Vetoing EU budget betrayal of Polish national interest- opposition

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The leader of the biggest Polish opposition party, Civic Platform (PO), on Tuesday criticised the Polish government's decision to veto the EU budget.

"It must be clearly said that vetoing the budget and opposing the creation of a recovery fund is a betrayal of the Polish national interest, it is an act against one's own country in the name of one's own particular political interests," Borys Budka told a press conference.

Budka said Poland's vetoing of the "very good budget" threatens the country’s economic recovery from the pandemic. He added that the proposed budget may give Poland hope for a way out of the economic crisis because the country would become one of the biggest beneficiaries of the recovery fund.

"Unfortunately, (ruling party - PAP) Law and Justice once again places its internal political interest and games inside the ruling camp above the national interest," Budka said.