Poland and Hungary Joint Declaration – What they said, and what they meant

Poland and Hungary Joint Declaration – What they said, and what they meant

Orbán and Poland’s Morawiecki held a summit and produced a joint declaration. The Newshound decodes it so you don’t have to (and catches them lying through their teeth).

What they said

We are committed to our common values as enshrined in Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union. We recall that the procedure for the protection of those values is stipulated by Article 7 of the Treaty

What they meant

Article 7 can be vetoed by one country, so as long as we’re both here, you can’t use it. Hah!

What they said

The present situation that prevents the quick conclusion of the legislative process is created by those who established a link between the Rule of Law and the EU budget…that link was known to carry risk of blocking the process of approval of the MFF/Next Generation EU financial package

What they meant

Look what you’ve made us do! Now all those Southern Europeans will starve.

What they said

The outcome of the negotiations between the Council Presidency and the European Parliament does not conform to the agreement reached among he Heads of State and Government at the July European Council

What they meant

How dare the European Parliament have a say in this! They’re only democratically elected you know.

Also the Polish and Hungarian PMs are lying.. The council conclusions actually said

The European Council underlines the importance of the respect of the rule of law. Based on this background, a regime of conditionality to protect the budget and Next Generation EU will be introduced.

What they said

Our countries have been acting and continue to act on the basis of loyal cooperation and solidarity

What they meant

We hybrid regimes stick together.

What they said

to discuss in the European Council, wether a link between the Rule one law and the financial interests of the Union should be established. If it is so decided then the appropriate procedures foreseen by the Treaties, including convening an intergovernmental conference, should be considered in order to negotiate the necessary modification of the treaties

What they meant

This whole thing is illegal, so see you in Court!

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