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BÓKA: HUNGARY WON'T GIVE IN TO 'BLACKMAIL'

 

The Hungarian government “will not give in to blackmail”, the minister of European affairs said on Facebook in reaction to press reports suggesting that EU members could try and withhold community funding from Hungary “unless the EU summit on February 1 passes a decision on aid to Ukraine”. János Bóka said the reports “support the Hungarian government’s assertion that Brussels uses access to funding for exerting political pressure”. “Hungary does not link aid to Ukraine with its accessing EU funds and rejects others’ doing so … Hungary has been a constructive participant in negotiations and will not give in to blackmail,” the minister said.