Website says it prodded Lázár into billing EC
János Lázár, head of the PM’s Office, today ordered the State Treasury to send Brussels the invoices for the past quarter, after Hungarian news portal 444.hu pointed out yesterday that those invoices have not been sent.
At the end of April, Hungary received a letter from the European Commission that contained concerns about the transformation the EU funding system. Although opposition parties urged Brussels to freeze payments, the funds were not suspended. The EC investigation is continuing.
Local news portal 444.hu yesterday pointed out that the case of payments with the EU is not settled yet and that the Hungarian government has failed to send invoices to the EU since April 15. Apparently Lázár responded to the issue raised by 444.hu, as the portal today reported that Lázár had ordered the State Treasury to send Brussels invoices for the period after April 15.
Following the reception of the invoice, the Commission has 60 days to pay, unless the ongoing investigation finds that the distribution system of EU funds is flawed and payments are frozen.
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