Justice Minister: EU Budget Proposal by Finland ‘Unacceptable’ to Hungary
MTI-Hungary Today 2019.10.16.
A European Union budget proposal submitted on Tuesday by Finland, which currently holds the rotating presidency of the EU, is unacceptable to Hungary because it further reduces cohesion funding, the justice minister said after an EU general affairs council meeting in Luxembourg on Tuesday.
The Finnish presidency has failed to submit an unbiased proposal, Judit Varga told the press after the meeting which had focused on the seven-year EU financial framework to start in 2021.
It is also unacceptable because it sets compliance with rule of law criteria as a precondition for receiving EU support and envisages financing the integration of migrants from cohesion funding, she said. At present, there is no draft that would regulate the rule of law criteria with legal certainty, and the absence of such regulations “will clearly result in a veto”.