It seems that the Hungarians were so keen to join the EU (they had had the EU car license plates ready in 1998 well before enlargement) that they forgot to check one small detail. How much it was going to cost.
According to the Hungarian press today Katalin Szili, speaker of their Parliament pointed out that "Hungary would like to get a clear picture (of what it will be expected to contribute) before the end of Luxemburg's presidency in mid-2005,"
Oh boy are they going to get a surprise when the credit notes stop coming in.
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