Rule of Law Brussels Prepares for a Protracted Fight with Poland and Hungary

By vetoing the EU budget, Hungary and Poland have plunged the bloc into a crisis and heaped pressure on Angela Merkel to find a solution. Brussels, though, might have a way to turn the tables.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen: "It's not one of the easier problems that we have to solve."

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen: "It's not one of the easier problems that we have to solve."

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Jarosław Kaczyński, head of the Law and Justice party (PiS): Pressure on Warsaw and Budapest will increase.

Jarosław Kaczyński, head of the Law and Justice party (PiS): Pressure on Warsaw and Budapest will increase.

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán: Posing as the true defender of Christian Europe

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán: Posing as the true defender of Christian Europe

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