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Report: EC suspends payment of education funds to Hungary

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The European Commission said that it would block the transfer of approximately HUF 40 billion in EU grants for the upgrading of educational facilities in Hungary, according to a report published by online portal index.hu on Wednesday.

The EC justified the move by saying that only a small portion of funds transferred to Hungary were in fact used for the purposes outlined in the Hungarian government’s original requests for funding, according to reports.

State Secretary of the Prime Mister’s Office Nándor Csepreghy, told local TV station RTL Klub that he does not anticipate the EC withholding more than a few million forints and that the schools involved in the scandal will be held responsible for covering any losses incurred.

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