Péter Szijjártó drew Annalena Baerbock’s attention to the fact that the government’s rejection of a new joint EU borrowing to support Ukraine is a matter of principle.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó did not leave the criticism of German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock against Hungary unanswered. The Green Party politician called on Budapest, not to “gamble” on the 18 billion euros in financial aid for Ukraine.
According to Szijjártó, Baerbock is seriously misunderstanding the situation, as Hungary’s refusal to back another joint EU borrowing is not a tactical question, but a matter of principle.
In our view, the common European future does not equal a common European debt. The future of Europe is not in the direction of big mountains of debt.
The Foreign Minister pointed out that Hungary is ready to continue supporting Ukraine on a bilateral basis, as it has done so far. He noted that Baerbock is unlikely to be interested in the whole truth.
Speaking at the meeting of the Central European Initiative foreign ministers in Sofia last week, Szijjártó said that Hungary has been helping neighboring Ukraine in various ways for much longer than those who now present themselves as the country’s “best friends”. The minister pointed out that the government has spent hundreds of millions of euros to support health, education, cultural institutions, and churches in Ukraine, and that Hungary had been doing its part even before the war broke out.
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