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Jul 22, 2020

PM Orbán urges EU talks on NGO transparency

The prime minister said the transparency of “EU-funded, politically engaged NGOs which attack their own governments in an unacceptable manner” should be discussed at a later date.

 

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, referring to “unresolved issues” with the bloc’s next multi-year budget and pandemic recovery package, said the transparency of “EU-funded, politically engaged NGOs which attack their own governments in an unacceptable manner” should be discussed at a later date.

The EU summit, originally planned for Friday and Saturday, ended early on Tuesday after four days of negotiations. According to sources, Hungary got 3 billion euros more than planned, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had promised to close the Article 7 procedure against Hungary during the German EU presidency.

Regarding EU support for poor regions, PM Orbán said “Hungary believes in work as being key to success”, and that it was only through the hard work of Hungarians that EU funding would bear fruit “for a very happy seven years ahead”.

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