Hungarian PM to arrive in Warsaw later on Tuesday

A Polish government spokesman has told PAP that Hungarian PM Viktor Orban is coming to Warsaw later on Tuesday to meet with his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki.

According to an unofficial PAP source in the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, the Morawiecki-Orban talks will also be attended by deputy PM and PiS leader Jarosław Kaczyński. Later, it is reported they will be joined by the leaders of Solidary Poland and Agreement, Zbigniew Ziobro and Jarosław Gowin, respectively.

The 300polityka web portal was the first to have informed about the meeting.

The EU is at loggerheads with Poland and Hungary over a mechanism in the next seven-year budget linking funding to respect for the rule of law. The two Central European states, both accused in Brussels of undermining the rule of law, oppose the mechanism, claiming it breaks EU treaties, and have threatened to veto the budget because of it.

A European Council summit is scheduled for Thursday and Friday.