/ 02 February 2024

A big war package is on the EU table…


Ukraine’s leaders say they’re “grateful” that their European allies have approved about $82 billion (€50 billion) to support their efforts in the war against Russia. The European Union’s 27 member states met in Brussels overnight to vote – under the rules, it had to be a unanimous decision to get it over the line, and with Hungary knocking it back in December, there were concerns it could happen again… On Tuesday, Hungarian PM Viktor Orban said he supported Ukraine but thought the amount was too high and questioned why the EU should be coughing up the funds. (Note: Orban is also a fan of Russian President Vladimir Putin, which might also have had something to do with it…). Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky says the money will “strengthen the long-term economic and financial stability” of his nation.

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