EU leaders to discuss Polish, Hungarian veto of recovery plan, no solution seen yet

European Union leaders will discuss on Thursday the Polish and Hungarian veto of the EU's 1.8 trillion-euro financial plan to recover from the recession caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, but officials expect no solution this week. Warsaw and Budapest refused to back the financial plan for the whole EU, even though they are its beneficiaries, because the money is conditional on respecting the rule of law.