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Orban wants to remove the issue of accession talks with Ukraine

Dec 4, 2023

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban insists that the EU summit in mid-December should not even consider the issue of starting negotiations with Ukraine on joining the European Union.

Orban wrote about this on Sunday evening on his Twitter (X).

Orban posted a video with a comment on his official account, in which he called the European Commission's proposal for Ukraine's accession "unfounded and poorly prepared."


"This (issue - Ed.) has no place on the agenda of the December European Council," the Hungarian prime minister added.

In the video, the Hungarian prime minister noted that the EC's proposal to start negotiations with Ukraine does not meet the interests of "many member states," including Hungary.

"The Commission must realize that it is responsible for the poor preparation of the meeting. Take it (the proposal - Ed.) back, prepare it properly, and come back when an agreement is reached," Orban said.

Orban has strongly opposed the start of Ukraine's accession talks after the European Commission gave its green light in November.

Author - Olena Madiak, 04/12/2023

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