Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Poland and Hungary have accepted the budget proposal of the European Union, led by Germany.
Poland and Hungary, which adopted the budget proposal, said they were waiting for the approval of some member states that abstained on the issue, led by the Netherlands, Reuters news agency reported.
Thursday and Friday's European Union summit is expected to table the 1.8 trillion-euro budget that the two countries should benefit from, as nationalist governments in the two countries oppose the rule of law requirement, one of the conditions for granting funds.
The source, whose name was not released by Reuters, said the Polish side was warm to the preliminary offer, but there was considerable pressure. However, so far, there has been no positive response from the Polish and Hungarian governments to questions about the adoption of the budget proposal. A European Union diplomat confirmed that the parties were waiting for a final decision.