EC 'open to resolving disputed matters', Navracsics says
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The European Commission is "open to resolving disputed matters", Minister for Regional Development and Utilization of European Union Funding Tibor Navracsics told state news wire MTI in Brussels on Friday.
Navracsics, who is meeting with EC representatives, said agreements could be reached "by the end of the year" on both Hungary's Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) funding and on funding for the country's 2021-2027 operative programs.
Talks on the operative program funding are "progressing well at expert level", he added.
Regarding the RRF funding, Navracsics said Hungary's government has "always been willing to compromise", adding that some EC expectations need to be "precisely clarified".
While the EC earlier objected to the rate of single-bidder public procurement procedures in Hungary, national data show the proportion is around or lower than the EU average, and the government has taken measures to reduce their number further, he said.
Navracsics said he had not come across "explicitly political conditions" in the course of talks with EC officials, but added that some could be "more cooperative than others" depending on their political worldviews.
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