EC points to unaddressed concerns in conditionality mechanism procedure

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The European Commission acknowledged steps Hungary has taken to address concerns aired in the framework of a conditionality mechanism procedure but believes the country has still not submitted all of the appropriate corrective measures, a spokesperson for the European Union's executive body told state news wire MTI on Thursday.

Arianna Podesta said the EC discussed further steps in the procedure - launched against Hungary in April over issues the EC said might breach the rule of law and affect the EU budget - and mandated Commissioner for Budget and Administration Johannes Hahn to inform local authorities of corrective measures that it deems insufficient.

A response sent to the EC by the Hungarian government at the end of June left some of its concerns unaddressed, she added.

Hungary has one month to submit its remarks on the matter, she said, adding that the EC is ready to continue discussions on the planned measures.

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