Lázár: Norway upset because efforts to bring down government failed

November 13, 2014


In an interview published in right-wing weekly Magyar Demokrata, Minister in charge of the Prime Minister’s Office János Lázár explained Norway’s refusal to send representatives to Budapest to review the findings of the Government Control Office (KEHI) report with him:

“It could be that the Norwegians are upset that all the money and energy invested between 2010 and 2014 in trying to bring down the current government appears unnecessary.”

(Unfortunately, such paranoid and frankly assinine statements are typical of the current government. If the strategic partnership agreement concluded with Azerbaijan makes any provision for the funding of civil society in either country, the exalted leaders of both “model countries” neglected to mentioned it. -Ed)