Claims are growing louder in Hungary that associates of Prime Minister Viktor Orban have profited illegally from EU funds. European anti-fraud investigators and journalists in Hungary have turned up irregularities in infrastructure procurements.
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A video released by the opposition in Belarus accuses President Alexander Lukashenko of misusing EU funds. The European Union has long financially supported a variety of projects in the former Soviet republic.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s move to block the EU budget has backfired. Most Hungarians support the bloc and reject Orban’s veto.
The governments provoked an impasse by blocking the European Union's budget and pandemic recovery package. They say a provision threatened sovereignty.
Hungary and Poland have blocked the EU budget — and a crucial coronavirus relief plan— over a clause linking the funds to the rule of law. But the EU only has itself to blame, says Barbara Wesel.
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