On 12 July, during an interview on the radio programme Good Morning, Hungary! Viktor Orbán stated:

“The European institutions should clearly declare that no money should be provided to NGOs from the EU budget. If we would like to support civil society organisations, that should be the own affair of each national government and each member state. It is unacceptable that such NGOs are supported somewhere from Brussels which work in Hungary, Poland or, for example, in France. It should be decided by the French, Hungarian or Polish people whether they wish to support these organisations, and whether these organisations are useful regarding the French, Polish or Hungarian national interests. I believe that it should be impossible and it should be put to an end that foreign powers are financing them in an untransparent way from EU money.”

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