The Hungarian government aims to use EU funds to make Hungary one of the five most liveable countries in the European Union by 2030, Csaba Latorcai, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Regional Development, told M1 news channel on Wednesday morning.
According to the state secretary, the EU transfers are delayed because just when the Hungarian government is about to agree on the conditions for disbursement of EU funds, the left-wing majority in the European Parliament creates a huge “pseudo-problem,” passing it on to the European Commission, and then the process starts all over again.
Csaba Latorcai stressed that now that the European Parliament is not in session,
there is hope that by the end of the summer, the positive position that is already being signaled to the Hungarian government by the Commission at expert level will be officially adopted.
Referring to the Hungarian left-wing MEPs, he said he did not understand how it could be a “patriotic position” that Hungarian people and businesses have no access to the money they are entitled to under the law.
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He also added that he did not understand why it was not a goal for the left to support Hungary becoming one of the five most liveable Member States of the EU by 2030.
The government’s aim is to use EU money to make Hungary a country where people can live well, where every business thrives, every Hungarian thrives, and where we reach the highest level of development in the European Union,”
Latorcai mentioned the two basic directions of the government’s regional development goals: living in cities or small towns should not be a choice between quality of life, but a choice of lifestyle. This means that public services should be equally accessible everywhere.
To do this, he said, we need to identify the hidden assets of the regions concerned, what they have that can contribute to competitiveness, and the government’s role is to help them to gain that competitive advantage. Whether between municipalities or at an international level, Budapest could become a competitor to Vienna or Prague,” he concluded.
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