Once again, the mayor took the opportunity to write an open letter to the Prime Minister.
Viktor Orbán, the first man in the capital, asks about spending EU recovery funds. According to Gergely Karácsony, it is in Hungary’s interest that the resources of the Recovery and Resilience Building Instrument provided by the European Union do not serve the enrichment of a few, but the benefit of the majority. He noted with regret that the government had so far presented only rather sketchy, rather slogan-like documents to the Hungarian public, while in Brussels it started negotiations without any meaningful prior consultation. He would also like to know with whom he had discussions on this issue, as the Secretary of State of the Prime Minister’s Office, Balázs Orbán, stated that 15,000 experts had been consulted and several local government associations had been asked to comment. He sees that there is no trace of these, so Viktor Orbán asks him to tell in detail which organizations and associations he has negotiated with and what the results have been.
“I would like to believe that the government will not act in the same way when it intends to allocate funds in the EU budget for the next seven years: Budapest’s real needs, instead of developments for the long-term future of the capital, they would spend the money on prestige investments, stealth olympics. “
– said Gergely Karácsony.
He would also like to believe “that the government has again made the mistake of negotiating rehabilitation aid again only on a political basis, exclusively with pro-government mayors, because this would reinforce the appearance that the government – and would divide the country into secondary settlements, which would obviously be unacceptable. ” In his opinion, Hungarian local governments across the country are defending themselves against the epidemic, often more effectively and in solidarity than the government.
“I therefore call on the Prime Minister that the government immediately start negotiations with all Hungarian municipal associations on the use of the resources of the Rehabilitation and Resilience Building Facility and not submit programs in Brussels without an agreement with them.”
the mayor declared in his entry.
Source: Népszava by nepszava.hu.
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