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EU Won’t Pay for Hungary’s Border Fence

picture of guards on Hungarian border

Brussels does not plan to give money to Hungary for its border fence, according to a story appearing on Magyar Nemzet on Wednesday.

The European Commission spokesperson was responding to a letter on the matter sent from Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, as reported yesterday.

The press officer said that they would soon formally reply to the Hungarian Prime Minister, but that President Ursula von der Leyen and the committee’s position that they would not fund fences with EU money has long been known and clear.

Responding to a similar question on October 22, the Commission President had previously stated that the EU would not be giving money for walls and barbed wire. “The EU will support border protection through financial means, but these cannot be used for the construction of fences,” the Commission President said at the EU’s October summit.

[Magyar Hang]

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