The European Commission has frozen Hungary funding for 13 billion euros
According to the information, the European Commission approved a plan to rebuild Hungary after the pandemic, but the country will not receive 5.8 billion euros until it reforms the judiciary and fights corruption.
At the same time, the Commission also recommended that the EU leadership freeze the amount of 7.5 billion euros that Hungary receives from the EU budget, as a relatively poor member of the Union, in order to improve the living standards of its citizens.
The European Commission has been in talks with the Hungarian authorities for several months now regarding the high level of corruption in the country, the independence of the judiciary, NGOs and the media, and the rights of minorities.
“The funds will not be available until the necessary steps are properly implemented,” said European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis.