With Donald Trump out, EU nationalists are down a US ally
13 November 2020 | 12:19 pm
The nationalist governments of Hungary, Poland and other EU members have lost a kindred spirit with Donald Trump's defeat. Will they have to rethink their strategy? Will that make politics easier for the rest of the EU?
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Central and Eastern Europe has emerged as a popular nearshoring destination globally after the pandemic and war in Ukraine, with Poland benefiting the most. Experts say there is no reason it cannot last.
The European Court of Justice has again ruled against Poland over its controversial judicial reforms. It has sided with the European Commission over the question of judicial impartiality in Poland.
Polish women challenging Warsaw's abortion laws at the European Court of Human Rights had their cases dismissed, but many more are still to come.
Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban told state television last week they would not implement it. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has expressed confidence in the plan, saying it presents member countries with several options.
The European Commission will withhold funds from Poland and Hungary as punishment for breaches cited in its annual rule of law report this week.
At a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko claimed mercenaries of the Wagner Group were planning a westward "excursion." How serious are the risks to NATO member Poland?
The Polish government says it may be forced to take Germany to court over waste, some of it toxic, being transported and stored in unauthorized landfills.
Tensions between Poland and Belarus have increased following reports that two helicopters violated the NATO country's airspace. Belarus has denied any border violation.
Sixteen people have now been detained by Warsaw who were allegedly spying for the Kremlin. Poland is also alarmed by the movement of thousands of Russia's Wagner mercenary fighters close to its joint border with Belarus.
Poland's Defense Ministry says it will send reinforcements to the country's frontier with Belarus. Warsaw claims Belarusian border guards are behind a renewed rise in illegal crossings.
Poland has recently warned of possible provocations coming from the mercenary group currently based in neighbouring Belarus.
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