Hungary and Poland have filed a suit in connection with the mechanism in the European Union budget that links EU funding to the rule of law, the European Court said on Thursday.
The bloc’s budget and post-pandemic recovery package approved in December contains a clause linking funding to observance of the rule of law, penalising member states that misuse EU monies.
Accordingly, the European Commission can recommend suing a member state. Thereafter, the European Council decides over the course of 1-3 months how to proceed regarding abuses of fundamental EU values in relation the management of EU funds.
Meanwhile, the final beneficiaries of the funds are granted access to the monies they are entitled to.
Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga on Thursday said the conditionality mechanism “seriously infringes legal certainty”.
“As we promised last year, we are challenging the rule on conditionality before the Court of Justice of the European Union, together with Poland,” she said.
Does Brussels call the way they force member states to adopt their ideology DEMOCRACY?
Surely they can’t be serious or are they?
It is like the big guy bullying a child.
The EU is the one who should be penalised for constant bullying.
I feel extremely sad for the European nations, they have all been muzzled by these misfits in Brussels.
WHAT HAS ECONOMICS TO DO WITH IDEOLOGY, I FAIL TO SEE.
WHY AM I A SPAMBOT AGAIN FOR CALLING A SPADE A SPADE?