Hungarian official discusses EP budget, election, migration with Italian officials
The Hungarian state secretary for EU affairs on Wednesday met Italian officials to discuss the European Commission’s budget proposals, migration, the upcoming EP elections and Brussels’ “attacks” against Italy and Hungary.
Szabolcs Takács met Luciano Barra Caracciolo, state secretary at the Italian Department for European Policies, Fabrizio Bucci, the EU affairs director of the foreign ministry, and Piero Benassi, the EU advisor of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
The Hungarian and Italian governments agree that the outgoing EU administration “cannot be a negotiating partner in issues impacting the bloc’s future,” Takács said.
Regarding the EU’s budget for the 2021-2027 financial cycle, the governments agree that the EC’s proposal is looking to siphon too much funding from traditional policies, the cohesion funds and the common agricultural policy, Takács said. The “pro-migration Brussels bureaucracy’s proposals” would cut Hungary’s funding by a “disproportionate and unjustified degree,” he said.
Politicians supported by the “network” of US financier George Soros play a prominent role in this battle, he said. Hungary cannot accept that the EC is represented by such politicians, for instance EC Vice-President Frans Timmermans, Takács said.
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