FM Szijjártó refutes German allegation that Hungary finds Western vaccines too expensive

SPD politician singles out Hungary in tweet

editor: REMIX NEWS
author: Dénes Albert

Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó refuted a recent allegation by German Social-Democrat (SPD) MP Karl Lauterbach in which he claimed Hungary was buying the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine because it was cheaper than the Western alternatives.

“Fake news in the German Social-Democrat fashion. Every word is a lie,” Szijjártó wrote in a Facebook post.


In a January 31 tweet, Lauterbach said “It seems unfair that Hungary is now complaining about slow EU delivery and buying Russian Sputnik vaccines,” after saying the BioNTech and Moderna vaccines were “too expensive.” 


Lauterbach (57), who holds degrees in medicine and health economics, is a professor of health economics and epidemiology at the University of Cologne. He left the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in 2001 to join the SPD. He is currently an MP of the party, serving on the German Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs and Consumer Protection and its Subcommittee on European Law.

Title image: Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó. (source: Facebook)


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