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EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen visited Poland for the European Commission’s assessment of Poland’s national recovery and resilience plan yesterday. Watch the conference.

Source: European Commission

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European Commission greenlights Poland’s National Recovery Plan despite unresolved rule of law issues. To be officially approved, it still requires a majority vote by the Council. During Ursula von der Leyen meeting with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Polish President Andrzej Duda, EU Commission President underlined several times that Poland’s ability to receive the money will depend on fulfill the established conditions. Read the article.

Source: Wyborcza in English

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Daniel Hegedus, International Relations and Policy Analyst, shares his perspective on Orbán’s blockade to exclude Patriarch Kirill from the EU’s sixth sanction package. This move hurts Orbán credibility as a negotiator in the European Council and damages Polish-Hungarian bilateral relations. Furthermore, Hegedus depicts Orbán as a ‘Trojan Horse’ or even as Russia’s puppet noting that Hungary has no national interest in protecting Kirill. Read his thread.

Source: Daniel Hegedus

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