The Prime Minister's Office has confirmed that the Hungarian government will take legal action over the seizure of talks with the Norway Grants on the distribution of funds in Hungary.
A statement said that under an agreement between the two countries, the body distributing the funds should be appointed in a consensus between the two countries. Hungary “was ready to accept any of the seven applicants except for Ökotárs, a Soros organization,” the ministry said. Norway “insisted on” Ökotárs, excluding internationally acclaimed tenderers such as the Hungarian Red Cross. The ministry said Norway is violating its commitments as a member in the European Economic Area. “Hungary states that Norway is indebted to Hungary for HUF 77 billion [EUR 216.4m] in exchange for access to its markets,” the statement said.