Hungary’s opposition rejects government’s EU budget veto

Ferenc Gyurcsany, leader of the leftist opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) in Budapest, Hungary, 14 April 2019. [EPA-EFE/Balazs Mohai]

The leaders of the six largest opposition parties of Hungary – DK, Jobbik, LMP, Momentum, MSZP and Párbeszéd – opposed Hungary’s veto of the EU’s long-term budget and recovery fund, imposed because of the ruling Fidesz party’s dissatisfaction with a regulation linking the disbursement of EU funds to rule of law conditions.

The leaders of the opposition parties said in a joint statement they “find it necessary to declare to all citizens, all member states, and the leadership of the European Union that Viktor Orbán and his government does not equate the entirety of Hungary as a country.”

The opposition called on the EU institutions and governments to “to find a solution to stop the Orbán-government’s selfishness from blocking the remedies for the European and Hungarian economic crisis and to help Hungarian citizens, who now fear to lose their existential stability, and their enterprises access the funding provided by EU to Hungary.”

(Vlagyiszlav Makszimov | EURACTIV.com)

 

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