Vprašanje seveda ni “doklej”, pač pa “zakaj”. Odgovor je v enem stavku: Ker je za Nemčijo trg višegrajske četverice, predvsem Poljske, zelo pomemben, pomembnejši od francoskega in zato bo Nemčija na Svetu EU še naprej gledala skozi prste Morawieckemu in Orbanu. Daljši odgovor pa je v spodnjem komentarju Sławomirja Sierakowskega.
Arguing in support of such conditionality, Dacian Cioloş, the leader of the centrist Renew Europe group, claims that, “This is not aimed against Hungary nor against Poland or any other member state.” Rather, the point is to “ensure that European money no longer finances governments which continuously turn their backs on our fundamental values on a daily basis.”
But it is no secret that in both Hungary and Poland, EU funds are systematically used to finance political or private corruption and fund handouts to political cronies. The most recent example is the takeover of Hungary’s last independent news website, read by millions of Hungarians. Moreover, the governments led by Fidesz in Hungary and Law and Justice (PiS) in Poland are among the least inclined to show solidarity when it comes to accepting refugees or supporting the European Green Deal. Poland, for example, is the only EU member state that has refused to adopt a “net-zero carbon” target for 2050.