The EU gives Hungary and Poland until Tuesday to lift their veto or will launch the European fund without them

The governments of the European Union will activate their plan to launch the European recovery fund without Hungary and Poland if the executives of these two countries do not give “clear signs” of their willingness to lift the veto on the budget package in the next few hours and, at the latest, this Tuesday.

As European sources have explained, the center stage is that Budapest and Warsaw finally agree to unlock the budget of the European Union for the next seven years and the anti-crisis plan of 750,000 million euros, but this step must happen soon or the rest of the member states “probably” activate an alternative to continue without them.

The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, at the end of a video conference with the leaders of the EU.

“We need to have clear signals from Hungary and Poland today [por el lunes] or tomorrow at the latest, if we don’t have them we will probably have to go to stage ‘B’“, the same sources have indicated in a key week for the future of the European fund.

Hungary and Poland continue to reject the mechanism that links the disbursement of European aid and respect for the rule of law considering that it is arbitrary and, as a protest, they refuse to ratify the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFP) and the 750,000 million to relaunch the economy.

The mayors of Warsaw and Budapest ask the EU for aid on their own

Given the announced veto of the governments of Hungary and Poland of the budgets of the European Union (EU), 249 Hungarian and Polish municipalities have requested this Monday to have direct access to community aid by creating a new fund.

The request has been formulated in a letter sent to European leaders on Monday and signed by the leaders of the cities and towns concerned, according to the mayors of Budapest and Warsaw, Gergely Karácsony and Rafal Trzaskowski, respectively.

“We want to emphasize that the Governments (of Hungary and Poland) do not represent the will of Hungarian and Polish citizens “, said Karácsony in a telematic press conference, together with his Polish colleague.

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