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Jan 30, 2020

PM Orbán to attend Friends of Cohesion Group meeting in Portugal

The justice minister recently highlighted how Hungary regards planned cuts to European Union cohesion funding as “unacceptable”.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will head to Beja in Portugal on February 1 to attend the Friends of Cohesion Group meeting. 

The group is made up of European Union member states in eastern and southern Europe that aim to prevent cuts in the community’s cohesion funding to their region during the next EU budgetary period.

The justice minister recently highlighted how Hungary regards planned cuts to European Union cohesion funding as “unacceptable”.

Judit Varga said that if countries in a less strong position were helped to advance, a more successful European economy would result.

The minister added that the system of cohesion funding provides mutual benefits. Net contributors should recognize and understand those benefits and retain a strong cohesion policy in their own interests, she said.

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