BUDAPEST, November 30. /TASS/. Hungary will endorse neither Ukraine’s accession to the EU nor the amendments to the EU budget to increase financial aid to Kiev, says Gergely Gulyas, Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office of Hungary.
Speaking at a briefing for reporters on government policy affairs, Gulyas noted that there are two issues currently being discussed: the possibility of beginning negotiations on Ukraine’s accession to the EU, and amendments to the EU budget for 2024-2027, which provide for allocating an additional 50 billion euros for Ukraine.
"The Hungarian government does not endorse the adoption of these two measures - neither the budget amendments nor Ukraine’s accession to the EU," Gulyas said, according to the M1 TV channel.
The official noted that he would rather refrain from talking about Hungary’s veto power, because the EU "needs joint decisions on such issues; however, the Hungarian government will not endorse these decisions."
He explained that Ukraine does not meet the criteria for EU membership and still has not restored the rights of the Hungarian minority in Transcarpathia. Regarding the EU budget amendments, Budapest views these as "bad numbers."