(18 November 2020) – The decision of the Polish government – together with Hungary – to block the approval of the EU budget and recovery fund because of the attached rule of law mechanism is backed by 57% of the Polish population.
Asked whether Poland should reject or support the introduction of a mechanism in the EU budget of there’s a link to rule of law, 57% of respondents supported such an outcome, according to a poll by United Surveys for the daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna and RMF FM.
At the same time, in a second question, when asked whether Poland should veto the budget in case the mechanisms introduced, less than 20% of those surveyed responded Poland should support the budget, while more than half of respondents (57.4%) wanted the EU budget to be blocked, with 23.1% undecided.
The ruling camp claims that blocking the budget-and-recovery package was the only solution to what they perceive as a threat to the country’s sovereignty. (EurActiv)