In his letter to Charles Michel, President of the European Council, Viktor Orbán argued that, given the present political and technical preparations, “they’re unfounded“ expectations relating to the begin of accession negotiations with Ukraine.
According to Bloomberg, this step solely worsens the notion of the Hungarian government in the EU, which was additionally not helped by the incontrovertible fact that the Budapest cupboard concluded an power take care of Russia, vetoed the cost of EU subsidies to Ukraine, and delayed the growth of NATO.
This is already Orbán’s second try and encourage the head of the European Council to take away Ukrainian subsidies from the agenda: beforehand, in a letter addressed to Michel, he tied the vote on the twelfth sanctions bundle and the disbursement of funds promised to Kyiv to the improvement of an EU technique for Ukraine.
The unanimous help of all 27 EU member states is critical to start out membership negotiations. Orbán’s letter additionally criticizes the discussions on the new EU funds, saying that the focus is on the “unfounded, unbalanced and unrealistic proposal” of the European Commission. Other European capitals joined Budapest in calling on Brussels to seek out extra spending leeway and make financial savings inside the present funds.
As we wrote about, EU diplomats already advised Portfolio on Friday that the EU summit might be a catastrophe due to the waved Hungarian vetoes.
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