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Hungary: EU’s 22 billion euros are on hold

When it comes to corruption, the EU has enough on its plate, but instead it prefers to deal with the subject in Hungary. Brussels has now imposed 27 conditions on Viktor Orban's government so that 22 billion euros can flow from the cohesion fund. Until then, the money will be withheld.

Published: December 26, 2022, 6:40 am

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    The EU has shown no mercy with Hungary in the dispute over alleged violations of the rule of law. With the withholding of 22 billion euros from the cohesion fund, the hated head of state Viktor Orban is the target. The European Union stated that the government in Budapest must meet 17 conditions.

    It is concerned with the institutional and legal framework, which can only “be carried out in accordance with the rules and values ​​of the EU”, as the responsible EU Commissioner Elisa Ferreira explained, all too happy to deal with the issue of corruption… not in Brussels.

    For Hungary, this is tantamount to blackmail, because it urgently needs EU money for its economy and inflation already at 26 percent.

    “It is time to drain the swamp here in Brussels,” Prime Minister Orban stated in a recent video message posted on his Facebook account.

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