Hungary was led to bankruptcy by a government of former communists pursuing liberal policy.
Hungary’s government spokesperson Zoltan Kovacs has accused the EU of “blackmail” and of “executing the Soros Plan” after the European Parliament reached agreement on the bloc’s 2021-2027 budget and €1.8-trillion recovery package.
The European Parliament and EU government negotiators reached a deal on Tuesday after four months of talks, although the agreement could suffer some hitches when it seeks formal approval by the 27 member states, given previous reservations expressed by Poland and Hungary.
Following the conclusion of talks, Kovacs published an article via the PM’s International Communications Office accusing the EU of “executing the Soros Plan” by trying to give the parliament the power to “blackmail and pressure dissenting member states to fall in line.”
Prior to the budget being agreed, Hungary and Poland, who have come in for EU criticism for undermining the independence of their judiciary systems, had expressed their opposition to a condition in the budget that makes clear countries can only receive money from the EU if they observe the rule of law.