Skip to comments.Hungarian prime minister unfriends IMF on Facebook
Posted on 09/26/2012 10:07:20 AM PDT by Lorianne
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Hungary's prime minister has long had a testy relationship with the International Monetary Fund and on Thursday he used Facebook to unfriend the agency and reject its allegedly tough loan conditions.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in a video message on his official Facebook page that Hungary could not accept pension cuts, the elimination of a bank tax, fewer public employees and other conditions in exchange for an IMF loan that other officials have said could be about 15 billion ($18.9 billion).
The IMF's list of conditions, Orban said, "contains everything that is not in Hungary's interests."
Orban's announcement took the markets by surprise, in part because just a day earlier he had said loan negotiations with the IMF and the European Union were going according to schedule and both sides were willing to reach an agreement.
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I thought this was a joke!
There's the spirit - pay your own bills. That'll show em.
Hungary PM rejects IMF/EU terms, hopes fade for deal
Looks like Hungary is going to go the Iceland route.
Inspired by the Hungarian Prime Minister’s novel and effective way of dealing with the IMF; Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu has announced his plan to unfriend both Iran and President Barack ‘wait, wait, wait! I can do this!’ Obama.
I believe that is an act of (cyber)war.