EU could cut funds for 'rule of law' breaches: Commission

The EU could cut funding for states that fail to respect the law, the European Commission said in its proposed multi-year budget in a move that is set to anger Poland and Hungary.

Published: 02nd May 2018 05:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd May 2018 05:24 PM   |  A+A-

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By AFP

BRUSSELS: The EU could cut funding for states that fail to respect the law, the European Commission said in its proposed multi-year budget in a move that is set to anger Poland and Hungary.

"The new proposed tools would allow the union to suspend, reduce or restrict access to EU funding in a manner proportionate to the nature, gravity and scope of the rule of law deficiencies," it said in a statement.

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