Polish and Hungarian citizens will pay price for EU blockade - German minister

BERLIN (Reuters) - European Union members who reject the rule of law mechanism must be aware that their citizens will have to pay a price for this stance, German Europe Minister Michael Roth said on Tuesday, speaking after a video conference of his EU counterparts. Hungary and Poland blocked the adoption of the EU's 2021-2027 budget and a planned coronavirus recovery fund at a meeting of ambassadors of EU nations on Monday, saying they could not accept a clause making access to EU funds conditional on upholding the rule of law. (Reporting by Sabine Siebold and Thomas Escritt)

Reuters November 18, 2020 00:12:07 IST
Polish and Hungarian citizens will pay price for EU blockade - German minister

Polish and Hungarian citizens will pay price for EU blockade  German minister

BERLIN (Reuters) - European Union members who reject the rule of law mechanism must be aware that their citizens will have to pay a price for this stance, German Europe Minister Michael Roth said on Tuesday, speaking after a video conference of his EU counterparts.

Hungary and Poland blocked the adoption of the EU's 2021-2027 budget and a planned coronavirus recovery fund at a meeting of ambassadors of EU nations on Monday, saying they could not accept a clause making access to EU funds conditional on upholding the rule of law.

(Reporting by Sabine Siebold and Thomas Escritt)

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