The Price of the Corona Bailout Did European Leaders Cave to Hungary and Poland to Reach a Deal?

Despite undermining the rule of law in their countries, the leaders of Poland and Hungary were spared when the EU pushed through its landmark coronavirus recovery package. Now, it’s up to the European Parliament to decide whether it wants to increase the pressure.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán

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Gabriel Kuchta / Getty Images

DER SPIEGEL 31/2020
Jaroslaw Kaczyński is the man pulling the strings in Poland.

Jaroslaw Kaczyński is the man pulling the strings in Poland.

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EU leaders at last week's summit in Brussels: Critics say the closing statement for the crucial meeting glossed over the issue of rule of law with a compromise formulation.

EU leaders at last week's summit in Brussels: Critics say the closing statement for the crucial meeting glossed over the issue of rule of law with a compromise formulation.

Foto: Etienne Ansotte / dpa
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