Budapest, May 1 (MTI) – Hungary’s Parliament on Monday is scheduled to hold a political debate about the use of European Union funding between 2007 and 2013, upon the initiative of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.
Lawmakers of the ruling parties and the opposition will have two hours each to outline their positions on the issue.
Giving the reasons for the initiative, Orbán noted that the cabinet had concluded the 2007-2013 EU development period late last year.
Hungary “has successfully drawn down all of the 8.6 trillion forints (EUR 27.6bn) support” available during the period, he said.
Orbán said that the government could avoid the loss of resources “taken for granted by all” by signing contracts on 9.536 trillion forints, a higher sum than what had been allocated for the country. The prime minister expressed hope that the parliamentary parties would hold an “open and constructive” debate about the experiences.