BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund is not ready to restart talks with Hungary on a financing backstop unless the government changes its economic policy approach, news website Origo.hu reported on Friday citing unnamed government sources.
The government spokesman and the IMF's representative in Hungary were not immediately available for comment.
Earlier this month Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said the country was on the verge of agreeing a deal with the IMF and ministers have given no indication previously that talks were in danger of breaking down.
The last time the IMF commented on talks - a saga which stretches back to the end of last year - was to say in late July that they expected to come back to the table later in 2012.
Origo.hu said the IMF was upset with the Hungarian government's local media campaign, expressing its resistance to any IMF-imposed austerity measures.
(Reporting by Gergely Szakacs and Sandor Peto; editing by Patrick Graham)
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