Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: In the beginning of the assembly, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte raised the query of whether or not the compromise negotiated by the German EU Council Presidency with Poland and Hungary would weaken the brand new rule of legislation mechanism. However finally he let go. Chancellor Angela Merkel (Germany) … has personally labored very laborious to discover a answer to the issues of Hungary and Poland. The 2 nations blocked the approval of the epidemiological bundle as a result of they refused to hyperlink EU assist to the rule of legislation. The compromise doesn’t change this relationship.
Picture (Berlin): Orbán’s (Viktor) cash supply will trickle into the subsequent election. For the European Fee, that is in observe a “greater than a 12 months” delay, whereas critics assume that every one EU billions can circulation undisturbed into Hungary till the subsequent Hungarian elections, in addition to cash from local weather safety and epidemiological funds. As well as, critics concern that there will likely be a three-year delay and that by then there won’t be a lot to save lots of from the independence of the press and the judiciary. To not point out the subject of corruption.
La Libre Belgique (Brussels): To avoid wasting the subsequent funds and the European restoration plan, the Union has not sacrificed something for Hungary and Poland, besides time.
Die Presse (Vienna): Have you ever betrayed the ideas of the European Union? F.put it away in all probability ezt the query some observers within the rule of legislation debate, through which Poland and Hungary blocked the approval of the EU monetary perspective and the coronavirus assist fund. The nationwide populist governments in Warsaw and Budapest, that co-financed by EU funds ato rework their states into intolerant regimes alongside the strains of Russia and Turkey, to squeeze concessions out of the EU. These concessions are prone to result in longer proceedings and probably narrower proceedings than the rule of legislation hopes.
Corriere della Sera (Milan): Hungary and Poland (leaders) can return dwelling with escaped sovereignty …
Cowl photograph: Viktor Orbán – Reuters Photographer: Yves Herman