The controversial document highlights the ongoing concerns of the EU Commission regarding the rule of law in Hungary. While the country has introduced legislative reforms and anti-corruption measures, there are persistent challenges in areas such as judicial independence, media pluralism, legal certainty, and civil society rights.
Navracsics reminded that Hungary is to receive 14 trillion Hungarian forints in cohesion funds for the 2021-2027 EU budget cycle. Of this amount, 4 trillion forints have already been received and are continuously being used for rural development.
Environmental protection and sustainability have been integral to shaping Europe’s future for decades. The theme and policy framework of the green transition are among the most prominent programmes of the European Commission’s activities, and they have not been overshadowed by the pandemic or the Russo-Ukrainian war, Minister for Regional Development Tibor Navracsics said at the GreenTech exhibition and conference in Zalaegerszeg.