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Poland, Hungary Likely to Miss EU Recovery Funds in 2021

Ursula von der Leyen
Ursula von der LeyenPhotographer: Thierry Monasse/Bloomberg
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The European Union is unlikely to approve the disbursement of pandemic aid to Poland and Hungary this year, a top official said on Tuesday, in a sign that the conflict over the rule of law is not close to being resolved. 

Poland’s request for 36 billion euros ($40.4 billion) from the EU’s recovery fund has been locked in a dispute over the government’s judicial revamp that escalated further after the country’s top court ruled in October that some of the bloc’s laws are incompatible with its constitution.