In the dispute over the blockade of the EU budget, Poland and Hungary have agreed on a compromise with the German Council Presidency. A central point could have been the assurance to Orban that he should not be persuaded to take in migrants.
It is a fundamental conflict that will probably occupy the European Union for a long time to come: Because Hungary and Poland do not want Brussels to look at their cards when it comes to the rule of law, the two countries have been blocking the international community’s next seven-year budget for weeks and the multi-billion dollar Corona Recovery Fund. But now, shortly before the last regular EU summit this year, the German Council Presidency has reached an agreement with the governments in Budapest and Warsaw. If the other member states and the European Parliament also agree, the corona aid could possibly still flow as planned next year.