Rather than building friendships within the EU, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is isolating the country from the community, which should be its “chief ally”, an MEP of the opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) said on Sunday.
“Now that we have seen the government’s draft budget for 2021 we think that the situation is absolutely hopeless,” Klára Dobrev told an online press conference.
Hungary’s health care and education is in a state of disorder and the country’s economy has completely stalled which are problem areas that have not been addressed in next year’s budget at all, she said.
The most substantial help for the country to tackle these problems could be provided by the EU, which has earmarked 3,000 billion forint (EUR 8.67bn) worth of financial support in addition to the 2,000 billion forints reallocated earlier, Dobrev said.
“It is not a loan, but financial support Hungary should spend to improve its health-care and education, and help local businesses and job creation,” she said.