The Polish tax on retail sales and the Hungarian tax on advertising do not infringe upon EU laws with regard to state aid, advocate general for the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) Juliane Kokott said in an opinion issued on Thursday.
Poland and Hungary are against tying payments from the EU budget to the rule of law issue, Polish Sejm (lower house) Speaker Elzbieta Witek said on Wednesday after a meeting with the speaker of Hungary's parliament, Laszlo Kover.
European Parliament (EP) President David Sassoli has said he will look into comments made by his deputy, Katarina Barley, about Poland and Hungary, ECR leader Ryszard Legutko MEP said after a sitting of the Conference of Presidents.
MEPs representing Poland's ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) will submit a motion to recall European Parliament Vice-President Katarina Barley over her statement that Hungary "must be starved financially," PiS MEP Ryszard Legutko told PAP on Monday.
The proposed migration pact recently presented by the European Commission can only be treated as an invitation to talks, Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau said in Budapest on Monday.
The migration crisis, the situation in Belarus and measures against the Covid-19 epidemic dominated Thursday talks in Brussels between EC head Ursula von der Leyen and the prime ministers of Visegrad Group (V4) countries Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary.
A book by Polish writer Andrzej Stasiuk, translated into Hungarian by Lajos Palfavi, was presented on the first day of the PesText literary festival in Budapest. The festival focuses on literary works of Visegrad Group artists.
Germany's Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth announced on Tuesday that there were no grounds to end the Article 7 procedure against Poland and Hungary. Germany currently holds the rotating six-month Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The Visegrad Group (V4) agree that there should be free presidential elections organised in Belarus and also appeals for the release of political prisoners, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said after a V4 meeting in Poland's eastern city of Lublin on Friday.
Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki welcomed his Visegrad Group (V4) counterparts in Lublin, eastern Poland, on Friday noon, before a meeting planned to focus on the forthcoming extraordinary EU summit and the situations in Belarus and Russia.