Prime Minister Viktor Orban has indicated in a letter his willingness to find solutions to the problems raised in the infringement proceedings announced by the EU’s executive arm on Tuesday, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said in Strasbourg on Wednesday.
Barroso confirmed that the EC seeks to remain strict and consistent in ensuring that all EU member states fully respect community law.
Concerning the legal aspects, the EU sought to represent an objective position that is in full compliance with the EU rules, he said.
Orban’s spokesman Peter Szijjarto confirmed on Wednesday that the prime minister had sent a letter to Barroso, confirming Hungary’s commitment to reaching a fast agreement.
The Hungarian government is flexible and open to consultations on the issues contested by the EC, the prime minister said in the letter.
He added that Hungary sees a good chance for a rapid agreement on most points.
In the parliamentary debate Barroso said that the issue of the central bank’s independence should be addressed before Hungary enters negotiations for a financial assistance.