Europe's values on the line? Poland in showdown over rule of law

European Union summits are renowned for the ingenious ways devised to blur the lines and horse trade on hot button issues. These compromises are what keep the 27 states at the bargaining table until next time. Either Poland stops defying the prerogatives of the European Court of Justice and respects protection of basic rights for all, or Brussels sits on nearly 24-billion euros of pandemic recovery funds that Warsaw was counting on.

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