According to the Romanian prime minister, Hungary and Poland must retreat in the EU budget battle. Ludovic Orban says that the veto of the recovery plan by Hungary and Poland is detrimental to the whole of the European Union – written by Transindex is based on an interview with French Prime Minister AFP.
Ludovic Orban said it was in the interest of all EU citizens, including all Hungarians, to adopt the recovery plan as soon as possible, as this European funding was “one of the cornerstones of economic recovery” and any postponement would adversely affect citizens’ quality of life. Orban rejected the Hungarian and Polish arguments, saying that “the rule of law is a guarantee for all taxpayers that the money will be spent correctly”.
The French news agency recalled that Romania had previously been the target of attacks in Brussels when the Social Democrats in government between 2017 and 2019 implemented a “controversial” reform of the judiciary. However, Bucharest’s position on the issue changed radically in November 2019, when a liberal government opposed the amendments came to power.