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The European Parliament has filed a lawsuit against the European Commission over its refusal to apply a law that would freeze subsidies to some members of the European Union, Reuters reported.

In particular, we are talking about countries that, according to the EP, do not comply with the principles of the rule of law - Poland and Hungary.

The decision of the European Commission became part of a deal between the EU, Poland and Hungary, concluded in December 2020 on the procedure for the application of the legislative act, according to which the court must confirm its compliance with EU treaties.

The law came into force on January 1 this year. In March Poland and Hungary challenged it in the European Court. The decision is expected to be made next year.

The European Parliament argues that the European Commission is obliged to apply the provisions of the law, without waiting for a court decision on it.

The leaders of the EU member states at the summit in Brussels in December 2020 agreed on a multi-year EU financial plan and a fund for the recovery of the European economy, which were previously blocked by Poland and Hungary. The claims of Warsaw and Budapest concerned the intention of other countries to link the allocation of money from the EU budget with the rule of law in individual states.

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