The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) party called on Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to represent Hungary’s interests at a summit on the 2021-2027 EU financial framework in Brussles and “get more money for Hungary”, the leader of the leftist party’s delegation to the European Parliament said.
Speaking ahead of the summit, Csaba Molnár said the meeting will be pivotal for Hungary’s future since ruling “Fidesz’s economic policy has coupled Hungary to foreign car manufacturers and the life support of the EU.”
Molnár noted that during the tenure of Ferenc Gyurcsány, Socialist prime minister from 2004 to 2009 and now the head of DK, Hungary received nearly 30 billion euros in funds from the EU. Seven years later, under Orbán, that sum dwindled to 23 billion, and the next financial cycle is expected to bring 18 billion to the country, he said.
Molnár insisted that Orbán, “as the leader of by far the most corrupt government in the EU, will have difficulties in convincing other leaders to give more money to the country.” Instead of forging alliances, Orbán has alienated EU leaders from the country, he said. Nonetheless, DK asks the prime minister to “stop whining and start to work”, Molnár said.