What are Hungary’s conditions for lifting its Ukraine Facility veto?

In this episode, Euractiv’s Beyond the Byline podcast takes a deep dive into the agreement reached by EU member states to initiate talks with the European Parliament concerning a €50 billion aid package for Ukraine.

Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orbán has so far vetoed the EU’s proposed €50 billion for the Ukraine Facility fund. The fund aims to provide financial assistance to Kyiv between 2024 and 2027 for its public deficit, essential services, and reconstruction efforts. However, Orbán has indicated he is willing to lift the veto – under certain conditions.

We ask Andriy Korniychuk, policy analyst and expert on Ukraine matters at the Foundation for European Progressive Studies: what are these conditions, and why is Hungary considering changing its position?

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