Over the recent period Hungary has made “important progress” towards reaching an agreement with the European Commission, Justice Minister Judit Varga said on Thursday. The minister said on Facebook that over the last two days she had held intensive discussions with European Commission representatives. “We have consulted on specific issues and concrete commitments,” Varga said. It was agreed, she added, that the efficient and transparent use of EU funds is a common interest, for which Hungary is “ready to provide far-reaching guarantees”. “The Hungarian government is committed to mutually respectful dialogue and is working to ensure that Hungary and the Hungarian people have access to the resources they deserve,” she said.