Polish, Hungarian PMs issue joint statement on EU budget

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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban issued a joint declaration in Budapest on Thursday in which they say both their positions on the EU budget remain unchanged from that presented in 2018.

The declaration says that the two countries have held a mutual position since the commencement of negotiations on the seven-year budget and that their common aim is prevent the emergence of a mechanism that will weaken the rule of law in the EU by leading to it becoming a political instrument.

"We are seeking solutions that will be acceptable to all EU members," the statement reads.