Walter-Borjans, on Portugal: First the grub, then the morality

The SPD co-chair Norbert Walter-Borjans, has criticized the socialist government in Portugal for their attitude to economic reconstruction. The government show

Walter-Borjans, on Portugal: First the grub, then the morality

The SPD co-chair Norbert Walter-Borjans, has criticized the socialist government in Portugal for their attitude to economic reconstruction. The government show "to large" compared to Poland and Hungary, when it comes to the rule of law, said Walter-Borjans, on Thursday evening in an interview with German correspondents in Brussels. He admitted that Portugal "is the water up to the neck" and it is, therefore, quick financial wool help, commented this with the words: "Then it goes to the Brechtian motto: food First, then morality".

Thomas Gutschker

Political correspondent for the European Union, Nato and the Benelux countries, based in Brussels.

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The Portuguese Prime Minister, António Costa had not spoken out after a Meeting with the Hungarian head of government Viktor Orbán on Tuesday in favour of the establish reconstruction assistance and funds from the EU budget, legal constraints imposed by the state, which corresponds to Orbán's own Position. Costa justified this in a guest post for the Portuguese newspaper "Publico" in order that you give a link, as proposed by EU Council President Charles Michel, "the Visegrad group the Power to block a Fund for reconstruction and resilience".

in Contrast, Walter-Borjans, made it clear that he considers the proposal Michels still too weak. As a member of the European Parliament, he would say, "this is too little for me" and a "red line" to draw, he said. You have in the negotiations, but little time and had to spend a lot of money, this should not be at the expense of fundamental European values. "This can lead to the fact that since trains approaching a piece of each other. This can also cause you to a weekend for the result,“ said the SPD Chairman.

Updated Date: 16 July 2020, 19:19

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