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Poland upset with EU but not enough to follow Brexit

Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki. Foto: Stephanie Lecocq

The Polish government is getting increasingly upset with European Union efforts to add conditions to budget funding, but the issue isn't enough for them to consider quitting the bloc, a deputy minister said.

While Hungary and Poland have long flouted democratic values that other European countries hold dear, officials in Brussels have struggled to discipline them as each can veto punishments against the other. That changed with a recent initiative tying development cash to rule-of-law standards, prompting the pair to threaten to block the EU's seven-year budget, including$900 million ( 750 billion euros) of pandemic aid...

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