Hungary’s government represents the rule of law and the preservation of national diversity in Brussels and believes in the need to accept differences of opinion, Gulyás said.
Hungary always strives to reach an agreement and puts forward proposals before exercising its veto power, Gulyás said, noting that the country had backed the 18 billion euro aid package for Ukraine and the global minimum tax after being guaranteed that it would not have to raise taxes or approve taking out another joint European Union loan. Gulyás said the European Commission had been pressured by the European Parliament to withhold funds from Hungary, adding that MEPs had painted a false picture of the country. Hungary has already received from the EU an advance payment 130 billion forints (EUR 324.8m), he said, noting that this accounted for 1.5% of the funds the country was entitled to. Hungary has agreed with the EC on the details of the amendments to the law on the judiciary, which will be passed by parliament in March, Gulyás said.