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German compromise on releasing EU funds 'caves in to Viktor Orbán'

Concerned MEPs say definition of rule of law narrowed to unblock Covid recovery money * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage Germany has been accused of caving into Viktor Orbán over the control of EU funds, as German diplomats attempt to settle a row that threatens to hold up billions of coronavirus recovery funds. European Union leaders had agreed a €1.8tn (£1.63 tn) financial package, consisting of a €750bn coronavirus recovery fund and a €1.074tn budget for 2021-27, at an epic four-day summit in July but turning that into legal texts that command the support of the European parliament has led to further disputes. Continue reading...

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