay the wages of Dunaferr’s employees over the next six months, at a cost of more than 16 billion forints. Furthermore, in the coming months we shall work towards the possibility that six months from now this steelworks – which is vitally important for Hungarian industry – will have an owner that is able to guarantee stable and reliable operations.