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Oct 23, 2020

FM: Hungary and Poland will “do what it takes” to stop any potential blackmail when it comes to EU funding

The foreign minister said both countries are entitled to those funds because “Poles and Hungarians contribute to the EU’s economic output.”

 

The foreign minister said Poland and Hungary will “do what it takes” to stop any potential blackmail when it comes to accessing European Union funding.

Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, held talks with Zbigniew Rau, his Polish counterpart, in Warsaw. The two ministers underlined their respective standpoints that both countries are entitled to those funds because “Poles and Hungarians contribute to the EU’s economic output.”

The minister told MTI that “the EU’s funds are a common asset”. Attempts to “blackmail” Hungary and Poland to give up their migration policy or other policies “are unacceptable”, he added.

Minister Szijjártó and Rau also agreed to reject the European Commission’s new migration pact. The package “advocates the same principle along with the same mistakes that the [European] commission pushed in the past five years,” he said.

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