Poland and Hungary do not bow to pressure from the rest of the European Union in the conflict over financial aid and the observance of democratic rules.
Linking subsidies to the rule of law is an imperfect solution with the risk of the union falling apart in the future, Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki said on a visit to his Hungarian ally Orbán.
The two heads of government call the current proposals from Brussels unacceptable.
They defended their veto against the European multi-year budget and the special corona aid fund of € 750 billion because it involves compliance with the rule of law.
Hungary and Poland see this as interference in internal affairs. They are under fire for implementing reforms in their country that go against the norms and values of the union.
For example, they influence the independence of the judiciary, the media and science.