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Sep 11, 2017

Hungary announces that it won't back Croatia's and Romania's bid for OECD membership

During the Council of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) meeting in Paris on Friday, Hungary indicated that it will not support the membership applications of either Croatia or Romania

Hungary's foreign ministry has announced that the country will not be supporting Croatia's and Romania’s bids for OECD membership.

The ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said that during the Council of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) meeting in Paris on Friday, Hungary indicated that it will not support the membership applications of either Croatia or Romania.

In the case of Romania, the ministry justified the decision to withdraw support with the closing of the Catholic secondary school in Marosvásárhely (Târgu Mureș).

The decision surrounding Croatia is related to the situation that has developed concerning investments in Croatia on the part of Hungarian energy company MOL, and Croatia’s conduct towards the company’s director.