Speaking on the BBC, Zoltán Kovács, State Secretary for International Communication and Relations, said Hungary will veto the EU's proposal to ban imports of Russian oil. Kovács said the proposal is "unacceptable" and would "ruin the Hungarian economy". All 27 of the EU's member states must agree on the proposal before it can go ahead.
When asked by Stephen Sackur from BBC HARDtalk, "when it comes to coherent, cooperative EU action, you will exercise your veto. Is that what you’re going to do?" Kovács replied: "Shortly, yes. But at the end of the day, you have to again remember how the European Union works. The proposal is coming from Brussels... that is the administrative, bureaucratic center of the European Union - not from the member states.
"They exactly know that what they are proposing is against Hungarian interests, is against the possibility that is feasible on the ground, and if we do that we are completely going to ruin the Hungarian economy."
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