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Hungary to Receive EU Money to Deal with Coronavirus Pandemic

Júlia Tar 2022.01.22.

The European Union is providing €385.5 million (around 138.8 billion forints) from its Solidarity Fund to 20 countries to tackle the health emergency caused by the coronavirus, the European Commission announced on Wednesday. According to state news agency MTI, Hungary is on the list, too.

As 24.hu reports, the financial support may be used for medical assistance, the purchase and administration of vaccines, the purchase of personal protective equipment and medical devices, healthcare costs, laboratory analyses, emergency support for the population, and measures to prevent, monitor, and control the spread of diseases.

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The 17 Member States which have requested assistance from the European Union Solidarity Fund are the following: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, Spain, and Portugal, and the three candidate countries are Albania, Montenegro, and Serbia.

Featured image via Zoltán Balogh/MTI


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