Budapest, July 1 (MTI) – The head of the government office, János Lázár, should quit in light of his comments casting doubt on Hungary’s future membership of the European Union, the opposition Dialogue for Hungary and Liberal parties said on Friday.
Lázár told a government news briefing yesterday that his support for Hungary’s EU membership was no longer full-hearted following the British vote in favour of leaving the bloc.
A government member who does not see Hungary’s future in the EU should not be in charge of distributing EU funds, the Liberals said in a statement. Hungary had access to 9,200 billion forints (EUR 30bn) of EU funding in 2007-2013 and now can tap 12,000 billion forints until 2020, the party noted.
Dialogue for Hungary spokesman Bence Tordai said it was Lázár”and his partners in crime” who should “leave the EU and Hungary”.