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THINK-TANK: HUNGARY 'HAS WON MAJOR BATTLE' IN BRUSSELS

 

Hungary has won “a major battle” in Brussels, securing access to the whole tranche of the country’s EU recovery monies and unsuspended parts of its cohesion funding, according to a Centre for Fundamental Rights political analyst. Hungary will have the opportunity to access the rest of cohesion funds at a later point, Levente Szikra told public broadcaster M1 on Tuesday, adding that the deal meant more battles lay ahead. Still, market confidence in Hungary is likely to improve, he added. The analyst said Hungary had fulfilled all its commitments in connection with the suspended funds and represented its interests in Brussels “very effectively”, though European Parliament pressure meant the government had not reached its aims entirely.