The EP voted on money for Hungary and the rule of law

The EP voted on money for Hungary and the rule of law
The EP voted on money for Hungary and the rule of law
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“The European Parliament adopted a resolution in which it decided that the reforms proposed by Viktor Orban to “restore the rule of law” are insufficient, and therefore the EC should uphold the request to suspend EU funds for Budapest, reports Dorota Bawołek, journalist of Polsat News.


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Politico.eu reported on Wednesday that the European Commission is not satisfied with the changes introduced by the Hungarian authorities, and therefore will stop the payment of funds to Budapest.

At the same time, on Wednesday, the European Commission was to accept the Hungarian KPO, specifying a set of 27 measures (so-called milestones) that the government of Victor Orban must meet in order for the money to be paid out.

Brussels-Budapest Agreement

Last week, the world’s media reported that EU policymakers were on track to unlock billions of euros in funds for Hungary. The funds would be launched later this year after Prime Minister Viktor Orban bowed to pressure on democratic checks and balances.

At stake is EUR 14.7 billion, i.e. almost 10 percent. estimated Hungarian GDP for 2022. Reuters cautions that the final approval of the payment depends on whether Orban continues to improve the independence of the judiciary and implement anti-corruption safeguards.

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“Politico” described that the Hungarian prime minister forced concessions on the payment of money by promising to stop blocking specific EU projects.

“Orban has taken the EU hostage, demanding billions of euros in exchange for the lifting of the veto on everything from an 18 billion euro aid deal for Ukraine to a global corporate tax deal. According to the Hungarian leader, his country deserves funding as an EU member But Brussels is withholding payment amid concerns about the erosion of democratic values ​​in Budapest, insisting that Hungary make a number of changes first.


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The article is in Polish

Tags: voted money Hungary rule law

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