The Hungarian Prime Minister posted a photo on his Facebook page, announcing that the government is holding a meeting today. The reason is, of course, none other than the “botched Brussels sanctions”.
Orbán’s government says energy prices are rising “all over Europe” because of “botched sanctions from Brussels”. Instead, unfortunately, he has not yet revealed what he thinks would be the best way to contain Putin.
“Today we are still working to protect Hungarian families from the energy crisis,” Orbán said on his Facebook page. However, many commenters have pointed out that energy prices had already gone through the roof before the war broke out.
In the meantime, the EU is about to decide on Hungary’s funding
Meanwhile, on Sunday, the European Commission decided not to close the rule of law procedure against Hungary, but to refer the case to the Council of the European Union. A vote by the Council of EU ministers could decide whether the Hungarian government can access the EU funds it is owed.
The Commission proposed on Sunday that EUR 7.5 billion should be withdrawn from Hungary for abuses over the use of EU money, but the government has been given two months’ grace to take the anti-corruption measures promised to the Commission earlier.
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Source: Facebook, Telex, DNH
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