Polish, Hungarian PMs meet in Warsaw over EU veto

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Monday evening received his Hungarian counterpart, Viktor Orban, to discuss the two countries' opposition to a rule of law clause tied to the next EU budget.

Morawiecki and Orban are to discuss the two countries' policy in the upcoming round of EU negotiations, according to the Polish government spokesperson.

Warsaw and Budapest are the only two capitals in the 27-member bloc that oppose the introduction of the rule-of-law principle, arguing it infringes upon their national sovereignty and their right to carry out judicial reforms.

Morawiecki and Orban have threatened to veto the EU's 2021-27 budget and the EUR 750 billion post-pandemic recovery fund if the rule of law requirement is linked to the budget.