The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) said on Tuesday that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had “inflicted defeat” on Hungary at the recent European Union summit, as “Hungary has never received such a small slice of the EU’s budget”.
DK MEP Klára Dobrev welcomed the agreement as a “huge step towards a United Nations of Europe”.
She added, however, that Hungary had received “no additional funds whatsoever” while Poland, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Malta and others had succeeded in getting additional funding.
She insisted that
Hungary would get no additional money due to Orbán’s “weak negotiating power”.
Dobrev insisted that Orbán had also failed to fulfil the conditions set by the Hungarian parliament, as the European Council now only needs 15 votes to withdraw funding from countries where the rule of law is deemed to be wanting.
“It will fall to us European Democrats to replace Orbán and to lead Hungary back to European democracy and a strong lobbying power,” Dobrev said.