Czech and Hungarian prime ministers discuss EU issues in Prague

21-10-2010

The Czech and Hungarian prime ministers, Petr Nečas and Viktor Orbán met in Prague on Wednesday and discussed primarily issues of the EU, which Hungary will preside over in the first half of 2011. Regarding budgetary regulations that the union wants to introduce in order to increase fiscal responsibility, Mr Nečas said the countries agree that they are opposed to their budgets being dictated by Brussels and for national governments to merely intermediate instructions from EU bodies. He also said that neither country wants to see their EU membership fees increase to more than 1% of the GDP. The EU is currently discussing how to raise its budget for the years 2014 to 2020.