Cabinet Chief Antal Rogán said the political left sought to gain advantage to the detriment of Hungary when it called for European Union funding to be blocked.
Rogán told Hír TV that this would have harmed Hungarian businesses and farmers, adding that the Hungarian left wing would have accepted it in hope of winning the 2022 general election. He said the recent agreement reached on the EU budget and recovery fund was a “victory of common sense” because swift action was what mattered most at the time of a pandemic, while aid, he added, should not be tied to political conditions. Rogán added that financier George Soros was now disappointed, and “when the master is disappointed,” he said, the left wing was “certainly not satisfied with the outcome either”.
Rogán criticised Brussels for pushing an action plan focusing on gender issues and migration in the middle of a crisis. He said the reason was clear: the left wing hoped to gain votes “with the help of migrants”. Rogán added that Hungary’s position was clear: resources must be granted to families instead of migrants. He said Hungary and Poland had been the targets of attacks because they were the two states in Europe with purely right-wing governments.
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