There is considerable social rejection of the withdrawal of EU funds

The Government of Hungary – as the December analysis of Századvég  pointed out – has been striving for months in dialogue with the European Commission to reach an agreement on the EU funds due to Hungary, but Brussels is blocking  a significant part of the actual payments by imposing new conditions. The practice of the leadership in Brussels is strongly opposed by the Hungarian public. According to research data, nearly three-quarters (74 percent) of Hungarians reject Brussels withholding EU funds that are rightfully due to their country.

Similarly, 6 out of 10 respondents (60 percent) feel that Brussels is not actually seeking to reach an agreement or compromise on these resources, but to set an example by punishing Hungary.

Brussels has different standards towards Member States

An important precondition for the effective functioning of the European Community would be that the leadership in Brussels does not discriminate against individual Member States, therefore the survey also covered the issue of double standards in the European Union. Almost two-thirds (64 percent) of Hungarians stated that there is a double standard in the European Union against Hungary and other Member States.

• Methodology

CATI-method, n=1000, among the Hungarian adult population, data collection: January 202