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Hungarians reject U.S. interference in domestic politics
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The fact that the U.S. Embassy in Hungary posted a video on its Twitter page portraying leading pro-government politicians and various public opinion leaders in a negative light, and that U.S. Ambassador David Pressman had a confidential meeting with two Hungarian judges who are members of the National Judicial Council, caused a major storm in the Hungarian public discourse. A November poll by Századvég assessed what Hungarians think of the U.S. Embassy's involvement in Hungary’s internal affairs.
Brussels is preparing for an unfair move – it would pay Ukraine while the European Commission is withholding financial assistance from Hungary and Poland
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After her talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Ursula von der Leyen said the leaders of Brussels propose a package of EUR 1.5 billion per month and up to EUR 18 billion in total to cover Ukraine’s financial needs next year. The President of the European Commission underlined that the European Union will support Ukraine as long as the country at war needs it. At the same time, Hungary and Poland, despite being EU Member States, have not yet had access to the EU funds that are rightfully due. In light of these developments, Századvég examined the Hungarians’ position on the financial support of Ukraine.
Hungary cannot foot the bill – public opinion rejects Brussels' plan to finance Ukraine
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In a joint article published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called for a 21st-century Marshall Plan, modelled on the Marshall Plan, a comprehensive aid programme provided by the United States to Western Europe after World War II, under which the European Union would launch a large-scale assistance programme to finance Ukraine's reconstruction. Von der Leyen and Scholz stressed that this is a multigenerational task that needs to start now. Századvég mapped what the Hungarian population thinks about the various forms of financial and military assistance to Ukraine, especially the idea of rebuilding the country with European – including Hungarian – taxpayers' money.
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Brussels is preparing for an unfair move – it would pay Ukraine while the European Commission is withholding financial assistance from Hungary and Poland
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After her talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Ursula von der Leyen said the leaders of Brussels propose a package of EUR 1.5 billion per month and up to EUR 18 billion in total to cover Ukraine’s financial needs next year. The President of the European Commission underlined that the European Union will support Ukraine as long as the country at war needs it. At the same time, Hungary and Poland, despite being EU Member States, have not yet had access to the EU funds that are rightfully due. In light of these developments, Századvég examined the Hungarians’ position on the financial support of Ukraine.
Hungary cannot foot the bill – public opinion rejects Brussels' plan to finance Ukraine
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In a joint article published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called for a 21st-century Marshall Plan, modelled on the Marshall Plan, a comprehensive aid programme provided by the United States to Western Europe after World War II, under which the European Union would launch a large-scale assistance programme to finance Ukraine's reconstruction. Von der Leyen and Scholz stressed that this is a multigenerational task that needs to start now. Századvég mapped what the Hungarian population thinks about the various forms of financial and military assistance to Ukraine, especially the idea of rebuilding the country with European – including Hungarian – taxpayers' money.
The majority of Hungarians are calling for a ceasefire and peace talks
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Ninety-two percent of Hungarians would immediately end the Russian-Ukrainian war and bring the parties involved to the negotiating table, according to an October opinion poll by Századvég. The survey examined Hungarians' views on the leading politicians involved, the relationship of certain countries and political actors to the Russian-Ukrainian war, and the issue of ending the armed conflict.
The population is consistently opposed to the training of Ukrainian soldiers in the European Union
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In September, Ukraine's foreign minister and defence minister requested assistance from the European Union for military training, in response to which Brussels recently set up a military assistance mission to support the Ukrainian armed forces. The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, stressed that the move by Brussels was "clear evidence that the EU will stick with Ukraine for as long as necessary". Given that the mission risks further escalating the Russian-Ukrainian war, Hungary, as the only Member State, used the option of a constructive abstention in the vote on the proposal. In connection with these developments, Századvég took a closer look at the issue of training Ukrainian soldiers in the European Union, referring to its August opinion poll on public perception of this form of military assistance.
Hungarians do not really like Gyurcsány’s shadow government
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After the left’s electoral defeat in April, the leader of the Demokratikus Koalíció, Ferenc Gyurcsány, kept saying for months that his party was “getting ready”, and then in September Klára Dobrev announced that she would form a shadow government. The fundamental aim of a shadow government, which has neither substantive political traditions nor foundations of public law in Hungary, would be to offer voters an acceptable alternative to the reigning government and to demonstrate the governing capacity of the politicians involved in the body. An October opinion poll by Századvég assessed what Hungarians think about the shadow government of Klára Dobrev and Ferenc Gyurcsány's party.
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