EU can cut funds to Poland, Hungary: Court

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Brussels, (UNI): The European Court of Justice has cleared the path to cut billions of euros as funds to Poland and Hungary, whose leaders are accused of violating democratic rights.

“Today’s judgments confirm that we are on the right track,” CNN quoted European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen as saying on Wednesday.

She further said that the Brussels-based EU executive would decide how to act in the coming weeks.

Hungary and Poland had been part of the EU bloc since 2004 making them beneficiaries of the EU funds.

The EU says that to receive those benefits, countries must uphold common European standards, which Warsaw and Budapest have flouted by imposing political control over the judiciary and media, and restricting civil rights, CNN reported.

This comes as the EU bloc prepares for a united front on its eastern flank against Russia.

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