Editor's note: These currencies must be doing quite well to initiate propaganda against them by the Hungarian Central Bank. I do not know the specifics of these currencies referred to, however, most local currencies have more forge-proofing elements than national money, have more value than the destructive (backed by high interest debt) and inflation-prone national money, and I don't know how they could be less supportive of the local economy -that just doesn't make sense. Obviously a very short article that is unable to provide evidence of its claims. Three cheers for autonomous Sopron!
From the Realdeal.hu
April 14, 2011
There are several risks associated with so-called "local" currencies being issued by some municipalities in Hungary, the Hungarian National Bank has warned. Experts from the bank say they are easier to forge, have an uncertain value, and they do not support local economy.
A local currency was introduced in Sopron in 2009, while other regions and towns planning their own local currencies include Rábaköz, Pécs, Veszprém and Debrecen.