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LMP Calls on Gov’t to Seek Agreement on Norway Grants

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.07.27.

The opposition LMP has called on the government to “reach a consensus on the utilisation of funds from the Norway Grants”.

Unless an agreement is reached, Hungary will miss out on 77 billion forints (EUR 213m) due to the “stubbornness” of the Orbán government, LMP co-leader Erzsébet Schmuck told an online press briefing on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s “regime has demonstrated that nothing is too costly for them; they must be the sole manager of every cent,” she said.

No Deal Reached on Norway Grants Worth EUR 215 Million
No Deal Reached on Norway Grants Worth EUR 215 Million

The Norwegian Foreign Minister blames the Hungarian government for refusing to agree on the most relevant bidder, but the Orbán administration insists that Norway owes this money and that they are still open to negotiation.Continue reading

According to LMP, the 77 billion forints “thrown to the wind” could have been used to support small businesses, health and climate protection projects, including 4 billion forints going to civil groups.

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