Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban listens to a question during a press conference with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Austria’s Chancellor Karl Nehammer after their trilateral meeting in Belgrade on November 16, 2022. © Darko Vojinovic, AP
Hungary’s prime minister said Friday that he will continue to oppose a European Union plan to provide an €18 billion aid package to Ukraine in 2023, a position that promises sustained tensions as the bloc and the nationalist Hungarian government wrangle over democratic standards.
In an interview on state radio, Prime Minister Viktor Orban acknowledged that Ukraine needs help to pay for the functioning of essential services but emphasized that he would block the EU’s plan of joint borrowing to fund the package.
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WNU Editor: Hungary’s PM is saying no to an EU plan to borrow this money for future European generations to pay. Not surprising. The EU is now coming back at Hungary and outlining what the consequences of a veto will mean …. EU Commission proposes blocking billions in funds to Hungary (AP).
Hungarian PM Orban Says He Will Veto An EU Plan To Provide An €18 billion Aid Package To Ukraine In 2023
Orban says Hungary will stick to veto of EU-Ukraine aid plan — The Independent
Hungary to stick to veto of EU-Ukraine aid plan, says Orban — The New Voice of Ukraine