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An opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) MEP has said that the European Parliament is preparing to carry a resolution on Wednesday stating that action must be taken from 1 January against “governments that steal EU funds”.

Klára Dobrev told an online press conference on Tuesday that not a single word of the legislation on the rule of law had changed in spite of claims to the contrary.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, she insisted, had lost his battle at last week’s European summit “because there will be a rule-of-law mechanism from the start of next year”.

Analysis: EU Rule of Law Condition Unchanged but Delayed and Qualified
Analysis: EU Rule of Law Condition Unchanged but Delayed and Qualified

On December 11, the new EU budget and recovery plan was finally passed with the consensus of the European Council after Hungary and Poland finally agreed to ratify it. While the “rule of law” condition on EU funds has not been removed, it has been qualified, and its effects have been delayed. Below, the European […]Continue reading

Dobrev said the prime minister had been forced to explain why he had wielded Hungary’s veto before withdrawing it, and his explanation was “a bluff”.

featured image via Klára Dobrev- Facebook