The Irish Times: European Commission tightens screws on Palestinian development aid

This is what happens when German post-Nazi fascism takes over the EU and knows it can rely on its World War II ally, Hungary.

Review of aid and extra scrutiny of payments strongly criticised by officials within the commission and in member states

The Commission brushed off the backlash by saying tighter rules did not require agreement and could be introduced at the discretion of the civil servant responsible for that budget – head of DG Near, the department of Hungarian Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi

Várhelyi is widely viewed as reflecting the pro-Israel views of the Orban government that appointed him and as predisposed to deny Palestian aid, due to his long record of doing so.

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