Hungarian government stands by anti-LGBTQ law, FM tells FRANCE 24
06 November 2021 | 4:56 pm
It's a government that has repeatedly found itself at odds with the European Parliament, Commission and other member states. Now Hungary is facing a delay in receiving approximately €7 billion from the EU's Covid-19 recovery fund. Hungary's Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó sits down with FRANCE 24's Catherine Nicholson to discuss those clashes and some of the issues behind them.
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