The refusal of the European Union to accept changes in Polish legislation, designed to remove the contradictions between the EU and Poland on the issue of the judiciary, was an unexpected and “heavy” blow for official Warsaw.
Vice-President of the European Commission Vera Yurova, in response to a request from a member of the European Parliament, called the law adopted by Poland “inconsistent” with the position of the EU. As a result, Warsaw will have to revise the provisions of its legislation again, otherwise “we will not pay the money,” she warned.
It is reported that after the visit to Poland of the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, it seemed that Warsaw would still receive a payment of 35 billion euros from the EU “covid” fund. The authors explain that the need for the tranche is due to the tense economic situation due to high inflation in the country, which reached 13.9%, and the flow of Ukrainian refugees, whose number is estimated at four million. However, Brussels decided not to withhold funds for Poland, which has become the “trendgiver of European policy” towards Kyiv.