No Christmas greetings from Hungarian Parliament

Posted On November 17, 2006

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The Hungarian Parliament and its Speaker, Katalin Szili, will not be sending out greeting cards for the Christmas holidays this year due to the country’s budgetary woes, according to reports by

Szili told reporters on Thursday that last year the Parliament’s December budget was Ft 8 million (euro 31,000) higher than in previous months.

According to Szili, the money spent on cards can be better used for other charitable purposes, and urges all factions to follow her example.