Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Germany is trying to implement new rules that are against the EU treaty

 The agreement reached at the beginning of November between the European Parliament and the German presidency of the EU Council on the link between the rule of law and the EU budget assumes that the European Commission will be able to activate a mechanism leading to freezing EU money, when the independence of the judiciary is threatened. Decisions on this matter would be taken by the Member States by qualified majority. These solutions still have to be finally approved by the European Parliament and the EU Council.

It is an attempt to forcefully impose a solution against EU law, in the hope that the countries that are to be the first victims of this mechanism will hesitate to veto the EU budget.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced last week that Poland will exercise its right to object if there is no agreement that would satisfy Warsaw on linking the so-called rule of law with the EU budget. In turn, the Hungarian prime minister addressed a letter to the German presidency and heads of EU institutions, in which he threatened to veto the EU budget and the reconstruction fund, if the disbursement of funds was related to the issue of the rule of law.