EU contemplates ‘nuclear option’ for recovery fund

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By Burhan Khadbai
03 Dec 2020

The European Commission is considering a way to proceed with its €750bn coronavirus recovery fund that will exclude Hungary and Poland. The two countries have stood firm in their opposition over the idea that receipt of EU funds will depend on states adhering to the rule of law.

According to a senior Commission source, the EU is planning a way for the recovery fund go ahead, regardless of the fierce opposition from Hungary and Poland. While the details of any new proposal are unclear, the simplest solution would be to have a recovery fund backed by ...

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