Orbán Presumes EC Will Make More Demands of Hungary
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Prime Minister Viktor Orban said he assumes the European Commission will continue to make "more and more" demands of Hungary with regard to the transfer of its European Union funding in an interview published in the German-language newspaper Budapester Zeitung on Monday, news agency MTI reports.
Asked whether government actions taken on 17 issues of concern raised by the EC over rule of law in Hungary would finally resolve the matter of getting the country its EU funding, Mr Orban responded "I'm afraid not".
"I assume that afterward there will always be more and more requests made of us," he said, pointing to the Poles, who "did everything that was asked of them...then more demands were put on the table".
Commenting on a recent visit to Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin, Orbán said the German government's program is "worlds apart" from that of the Hungarian government's. The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) is "the most anti-Hungarian party in Europe", he argued.
He said "serious efforts" are required to bridge the differences between the two countries in an increasing number of areas.
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