Orban: We are inch away from EU budget

Orban: We are inch away from EU budget
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Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban asserted on Thursday that the European Union is "an inch away" from reaching a consensus on the EU 2021-27 budget, stressing that coming to an agreement on the budget will not only showcase "the EU unity," but also pose a "victory of common sense" as funding is necessary due to the COVID-19 situation on the continent, APA reports citing Teletrader.

Talking ahead of the European Council meeting, his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki conveyed a similar message, noting that the negotiations have been long and elaborate, but expressing optimism that a deal on the budget might be "within reach."

Poland's Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Gowin hinted the day before that an accord on the EU budget for the upcoming period could be struck soon.

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