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Majority of Hungarians reject EU plans to ‘finance Ukraine’

Fully 53 percent of Hungarians reject European Union plans to finance Ukraine's reconstruction after the war, and 69 percent reject EU member states funding social care and pensions during the war, according to a survey conducted by the Szazadveg Foundation.

The survey was conducted among 1,000 Hungarian adults in November, after European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz proposed a “21st century Marshall plan for Ukraine” in an article published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Setting up a platform to aid the reconstruction of the war-torn country has been on the EU’s agenda since March, Szazadveg noted.

Fully 79 percent rejected paying Ukrainian wages from EU monies during the conflict, the think-tank added.

Also, Hungarians were opposed to donating military aid to the country, with 78 percent rejecting the training of Ukrainian armed forces in the EU, while 81 opposed the EU or member states purchasing arms for the country. Fully 72 percent were against “Hungarian taxpayers funding Ukraine,” Szazadveg said.

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