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EU Proposes Delaying Assessment of Hungary’s Recovery Plan

  • Commission move comes among escalating tensions with Orban
  • Dombrovskis says EU offer is a delay to end of September
U.K. PM Johnson Hosts Hungary's PM Viktor Orban
Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The European Union is proposing to further extend a deadline for its verdict on Hungary’s recovery plan to the end of September, as tensions continue to escalate between Budapest and the bloc.

“The assessment of the recovery and resilience plan is ongoing, and indeed the commission has proposed to Hungarian authorities to extend the assessment deadline,” EU economy commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis told reporters on Monday.