EU LEADERS CLASH OVER HUNGARY AND POLAND BUDGET VETO
European Union leaders argued at a summit Thursday over Poland and Hungary's attempts to block the passage of the EU budget and coronavirus rescue package.
The two holdouts reaffirmed their position at the video conference. Leaders agreed to park the dispute and hand it over to experts to find a way forward.
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel said the block means "we have to continue talking with Hungary and Poland."
"There is consensus on the EU budget, but not on the rule of law mechanism," she told journalists. The chancellor also said that she did not want to speculate as to how the issue with Budapest and Warsaw would be resolved.
Merkel described it as a "very serious problem" and said that Germany would look into all available options. "We are still at the beginning here," she said.