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Duda sends recently passed bill to cancel the most controversial provisions of the government’s court reform to be reviewed by the Constitutional Tribunal.
If the reform of disciplining judges is passed it will mark a watershed in the relations between Warsaw and Brussels, demonstrating the effectiveness of the European Commission's new Conditionality Mechanism.
Budapest also signals that is ready to remove Fidesz politicians from boards of Hungarian universities in order to meet conditions for Erasmus + programme .
Reform to unlock vital EU funds passes first reading but could still fail because of constitutional obstacles and presidential veto.
Budapest has been holding up aid for Ukraine as well as EU approval of a minimum corporate tax as part of an attempt to unfreeze €7.5bn of Cohesion Fund money and €5.8bn of Recovery and Resilience Fund cash.
Commission also recommends keeping €7.5bn of Hungary's Cohesion Fund allocation frozen until the country takes steps to address concerns over the rule of law.
Commission set to approve Hungary’s plans to use €5.8bn of post-pandemic recovery fund money but it is likely to recommend continuing the suspension of €7.5bn in Cohesion Funds.
Budapest said to receive RRF funds but €7.5bn of Cohesion Funds will remain frozen.
Constitutional Court ruled that first question asking whether citizens wish the current cabinet to resign is unconstitutional.