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Bloomberg: Germany expects EU to provide Ukraine aid even without Hungary approval

Germany expresses confidence EU will discover method to deliver $55 billion Ukraine aid bypassing Hungary veto of package.
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Bloomberg: Germany expects EU to provide Ukraine aid even without Hungary approval

Germany anticipates that European Union member states will proceed with their next Ukraine support package, even if Hungary persists in blocking a unanimous decision, Bloomberg reports.

The EU explores ways to deliver a $55 billion aid package to Ukraine after Hungary’s veto, demanding unanimous approval from member states for the funds’ release. Proposals include member states providing national guarantees to raise funds in financial markets that could circumvent using the EU budget.

FT: EU crafts €20 bn plan B for Ukraine aid to bypass Hungary veto

During a regular government news conference in Berlin, Germany’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Christian Wagner announced that Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s coalition government is committing €8 billion in military support for Ukraine in 2024, while emphasizing Berlin’s strong advocacy for the approval of the larger EU aid package worth €50 billion in the coming year.

“The EU-26 will, of course, also be able to act. But I don’t want to speculate now on how such support could be organized. This also requires further consultation in Brussels,” Wagner added.

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