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The EU is pushing Hungary and Poland to the brink

17 February 2022

4:15 AM

17 February 2022

4:15 AM

Storm clouds looming over the EU’s ‘rule of law’ dispute turned a shade darker on Wednesday. The European Court of Justice rejected challenges from Hungary and Poland against a controversial budget mechanism linking adherence to democracy and EU funding.

In an indication of the significance of the ruling for the bloc’s future, the verdict was the first ever to be broadcast live from the court.

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